Yesterday, Intel introduced the mobile CPU Whiskey Lake-U Lake and Amber-y with respect to the predecessors, they got a little more high frequencies and less significant changes.
As it turned out, the processors Whiskey Lake can boast of something else. It’s about the fact that this is the first consumer CPU Intel patched from vulnerabilities Meltdown and Foreshadow at the level of the silicon.
In yesterday’s news I was just saying that about the vulnerabilities Intel did not say a word. And it is unclear why, because the hardware patch is cool. But Intel for some reason decided to keep silent about it.
Whatever it was, the architectural changes allow not to be afraid of only the vulnerabilities of the two types, whereas for protection from the rest still need patches. Still, the first step is done, and that’s saying something. By the way, Amber Lake processors such hardware patches not received.