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GIGABYTE Z270X-Designare Motherboard Review (Page 4)

By: Steven Bassiri from Jun 27, 2017 @ 11:10 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Z270X-Designare Circuit Analysis Continued

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GIGABYTE uses the Realtek ALC1220 along with Nichicon Gold series audio capacitor and a physical PCB divide to improve audio performance. The Realtek ALC1220 offers a built-in headphone amplifier.

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The Intel i219v is the PHY used to compliment the integrated MAC in the PCH to provide Intel Gbit LAN. An ITE IT7236AFN is used as the RGB LED controller.

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There are two ASMedia ASM2142 USB 3.1 controllers for the rear and internal USB 3.1 ports/headers.

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The main SuperIO is the ITE IT8686E, which provides PS/2, and system monitoring features. An NXP level shifter provides the DVI and HDMI ports on the rear IO panel.

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The motherboard features dual-BIOS with two 128Mbit/16MB BIOS ROMs. Four ASMedia ASM1480 switch x8 PCI-E 3.0 from the first to the second slot for two GPUs.

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