"Glados" Is A Forthcoming Chromebook With Skylake SoC, Now In Coreboot
Written by Michael Larabel in Coreboot on 22 July 2015 at 12:01 AM EDT. 4 Comments
COREBOOT --
A Google engineer has added support in Coreboot for Glados, a forthcoming Chromebook that will feature a next-generation Skylake SoC.

The "Glados" codename for a Chromebook Skylake device has been talked about for months now ever since there were Skylake/Glados references within the Chromium OS code-base near the beginning of the year. With now seeing support in Coreboot, Glados is still on the table and it could be appearing sooner rather than later, especially with the initial Skylake launch expected in August.

Glados was added on Tuesday to Coreboot via this Git commit. This Glados support from a Google engineer comes just days after someone from Intel added the Skylake SoC enablement support to Coreboot.

Skylake is the successor to Broadwell and will yield better CPU and GPU performance while consuming less power and is based on the same 14nm process as Broadwell. Skylake will be a super exciting update from Intel so stay tuned next month for our benchmarks of it under Linux on Phoronix.
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