ASUS Begins Rolling Out 9-series Chipset Spectre/Meltdown Hardening BIOS Updates

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ASUS has silently started rolling out motherboard BIOS updates for its Intel 9-series chipset motherboards, which give hardening in opposition to “Meltdown” and “Spectre” vulnerabilities, by a CPU microcode replace. Intel, if you happen to’ll recall, released microcode updates for “Haswell” and “Broadwell” processors this March, however you had been on the mercy of your motherboard producer to go them on to you. The BIOS updates pack the newest version 24 microcode for 4th era “Haswell” and fifth era “Broadwell” processors within the LGA1150 bundle.

A small catch right here, is that the BIOS updates are marked “beta” by ASUS, as a result of the understanding is that every one 9-series motherboards bought by 2014-15 are EOL, and have most likely lapsed guarantee protection, so the corporate is limiting its liabilities in case BIOS updates fail, or if the platform nonetheless finally ends up “weak” one way or the other. The most recent version of InSpectre confirms that the newest BIOS for the Z97-A, one of many extra well-liked motherboards by ASUS primarily based on the Z97 Specific chipset, passes hardening in opposition to Meltdown and Spectre, coupled with Home windows 10 April 2018 Replace. It’s best to discover the newest BIOS updates within the “Assist” tab of the product web page of your motherboard on ASUS web site. Here is hoping different motherboard producers love their prospects as a lot.

Source : TechPowerUp