X299-Aorus Gaming 9 Circuit Analysis Continued
The audio hardware on this motherboard consists of the Realtek ALC1220 codec along with a Texas Instruments NE5532 amplifier on the back of the PCB. Gold series capacitors were also used to improve audio quality as well as physical PCB division.
Woah! ASRock dropped that 1x1 433Mbps wireless-AC card and upgraded to the Intel 2x2 867Mbps 8265NGW. The first NIC is an i211AT.
The second NIC is an i219v PHY that works with the integrated MAC in the PCH. The ASMedia ASM3142 USB 3.1 controller is found on a daughterboard.
The ASMedia ASM1543 is used as the type-C switch and CC logic chip. The ASMedia ASM1074 USB 3.0 hub is used to expand USB 3.0 for the rear IO. The odd part is that ASRock could have routed all USB 3.0 to the PCH, as the PCH has many unused HSIO lanes. I believe that ASRock used the hub instead because it reduces the number of traces from the PCH. Mini-ITX boards such as this could use anywhere from 8-10 PCB layers, and reducing traces is the name of the game.
An ICS 6V41742B is used as an extra clock generator to improve BCLK clocking. The nuvoton NCT6791D is the main super IO used for fan control and major system monitoring, as well as the PS/2 port.
The Nuvoton N76E885AT is used for RGB LED control and functionality. The BIOS is a 128Mbit/16MB ROM. We also find an eFuse near the BIOS ROM.
PRICING: You can find the product discussed for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard retails for $XXX at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard retails for £XXX at Amazon UK.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging and X299E-ITX/ac Overview]
- Page 3 [ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Circuit Analysis]
- Page 4 [ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Circuit Analysis Continued]
- Page 5 [BIOS and Software]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup]
- Page 7 [Overclocking With G.Skill 3800MHz SO-DIMMs]
- Page 8 [CPU, Memory, and System Benchmarks]
- Page 9 [System IO Benchmarks]
- Page 10 [VRM and System Thermal Imaging and Power Consumption]
- Page 11 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Apple's new game service is like Game Pass
- Sekiro mod engine paves the way for expansive mods
- Sean Murray gives rare talk on No Man's Sky's triumphs, woes
- Digital PS4 game sales locked exclusively to PSN
- Enter the 'Spider-Verse' for our Spider-Man Blu-ray giveaway
- Do anyone can help in converting Outlook PST Files into EML format
- Icy Dock flexiDock MB524SP-B Review - 4x 2.5" SATA, 5.25 Bay
- Icy Dock flexiDock MB795SP-B Review - 3.5" & 2.5" Single Bay
- Logitech G903 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse Review
- EVE: Aether Wars Successfully Achieves Groundbreaking 14,000-Ship Battle Live At GDC
- Stainless Games new IP, ShockRods, set to re-ignite arena combat genre with over-the-top action
- RIFT is Celebrating its 8th Anniversary! Update Gives Players New Expert Dungeon and a Colorful Carnival
- Ubisoft Announces The PC Specifications For Assassin's Creed III Remastered
- Life Is Strange 2 Episode 3 Release Date Announced