XPS 15 9560 gets BIOS update fixing Skylake/Kaby Lake microcode bug
Dell has just rolled-out an urgent BIOS update (version 1.3.4) for its popular XPS 15 9560-series notebook. The BIOS update mainly seems to be in response to the recent discovery of a serious bug in the microcode of Intel's Kaby Lake and Skylake architectures.
Last week we reported on a serious issue with Intel's hyperthreaded 6th and 7th-generation chips. The bug, which could result in system instability and corruption or loss of data, requires a BIOS or UEFI update to fix the bug. Luckily, it seems that Dell is on the ball this time and has pushed out a BIOS update which updates the CPU microcode. The full list of changes is enumerated below:
- Fixed a potential security issue with Bootguard code integrity chaining enforcement".
- Fixed a potential security issue with the Support Assist PreBoot feature
- Updated processor microcode
- Update Computrace 957
- Update PD firmware
Now, if only Dell could get around to fixing the screen flickering issues and enable Speed Shift...