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ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket AM4 in Motherboards | Posted: May 10, 2017 1:42 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: ASRock

AB350 Gaming K4 Circuit Analysis Continued

 

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The Realtek ALC892 is used along with some ELNA audio capacitors for the audio section of this motherboard. The audio section is physically divided from the rest of the motherboard.

 

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The Realtek RTL8111 Gbit NIC is used to provide the LAN port on the rear IO. An ASMedia ASM1543 type-C switch/controller is used to provide the USB 3.1 type-C port on the rear IO.

 

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An ASMedia ASM1061 is used to provide two SATA6Gb/s ports from a single PCI-E 2.0 port. A Realtek RTD2168 produces the VGA port on the rear IO.

 

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A nuvoton NCT6779D is the main SuperIO used on the motherboard and provides fan control and system monitoring as well as the PS/2 port on the rear IO. A nuvoton N76E885A provides RGB LED header support, and a Texas Instruments eFuse ensures the reverse polarity doesn't screw up the motherboard.

 

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The chip labeled 232GG is a driver and receiver chip that provides COM port functions.

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