AMD says its chips are immune to crippling new vulnerabilities

AMD says its chips are immune to crippling new vulnerabilities

As if Spectre and Meltdown weren't bad enough, researchers recently unveiled a quartet of new CPU flaws: Zombieload , RIDL & Fallout , and Store-to-Leak Forwarding , known as MDS vulnerabilities. They're serious enough that Intel-powered PC owners need to patch them immediately, which will unfortunately impact performance -- especially in multi-threading mode. However, AMD owners are in luck. On its website, Intel's rival said that its chips are immune to the problems thanks to built-in hardware protection checks.