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April 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM EDT

Earlier today, AMD issued an update regarding recommended mitigations for Google Project Zero (GPZ) Variant 2 (Spectre) for Microsoft Windows users. 

In a nutshell:

  • Microsoft is releasing an operating system update containing Variant 2 (Spectre) mitigations for AMD users running Windows 10 (version 1709) today.  Support for these mitigations for AMD processors in Windows Server 2016 is expected to be available following final validation and testing.
  • AMD has released microcode updates with our recommended mitigations addressing Variant 2 (Spectre) to our customers and ecosystem partners for AMD processors dating back to the first “Bulldozer” core products introduced in 2011. 

For more information, please read AMD's blog by our Chief Technology Officer, Mark Papermaster.

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