While Intel engineers had been working on Alder Lake toughen for Coreboot as with other most fresh CPU generations that originate-source firmware/BIOS toughen stays centered on their reference boards with a particular level of curiosity on meeting wanted necessities for Google Chromebook devices. Sadly, there’s no longer phenomenal or any within the manner of user retail motherboard toughen at this level. For these procuring for retail desktop motherboard toughen for Coreboot, rather than for the originate-source POWER9 systems out of Raptor Computing, on the x86_64 entrance it largely device the employ of increasing older Intel and AMD platforms.
The most up-to-date motherboard mainlined this morning in Coreboot’s Git code is for the ASUS P8Z77-V, a decade dilapidated board for the Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors powered off the Z77 chipset.
Not less than making this board a tiny bit intelligent to Coreboot fans is that the P8Z77-V can gathered be came upon for sale dilapidated by technique of various Web retail channels for approximately $100 USD. The motheboard also has a socketed flash chip need to your Coreboot flashing walk awry.
The ASUS P8Z77-V is an ATX motherboard with the full unique customary parts for a Sandy Bridge abilities motherboard. The Coreboot enablement is rarely all that spectacular both as is basically leveraging the work for the already supported P8Z77 (non-V) model.
Not less than Coreboot and originate-source firmware curiosity continues within the Chromebook home and particularly phenomenal more curiosity this day from the necessary server gamers… With any luck at some point we’ll uncover more top-notch desktop motherboard toughen for most fresh offerings even when it device FSP/AGESA blobs.