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Skylake MPX
Nimrod25  posted on Nov 27, 2015 3:52:38 PM - Report post

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I wonder if skylake architecture is potential risky to future trainers ?
I'm concerned about MPX feature, and its possible use by game dev.
Neo7  posted on Nov 28, 2015 1:03:59 PM - Report post

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Looks like I'm behind on hardware news. First time I've heard Intel's new generation. From the first glace it looks like it's intended to be a supplement to the NX-bit / DEP that protects against buffer overflows (which trainers do not do, they modify memory within the constraints intended between the OS and the memory range it assigns games). Would need more research into it but I'm leaning towards a no it would not.

Also I would imagine that this technology would not be forced upon the user. I think it's more in line similar to how most Intel chips contains virtualization technology such as Intel VT in which you need software to take advantage of it (e.g. VirtualBox). I would imagine there would need to be a switch implemented in the OS itself that can be toggled on. For comparison, Windows has always set DEP / NX-bit to be opt-in and that most programs never bother opting into the protection although you can toggle this to opt-out enforcement where you can apply to all except for those you specify for increased security).

[Edited by Neo7, 11/28/2015 1:07:20 PM]

Nimrod25  posted on Nov 30, 2015 5:00:40 PM - Report post

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Thanks for reply. Hope it's end that way. After I read about it in Maximum PC - Holiday 2015 and do a little digging (not to serious yet - i'm noob about that), I been reflect if its can be used as anti cheat or/and anti piracy feature.
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