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GIGABYTE Z370 Aorus Gaming K3 (Intel Z370) Motherboard

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Feb 23, 2018 12:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Z370 Aorus Gaming K3 Circuit Analysis Continued





A Realtek ALC1220 is hidden under that EMI shield over the chip. Nippon Chemicon and WIMA audio grade capacitors are used along with a PCB divide to improve audio quality.




GIGABYTE went with an Intel i219v, which is a PHY chip used to produce the 1Gbit NIC. An ASMedia ASM3152 USB 3.1 controller and Texas Instruments HD3220 type-C switch chip provide the two rear USB 3.1 ports.





The main SuperIO controller is the IT8686E; it provides fan control, system monitoring, and the PS/2 on the rear IO panel. An ITE IT8295FN microcontroller provides the motherboard with RGB LED features.




Two 128Mbit BIOS ROMs produce the Dual BIOS feature of the motherboard. An NXP PTN3360




NXP quick switches are used to switch bandwidth around from the x1 slots to the x4 slot.

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