Intel’s New Core and Xeon W-3175X Processors: Spectre and Meltdown Security Update

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    MIG-31 HardwareHeaven News Mod Staff Member

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    Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities made quite a splash earlier this year forcing makers of hardware and software to release updates in order to tackle them. There are several ways to fix the issues, including software, firmware, and hardware updates. Each generation of product is slowly implementing fixes, including some of the chips that Intel announced today.

    At its Fall Desktop PC event earlier today, Intel, among other things, disclosed details concerning mitigations for Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. Unlike Cascade Lake processors for servers and Whiskey Lake processors for notebooks, the new Intel Xeon W-3175X relies on software and firmware fixes for Spectre and Meltdown. By contrast, just like Cascade Lake and Whiskey Lake, the 9th Gen Core i7/i9 processors feature a number of hardware mitigations. Take a look at the state of things today in the table below.
    Source: Anandtech

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