The Intel® Firmware Support Package (Intel® FSP) is a royalty-free option for initializing Intel silicon, designed for integration into a boot loader of the developer's choice. It is easy to adopt, is scalable to design, reduces time to market, and is economical to build. Intel FSP provides a binary package to initialize the processor, memory controller, and Intel® chipset initialization functions.
Intel FSP is designed for integration into a variety of boot loaders, including coreboot and TianoCore (open source Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)).
Firmware Flexibility Using the Intel Firmware Support Package (IDF 2014, PDF)
Using the Intel Firmware Support Package (2.0) with EDK II (May 2016, PDF)
Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.
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