Next Gen Intel Processors Feature Redesigned Hardware to Address Spectre, Meltdown

In order to protect against the recent Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced today that the company’s next generation of processors will feature redesigned components.

The CEO added that Variant 1 of the vulnerabilities will continue to be addressed via software, while Variants 2 and 3 will be addressed with the hardware changes.

According to Krzanich, these changes will begin with Intel’s next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors (code-named Cascade Lake) as well as 8th Generation Intel Core processors that expected to ship in the second half of 2018.

Intel also released a video today (above) with more information to help viewers understand Spectre and Meltdown.


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