Maximus VIII Impact Circuit Analysis Continued
The audio card provides illumination for the audio jacks, which is quite neat and useful when plugging in cables in the dark. The metal over the PCB also can act as an EMI shield. The card is powered by a Realtek ALC1150 and uses an ESS Sabre ES9023P DAC, a TI R4580 amplifier, a sense amplifier to determine correct headphone impedance, a dedicated clock generator, a de-pop relay from NEC, and six gold series electrolytic audio capacitors from Nichicon. Together these parts produce a high-end audio solution for such a tiny motherboard.
While ASUS typically uses ASmedia USB 3.1 chipsets, on the Maximus VIII Impact they decided to go the other direction and use Intel's USB 3.1 controller, the DSL6540. Two EtronTech switches/USB power delivery chips, the EJ179V (for type-C) and EJ179S (for type-A) are used to provide extended USB 3.1 functionality.
The wireless card supports wireless AC with MU-MIMO and BT 4.0 and uses a Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4A series audio chip. There is a single Intel 1 Gbit NIC, and the i219v is the PHY.
An IDT 6V41538NLG is the clock generator used to expand BLCK margins. The extra functionality such as OC features and special ROG features are supported by the extra ROG and TPU branded embedded controllers. A nuvoTon NCT6793D is the main SuperIO.
The chip labeled "BIOS" provide USB flashback functionality. An ASMedia ASM1442K is a level shifter that provides the HDMI on the backpanel IO.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging and Maximus VIII Impact Overview]
- Page 3 [ASUS Maximus VIII Impact Circuit Analysis]
- Page 4 [ASUS Maximus VIII Impact Circuit Analysis Continued]
- Page 5 [BIOS and Software]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup]
- Page 7 [Overclocking]
- Page 8 [CPU, Memory, and System Benchmarks]
- Page 9 [System IO Benchmarks]
- Page 10 [Thermal Imaging and Power Consumption]
- Page 11 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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