Gigabyte m57sli Vendor Cooperation Score

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Availability

Gigabyte M57SLI is widely available as of August 2008.

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] 10
Errata Freely available [6] [7] [8] 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 [9] 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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