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GIGABYTE X299 Aorus Master (Intel X299) Motherboard Review (Page 4)

Steven Bassiri | Apr 3, 2019 at 10:00 am CDT - 1 min, 9 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: AORUS

X299-Aorus Gaming 9 Circuit Analysis Continued

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A Realtek ALC1220 audio codec is used in conjunction with an ESS Sabre 9218PQ, and WIMA film capacitors and Gold Series electrolytic audio capacitors.

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A 2.5Gbit NBase-T Realtek RTL8125 which offers up to 2.5Gbit, 1Gbit, and 100Mbit speeds, and they added an Intel i219v for Gbit LAN. An Intel Wireless AC 8265 rated up to 867Gbps with BT 4.2.

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Rear USB 3.1 comes from an ASMedia ASM3142 along with a HD3220 switch that controls the type-C port and there is a single port re-driver, but we are unsure if it's used for the type-A or type-C rear USB 3.1 port. There is another ASM3142 used for the internal USB 3.1 header.

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A GL850 USB 2.0 hub is used to increase internal USB 2.0 header count. The main SuperIO is the IT8686E.

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There is an IT8951 is hidden under a PCI-E slot, and it is responsible for QFlash Plus USB BIOS recovery. There are two BIOS ROMs on this motherboard, one of them is replaceable and sits in a DIP socket.

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An ISC6V41742B is used as a clock generator to allow for BCLK overclocking. An IT8795E is used to expand fan control.

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An IT8297FN is used for RGB LED control.

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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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