[coreboot] Athlon XP discussion

Joseph Smith joe at settoplinux.org
Sat Dec 13 03:03:45 CET 2008

On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 19:44:49 -0500, "Corey Osgood" <corey.osgood at gmail.com>
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 7:20 PM, Joseph Smith <joe at settoplinux.org>
>> Just curious, with all the support from AMD, how come no one ever
> ventured
>> down the Athlon XP road? Athlon XP setups are very cheap these days,
>> possibly making development cost effective???
> The Athlon XP, and most/all chipsets supporting it, are EOL, therefore
> a
> good option from a manufacturer design standpoint, so I wouldn't expect
> someone to contract a port any time soon. AMD is making the best of their
> available resources by supporting the K8 and AMD690 chipset, which had
> reached EOL when work started on the port but I think it may have now.
> Also,
> the K7 datasheets are not publically available (last I looked), probably
> because of details about whatever made them kick P4 ass back in the day
> The datasheets on Via KT333/400 chipsets are available online, but not
> from
> Via, so I'm not sure of their legallity (you would almost certainly not
> get
> that datasheet from Via themselves). I don't know if AMD has any of their
> K7
> chipset docs available online.
That's too bad. I have a few of these kicking around and your right, they
did kick P4 ass back in the day.
Hmm, although we spend alot of time with discontinued Intel chips that have
limited to null support, why not a discontinued AMD chip? I'm sure a few of
the AMD developers on boards have some knowlage in this area.....

Joseph Smith

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