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Meltdown and Spectre on gen 10 cpu

mcorl2
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​Meltdown and Spectre were an issue with "8th generation Intel® Core™ processors", are they still a problem with 10th generation? I would guess no, but would like confirmation that I am safe buying a 10th gen CPU

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n_scott_pearson
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mcorl2
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​My understanding is that Gen 10 doesn't solve the problem, and it will probably be many years before Intel do properly address this issue.

 

So I may as well buy a computer with Gen 10 CPU, since otherwise I would have to put off purchasing for several years.

  

Also there are more direct ways of hacking a PC, eg through malware, software which improperly accesses data, which is less sophisticated than the Meltdown / Spectre bug.

Is that right?

AlHill
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"Also there are more direct ways of hacking a PC, eg through malware, software which improperly accesses data, which is less sophisticated than the Meltdown / Spectre bug.

Is that right?"

 

Yes, that is correct.

 

Doc

mcorl2
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So, just to summarise, I can buy a Gen 10 CPU system, since the "clever" bug won't be solved for some years yet, if ever. 

Can you reassure me my understanding is correct?

AlHill
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I would not call it a "clever bug". But, yes, your understanding is correct. And, remember, amd and qualcomm have the same issue.

 

Doc

 

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