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ASRock Fatal1ty X99 Pro Gaming i7 Motherboard Review (Page 4)

By Steven Bassiri from Aug 9, 2016 @ 11:48 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ASRock

Fatal1ty X99 Professional Gaming i7 Circuit Analysis Continued


The Fatal1ty X99 Professional Gaming i7 uses a Realtek ALC1150 codec featuring a 115dB SNR. ASRock further upgraded the audio with two Texas Instruments NE5532 amplifiers, physical isolation, and Nichicon Gold Series capacitors.


USB 3.1 comes from an ASMedia ASM1142, which uses an ASM1542 10Gb/s switch for the type-C port.


The Fatal1ty X99 Professional Gaming i7 features two 1Gbit Intel NICs. The i218v is a PHY for the integrated MAC in the PCH, and the i211AT is the second fully integrated NIC solution. The Wireless AC is from an AC 3160 card.


The ASMedia ASM1074 hub is used to supply all those USB 3.0 ports on the IO panel. A nuvoTon NCT6791D is the SuperIO that provides monitoring, fan control, and PS/2 on the rear IO.


There are many PCI-E quick switches on the rear of the PCB used to switch the PCI-E lanes from the CPU.

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