News World's First Desktop PC RISC-V Board Meets AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT

There is a limitation though: Linux does not support RISC-V properly since most RISC-V-based chips are microcontrollers that cannot run high-level operating systems.
I don't think it's that Linux does not support RISC-V properly. It just doesn't support this system yet.

It's a similar reason why you can't use a bog standard x64 version of Linux on a PS4. The PS4 isn't a PC.
 
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There is 2 things that I want to say here.

1) This is the power of releasing your drivers to the open source community. Often times someone from the community will do your work for you.

2) Last year while specing out component for a low power NAS build I was curious to see if there existed a RISC-V motherboard capable of connecting multiple hard drives and if there exists a host OS that uses ZFS that could run on RISC-V. Since then I have acquired a nas box but I think RISC-V is something that NAS makers should consider targeting.
 
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There is 2 things that I want to say here.

1) This is the power of releasing your drivers to the open source community. Often times someone from the community will do your work for you.

2) Last year while specing out component for a low power NAS build I was curious to see if there existed a RISC-V motherboard capable of connecting multiple hard drives and if there exists a host OS that uses ZFS that could run on RISC-V. Since then I have acquired a nas box but I think RISC-V is something that NAS makers should consider targeting.
I would say pros and cons.

Pros: Someone from community does the work (usually FOC).

Cons: No way for individual or small group effort to meet the capabilities of the company driver team.
 

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A recent article on anandtech says Intel will build a SiFive chip in 2022 on their 7nm EUV process. The article refers to the P550 cores as "linux capable".

See "intel-to-create-riscv-development-platform-with-sifive-p550-cores-on-7nm-in-2022"
 
Cons: No way for individual or small group effort to meet the capabilities of the company driver team.
To add to this, this is why I'm kinda "eeeh" about community supported software. It's great when there's an actual community supporting it. It sucks when there's little to nobody supporting it. And 99.99% of all FOSS software likely lies in the latter.

And part of my complaint as well is if AMD is relying too much on the FOSS community to develop software for it. As someone who's worked multiple times integrating hardware into a system and whatnot, I get irate if the hardware company in question has piss poor support because I have to waste time trying to figure out how to make the damn thing work.
 

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