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MSI Z370 TOMAHAWK (Intel Z370) Motherboard Review (Page 4)

Steven Bassiri | Feb 17, 2018 at 10:00 am CST - 0 mins, 42 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: MSI

Z370 TOMAHAWK Circuit Analysis Continued

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A Realtek ALC892 is used as the audio codec along with Nippon Chemicon audio capacitors and a physical PCB divide to improve audio quality.

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MSI did use an Intel NIC on this motherboard, and we find an Intel PHY, the i219v near the LAN port. USB 3.1 uses an ASMedia ASM3142 controller and an ASMedia ASM1543 type-C switch and CC logic chip.

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The main SuperIO controller is the nuvoTon NCT6795D for the PS/2 port, system fan control, and system monitoring. A Renesas R5F104BCA microcontroller is used as the RGB LED controller.

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The motherboard uses a single 128Mbit(16MB) BIOS ROM. We also find two ASMedia quick switches used to switch x4 between the middle x16 slot and the M.2 slot.

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