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Intel releases new microcode updates for Skylake series products

Let's hope that Intel has fixes their microcode

Intel releases new microcode updates for Skylake series products

Intel releases new microcode updates for Skylake series products

Over a month has passed since Intel released their initial Spectre Microcode fixes, fixes that had to be pulled from the market after it was discovered that they were causing reboot issues and other stability problems on a range of Intel products. 

These issues were so harmful to customers that Microsoft had to release an optional Windows patch to disable Intel's Spectre 2 mitigations in software, compromising security for the sake of stability. Now Intel has released a new microcode update for their Skylake-based products, which is expected to be releasing in OEM firmware updates soon. 

Intel's Navin Shenoy, the company's executive vice president and general manager of their Data Center Group, has stated that they expect to release microcode updates for more platforms "in the coming days" while also supplying beta microcode to OEMs for testing purposes. 

  

Intel releases new microcode updates for Skylake series products  

Hopefully, this will be the end of Intel's Spectre firmware fiasco, as both consumers and enterprise users would not appreciate getting burned by dodgy firmware twice within the same quarter. The company's reputation has already taken a massive hit because of Spectre and Meltdown, with recent attempts to address the issue in firmware causing nothing but problems for security conscious early adopters. 

You can join the discussion on Intel's latest Spectre CPU microcode updates on the OC3D Forums

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09-02-2018, 10:51:41

fadingfool
So who has skylake and is feeling lucky? I wouldn't want to be the first to try this out on a production server.Quote
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