AMD Publishes New Chipset Documents
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 7 August 2009 at 08:11 PM EDT. 35 Comments
Last month the engineers at AMD managed to put out public, NDA-free documentation that covered the SB700/710/750 Chipsets. This south-bridge documentation is not nearly as exciting as seeing a new ATI graphics processors be documented in the public, but it does greatly help out the CoreBoot developers in enabling support for their BIOS project to run on systems with such hardware. This afternoon though there is RS780 Chipset documents for the CoreBoot developers and the general public.

Over at AMD Developer Central are four new documents (though pardon the incorrect dates on them right now) -- AMD RS780 Register Programming Requirements, AMD RS780 ASIC Family Register Reference Guide, AMD RS780 ASIC Family BIOS Developer’s Guide, and AMD RS780E Databook. These documents amount to over 800 pages in newly-released information. Beyond just helping out those with RS780 hardware, the AMD 770 and 790 Chipsets are also covered.

Kudos to Sharon Troia at AMD who coordinated this newest documentation drop and to Zheng Bao, who is an AMD engineer working on the CoreBoot support already in his spare time.
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