Gigabyte m57sli Vendor Cooperation Score

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Availability

The Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-G4 has gone out of production as of September 2008. As of early October 2008, it's no longer available from one major distributor, but may still be available from other sources.

Vendor Cooperation Score

Item Points Max Rating
#Documentation 49 80 Four-hares.png
#Hackability 1 24 One-hare.png
#Example and support code 0 10 Zero-hares.png
Total 50 114 Three-hares.png

Documentation

Score: 49/80

Item Availability Points
CPU (AMD Athlon 64 X2/AMD Athlon 64 FX/AMD Athlon 64)
Datasheet / register set Freely available [1] [2] [3] 10
BIOS programming guide Freely available [4] [5] [6] 10
Errata Freely available [7] [8] [9] 10
Chipset (NVIDIA nForce 570-SLI a.k.a. MCP55)
Datasheet / register set NDA allowing GPL'd code 3
BIOS programming guide NDA allowing GPL'd code 3
Errata NDA allowing GPL'd code 3
Super I/O (ITE IT8716F)
Datasheet / register set Freely available [10] 10
Mainboard
Schematics Documentation is not available or the NDA does not allow release of code. 0

Hackability

Score: 1/24. Soldering required to recover from a bad flash.

Item Status Points
ROM chip Soldered with space on the board for a secondary ROM chip (pads unpopulated). 1
LPC header No 0
JTAG header No 0

Example and support code

Item Status Points
Example and support code Code is not available or the NDA does now allow release of code. 0

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