Intel - What else is inside?
I think it unfortunate for AMD that they have levelled accusations about hidden microcode. If this practice is embarked upon then I would expect other covert microcode features to be embedded in the dies Chipzilla produces. Let’s suppose that national security depends on these features to allow cXXXXXX and XXXXXXXXXing then fighting this will be difficult and would undermine AMD’s position when the evidence is not corroborated by the opposition (because their position is protected by higher authorities). Moreover, if the authorities wish to push these features in to mega-corps across the globe what better than by using high-end products blue-chips would tend to rely upon or are encouraged to purchase through other corporate tie-ups! Then, o’course, Chipzilla might use the same for their own nefarious purposes... ;-)