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GIGABYTE X399 Aorus Xtreme (AMD X399) Motherboard Review (Page 4)

Steven Bassiri | Mar 14, 2019 at 10:00 am CDT - 1 min, 3 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 95%Manufacturer: AORUS

X399 Aorus Xtreme Circuit Analysis Continued

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GIGABYTE is using a Realtek ALC1220 rated for 120dB and contains an integrated headphone amplifier. They do add in an ESS Sabre ESS9118EQ DAC to improve audio quality. Some audio capacitors were also added in.

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Two Intel i211AT Gbit NICs provide the two LAN ports on the rear IO. An Intel Wireless AC 867Mbps card is also present. Not pictured is the Aquantia 10G NIC, we couldn't take the heat sink off to take a picture of the AQC107.

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Two PI3EQX USB 3.1 re-drivers help to improve USB 3.1 signaling from the chipset's native USB 3.1 controller. The Texas Instruments HD3220 is used as the type-C controller. The internal type-C header is powered by an ASMedia ASM3142 USB 3.1 controller.

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The SuperIO is the IT8686E, and two IT8795E chips are used as embedded controllers to expand fan control. The ITE8295 microcontroller is used for digital/addressable RGB LED control.

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There are dual BIOS ROMs on the motherboard, and one of them sits in a DOP socket so it can be replaced down the road if a BIOS update isn't enough for future CPU support.

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Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest tech stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records.

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