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Intel To Have “In-Silicon” Fixes To Meltdown and Spectre This Year

During the earnings call Intel CEO Brian Krzanich made a short statement about the company's commitment to security and said the company would begin to ship products with "in-silicon" fixes for the vulnerabilities this year. This was not elaborated on, but we can assume that these fixes will be included in the 10 nm generation of products.

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Design Flaw In Intel CPUs Found, Reduces Performance

A massive design flaw and security vulnerability has been found in Intel CPUs. This design flaw not only effects security, but performance as well. The affected processors require an update to the OS on both the Windows and Linux side. Once you apply this fix a performance drop of 5-30% can be observed.

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ASUS Confirms Z270 Platform Could Be Used With Coffee Lake CPUs

According to ASUS it seems that Intel's new Coffee Lake CPUs could in fact be used with older Z270 motherboards. In an interview with Bit-tech, ASUS ROG motherboard product manager Andrew Wu when asked why the new Coffee Lake CPUs aren't compatible with the previously released Z270 platform said that ASUS themselves could make their Z270 motherboards compatible with Coffee Lake.

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Intel 8th Gen Core i5 and Core i7 Processors Detailed

This morning Intel announced the first processors that will be part of their 8th Generation Core Series of processors. Sadly for us these processors were part of the U-Series which will find themselves inside of the notebooks and other smaller devices. But it does look like we have leaked information on the first wave of 8th Generation Core i5 and Core i7 desktop processors.

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