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== Availability ==
 
== Availability ==
  
[http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2539 Gigabyte M57SLI] is [http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128014 widely available] as of August 2008.
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[http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2539 Gigabyte M57SLI] has gone out of production as of September 2008, but [http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128014 may still be available] from some distributors.
  
 
== Vendor Cooperation Score ==
 
== Vendor Cooperation Score ==

Revision as of 03:54, 12 September 2008

Availability

Gigabyte M57SLI has gone out of production as of September 2008, but may still be available from some distributors.

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)
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 IT8716)
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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