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Nvidia says GPUs not hit by chip flaws

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Nvidia is having to adapt the software its graphics chips use to connect to other computers in response to the Spectre security threat.

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Its chief executive officer Jensen Huang said that its core products were not subject to the same risks as microprocessor makers such as Intel.

"Our GPUs are immune," Huang said during an event at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, referring to graphics processor units (GPUs), the chip maker’s key product line. "They are not affected by these security issues."

Spectre is one of two chipset flaws, the other dubbed Meltdown, revealed by researchers last week which offer hackers opportunities to steal sensitive information from laptops, desktop computers, smartphones, tablets and internet servers.

The world’s top makers of microprocessors, AMD and ARM have reported being potentially exposed to the Spectre flaw, while Intel has been hit by both.


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