Intel failed to tell regulator about chip flaws
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Need to know only US-CERT

Chipzilla is in hot water for forgetting to tell US cybersecurity officials about the Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public.

AMD expands Epyc and Ryzen lines
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Wants  a golden age for high-performance embedded processors

AMD has expanded its Epyc and Ryzen product lines to create what it is calling a "new age for high-performance embedded processors".

Chipzilla has a new patch out
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Hopes to exorcise the spectre in the machine

Chipzilla has announced the availability of a new "microcode solution" to the Spectre vulnerability. The updated firmware applies to 6th, 7th and 8th Generation Intel Core devices.

Some new Coffee Lake SKUs show up in stores
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Pentium, Celeron, and non-K Core i5 and Core i3

As expected, Intel has expanded its Coffee Lake lineup with new SKUs and some retailers/e-tailers have already started selling some of those chips, including non-K Core i3 and Core i5 SKUs, as well as budget-oriented Pentium and Celeron SKUs.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 spotted in Geekbench database
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200MHz higher clock on engineering sample

Although AMD's next-generation 12nm Ryzen 2000 series desktop CPUs won't be coming before April, it does not mean that there won't be a few leaks and the latest one reveals a few more details regarding the Ryzen 5 2600 CPU which was spotted in the Geekbench database.