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AMD Reportedly Allows Disabling PSP Secure Processor With Latest AGESA

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  • #51
    Originally posted by DrYak View Post

    The main difference is that it's running on an ARC processor directly integrated into the motherboard chipset.
    The PCH for Broadwell was the last to use a ARC processor. Starting with Skylake Intel switched to using a x86 Intel Quark (P54C.)

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    • #52
      Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
      And this would change the situation how?

      A system without PSP (bought by a conscious user) wouldn't be able to browse the internet just as a system with PSP AND the same conscious user that decides to NOT use that system to browse the internet.

      The only way to fight DRM is not buying/supporting the media needing it, thus removing the need for DRM in the first place. "voting with your wallet" and all that.

      This assuming that most people aren't flabbergasting morons biting any bait, which is not the case, whatever we do the mass market will bite the full bait and pull us with them anyway.
      Hardcoded DRM will vanish if there isn't support hardware, so a system without PSP will be able to access any platform.

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      • #53
        AMD PSP is a Amd APU feature:
        http://www.amd.com/en-us/innovations...ogies/security

        No wonder that the ASUSTeK model: PRIME B350M-K UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: 3401 date: 12/04/2017 bios does not have a setting for the PSP with the CPU: Hexa core AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core.

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        • #54
          Originally posted by soulsource View Post

          What again is odd. Following that logic, car manufacturers should call the car's engine "horse" in order not to confuse customers...
          Why do you think the Brits call flashlights "torches".

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          • #55
            Isn't this AGESA thing a dubious shady BLOB on it's own? So what do we have? One shady closed-source BLOB would pretend it has deactivated yet another shady backdoor BLOB. Sounds really trustworthy, any day. Not to mention whole prorietary UEFI things are hardly anyhow better than PSP, being more or less treacherous malware junk.

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            • #56
              Originally posted by ssokolow View Post
              Why do you think the Brits call flashlights "torches".
              Lol, that reminds me... many ppl are still using "hp" when they refer to engine performance, instead of more logical units like watts, which are mostly used by engineers. Sometimes it gets even worse. Say, imperial length units are so freakin' cool. Merely computing sum of two lengths would take like half dozen of shifts between units and numerical bases involved.

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