Intel has had a rough go of things with its attempts to roll out fixes for the Spectre vulnerability disclosed last month, but it's making another attempt with a set of patches for a range of chips today. The chipmaker has announced that it has released production updates to its OEM partners, bringing fixes for its Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake, and additional Skylake-based platforms.
In January, Intel released an initial batch of fixes for select platforms, but recommended against installing them not long after users reported that the patches were causing unwanted reboots. The company later released a set of fixes for some Skylake chips to OEM partners, and today's fixes bolster its efforts with further chips across its lineup.
Though OEM partners now have their hands on the updated code, customers will have to wait for patches to be issued via firmware updates "in most cases," Intel says. If you're curious about whether a patch is available for your PC, various manufacturers have running lists of models that have received updates.
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What about older CPUs such as ivy bridge, sandy bridge, broadwell, haswell etc?
I just got a Broadwell-E build done. To be honest I'd be more worried about a performance hit than the exploits themselves. Even if one was published I probably wouldn't update
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