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    Intel updates its 6th, 7th and 8th Gen Core CPU microcodes

    Spectre patch issues fixed without tissues, this time around.
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    Re: Intel updates its 6th, 7th and 8th Gen Core CPU microcodes

    Waiting with bated breath for the microcode update for my Ivy Bridge Xeon E3. And with even more bated breath for a firmware update with said microcode update from ASUS.
    Last edited by azrael-; 22-02-2018 at 09:01 AM. Reason: Ivy Bridge, not Sandy Bridge

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    Re: Intel updates its 6th, 7th and 8th Gen Core CPU microcodes

    So basically one generation of cores.


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    Re: Intel updates its 6th, 7th and 8th Gen Core CPU microcodes

    I'm now waiting with baited breath to see if I actually get an update for my z97 motherboard and it's i7 4790k (broadwell)...which had it's last bios update on the 20th of July 2016...

    Not that I really care too much, pretty sure I don't have any major concerns over meltdown/spectre affecting me, unless I'm a complete idiot and install something stupid, but still...

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    Re: Intel updates its 6th, 7th and 8th Gen Core CPU microcodes

    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    Waiting with bated breath for the microcode update for my Sandy Bridge Xeon E3.
    Apparently in beta according to the PDF. Highly doubt the motherboard manufacturers will bother releasing the microcode in a new bios for older systems though. Be interesting to see if this does translate into an industry wide effort to resolve the problems, especially for older platforms.

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    Re: Intel updates its 6th, 7th and 8th Gen Core CPU microcodes

    Hm, curiously I just went looking for a BIOS update for my laptop and it's had a new one since 9th Feb... that's almost 2 weeks ago! Wonder if there's a staged rollout of mitigations....

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    Re: Intel updates its 6th, 7th and 8th Gen Core CPU microcodes

    Luckily my PC is just young enough to get it

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    Re: Intel updates its 6th, 7th and 8th Gen Core CPU microcodes

    I think its a worthy mention, so far, Dell is really on the ball as far as OEM's go. They seem to be in the lead with pushing out the proper stable code faster than others.

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    Re: Intel updates its 6th, 7th and 8th Gen Core CPU microcodes

    Doubt i'll see one for my Z77.

    So this bios update is good to go, like the last one was, till it wasn't. Let's hope they've learned from that.

    So do we know does this also combat MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime and will these also be a non-issue when their architecture is finally redesigned to cater for Meltdown and Spectre?
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    Re: Intel updates its 6th, 7th and 8th Gen Core CPU microcodes

    Quote Originally Posted by adidan View Post
    Doubt i'll see one for my Z77.

    So this bios update is good to go, like the last one was, till it wasn't. Let's hope they've learned from that.

    So do we know does this also combat MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime and will these also be a non-issue when their architecture is finally redesigned to cater for Meltdown and Spectre?
    Im also still on Z77 (two systems) probably going to merge them into a single threadripper later this year and ditch them both. If it wasnt for the fact I need a new laptop now, and there isny any compelling AMD models out right now, I would have gone with AMD for portable as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Im also still on Z77 (two systems) probably going to merge them into a single threadripper later this year and ditch them both. If it wasnt for the fact I need a new laptop now, and there isny any compelling AMD models out right now, I would have gone with AMD for portable as well.
    Looks like Ryzen laptops are starting to show up on manufacturer sites at least, Asus have the ROG Strix GL702ZC for example.

    Edit: Actually that's up on ebuyer and Scan. Pricey end of the scale but it does have a 580 in it too.
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    Re: Intel updates its 6th, 7th and 8th Gen Core CPU microcodes

    Quote Originally Posted by adidan View Post
    Looks like Ryzen laptops are starting to show up on manufacturer sites at least, Asus have the ROG Strix GL702ZC for example.

    Edit: Actually that's up on ebuyer and Scan. Pricey end of the scale but it does have a 580 in it too.
    I'd say its pretty reasonable all things considered. Spec up all the components seperately including monitor and keyboard...

    Problem is that its chunky and power hungry (for a laptop).

    I dont need full Ryzen desktop power on the go, I need portability, battery life, decent screen, reasonable CPU power but plenty of RAM. I went for Lenovo T480s with 16GB RAM and i7 8550 with the 1440p screen.

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    Re: Intel updates its 6th, 7th and 8th Gen Core CPU microcodes

    There's a couple of thinkpads with bristol ridge, which bodes well for the possibility of future thinkpads with ryzen APUs (since they ought to be pin compatible). Not announced yet though, of course (you'd think they'd be able to sell the lack of intel IME as a good thing, given thinkpad target market)

    Quote Originally Posted by adidan View Post
    Looks like Ryzen laptops are starting to show up on manufacturer sites at least, Asus have the ROG Strix GL702ZC for example.

    Edit: Actually that's up on ebuyer and Scan. Pricey end of the scale but it does have a 580 in it too.
    With desktop ryzen, it isn't really a laptop anymore

    http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/laptop...702zc/?page=10

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    Re: Intel updates its 6th, 7th and 8th Gen Core CPU microcodes

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    There's a couple of thinkpads with bristol ridge, which bodes well for the possibility of future thinkpads with ryzen APUs (since they ought to be pin compatible). Not announced yet though, of course (you'd think they'd be able to sell the lack of intel IME as a good thing, given thinkpad target market)
    Very true about that, I probably would have impulse bought the 12.5" FHD one if it had a 2700u with 16GB RAM option.

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    Re: Intel updates its 6th, 7th and 8th Gen Core CPU microcodes

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    There's a couple of thinkpads with bristol ridge, which bodes well for the possibility of future thinkpads with ryzen APUs (since they ought to be pin compatible). Not announced yet though, of course (you'd think they'd be able to sell the lack of intel IME as a good thing, given thinkpad target market)



    With desktop ryzen, it isn't really a laptop anymore

    http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/laptop...702zc/?page=10
    AMD does have its own IME equivalent called PSP so it's not really a selling point.

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    Re: Intel updates its 6th, 7th and 8th Gen Core CPU microcodes

    Quote Originally Posted by Iota View Post
    Apparently in beta according to the PDF. Highly doubt the motherboard manufacturers will bother releasing the microcode in a new bios for older systems though. Be interesting to see if this does translate into an industry wide effort to resolve the problems, especially for older platforms.
    Well, I *was* kind of sarcastic in my earlier comment, since I too believe manufacturers won't bother. HOWEVER, I could potentially see a flood of lawsuits coming if manufacturers deliberately won't distribute fixes for potentially high risk vulnerabilities when those fixes are available. Even more so for a professional platform like mine.

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