[coreboot] recent mainboard with coreboot support and certain requirements

Ward Vandewege ward at gnu.org
Fri Mar 28 14:52:08 CET 2008

On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 02:34:38PM +0100, Paul Menzel wrote:
> I want to buy a new mainboard with the following features.
> 1. It has to be supported by coreboot.
> 2. I want to have a board with onboard graphics, since I do not play any
> games. I hope to save power this way.
> 3. Probably it should support a processor with at least 2 GHz.
> 4. Firewire would be nice.

Buy a gigabyte M57SLI. It fits all these requirements.

The main downside is that it has soldered-on rom chip.

> - GIGABYTE_GA-2761GXDK [2] (the link in the wiki on the board [3]
> somehow leads to [4])

This board is not available anywhere, afaik.

> That is why I am planning to buy the ASUS M2V-MX SE [5] having read the
> announcement from Rudolf Marek [6].

Yeah, that's another option, and it has a socketed rom chip.


Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator

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