System76 Begins Publishing "Virgo" Laptop PCB Design Specs, Confirms Intel Raptor Lake

Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 11 July 2023 at 07:41 PM EDT. 17 Comments
For months Linux hardware vendor System76 has been teasing their in-house designed and manufactured "Virgo" laptop to be built at their facility in Denver. They are hoping to develop the quietest yet most performant Linux laptop. Today they published the initial open-source design files for their custom motherboard PCB in this laptop.

System76 has begun making available the Virgo laptop PCB design specs. These PCB design specs are licensed under the GPLv3.

The system76/virgo GitHub repository is hosting the KiCad electrical design files for their Virgo laptop effort.

As part of that opening, it confirms the initial System76 Virgo laptop design is based on Intel 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" processors.

Virgo GitHub

There were many hoping that Virgo would be an AMD Ryzen powered laptop design or even potentially an AArch64 or RISC-V laptop design, but it makes sense that it's powered by Intel considering their robust ecosystem support as well as already having their existing Coreboot platform support and other advantages.

In any event with System76 now beginning to publish their motherboard PCB design specs similar to what they've done with their Thelio chassis, Launch keyboard, and other in-house hardware products, hopefully Virgo is nearing an actual launch.
Related News
About The Author
Michael Larabel

Michael Larabel is the principal author of and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter, LinkedIn, or contacted via

Popular News This Week