Originally Posted by x-voodoo
According to this list, it seems that the Core series and later are affected (starting with the 45mm i series).
My desktop has the i7 6700K on the MSI Gaming M3 Z170a motherboard which I am expecting a firmware update. However, my laptop is 5 years old running an i5 3317u and is no longer getting driver and bios updates. Also my old system is a Q9400 (did not see any Core 2 cpus on the list).
Does this mean the Core 2 Duo and Quad are OK or are they also affected and will not get the patch?
I guess this means my laptop and old desktop are just as unsafe as running a desktop with Windows XP?
I have a feeling that this vulnerabilities will push people to upgrade from sandy bridge, ivy , haswell ... I find it improbable that mainboard manufacturers will release bioses for sandy bridge for example.People will they say they will upgrade and at least they will get bios support.