Intel Publishes Guidance For Crashing Core i9 Processors, eTVB Bugfix On The Way

Low Boon Shen
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Intel’s 13th and 14th Gen Core i9 fiasco continues – but at least there’s a bit of good news for this occasion. Starting with the bad news: the full fixes aren’t ready, yet; but the good news is Intel has caught a bug (with a fix on its way), and has published a guidance to keep these processors in check.

Core i9’s Stopgap Solution

While Intel officially denies the eTVB bug being the root cause of the issue, the chipmaker has confirmed that it is a contributing factor, as the bug has caused the chip to turbo under “elevated voltage input” despite this being an unsafe condition to do so. To recap, eTVB, or enhanced Thermal Velocity Boost, is a Core i9-exclusive feature that boosts core clocks beyond standard limits when thermal and power headroom allows it.

Intel Publishes Guidance For Crashing Core i9 Processors, eTVB Bugfix On The Way

The fix for this particular eTVB bug will be delivered to motherboard vendors to provide BIOS updates to all affected systems before July 19, 2024, as previously reported. The chipmaker has also published a guidance with all the recommended parameters, should any well-versed user wants to get the crashing situation under control as soon as possible.

Source: Tom’s Hardware

Pokdepinion: Hopefully this means a fix is near.

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