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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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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