[coreboot] coreboot support for AMD HT3

Scott Duplichan scott at notabs.org
Thu Oct 14 05:39:41 CEST 2010


I am having trouble getting high resolution UMA graphics modes to work
on my RS780/SB700 system. I am using coreboot project mahogany_fam10.
EDID is working. Both VGA and DVI connections have the problem. At
1600x1200, 16-bit color is almost perfect. But the same resolution with
32-bit color results in a display that jumps so much it cannot be read.
Why would 32-bit color make a difference? I am thinking that refreshing
1600x1200 pixels 60 times per second takes a lot data, and that data
has to cross the HT link. True color takes more data than high color,
and true color may be exceeding the capacity of the cpu-RS780 link.
The link is running at the slowest possible setting, 200 MHz, 8-bit.
Question: I see all the code in place for HT3. What is the status
of coreboot support for AMD HT3? 


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