Just Plain Mean
- May 18, 1997
There are many of us that have "old" Intel CPUs that are wondering when we will see UEFI updates for those Broadwell and Haswell based systems that address Spectre security exploits. Microcode for those is now in the wild and hopefully with motherboard manufacturers to qualify so that those fixes can reach the unwashed masses. Last week Intel pushed out microcode for newer CPUs as well. We do have a list of motherboard websites in this news post that will link you to updated pages that will hopefully show you to your new BIOS. That said, you might not want to jump right in till we see if the Royal Food Taster survives or not, because Intel has not exactly been batting 1000 on this issue.
STOP deploying these MCU revs: - Intel recommends to discontinue using these select versions of MCU that were previously released with mitigations for Variant 2 (Spectre) due to system stability issues. - Lines with "***" were previously recommended to discontinue use. Subsequent testing by Intel has determined that these were unaffected by the stability issues and have been re-released without modification.