System76’s new Oryx Pro Linux Laptop features Open-Source Firmware, NVIDIA GeForce 2080 super
For the first time ever, System76 loaded its Open Firmware onto a machine with NVIDIA graphics. System76 Open Firmware is open-source firmware that’s built from coreboot firmware and EDK2 in conjunction with System76 Firmware Apps. It’s designed to be lightweight on code for better speed and security. Furthermore, coreboot disables the Intel Management Engine by default, which has been tied to recent security vulnerabilities industry-wide.
System76’s new Oryx Pro ships in two different sizes, 15.6 inches and 17.3 inches and runs on the 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10875H processor and can be paired with up to 64 GB of RAM and 4 TB of maximum storage. There are several GPU options, including NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, 2070, and 2080 Super, but the NVIDIA graphics aren’t available when dual-booting Windows.
New Oryx Pro has a powerful H-class Intel CPU and NVIDIA RTX 20-Series graphics into an impressively thin laptop body that can go zero to full speed ahead with minuscule boot times and a monster GPU.
For the first time ever, action-packed NVIDIA graphics team up with lightweight System76 Open Firmware. Go zero to full speed ahead with minuscule boot times and a monster GPU by your side. We’ve also added System76 Embedded Controller Firmware, which is GPLv3 licensed code that grants you access and control over important functionality, such as your keyboard, fans, and battery.
Oryx Pro powers the perfect multi-monitor command center, providing you with 1 mini DisplayPort, 1 HDMI port, and 1 Thunderbolt 3 port via USB-C.
Coreboot system firmware and the embedded controller firmware are open source. We initialize the nvidia hardware with open source firmware. We don’t claim the nvidia driver or GPU are open source.
said Carl Richell, Founder and CEO of System76
Oryx Pro specifications:
The new Oryx Pro Linux laptop is priced starting at $1,623 (Rs 1,22,000 approx)
|Operating System||Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS (64-bit) or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (64-bit)|
|Firmware||System76 Open Firmware (coreboot, EDK2, System76 Firmware Apps)|
|Processor||10th Gen Intel® Core i7-10875H, 2.3 up to 5.1 GHz – 16 MB cache – 8 cores – 16 threads|
|Display||15.6″ or 17.3″ FHD (1920×1080) 144 Hz refresh rate, Matte Finish|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, 2070, or 2080 Super|
|Memory||Up to 64 GB dual-channel DDR4|
|Storage||2 x M.2 (SATA or PCIe NVMe), Up to 4 TB total|
|Expansion||USB 3.2 Type-C with Thunderbolt 3, 3 x USB 3.2 (1 x powered USB, AC/DC), SD Card Reader|
|Input||Multitouch Touchpad, Multi-Color Backlit Chicklet US QWERTY Keyboard|
|Networking||Gigabit Ethernet, Intel® Wireless Wi-Fi 6 AX + Bluetooth|
|Video Ports||1 x HDMI (w/HDCP), 1 x Mini DisplayPort (1.4), 1 x Thunderbolt 3|
|Audio||2-in-1 Audio Jack (Microphone / S/PDIF Optical output), 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Microphone), Stereo Speakers|
|Camera||1.0M HD Video Camera|
|Security||Disabled ME, Kensington® Lock|
|Battery||Embedded 3 cell Polymer battery pack 73Wh|
|Charger||180 Watts, AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz|
|Dimensions||Dependent on display size (Height × Width × Depth):|
15.6″: 0.78″ x 14.07″ x 9.37″ (19.81 x 357.38 x 238.00 mm)
17.3″: 0.78″ x 15.60″ x 10.43″ (19.81 x 396.24 x 264.92 mm)
|Weight||Dependent on display size:|
15.6″: 4.39 lbs (1.99 kg)
17.3″: 5.07 lbs (2.30 kg)
Base weight. Varies on the configuration.
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