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GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Master (AMD X570) Motherboard Review (Page 4)

By Steven Bassiri from Jul 15, 2019 @ 22:53 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: AORUS

X570 Aorus Master Circuit Analysis Continued

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Audio hardware includes a Realtek ALC1220 with enhanced front panel dB support. GIGABYTE added an ESS SABRE ES9118 DAC, with up to 125dB SNR. GIGABYTE also added gold series audio capacitor and some WIMA film capacitors.

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Normal Gbit LAN comes from an i211AT Intel NIC, while a Realtek RTL8125AG provides up to 2.5Gbit LAN.

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There are four Pericom PI3EQX USB 3.1 (10Gbps), three are on the top of the motherboard, and one is on the backside. There is also a Realtek type-C controller, the RTS5441. There is also an IDT PCI-E 4.0 clock generator used to manage PCI-E 4.0 bus speed.

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There are four PI3EQX16 PCI-E 4.0 re-drives that re-drive x8 PCI-E 4.0 before they get to the PI3DBS16 PCI-E 4.0 quick switches so that signal integrity can be maintained after x8 PCI-E 4.0 goes through the quick switches. The main SuperIO is the IT8688E is the main SuperIO on the motherboard.

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The GL850S USB 2.0 hub provides the four USB 2.0 ports on the rear IO. Here we have two embedded controllers, they provide the extra fan control and features like the dB monitor.

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A =n ITE IT8297 is used to provide RGB LED control and support. GIGABYTE offer redundant 128Mbit BIOS ROMs, one of which can be replaced. The BIOS USB recovery chip is the 504N, the same chip we find on MSI motherboard, and this is the first time GIGABYTE has used it.

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These two VRMs provide voltage regulation for the front panel USB 3.0 internal header that offers Quick Charge 3.0 support.

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