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Intel ME Required for Arc Firmware Updates on Non-Intel Systems

Upgrading the graphics system controller firmware on your graphics card is infrequent, but if you own a non-impossible combination of an Intel Arc graphics card and an AMD CPU, it may not be possible. all.that is According to the developer (opens in new tab) of Firmware update plugin (opens in new tab) For Linux reported by phonics (opens in new tab).

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The problem is Intel Management Engine (opens in new tab) (It takes the initials MEI for some reason). This feature has been part of the Platform Controller Hub on virtually all Intel chipsets since 2008. As a result, MEI is always running while power is being supplied to the motherboard, regardless of whether the PC is powered on or not (AMD has had a feature equivalent since 2013. Platform Security Processor ).

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