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Intel fix causes reboots and slowdowns

Intel says devices are rebooting more than usual after being patched with fixes it has issued to the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws in its chips. The company said it had reproduced the problem and was “making progress toward identifying the root cause”. It also shared information about how the patches might affect computer performance in data centres. One financial industry expert told the BBC he was concerned about the numbers being quoted. Intel said its tests showed a reduction in performance ranging from 2% to 25%. The US company…

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Nvidia May Be Prepping a New GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q to Counter Intel, AMD

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Intel and AMD announced they’d be cooperating on a new CPU with an Intel processor paired with an AMD GPU, it was easy to see who the loser was going to be. Nvidia has a dominant overall position in the GPU market, including the types of all-in-one and small form factor systems that might opt for one of Intel’s new CPUs with Radeon RX Vega graphics rather than an Intel CPU with Nvidia GPU….

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Intel, ARM and AMD chip scare: What you need to know

Nearly all computers worldwide – and many other devices – have been exposed to security flaws which leave them vulnerable to attacks by hackers. Researchers discovered gaps in security stemming from Central Processing Units – better known as the chip or microchip – which could allow privately stored data in computers and networks to be hacked. So far no data breaches have been reported. So is it a big deal and what does it mean for you? What are the bugs? There are two separate security flaws, known as Meltdown…

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Intel working with rivals to fix flaw

Chip-maker Intel has said it is working with other major tech firms to fix flaws that could allow hackers to steal personal data from computer systems. The issue was originally linked to a flaw in Intel’s chips, but the firm said this was “incorrect”. “Many types of computing devices – with many different vendors’ processors and operating systems – are susceptible to these exploits,” Intel said. Google researchers first discovered the flaw last year. Google said the problem affected the basic electronic systems behind many devices such as computers and…

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Major flaw in millions of Intel chips revealed

A serious flaw in the design of Intel’s chips will require Microsoft, Linux and Apple to update operating systems for computers around the world. Intel has not yet released the details of the vulnerability, but it is believed to affect chips in millions of computers from the last decade. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said it was aware of the issue and that patches were being produced. Some experts said a software fix could slow down computers. “We are aware of reports about a potential flaw affecting some…

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Intel Leaks Details On Desktop Core i7-8809G CPU With Radeon Graphics

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Ever since Intel and AMD confirmed that they’d be bringing a new chip to market with an Intel CPU and AMD GPU, there’s been speculation about where we might see these parts. The higher power consumption on AMD’s Vega, relative to a simpler, lower-end integrated GPU, suggested the AMD+Intel solution might be confined to small desktops or larger laptops. Now, there’s at least a chance that we’ll see the chip in a socket form factor,…

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Intel Core i7-8700K Review: A 6-Core Chip That Punches Far Above Its Weight

Today, Intel is unveiling its new Coffee Lake line of desktop CPU cores and its first mainstream desktop response to AMD’s Ryzen architecture since that platform launched in March. That’s not to say we haven’t seen some significant shifts in Intel’s desktop parts–in fact, even before today’s launch, we’ve seen more price drops and feature improvements from Intel in 2017 than at any point since at least 2011. As we’ve previously discussed, the Core i7-8700K isn’t a new CPU architecture. It’s still based on the same Kaby Lake processors that…

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