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Intel says it still doesn’t have the true fix for its crashing i9 desktop chips

One of the affected Intel processors. | Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge

For months, Intel’s highest-end desktop gaming processors have had a strange tendency to occasionally make games crash — and despite what you might have seen earlier today, Intel says it doesn’t have a final fix for its 13th and 14th Gen Intel Core i9 “Raptor Lake” and “Raptor Lake S” chips just yet.

“Contrary to recent media reports, Intel has not confirmed root cause and is continuing, with its partners, to investigate user reports regarding instability issues on unlocked Intel Core 13th and 14th generation (K/KF/KS) desktop processors,” reads a statement via Intel spokesperson Thomas Hannaford.

It continues: “The microcode patch referenced in press reports fixes an eTVB bug discovered by Intel while investigating the instability…

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