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GIGABYTE Z370 Aorus Gaming K3 (Intel Z370) Motherboard (Page 4)

By Steven Bassiri from Feb 23, 2018 @ 6:00 CST
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Z370 Aorus Gaming K3 Circuit Analysis Continued

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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