Mainboard (11th Gen Intel® Core™)
Available in three configurations of Intel 11th Gen Core i5 and i7 processors, the Framework Laptop’s mainboard is designed for performance and upgradeability. Backed by the fast PCIe 4.0 storage and Intel’s new Xe graphics, it comes pre-installed with the heatsink and fan.
1 Upgradeable Mainboard, 3 Powerful Configurations
The Framework Laptop Mainboard is available in three configurations of 11th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, all of which are 10nm quad-core, eight-thread CPUs with Intel’s latest Iris Xe graphics. Thanks to the processors’ high-performance peripheral set, each Mainboard supports upgradeable ultra-fast PCIe 4.0 NVMe storage, upgradeable dual DDR4-3200 memory sockets, four USB4 receptacles for Expansion Cards, and four simultaneous displays. Finally, unlike any other thin and light notebook, the Framework Laptop’s Mainboard can be easily swapped out to upgrade to future CPU generations.
Cool and Quiet Under Pressure
The Mainboard’s thermal system keeps the laptop cool regardless of the tasks you put before it. Outfitted with dual 5mm heatpipes and an uncharacteristically large 65mm fan, the system can handle 28W of continuous power load and up to 60W turbo, crunching through your power-hungry applications with ease. And though the fan is robust, we carefully designed the system’s airflow paths to keep noise to a minimum. We’ve also enabled multiple power profiles in Windows, so you can adjust your preferred balance of performance, silence, and battery life to your liking.
Flexible and Secure
With a TPM 2.0 and chromium-ec based Embedded Controller firmware, the Mainboard is designed to meet modern security standards to support Windows 10, Windows 11, and a broad range of Linux distributions. With the latest firmware, the Mainboard is even capable of standalone operation outside of a Framework Laptop, enabling endless options for re-use.
Check out our support pages for the Knowledge Base, step-by-step installation and repair guides, and a contact form for the Framework Support Team.
Any part of the Framework Laptop can be easily replaced using the screwdriver that ships with your laptop. Follow this guide for specific instructions.