Z170X-Gaming 6 Circuit Analysis Continued
The audio on the Z170X-Gaming 6 isn't as beefy as that on the Z170X-Gaming 7. Instead of a Core3Di controller, GIGABYTE is using a Realtek ALC1150. GIGABYTE does provide the DIP socket with a BurrBrown OPA2134 amplifier. GIGABYTE provides DIP switches for gain control and Nichicon Gold series capacitors for better fidelity. There are 13 red LEDs located along the PCB divide, and they illuminate the PCB divide quite well.
The Z170X-Gaming 7 has dual NICs; one from Intel (i219v) and the other from Killer (e2201). I was expecting the new e2400 like the Z170X-Gaming 7, but instead, GIGABYTE is providing the e2201 which is the older model. I was expecting an ASMedia USB 3.1 controller; I was surprised to find Intel's USB 3.1 controller labeled DSL6540. There is also a Texas Instruments type-C switch to support the reversible standard.
An iTE IT8628E is used as the main SuperIO chip that controls the fans and monitors temperatures and voltages. The board has Dual BIOS made up for two 16MB (128Mbit) ROMs. There is also a Genesys Logic USB 2.0 hub under the last PCI-E 16x slot to expand the internal USB 2.0 headers. Three ASMedia ASM1480 PCI-E quick switches switch SATA bandwidth to the M.2 slots.
The straight line of four ASMedia 1480 quick switches moves 8x PCI-E 3.0 from the first 16x slot to the second. The other two switches are used to switch 4x of PCI-E 3.0 from the last 16x slot to one of the M.2 slots.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging and Z170X-Gaming 6 Overview]
- Page 3 [GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 6 Circuit Analysis]
- Page 4 [GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 6 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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