I am working with a Intel® Core™ i7-3517UE Processor and I was wondering if it is capable of TPM v2.0? The datasheet for the processor states,
"Intel TXT requires the system to contain a TPM v1.2, as defined by the Trusted Computing Group and specific software for some uses
I was wondering if this TPM could be updated to v2.0 through a firmware update, or has Intel revisited the 3rd gen family and added TPM 2.0 features.
As far as I know, it is not the processor, but the motherboard. From Intel:
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a component on the desktop board that is specifically designed to enhance platform security above-and-beyond the capabilities of today's software by providing a protected space for key operations and other security critical tasks. Using both hardware and software, the TPM protects encryption and signature keys at their most vulnerable stages - operations when the keys are being used unencrypted in plain-text form.
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