Another Intel Sandy/Ivy Bridge Motherboard Now Works For Coreboot (ASUS P8Z77-V)
The newest motherboard mainlined this morning in Coreboot's Git code is for the ASUS P8Z77-V, a decade old board for the Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors powered off the Z77 chipset.
At least making this board somewhat interesting to Coreboot enthusiasts is that the P8Z77-V can still be found for sale used via various Internet retail channels for about $100 USD. The motheboard also has a socketed flash chip should your Coreboot flashing go awry.
The ASUS P8Z77-V is an ATX motherboard with all the usual standard features for a Sandy Bridge era motherboard. The Coreboot enablement isn't all that spectacular either as is largely leveraging the work for the already supported P8Z77 (non-V) model.
At least Coreboot and open-source firmware interest continues in the Chromebook space and especially a lot more interest these days from the major server players... Hopefully one day we'll see more broad desktop motherboard support for current offerings even if it means FSP/AGESA blobs.