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ASRock X299 Taichi XE (Intel X299) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 2066 in Motherboards | Posted: Jan 17, 2018 2:23 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: ASRock

ASROCK X299 Taichi XE Circuit Analysis Continued

 

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We find a Realtek ALC1220 codec along with a Texas Instruments NE5532 amplifier, and Gold series audio capacitors and physical PCB isolation help to improve overall audio signal quality.

 

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We find an Intel i219v and i211AT on the motherboard and they provide the dual Gbit NICs on the rear IO.

 

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An ASMedia ASM3142 and ASM1543 provide the rear USB 3.1 type-A port. A USB 3.0 hub, the ASmedia ASM1074, expands one USB 3.0 lane into four for the internal headers and the type-C port.

 

 

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An ASMedia ASM1184e expands one PCI-E 3.0 lanes into 3-4 for certain low bandwidth features such as the WIFI controller, ASMedia SATA6Gb/s controller, and PCI-E x1 slot. An ASMedia ASM1061 is used to provide two extra SATA6Gb/s ports.

 

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ASRock has a custom Flash Back chip, which provides USB BIOS recovery. The main SuperIO is the NCT6791D, and a Nuvoton N76E88AT provides RGB LED support.

 

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The ICS 6V41742B provides better BCLK overclocking margins. A bunch of NXP PCI-E quick switches move around CPU PCI-E bandwidth for different PCI-E configurations.

 

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The WIFI is provided by an Intel Wireless AC 3168NGW 1x1 433Mbps controller.

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