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    Phoronix: Intel Releases New Processor Microcode For Security Advisories, CPU Bugs

    Intel on Tuesday evening released their 20201110 CPU microcode package as their first collection of updated CPU microcode binaries since June and it's a big update...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...1110-Microcode

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    Already deployed by Ubuntu and derivative (I had the update from MInt).

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    • #3
      It's worth noting that Sky Lake consumer CPUs are the oldest CPUs supported by this firmware update.

      As for enterprise Intel still supports the Core Gen4 X series and Xeon E5 v3.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by birdie View Post
        It's worth noting that Sky Lake consumer CPUs are the oldest CPUs supported by this firmware update.

        As for enterprise Intel still supports the Core Gen4 X series and Xeon E5 v3.
        Makes sense since 10th gen is basically Skylake with some tweaks.

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        • #5
          Any idea why it's installed on my Kubuntu 20.04 based on AMD APU?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by birdie View Post
            It's worth noting that Sky Lake consumer CPUs are the oldest CPUs supported by this firmware update.

            As for enterprise Intel still supports the Core Gen4 X series and Xeon E5 v3.
            You don't say? Prices are too high for such terribly broken CPUs.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bdcomp View Post
              Any idea why it's installed on my Kubuntu 20.04 based on AMD APU?
              There are no checks in place to see what hardware you've got in your system and install different packages due to that. All people get the generic update packages with ucodes for all system supported CPUs, containing updated files for intel cpus and the same files as before for other cpus, then at next boot the kernel checks what type of cpu you've got in your system, picks the right firmware out of the variety and uploads it to your cpu.

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              • #8
                As AMD processors get faster, Intel ones seem to get slower. What's the performance penalty this time ?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bdcomp View Post
                  Any idea why it's installed on my Kubuntu 20.04 based on AMD APU?
                  If you need that level of package customizability, you should try source based distro.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by stikonas View Post

                    If you need that level of package customizability, you should try source based distro.
                    Even those usually don't split up x86 cpu microcode in different packages.

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