[LinuxBIOS] different versions of the GA-M57SLI-S4 (PLCC vs SPI)

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Sun Sep 23 14:50:07 CEST 2007

On 03.09.2007 11:04, echelon at free.fr wrote:
> Quoting Peter Stuge <peter at stuge.se>:
>>> I have a little question : does someone have a more up-to-date
>>> version of the DS of the it8716 chip? It seems to me that the
>>> version that can be currently downloaded on the ite website doesn't
>>> match at all the chip revision used on gigabyte mobo.. (regarding
>>> the electrical interface at least..)
>> I can't find any other documentation than that either.
>> The M57SLI board with SOIC flash has a version C 8716, I guess
>> they've changed the pinout.
>> --8<-- 0.3 data sheet cover page
>> Please note that the IT8716F V0.3 is applicable to D version and
>> future versions.
>> -->8--
> This seems a little bit strange for me : the pinout of the C version seems to
> replace a floppy disk interface with the spi interface.. When one think that FD
> is considered "antiquated peripheral" and spi a "new paradigm" for bios storage,
> that would mean that ver. C is "more modern" that ver. D in its design?!..

OK, I have the 0.2 and 0.3 datasheet of IT8716F and I can't find any
difference in interfaces between the datasheets. Please be more specific
what you think has been replaced (including page numbers).


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