What are your guys thoughts? I know the discussion of using Ryzen for librem laptops have been had before but this sparks hope in me. Do you think the shift for future librem laptops will be towards ARM or Ryzen?
Thes presentations about the AMD PSP internals last year were kind of interesting:
But yes, it’s another rogue core, not conceptually different than Intel’s ME, and at least just as critical to functioning of the main CPU. AFAIK no one succeeded in disabling it yet and reverse engineering seems like a flawed long-term strategy, always one step behind, needing to find an exploit to disable it.
In the long term we need open hardware from the ground up.
The posts are but rightly so as Ryzen chips are very good from a CPU and GPU standpoint. Just not there yet from security perspective. Once coreboot is working and the questionable parts of the PSP are able to be disabled, we can then look into it.
Would love to see AMD going up. Intel is crap and will keep being crap while AMD is pretty cool even if they do some bad stuff too. Intel is already planning to change direction for their audience and AMD chips are showing to be better for value and performance (except for single core in some circumstances if I am not mistaken).
This, incidentally, is why I’m hanging on to my Bulldozer-based (the FX series) AMD systems. Yes, they’re relatively slow. Yes, they put out a fair bit of heat. But they’re the fastest x86 chip you can get which doesn’t have anything like the ME or PSP (and therefore actually belongs to me).
i don’t mean any offense to you or to anyone else but i have no intention of repeating what has ALREADY been detailed extensively on the Purism Fora by many of the older-than-mine accounts … whoever is patient and interested enough can do a search and find out … you should know this by now @user1