[coreboot] [RFC] First K8 board to port to v3

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Thu Mar 13 01:35:48 CET 2008

On 12.03.2008 20:29, Uwe Hermann wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 07:34:24PM +0100, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
>> The MSI board only has 150 MB/s SATA-I, so I'd like to pick one of the
>> Asus boards. The M2V-MX SE seems to use soldered SPI flash, so it is not
>> an ideal target. That leaves us with the M2V-MX.
> I'd really start with an already existing board from v2, we don't want
> to complicate things by doing a completely new port. Porting a v2 K8
> board will be non-trivial enough already, I think.
> So maybe e.g. ASUS A8V-E SE (Rudolf has one), or ASUS A8V-E Deluxe (I have one),
> which Rudolf has the datasheets for (K8T890) and which already work in v2.
> Both boards currently even run from the same code.

And they are not commercially available anymore. One of the criteria for
a v3 port was commercial availability.
Even if they were available, they are socket 939 boards and support only
DDR RAM instead of DDR2.
If that means we have to create support for a new board in v2, so be it.
Rudolf wrote that K8T890 and K8M890 seem to be very similar.



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