1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

AMD Steppe Eagle Flys To Coreboot

Coreboot

Published on 31 August 2014 12:11 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Coreboot
6 Comments

Besides Coreboot for the Lenovo X220, other exciting code advancements this weekend for this project to replace proprietary systems' UEFI/BIOS is support for AMD's Steppe Eagle SoC.

Steppe Eagle is the codename for AMD's new embedded G-Series SoC that arrived this summer. Steppe Eagle boasts a TDP as little as five Watts and is a big upgrade over earlier G-Series hardware. The Steppe Eagle SoC features GCN-based Radeon graphics while the CPU is Jaguar-based and similar to Kabini. As of today, basic support for these latest-generation AMD embedded SoCs can be found within mainline Coreboot. This Coreboot tooling was done by Sage Electronic Engineering, the firm responsible for much of AMD's involvement in Coreboot.

Hitting mainline Coreboot was the binary PI vendorcode files, Avalon Southbridge support, Northbridge files, and the CPU files for Steppe Eagle. The CPU files also support AMD's Mullins APUs.

It's great to see AMD continuing to support Coreboot (through Sage Engineering) and hopefully we'll see more AMD motherboards and systems supported by this open-source project going forward.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. NVIDIA's Latest Maxwell Line-Up Against AMD With Catalyst On Linux
  2. Preliminary Tests Of Intel Sandy Bridge & Ivy Bridge vs. Broadwell
  3. AMD FX-8320E Performance On Linux
  4. Linux Compiler Benchmarks Of LLVM Clang 3.5 vs. LLVM Clang 3.6-rc1
  5. Intel Broadwell HD Graphics 5500: Windows 8.1 vs. Linux
  6. Linux Benchmarks Of NVIDIA's Early 2015 GeForce Line-Up
Latest Linux News
  1. NVIDIA 340.76 Brings Three Stable Fixes
  2. Intel Broadwell-U P-State vs. ACPI CPUFreq Scaling Linux Performance
  3. DragonFlyBSD Is Almost To Linux 3.10 Era Intel Graphics Support
  4. New Beta Of Witcher 2 Aims For Greater Performance
  5. NVIDIA Tegra DRM Driver Supports Atomic Mode-Setting In Linux 3.20
  6. Linux "GHOST" Vulnerability Hits Glibc Systems
  7. Linux Game Publishing Remains Offline, Three Years After The CEO Shakeup
  8. PlayStation 4 System Compiler Support Landing In LLVM
  9. Now-Closed KDE Vulnerabilities Remind Us X11 Screen Locks / Screensavers Are Insecure
  10. Vivaldi: A New Chromium-Powered, Multi-Platform Browser
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Windows 10 To Be A Free Upgrade: What Linux Users Need To Know
  2. LibreOffice 4.4 Is Coming Soon With New Features
  3. TraceFS: The Newest Linux File-System
  4. My Initial Intel Broadwell Linux Experience With The ThinkPad X1 Carbon
  5. Broadwell Linux Ultrabook Running MUCH Cooler Than Haswell
  6. Interstellar Marines On Linux With Catalyst: Bull S*#@
  7. LZHAM 1.0 Lossless Data Compression Codec Released
  8. Linux Users Upset By Chromium's Busted HiDPI Support