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Use InSpectre to see if you're protected from Meltdown and Spectre
— 3:00 PM on January 17, 2018

Esteemed programmer and computer security advocate Steve Gibson has been doing his thing as the Gibson Research Corporation since 1985. I've personally made great...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Intel Core i5-8500 appears in SiSoft database
— 1:00 PM on January 16, 2018

Intel's October launch of its Coffee Lake eighth-generation desktop Core processor lineup was highly caffeinated, but seemed to be missing the cream and sugar....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Gigabyte, Asus, and MSI prep updates against Meltdown and Spectre
— 3:28 PM on January 12, 2018

Meltdown and Spectre are entirely new classes of security vulnerability. Even with Intel doing all it can to get microcode and firmware updates...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Software

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Intel acknowledges Haswell and Broadwell reboots after patches
— 12:37 PM on January 12, 2018

We reported yesterday on Microsoft's suspended patches for the Meltdown and Spectre speculative execution vulnerabilities on AMD systems. It seems that the Intel has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD will issue optional Ryzen and Epyc microcode updates for Spectre
— 11:00 AM on January 12, 2018

Now that CES is winding down, attention is returning to the response to the major vulnerabilities caused by oversights in the way speculative execution is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software

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Intel promises speedy exploit patches in its Security-First Pledge
— 9:25 AM on January 12, 2018

Yesterday, Intel released an open letter, authored by none other than the company's CEO Brian Krzanich, praising the industry for its response to the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Intel studies the performance impact of Meltdown fixes
— 3:30 PM on January 11, 2018

Intel and Microsoft have insisted that the performance impact of the Kernel Page Table Isolation fix for the recently-revealed Meltdown vulnerability will be much...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Microsoft resumes Spectre and Meltdown patches for AMD systems
— 12:00 PM on January 11, 2018

AMD's processors don't appear to have the exact same attack surface for the Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution vulnerabilities that Intel's chips have, but...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

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Reports: Intel shipped 10-nm Cannon Lake CPUs ahead of the new year
— 12:05 PM on January 9, 2018

Intel announced this morning that it's shipping 10-nm Cannon Lake CPUs during a brief media event at its CES booth. Gregory Bryant, Intel senior vice...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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GeForce 390.65 drivers add Freestyle color filters and Fortnite support
— 2:00 PM on January 8, 2018

We're pretty sure Nvidia isn't launching any new gaming graphics cards at CES this year, but the company is adding new real-time color filters and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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New Intel patches promise immunity to Meltdown and Spectre attacks
— 3:19 PM on January 4, 2018

The world and its dog have been following the rather scary story of the Meltdown and Spectre CPU exploits. As a quick recap, a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Samsung gives its custom CPU cores a boost in the Exynos 9810 Octa
— 10:30 AM on January 4, 2018

Samsung just announced the latest member of its Exynos family of system-on-chips. The Exynos 9810 marries an eight-core CPU with powerful image-processing hardware, deep...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Latest Dell XPS 13 keeps its New Year's resolution to get skinny
— 9:00 AM on January 4, 2018

Dell's XPS 13 laptop has become a pretty familiar sight for ultrabook shoppers since its introduction halfway through Barack Obama's second term in office....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Researchers reveal Meltdown and Spectre CPU exploits
— 7:41 PM on January 3, 2018

After building speculation fueled by media reports (including our own) ahead of a planned coordinated release, researchers at Google, academic institutions, and other...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Updated: Serious Intel CPU bug could be lurking behind upcoming OS patches
— 1:43 PM on January 3, 2018

Update 1/3/2018 2:20 PM: Intel has issued a statement regarding this potential vulnerability. The company claims its CPUs are not uniquely affected by the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems

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AMD plans to issue an Adrenalin hotfix for broken DirectX 9 games
— 1:00 PM on January 2, 2018

The wide-ranging backward compatibility of the PC is one of its greatest strengths as a gaming platform, but folks trying to step back just a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Via joint venture reveals KX-5000 x86 SoCs for Chinese PCs
— 11:00 AM on January 2, 2018

The biggest news in PC hardware in 2017 was AMD's return to the mainstream and high-end desktop spaces with its Ryzen and Ryzen...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Further details of Intel's Kaby Lake-and-Radeon union leak
— 1:08 AM on January 2, 2018

Intel's Indian web site leaked some tasty details of the company's upcoming CPU with Radeon graphics on package yesterday. One of those CPUs, now...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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