Amithlon Hardware Compatibility Chart


This page contains what will hopefully be the definative guide to Amithlon's hardware compatibility. As well as listing what works, it also shows some common hardware that is not compatible.


Key:

Native = Native Amithlon kernel or Bernie Meyer's updated kernel.

GCK = Gary Colville's beta kernel.

AHI = The AHI sound system.

OpenPCI = OpenPCI library and associated drivers.

Confirmed = I've either seen this hardware working or received multiple reports of it working.

Unconfirmed = Hardware that should work, but hasn't been tested.


Video (with hardware acceleration & refresh rate/resolution control)

Card / Chipset Supported By Status Notes
nVidia TNT2 Native Confirmed  
nVidia GeForce 256 Native Confirmed  
nVidia GeForce 2/2MX Native Confirmed  
nVidia GeForce 3/3Ti Native (update) Confirmed  
nVidia GeForce 4 MX GCK Unconfirmed  
nVidia GeForce 4 Ti GCK Confirmed Minor visual issues
nVidia GeForce FX GCK Unconfirmed  
nVidia GeForce 2 Go GCK Unconfirmed  
nVidia GeForce 4 Go GCK Unconfirmed  
Matrox Millennium Native Confirmed No hardware block-move
Matrox Mystique Native Confirmed No hardware block-move
Matrox G100 Native Confirmed  
Matrox G200 Native Confirmed  
Matrox G400 Native Confirmed  
Matrox G450 Native Unconfirmed  
Matrox G550 Native (update) Unconfirmed  

Video (without hardware accelearation or refresh rate support)

Card / Chipset Supported By Status Notes
3dfx Voodoo 3 Native Unconfirmed VESA only
3dfx Voodoo 4/5 Native Unconfirmed VESA only
ATI Radeon R100 Native Confirmed VESA only
ATI Radeon R200 Native Confirmed VESA only
ATI Radeon RV200 Native Confirmed VESA only
ATI Radeon RV250 Native Confirmed VESA only
ATI Radeon R300 Native Unconfirmed  

Sound Cards / Sound Chips

Card / Chipset Supported By Status Notes
SoundBlaster 128 AHI/Amithlon Confirmed Cards based on the ES1371, ES1373 and CT5880 only. ES1370 and CT5507 chips do not work.
VIA AC 97 Codec AHI/Amithlon Confirmed On motherboards with the VIA 686A and 686B South Bridge chips only.
SoundBlaster Live! AHI/OpenPCI Confirmed Buggy in some systems.
SoundBlaster 512 AHI/OpenPCI Confirmed  

Network / NICS

Card / Chipset Supported By Status Notes
Realtek RTL8029 Amithlon Confirmed 10M/bit
Realtek RTL8139D OpenPCI Confirmed 100M/bit.

Core Chipsets (North Bridge chips only)

Card / Chipset Supported By Status Notes
VIA KX-133 Native Confirmed  
VIA KT-133 Native Confirmed  
VIA KT-133A Native Confirmed  
VIA KT-266 Native Confirmed  
VIA KT-266A Native Confirmed  
VIA KM-266 Native Confirmed No Graphics
VIA KT-333 GCK Confirmed  
VIA KT-400 GCK Confirmed  
Intel 440LX Native Confirmed  
Intel 440BX Native Confirmed  
nVidia nForce Native Confirmed Support is poor
nVidia nForce 2 Native Confirmed Support is poor

South Bridge Chips (IDE Controller, etc)

Card / Chipset Supported By Status Notes
VIA VT82C686A Native Confirmed  
VIA VT82C686B Native Confirmed  
VIA VT8231 Native Confirmed  
VIA VT8233 Native Confirmed  
VIA VT8235 GCK Confirmed  
VIA VT8237 GCK Unconfirmed  
nVidia nForce -- Not Supported PIO-0 mode only!
nVidia nForce 2 -- Not Supported PIO-0 mode only!
Intel PIIX4 (82801) Native Unconfirmed ATA-100
Intel PIIX4 (82372) Native Unconfirmed ATA-66
Intel PIIX4 (82451) Native Unconfirmed ATA-33
Intel PIIX4 (82443) Native Unconfirmed ATA-33
Intel PIIX4 (82371AB) Native Unconfirmed ATA-33
Intel PIIX3 (82371SB) Native Unconfirmed  
Intel MPIIX (82371MX) Native Unconfirmed  
Intel PIIX (82371FB) Native Unconfirmed  
SiS 5513 Native Unconfirmed Used in the following chipsets: 745, 740,735,730, 650, 645, 640, 630, 620

IDE / SCSI Storage Controllers

Card / Chipset Supported By Status Notes
CMD/Silicon Image 64x Native Confirmed Confirmed is for 649 only
CMD/Silicon Image 680 Native Unconfirmed ATA-133
HiPoint HTP366 Native Unconfirmed  
HiPoint HTP370 Native Unconfirmed  


Change Log:

11-08-2003: Updated SoundBlaster 512 status

10-08-2003 : Initial list posted