Cannonlake-Powered Chromebook "Zoombini" Added To Coreboot
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 30 September 2017 at 07:18 AM EDT. 10 Comments
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By the end of the calendar year Intel has reiterated the first 10nm Cannonlake devices are expected to market. It's looking like among the first Cannonlake designs will be a new Google Chromebook.

Over the summer there have been various references to "Zoombini" as a Cannonlake Chromebook. The Zoombini has received the Coreboot treatment and its port has landed in Coreboot Git.

Zoombini is indeed a Cannonlake board, relies upon the FSP 2.0 blob, is a laptop design as opposed to a Chromebox/set-top-box, but no real juicy details revealed by the Coreboot happening.

Not to be confused with the Coffeelake processors launching next week, Cannonlake takes Intel's CPU design down to a 10nm process. Cannonlake is also exciting for using "Gen 10" graphics.

I'm excited to see Cannonlake appearing but also on the AMD competition side will be Raven Ridge APUs with the Zen CPU cores backed by Vega graphics.
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