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Review: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X &  Ryzen 5 2600X processors

Review: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X & Ryzen 5 2600X processors

AMD ryzing.
By Chris Szewczyk Jul 19 2018, 12:25PM
Chrome 67 Site Isolation stops Spectre bug exploits but hogs more memory

Chrome 67 Site Isolation stops Spectre bug exploits but hogs more memory

New Site Isolation feature will use about 10-13% of memory to cut down side-channel attacks.
By Staff Writer Jul 16 2018, 9:03AM
How to deal with Spectre, the sequel

How to deal with Spectre, the sequel

Spectre is the CPU vulnerability that just keeps on giving. Revisions to CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2018-3693 this week reveal that Spectre 1.1 and 1.2 have emerged from the shadows.
By Davey Winder Jul 13 2018, 11:56AM
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 is gunning for Intel's PC market

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 is gunning for Intel's PC market

A new desktop-class Snapdragon chip is, apparently, on the way.
By Staff Writer Jun 26 2018, 8:55AM
Processor makers should practice SafeSpec to overcome Spectre/Meltdown problems

Processor makers should practice SafeSpec to overcome Spectre/Meltdown problems

Scientists have devised a way to defeat the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities caused by speculative execution in modern processors.
By Rene Millman Jun 19 2018, 12:07PM
Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 850: a mobile chip for Windows PCs

Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 850: a mobile chip for Windows PCs

This one is just for Windows…
By Alan Martin Jun 6 2018, 10:22AM
Google and Microsoft discover new Spectre variant

Google and Microsoft discover new Spectre variant

But patching Speculative Store Bypass flaw could hit performance by up to 8%, warns Intel.
By Staff Writer May 23 2018, 9:02AM
Intel finally reveals 10nm Cannon Lake processors

Intel finally reveals 10nm Cannon Lake processors

The long-delayed low-spec chips will first appear in the Lenovo IdeaPad 330.
By Clare Hopping May 22 2018, 10:24AM
Confusion over chipmakers' debug exception instructions prompts patching

Confusion over chipmakers' debug exception instructions prompts patching

Multiple major operating systems and hypervisors contain a serious CPU chipset bug that could allow authenticated attackers to elevate privileges, read sensitive data in memory, and control certain low-level functions.
By Bradley Barth May 11 2018, 11:16AM
Intel won't patch new Spectre-like chip vulnerabilities for another 12 days

Intel won't patch new Spectre-like chip vulnerabilities for another 12 days

Patches for all operating systems and virtual machines may not be ready until later this year - report.
By Staff Writer May 10 2018, 9:15AM
Microsoft issues more Spectre updates

Microsoft issues more Spectre updates

Microsoft has released two updates as part of the company's on-going effort to secure devices running Intel processors from the Spectre vulnerability.
By Doug Olenick May 1 2018, 11:43AM
Intel says it 'bit off too much' amid 10nm chip delays

Intel says it 'bit off too much' amid 10nm chip delays

Investors raise concerns over Intel's market position despite record revenues.
By Staff Writer Apr 30 2018, 10:32AM
2nd gen AMD Ryzen processors are now available!

2nd gen AMD Ryzen processors are now available!

The chips that will power the new X470 chipset our out in the wild.
By David Hollingworth Apr 20 2018, 11:54AM
Intel announces new chip designs with built-in security

Intel announces new chip designs with built-in security

Intel Monday announced three new measures that will be implemented in a future chip designed to bake security into the hardware following last year's Spectre/Meltdown vulnerability.
By Robert Abel Apr 19 2018, 11:38AM
AMD processors address Spectre vulnerabilities

AMD processors address Spectre vulnerabilities

AMD releases processor security updates for vulnerabilities concerning the Spectre Variant 2 vulnerability or Microsoft Windows users.
By Robert Abel Apr 16 2018, 12:23PM
Intel gives up patching some chips with Spectre flaws

Intel gives up patching some chips with Spectre flaws

Chipmaker deems some chips too tough to fix, advising of Spectre stability issues.
By Staff Writer Apr 5 2018, 8:35AM
Intel's new 8th-gen mobile monsters, and some new desktop CPUs

Intel's new 8th-gen mobile monsters, and some new desktop CPUs

Fancy a 12-thread i9 in your gaming laptop?
By Ben Mansill Apr 4 2018, 5:19PM
Microsoft launches $250,000 bug bounty for Spectre/Meltdown-like flaws

Microsoft launches $250,000 bug bounty for Spectre/Meltdown-like flaws

Microsoft has kicked off a bug bounty programme that could bring in between US$25,000 and US$250,000 to anyone able to find vulnerabilities similar to the now infamous Spectre and Meltdown.
By Mar 22 2018, 11:58AM
Intel fixes Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities with updates and new chips

Intel fixes Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities with updates and new chips

Spectre will be fixed by adding partitioning to Intel's newest chips.
By Staff Writer Mar 19 2018, 8:50AM
Don't expect many AMD chips in our products, says Dell

Don't expect many AMD chips in our products, says Dell

Dell EMC CTO says an Intel-AMD duopoly is a long way off
By Adam Shepherd Feb 28 2018, 9:20AM