Intel CPUs afflicted with simple data-spewing spec-exec vulnerability

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  1. anticupidon

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    spec-exec is just the plague of anything security related.
    Do not wait for a fix for this in any form, Intel still hasn't been able to fix four year old CPUs, and they seem to do nothing to get such issues with spec-exec out of their system.
    Just one more reason I'm waiting for Zen 3000 CPUs...
     
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    And with this any ipc advantage intel still had will be gone lol. looks like everything will be on who can get moar cores and or moar clock speed
     
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    Why do I get the feeling that Intel has been compromised by the intelligence agencies?
     
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    Intel is well past caring already. Back when Spectre was revealed, Intel was somewhat worried, or at least acted as if it was. But in the end, today, Intel can't produce enough merchandise to meet the demand, no matter how high they set the prices. I bet this particular vulnerability earned wide yawns from Intel execs, nothing more.
     
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    Is a "Culnerability" a play on words I am ignorant to? Or just a typo in the title?
     
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    There is no saving Intel... especially seeing AMD isn't affected by any of this.

    And if those recent Ryzen 3 prices are true...
     
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    Speculative execution is cunning, but is also a vulnerability.
     
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    Is it just a coincidence that their name is "Intel"? ;) Can't say you weren't warned.

    Nah, they just threw every other CPU manufacturer under the bus. "If I'm going down, I'm taking you all with me!"
     

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    Do some reading on "retpoline"....At least that will help claw back some performance for Win10 1809 users...
     
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    Time to abandon this intel sinking ship. Zen2 cant come soon enough.
     
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    IF, If only AMD will be devilishly clever to add the feature of disabling PSP or offering a line of CPUs free of this, they will be sell in a heartbeat the whole production volume to FSF and privacy concerned user's.
    They would win twofold- no backdoor conspiracy behind PSP and a more secure, libre platform.
    Little by little people are aware of hardware design flaws and built-in backdoors.
    Yes, to some and including me the ATM and Intel ME add some sysadm perks for managing remote computers, but for my personal computers I want a free platform, without those.
     
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    Intel be like:
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    "We fixed speculative vulnerabilities"
     
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    Even with my overwhelmingly Intel heavy CPU history (486DX4, P200MMX, PIII, Celeron, P4, C2D, i7 920 and 6800) and only one AMD (A64), i can't wait for the Zen 2 this time.
     
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    The word 'culnerability' origins in 'crafted' and 'vulnerability'. ;-)
     
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    Is this any and all intel cpu's??
     
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    These vulnerabities/backdoors are literally made on purpose same goes for amd
     
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    The supply issue in and of itself is a problem to Intel. What they need to do is retain their reputation and marketshare. Their supply issues might hinder their marketshare and every time one of these vulnerabilities is leaked, that hurts their reputation. The fact their 10nm is so delayed really isn't helping their situation either. The only thing keeping AMD at bay is the way their reputation was tarnished from Bulldozer and one of their earlier K-series models.
     
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    And problems with memory speed. Is one reason why I'm not touching this gen.
    My 4x4GB LPX 3000MHz CL15 runs at 3733MHz CL17 with my 6700K.
    It might not even run at 3000MHz on AMD.
     
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