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ASRock Fatal1ty E3V5 Gaming/OC (Intel C232) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Apr 7, 2016 1:25 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: ASRock

ASRock Fatal1ty E3V5 Performance Gaming/OC Circuit Analysis Continued

 

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Many of our readers have pointed out that many of these C232 motherboards don't carry nicer audio implementations. ASRock has provided the same Purity sound on this motherboard as they do on their normal Z170 motherboards, and it is quite nice. The ALC1150 is the audio codec which works with the integrate Azalia codec in the PCH, and two Texas Instruments NE5532 amplify rear and front headphone jacks. Nichicon Gold series electrolytic audio capacitors are also provided and the audio region is physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard.

 

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The Intel C232 is very similar to the H170 chipset, but it has more SATA6Gb/s and more USB 2.0 as well as fully support for Intel's Trusted Platform Execution technology. It does have the same TDP at 6W, but it lacks the extra PCI-E 3.0 from the PCH making features such as M.2 harder to implement.

 

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An IDT6V41530NLG is a common clock generator found on Z170 motherboards for higher BCLK overclocking margins.

 

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ASRock is using the Intel i219v PHY for the Gbit NIC.

 

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A nuvoTon NCT6791D provides SuperIO functionality, including the PS/2 on the backpanel and the temperature, voltage, and fan monitoring and control.

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