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Old 29-Jan-2018, 13:07   #61
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New chips maybe, but a new architecture that fixes a bug that's been around for 20 years? The wording in that phone call is incredibly vague anyway, it could just mean the new microcode already installed in the chips rather than fixed chips.
Yep - I'll be interested to see what is it exactly they mean too.
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Just wait for the benchmarks. I highly doubt they'll disable branch prediction entirely though. The speed loss would be far too great. They can only really fix meltdown in new chips by doing the same thing AMD does and security check branch predictions. There's no magic fix for Spectre.
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