[coreboot] Buy desktop mainboard

Taiidan at gmx.com Taiidan at gmx.com
Fri Nov 11 01:30:16 CET 2016

New versions may or may not work, sometimes they change critical 
components. *rolls dice* you could always see if they're on ebay.

If I was you I'd buy a *new* KGPE-D16 (around $400), a cheap g34 62xx 
CPU off of ebay ($10-40) and a decent foss video card - it is blob free, 
one of the most popular coreboot boards and it has proper virtualization 
support including IOMMU/RVI (SLAT).

You don't want a G41, even with a 771>775 xeon mod it is pretty old and 
lacks many features.

2008+ intel and AM4+ boards are just shimboot - If something contains 
blobs you have no real control, all of the real stuff is done by the 
black box "FSP"
(new intel = will never be libre)
https://libreboot.org (good info here if you ignore the politics)

On 11/06/2016 07:47 AM, José Manuel Bueno Cuesta wrote:
> Hi, I want to buy a new desktop mainboard compatible with coreboot,
> but I have not found any of the ones listed in the supported boards
> webpage (because they are too old). Nevertheless I have found new
> versions of some of them, namely: Asrock G41m-VS3 R2.0 (S 775), Asus
> M5997 LE R2.0 (S AM3+) and Gigabyte GA-F2A88 XM-ds2 (S FM2+). They use
> the same chipset, do you know if they work with coreboot? Thanks.

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