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ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Preview (Page 4)

By Steven Bassiri on Oct 8, 2018 11:16 am CDT

Fatal1ty Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Circuit Analysis Continued


The audio solution consists of a Realtek ALC1220 rated up to 120dB and supports an integrated headphone AMP. The Texas Instruments NE5532 amplifier is used to increase audio quality at the internal header, and we find gold capacitors to help improve audio as well.


The NIC is an Intel i219V, and the WIFI NIC is an Intel Wireless-AC 9560NGW rated up to 2x3 1.733Gbps.


Thunderbolt 3 is from the Intel JHL6240 Thunderbolt 3 controller; it's a low power 1.2W single port part that connects to the chipset through two PCI-E 3.0 lanes. The type-C sport supports up to 3A as part of PD 2.0 specifications, and the Texas Instruments TPS659832 type-C port controller.


A Mega Chips MCDP2800BC is used for HDMI 2.0. The nuvoton N76E885AT20 is used for RGB LED control.


The nuvoton NCT6791D is the main SuperIO controller. A single 128Mbit BIOS ROM is found on the motherboard.

We will have the second part of this review when the NDA date is reached.

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Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records under his belt. He brings that knowledge and experience to TweakTown.

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