When will new patches for Spectre and Meltdown be available?
Intel said in a post that it has "now identified the root cause for Broadwell and Haswell platforms, and made good progress in developing a solution to address it." The company said it has started rolling out an early version of the updated solution to partners for testing, and will make a final release that will become available after the testing has been completed.
Intel did not mention its newer chips, including Skylake and Kaby Lake. The company's last updates on these newer chips explained that it has reproduced the issues internally and is working to identify the cause.
But partners want more definitive answers on when the patches will be available for both newer chips – including Kaby Lake and Skylake platforms – as well as older chips like Broadwell and Haswell.