B360GT5S Circuit Analysis Continued
The ALC1150 codec is found under the metal shield, and while it's not up to the levels of the ALC1220, it's still not typically found on motherboards at this price point. It's a modern controller, and Biostar offers up some audio grade electrolytic capacitors and a physical PCB divide to improve sound quality.
An Intel i219v PHY provides the GBit LAN port from Intel; it also offers SUPER LAN ESD protection. The USB 3.1 Gen 2 (I always call this USB 3.1, but I wanted to clarify) comes from the PCH on this motherboard. However, that signal needs to be improved once it's far from the PCH and two ASMedia ASM1562 re-drive the USB 3.1 signals. An ASMedia ASM1543 is used as a type-C switch and CC logic controller.
Biostar typically uses ELAN chips for RGB control, and here we see the eKTF5832 used to drive the two headers and built-in audio RGB LEDs. The VGA on the rear IO is not a typical type of output the iGPU provides, and that means a chip needs to be used to output VGA signals and that chip is the Realtek RTD2168.
The main SuperIO is the ITE8625E, and it handles most functions such as PS/2 on the rear IO, hardware monitoring, and fan control. The motherboard features dual 128Mbit BIOS ROMs.
ASMedia ASM1480 quick switches are on the motherboard to switch around PCI-E bandwidth.
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