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GIGABYTE B450 Aorus Pro WIFI (AMD B450) Motherboard Review (Page 3)

By Steven Bassiri from Jul 31, 2018 @ 8:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Circuit Analysis

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The B450 Aorus Pro WIFI shows us the goods with the heat sinks removed.

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We see the VRM here is in an interesting configuration. The PWM controller, the Intersil ISL95712, is in 4+3 phase mode and features two integrated drivers for the main 4 phase rail and one on the 3 phase rail. Three Intersil ISL6625A drivers finish off the control segment of the VRM, and output to two low-side MOSFETs and one high-side MOSFET for the main CPU phases and one low-side and one high-side MOSFET for the SoC portion of the VRM.

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However, GIGABYTE went and added a second inductor per each phase, so while the VRM looks like an 8+3 phase VRM; it is more like an enhanced 4+3 phase VRM. Doubling the inductor count increases current capability and decreases thermals of the VRM. MOSFETs are the ON Semiconductor NTMFS4C06N as the low-side MOSFET and NTMFS4C10N as the high-side MOSFET.

The memory VRM is a single phase VRM controlled by a Richtek RT8120D single-phase PWM controller with an integrated driver, and there are two low-side MOSFETs and one high-side MOSFET.

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United States: The GIGABYTE B450 AORUS PRO WIFI (AMD Ryzen AM4/M.2 Thermal Guard with Onboard WIFI/HDMI/DVI/USB 3.1 Gen 2/DDR4/ATX/Motherboard) retails for $129.99 at Amazon.

United Kingdom: The Gigabyte Aorus Pro AM4 AMD B450 ATX DDR4-SDRAM Motherboard retails for £154.87 at Amazon UK.

Canada: The GIGABYTE B450 Aorus Pro WIFI (AMD B450) Motherboard retails for $174.82 CAD at Amazon Canada.

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