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New RIDL vulnerability hits Intel - Advises Disabling Hyper-Threading Below 8th, 9th Gen CPUs

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, May 14, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    What.the.actual.Fxxx Intel??

    Will sell my Intel as soon as someone will offer some money, will not bargain, just have it sold.
    Out, out out with it.
     
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    Evildead666 Master Guru

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    Thats a pretty big problem there.
     
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    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    well, it has been to long since the last vulnerablity has be outted. Intel is in the news yet again. more performance hits incoming.
     

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    Evildead666 Master Guru

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    So, all those people with i7's are just to make them i5's, without the HT ?
    I'm not sure if this is a temporary measure,or as well as the microcode updates.
    edit : as well as, apparently.
     
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    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Well, for gamers Hyper threading was never a selling point, but for data centers, content creators and people who render/fold/archive data is a big hit in performance.
    The more I think, the more an OpenSource CPU seems more and more needed.
     
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    Evildead666 Master Guru

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    RISC-V is sort of open source i think.
    ARM would be a good choice.
    AMD do look to make bank if they aren't affected.
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    So... who wants to defend Intel, again? :D
    Honestly... at this point I'd be stupid not to at least consider an alternative.
     
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    chispy Ancient Guru

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    Oh dear here we go again :p , intel fix your cpus once and for all !
     
  10. zimzoid

    zimzoid Maha Guru

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    Oh well Intel should be replacing my 4930k for the latest equivalent 6 core 12 thread cpu then at no charge... Lol
     
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    Alessio1989 Maha Guru

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    I like that "arbitrary" XD

    Getting more funnier XD

    This is gonna be sooooo funny!

    We can build a tragicomedy show on this. They (at Intel) can win an Oscar!
     
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    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    On the bright side, disabling HT will make my OCed 4770K 6-8C cooler... >_>
     
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    D3M1G0D Ancient Guru

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    It says in the article that AMD desktops and laptops aren't affected.
     
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    Not saying these aren't real vulnerabilities but I do think it's a little fishy every time we get a fix it involves some kind of performance hit, next fix will probably involve disabling cores, eventually even switching the computer on will be a security risk, guess I'm going to have to order that faraday cage after all :confused:
     
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    Evildead666 Master Guru

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    I read that as virtually unaffected, gave me doubt.
     

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    Kaarme Ancient Guru

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    The market won't care at all, though, as usual. Intel still can't produce as much CPUs as they could sell, allowing them to keep the prices up.

    They should call their next CPU Sieve Lake.
     
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    Evildead666 Master Guru

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    At some point, the market could swing a bit.
    Its happened before with the Athlon XP and the x64.
     
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    F$%^&*!
    JESUS!
    Gonna ditch this i7 4790k!
     
  19. Michal Turlik 21

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    Pretty happy with my Ryzen 2700x ...it was a good move to wait with my old 3770k a bit more.
     
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    I don't think it's fishy. Methinks it's legit, and bloody impressive at that (watch those youtube vids from the source)

    You could but that would require running headless and entirely disconnected system.
    And by definition of Faraday's cage, the only way you could peek at your system's data would require your presence INSIDE the cage :confused:
     

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