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It gets worse: Microsoft’s Spectre-fixer wrecks some AMD PCs

Dave Bell

Re: athlon

I have AMD hardware, and it's a Phenom rather than an Athlon, and I am very glad I don't run Windows

Because, when I looked this up, the particular core design was sold as both a Phenom and an Athlon

I am not sure if the afflicted users know or care about such nitty-gritty details, but just saying "Athlon" is perpetuating the confusion, and mistaking AMD branding for a chip ID is putting systems at risk

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