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Intel LGA1151 Z170, Z270, Z370 and Z390 Motherboard Selection for Video Editors
  • Chipsets general information.

    Chipset diagrams and PCie lines limits

    Z170

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    Z270

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    Almost no change, but now it is 24 PCIe 3.0 lines go from chipset. 4 more than previous.

    Z370

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    All same as Z270, just support for newer CPUs.

    Z390

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    Only significant changes are USB 3.1 Gen2 ports supported by chipset and also support for additional WiFi and Bluetooth.

    DMI 3.0, released in August 2015, allows the 8 GT/s transfer rate per lane, for a total of four lanes and 3.93 GB/s for the CPU–PCH link.

    In August 2007, PCI-SIG announced that PCI Express 3.0 would carry a bit rate of 8 gigatransfers per second (GT/s)

    So DMI 3.0 is PCIe 3.0 4x. And all this nice looking premium MB's share same actual 20x PCIe 3.0 lines.

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  • GIGABYTE AORUS Z390 Master started shipping

  • Heatsinks info added to Asrock and MSI.

  • @konjow

    Well. it is still badly unfinished.

  • WoW Well Done Vitaliy !!!

  • MSI finished (except OC capabilities).

  • Asrock finished (except OC capabilities).

  • VRM finished, chipsets diagrams added, moving to features and more info in initial posts.

  • MSI, continued

    • Z370-A Pro
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled MOSFETs, uP9508 PWM controller, 2x SM4337 and 2x SM4503 MOSFETs per phase
      • Two quite small designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • Realtek ALC892 Audio
      • Realtek RTL8111H Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 ports
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z370 PC Pro
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled MOSFETs, uP9508 PWM controller, 2x SM4337 and 2x SM4503 MOSFETs per phase
      • Two quite small designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1, PCI
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC887 Audio
      • Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, Type C and Type A ports via ASMedia ASM3142 Controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z370 SLI Plus
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, uP9508 PWM controller, 2x QN3103 and 2x QN307 per phase
      • Two quite small designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio
      • Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, Type C and Type A ports via ASMedia ASM3142 Controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z370 Tomahawk
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, uP9508 PWM controller, 2x QN3103 and 2x QN307 per phase
      • Two designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio, Dual
      • Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, Type C and Type A ports via ASMedia ASM3142 Controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z370 Krait Gaming
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, uP9508 PWM controller, 2x QN3103 and 2x QN307 per phase
      • Two designer made alu heatsinks with more fins, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC892 Audio
      • Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, Type C and Type A ports via ASMedia ASM3142 Controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z370 Gaming Plus
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled MOSFETs, uP9508 PWM controller, 2x SM4337 and 2x SM4503 MOSFETs per phase
      • Two quite bad designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 4 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • Realtek ALC892 Audio
      • Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 ports
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, uP9508 PWM controller, 2x 4C029N and 2x 4C024N per phase
      • Two quite bad designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio
      • Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, Type C and Type A ports via ASMedia ASM3142 Controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, uP9508 PWM controller, 2x 4C029N and 2x 4C024N per phase
      • Two quite bad designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio
      • Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, Type C and Type A ports via ASMedia ASM3142 Controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z370 Gaming M5
      • 4x phases CPU VCC, uP9508 PWM controller, 1x 4C029N and 1x 4C024N per phase
      • Two designer made alu heatsinks, with heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio
      • Killer E2500 Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, Type C and Type A ports via ASMedia ASM3142 Controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z370 Godlike Gaming
      • 8x phases via real IR3599 doublers CPU VCC making it total 16x phases, IR35201 PWM controller, IR3555 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
      • Two designer made alu heatsinks, with heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x4+x4, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 1 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located right below hot GPU area
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board + also 1 x U.2 port
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio+ESS E9018 DAC
      • 3 x Killer E2500 Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, Type C and Type A ports via ASMedia ASM3142 Controller
      • One USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C port internal connector via ASMedia ASM3142 Controller
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • ---------- Z390 ---------------
    • MAG Z390 Tomahawk
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, uP9521P PWM controller, 2x 4C029N and 2x 4C024N per phase
      • Two designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x1, 2 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC892 Audio
      • Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
      • Intel I211-AT Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 4 USB 3.1 Gen2, Type C and 3xType A ports via Z390 chipset
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • MPG Z390 Gaming Plus
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, uP9521P PWM controller, 2x 4C029N and 2x 4C024N per phase
      • One massive designer made alu heatsink, without heatpipe, all non VCC phases left uncovered.
      • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 4 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC892 Audio
      • Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, Type C and Type A ports via Z390 chipset
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC
      • 5x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, uP9521P PWM controller, 2x 4C029N and 2x 4C024N per phase
      • Two massive designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio
      • Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
      • Thunderbolt Add-on Card Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, Type C and Type A ports via Z390 chipset
      • One USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C port internal connector via Z390 chipset
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
      • 5x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, uP9521P PWM controller, 2x 4C029N and 2x 4C024N per phase
      • Two designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio
      • Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
      • Thunderbolt Add-on Card Connector
      • 4 USB 3.1 Gen2, Type C and 3xType A ports via Z390 chipset
      • One USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C port internal connector via Z390 chipset
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • MEG Z390 Ace
      • 6x phases via real IR3599 doublers CPU VCC making it total 12x phases, IR35201 PWM controller, 1x 4C029N and 1x 4C024N per phase
      • Two designer made alu heatsinks, with heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x4+x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located right below hot GPU area
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio
      • Killer E2500 Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 6 USB 3.1 Gen2, Type C and 5xType A ports via Z390 chipset and via ASMedia ASM3142 Controller
      • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C port internal connectors via Z390 chipset
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • MEG Z390 Godlike
      • 8x phases via real IR3599 doublers CPU VCC making it total 16x phases, IR35201 PWM controller, TDA21462 integrated power stage for each phase
      • Two massive designer made alu heatsinks, with heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x4+x4, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 1 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located right below hot GPU area
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board + U.2 Port.
      • Realtek ALC1220 Audio, Double + ESS E9018 DAC
      • 2 x Killer E2500 Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 6 USB 3.1 Gen2, Type C and 5xType A ports via Z390 chipset and via ASMedia ASM3142 Controller
      • Two USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C port internal connectors via Z390 chipset
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
  • MSI

    • Z170A Tomahawk
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled MOSFETs, ISL95856 PWM controller, 2x PK616BA and 2x PK632BA MOSFETS per phase
      • Two quite small designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1 2 PCI
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • Realtek ALC892 Audio
      • Realtek RTL8111H Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports via ASMedia ASM1142 Controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z170A Gaming Pro
      • 4x phases CPU VCC, ISL95856 PWM controller, 1x PK616BA and 1x PK632BA MOSFETS per phase
      • Two quite small designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1 1 PCI
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • Realtek ALC1150 Audio
      • Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports via ASMedia ASM1142 Controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon
      • 4x phases CPU VCC, ISL95856 PWM controller, 1x PK616BA and 1x PK632BA MOSFETS per phase
      • Two quite small designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 4 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • Realtek ALC1150 Audio
      • Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports via ASMedia ASM1142 Controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z170A SLI Plus
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ISL95856 PWM controller, 2x PK616BA and 2x PK632BA MOSFETS per phase
      • Two small designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • Realtek ALC1150 Audio
      • Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 1 USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C port via ASMedia ASM1142 Controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z170A Gaming M7
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ISL95856 PWM controller, 2x PK616BA and 2x PK632BA MOSFETS per phase
      • Two designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x8+x4, 4 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1150 Audio
      • Killer E2400 Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, Type C and Type A ports via ASMedia ASM1142 Controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z170A Gaming M9 ACK
      • 3x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ISL95856 PWM controller, 2x PK616BA and 2x PK631BA MOSFETS per phase
      • Two designer made alu heatsinks, with ability to install water cooling pipes, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x8+x4, 4 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Cmedia CM6632 Audio
      • Killer E2400 Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, Type C and Type A ports via ASMedia ASM1142 Controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z170A XPower Gaming Titanium Edition
      • 5x phases via real IR3599 doublers CPU VCC making it total 10x phases, IR35201 PWM controller, IR3555 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
      • Two massive designer made alu heatsinks with very few fins, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x4+x4, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x3 mode, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1150 Audio
      • Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, both Type A ports via ASMedia ASM1142 Controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z170A MPower Gaming Titanium
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, uP9506 PWM controller, 2x PK616BA and 2x PK632BA MOSFETS per phase
      • Two designer made alu heatsinks with much more fins, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x8+x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1150 Audio
      • Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, Type C and Type A ports via ASMedia ASM1142 Controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • ---------- Z270 ---------------
    • Z270 Krait Gaming
      • 3x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, uP9508 PWM controller, 2x PK616BA and 2x PK632BA MOSFETS per phase
      • Two designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1120 Audio
      • Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, Type C and Type A ports via ASMedia ASM2142 Controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z270 SLI Plus
      • 3x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, uP9508 PWM controller, 2x PK616BA and 2x PK632BA MOSFETS per phase
      • Two designer made alu heatsinks with more fins, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1120 Audio
      • Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, Type C and Type A ports via ASMedia ASM2142 Controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z270 Gaming M5
      • 4x phases via real uP1961 doublers CPU VCC making it 8x phases, uP9508 PWM controller, 1x PK616BA and 1x PK632BA MOSFETS per phase
      • Two designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1120 Audio
      • Killer E2500 Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, Type C and Type A ports via ASMedia ASM2142 Controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z270 Gaming M7
      • 4x phases via real uP1961 doublers CPU VCC making it 8x phases, uP9508 PWM controller, 1x PK616BA and 1x PK632BA MOSFETS per phase
      • Two massive designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x4+x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4), located in hot area under GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1120 Audio
      • Killer E2500 Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, Type C and Type A ports via ASMedia ASM2142 Controller
      • Has USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C internal connector via ASMedia ASM2142 Controller
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z270A XPower Gaming Titanium
      • 5x phases via real IR3599 doublers CPU VCC making it total 10x phases, IR35201 PWM controller, IR3555 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
      • Two designer made alu heatsinks with more fins, with heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x4+x4, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at 4x, 2 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4), located in hot area under GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1120 Audio
      • Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN
      • Intel I211AT Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt Internal Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, Type C and Type A ports via ASMedia ASM2142 Controller
      • Has USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C internal connector via ASMedia ASM2142 Controller
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
  • Gigabyte, continued

    • Z370P D3
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled MOSFETs, ISL95866 PWM controller, 2x 4C09N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • Z370 HD3
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled MOSFETs, ISL95866 PWM controller, 2x 4C10N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • Z370 HD3P
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled MOSFETs, ISL95866 PWM controller, 2x 4C10N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • Z370XP SLI
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled MOSFETs, ISL95866 PWM controller, 2x 4C10N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled MOSFETs, ISL95866 PWM controller, 2x 4C10N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming 2.0
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements ISL95866 PWM controller, 2x 4C10N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming WiFi
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements ISL95866 PWM controller, 2x 4C10N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • Z370 Aorus Gaming K3
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled MOSFETs, ISL95866 PWM controller, 2x 4C10N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • Z370 Aorus Gaming 3
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled MOSFETs, ISL95866 PWM controller, 2x 4C10N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • Z370 Aorus Gaming 5
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements ISL95866 PWM controller, 2x 4C10N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • Z370 Aorus Gaming 7
      • 4x phases via real ISL6617 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x phases, ISL69138 PWM controller, ISL99227B integrated Smart Power Stage for each phase
    • ---------- Z390 ---------------
    • Z390 Gaming SLI
      • 5x phases via real ISL6617 doublers CPU VCC making it total 10x phases, ISL69138 PWM controller, 1x 4C10N and 1x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • Z390 Gaming X
      • 5x phases via real ISL6617 doublers CPU VCC making it total 10x phases, ISL69138 PWM controller, 1x 4C10N and 1x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • Z390 UD
      • 5x phases via real ISL6617 doublers CPU VCC making it total 10x phases, ISL69138 PWM controller, 1x 4C10N and 1x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • Z390 Aorus Elite
      • 6x phases via real ISL6617 doublers CPU VCC making it total 12x phases, ISL69138 PWM controller, SiC634 integrated Power Stage for each phase
    • Z390 Aorus Pro and Z390 Aorus Pro Wifi
      • 6x phases via real ISL6617 doublers CPU VCC making it total 12x phases, ISL69138 PWM controller, SiC634 integrated Power Stage for each phase
    • Z390 Aorus Ultra
      • 6x phases via real ISL6617 doublers CPU VCC making it total 12x phases, ISL69138 PWM controller, SiC634 integrated Power Stage for each phase
    • Z390 Aorus Master
      • 6x phases via real IR3599 doublers CPU VCC making it total 12x phases, IR35201 PWM controller, IR3553 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
    • Z390 Aorus Extreme
      • 8x phases via real IR3599 doublers CPU VCC making it total 16x phases, IR35201 PWM controller, TDA21462 integrated power stage for each phase
  • Gigabyte

    • GA-Z170XP-SLI
      • 4x phases CPU VCC, ISL95856 PWM controller, 1x SiRA18DP and 1x SiRA12DP MOSFETS per phase
    • GA-Z170X-UD3
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ISL95856 PWM controller, 2x SiRA18DP and 2x SiRA12DP MOSFETS per phase
    • GA-Z170X-UD5
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ISL95856 PWM controller, 2x SiRA18DP and 2x SiRA12DP MOSFETS per phase
    • GA-Z170X-UD5 TH
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ISL95856 PWM controller, 2x SiRA18DP and 2x SiRA12DP MOSFETS per phase
    • GA-Z170X-Designare
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ISL95856 PWM controller, 2x SiRA18DP and 2x SiRA12DP MOSFETS per phase
    • GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming
      • 4x phases CPU VCC, ISL95856 PWM controller, 1x SiRA18DP and 1x SiRA12DP MOSFETS per phase
    • Z170X-Gaming 3
      • 4x phases CPU VCC, ISL95856 PWM controller, 1x SiRA18DP and 1x SiRA12DP MOSFETS per phase
    • Z170X-Gaming 5
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ISL95856 PWM controller, 2x SiRA18DP and 2x SiRA12DP MOSFETS per phase
    • Z170X-Gaming 6
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ISL95856 PWM controller, 2x SiRA18DP and 2x SiRA12DP MOSFETS per phase
    • Z170X-Gaming 7
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ISL95856 PWM controller, 2x SiRA18DP and 2x SiRA12DP MOSFETS per phase
    • Z170X-Gaming G1
      • 8x phases via real IR3599 doublers CPU VCC making it total 16x phases, IR35201 PWM controller, IR3553 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
    • Z170X-SOC Force
      • 8x phases via real IR3599 doublers CPU VCC making it total 16x phases, IR35201 PWM controller, IR3553 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
    • ---------- Z270 ---------------
    • Z270-Gaming K3
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled low side, ISL95866 PWM controller, 1x 4C10N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • Z270X-UD3
      • 4x phases CPU VCC, ISL95866 PWM controller, 1x 4C10N and 1x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • Z270X-UD5
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ISL95866 PWM controller, 2x 4C10N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • Z170X-Designare
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled low side, ISL95866 PWM controller, 1x 4C07N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • Z270X-Gaming 5
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ISL95866 PWM controller, 2x SiRA18DP and 2x SiRA12DP MOSFETS per phase
    • Z270X-Gaming K5
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled low side, ISL95866 PWM controller, 1x 4C10N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • Z270X-Gaming 7
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ISL95866 PWM controller, 2x SiRA18DP and 2x SiRA12DP MOSFETS per phase
    • Z270X-Gaming 8
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ISL95866 PWM controller, 2x 4C10N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • Z270X-Gaming 9
      • 8x phases via real IR3599 doublers CPU VCC making it total 16x phases, IR35201 PWM controller, IR3553 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
    • Z270X-Gaming SOC
      • 8x phases CPU VCC, IR35201 PWM controller, IR3553 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
  • ASUS, continued

    • Prime Z370-A
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400BT PWM controller, 2x 4C09B and 2x 4C06B MOSFETS per phase
    • Prime Z370-P
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled low side, ASP1400BT PWM controller, 4C09N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • TUF Z370-Plus Gaming
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled low side, ASP1400BT PWM controller, SiRA14DP and 2x SiRA12DP MOSFETS per phase
    • TUF Z370-Pro Gaming
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled low side, ASP1400BT PWM controller, 4C09N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400BT PWM controller, 2x SiRA14DP and 2x SiRA12DP MOSFETS per phase
    • ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400BT PWM controller, 2x SiRA14DP and 2x SiRA12DP MOSFETS per phase
    • ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400BT PWM controller, 2x SiRA14DP and 2x SiRA12DP MOSFETS per phase
    • ROG Strix Z370-H Gaming
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled low side, ASP1400BT PWM controller, 4C09N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • ROG Maximus X Hero
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400BT PWM controller, BSG0812ND OptiMOS 5 Power Block for each phase
    • ROG Maximus X Hero Wifi
      • 4x phases via real IR3599 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x phases, ASP1405I PWM controller, ZF906 Dual MOSFET for each phase
    • ROG Maximus X Apex
      • 4x phases via real IR3599 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x phases, ASP1405I PWM controller, BSG0812ND OptiMOS 5 Power Block for each phase
    • ROG Maximus X Code
      • 4x phases via real IR3599 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x phases, ASP1405I PWM controller, ZF906 Dual MOSFET for each phase
    • ROG Maximus X Formula
      • 4x phases via real IR3599 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x phases, ASP1405I PWM controller, ZF906 Dual MOSFET for each phase
    • ---------- Z390 ---------------
    • Prime Z390-A
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400CTB PWM controller, 2x 4C10B and 2x 4C06B MOSFETS per phase
    • Prime Z390-P
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled low side, ASP1400CTB PWM controller, 4C10B and 2x 4C06B MOSFETS per phase
    • TUF Z390-Plus Gaming
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400CTB PWM controller, 2x 4C10B and 2x 4C06B MOSFETS per phase
    • TUF Z390-Pro Gaming
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400CTB PWM controller, 2x 4C10B and 2x 4C06B MOSFETS per phase
    • ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400CTB PWM controller, 2x NCP302045 Integrated Drivers and MOSFETs per phase
    • ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400CTB PWM controller, 2x NCP302045 Integrated Drivers and MOSFETs per phase
    • ROG Strix Z390-H Gaming
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400CTB PWM controller, 2x 4C10B and 2x 4C06B MOSFETS per phase
    • ROG Maximus XI Hero
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400CTB PWM controller, 2x SiC639 VRPower Integrated Power Stage per phase
    • ROG Maximus XI Apex
      • 8x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400S PWM controller, 2x IR3555 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
    • ROG Maximus XI Code
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400CTB PWM controller, 2x SiC639 VRPower Integrated Power Stage per phase
    • ROG Maximus XI Formula
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400CTB PWM controller, 2x SiC639 VRPower Integrated Power Stage per phase
    • ROG Maximus XI Extreme
      • 5x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1405I PWM controller, 2x IR3555 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
    • ROG Maximus XI Gene
      • 5x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1405I PWM controller, 2x IR3555 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
  • ASUS

    • Z170-P
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled low side, ASP1400B PWM controller, PH6030AL and 2x PH4030AL MOSFETS per phase
    • Z170-P D3
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled low side, ASP1400B PWM controller, PH6030AL and 2x PH4030AL MOSFETS per phase
    • Z170-E
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled low side, ASP1400B PWM controller, PH6030AL and 2x PH4030AL MOSFETS per phase
    • Z170-A
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400B PWM controller, 2x 4C09N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • Z170-Pro
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400B PWM controller, 2x 4C09N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • Z170 Pro Gaming
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400B PWM controller, 2x 4C09N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • TUF Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1
      • 4x phases via real IR3599 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x phases, each has doubled low side, ASP1405I PWM controller, 1x 4C09N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • ROG Maximus VIII Ranger
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400B PWM controller, CSD 87350 Buck NexFET Power Blocks for each phase
    • ROG Maximus VIII Gene
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400B PWM controller, CSD 87350 Buck NexFET Power Blocks for each phase
    • ROG Maximus VIII Hero
      • 4x phases via real IR3599 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x phases, ASP1405I PWM controller, CSD 87350 Buck NexFET Power Blocks for each phase
    • ROG Maximus VIII Formula
      • 4x phases via real IR3599 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x phases, ASP1405I PWM controller, CSD 87350 Buck NexFET Power Blocks for each phase
    • ROG Maximus VIII Extreme
      • 8x phases CPU VCC making, ASP1405I PWM controller, BSG0812ND OptiMOS 5 Power Block for each phase
    • Z170-WS
      • 6x phases CPU VCC, ASP1405I PWM controller, IR3555 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
    • Z170 Deluxe
      • 8x phases CPU VCC, ASP1405I PWM controller, IR3555 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
    • ---------- Z270 ---------------
    • Prime Z270-K
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled low side, ASP1400BT PWM controller, M3054M and 2x M3054M MOSFETS per phase
    • PRIME Z270-A
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400BT PWM controller, 2x 4C09N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • ROG Strix Z270E Gaming
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400BT PWM controller, 2x 4C09N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • ROG Strix Z270F Gaming
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400BT PWM controller, 2x 4C09N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • ROG Strix Z270G Gaming
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400BT PWM controller, 2x 4C09N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • ROG Strix Z270H Gaming
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled low side, ASP1400BT PWM controller, 4C09N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • TUF Z270 Mark 1
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400BT PWM controller, 2x 4C09N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • TUF Z270 Mark 2
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled low side, ASP1400BT PWM controller, 4C09N and 2x 4C06N MOSFETS per phase
    • ROG Maximus IX Hero
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400BT PWM controller, CSD 87350 Buck NexFET Power Blocks for each phase
    • ROG Maximus IX Apex
      • 4x phases via real IR3599 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x phases, ASP1405I PWM controller, CSD 87350 Buck NexFET Power Blocks for each phase
    • ROG Maximus IX Code
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400BT PWM controller, CSD 87350 Buck NexFET Power Blocks for each phase
    • ROG Maximus IX Formula
      • 4x phases CPU VCC with doubled elements, ASP1400BT PWM controller, CSD 87350 Buck NexFET Power Blocks for each phase
    • ROG Maximus IX Extreme
      • 4x phases via real IR3599 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x phases, ASP1405I PWM controller, CSD 87350 Buck NexFET Power Blocks for each phase
    • Z270-WS
      • 8x phases CPU VCC, ASP1405I PWM controller, IR3555 integrated PowIRstage for each phase
  • Asrock, continued

    • Z370 Pro4
      • 4x doubled elements phases CPU VCC, ISL95856 PWM controller, 2xSM4337 and 2xSM4336 MOSFETS per phase
      • One small alu heatsink, without heatpipe, all non VCC phases left uncovered.
      • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1, 1x PCI
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC892 Audio
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 ports
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z370 Extreme4
      • 5x doubled elements phases CPU VCC, ISL69138 PWM controller, 2xFDPC5030SG (or 2xSM7341EH) Dual-N Fets per phase
      • Two designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x8+x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1120 Audio+NE5532 amplifier
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, Type C and Type A via ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z370 Killer SLI
      • 4x doubled elements phases CPU VCC, ISL95856 PWM controller, 2xSM4337 and 2xSM4336 MOSFETS per phase
      • Two small alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8, 4 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC892 Audio
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 ports
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z370 Taichi
      • 5x doubled elements phases CPU VCC, ISL69138 PWM controller, 2xFDPC5030SG (or 2xSM7341EH) Dual-N Fets per phase
      • Two designer made alu heatsinks, with heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x4+x4, 2 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1120 Audio+NE5532 amplifier
      • 1 x Intel I211AT Gigabit LAN
      • 1 x Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, Type C and Type A via ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • Has USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C internal connector via ASMedia ASM3142
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z370 Fatal1ty Gaming K6
      • 5x doubled elements phases CPU VCC, ISL69138 PWM controller, 2xFDPC5030SG (or 2xSM7341EH) Dual-N Fets per phase
      • Two designer made alu heatsinks, with heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x8+x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1120 Audio+NE5532 amplifier
      • 1 x Intel I211AT Gigabit LAN
      • 1 x Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, Type C and Type A via ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z370 Fatal1ty Professional Gaming i7
      • 5x doubled elements phases CPU VCC, ISL69138 PWM controller, 2xSM7341EH Dual-N Fets per phase
      • Two designer made alu heatsinks, with heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x4+x4, 2 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1120 Audio+NE5532 amplifier
      • 1 x Intel I211AT Gigabit LAN
      • 1 x Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • 1 x AQUANTIA AQC107 10 Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, Type C and Type A via ASMedia ASM3142 controller
      • Has USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C internal connector via ASMedia ASM3142
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chip
    • ---------- Z390 ---------------
    • Z390 Pro4
      • 4x doubled elements phases CPU VCC, ISL95856 PWM controller, 2xSM4337 and 2xSM4336 MOSFETS per phase
      • One small alu heatsink, without heatpipe, all non VCC phases left uncovered.
      • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC892 Audio
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, Type C and Type A via Z390 chipset
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z390 Extreme 4
      • 5x doubled elements phases CPU VCC, ISL69138 PWM controller, 2xFDPC5030SG (or 2xSM7341EH) Dual-N Fets per phase
      • Two massive designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x8+x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1120 Audio+NE5532 amplifier
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, Type C and Type A via Z390 chipset
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z390 Phantom Gaming 4
      • 4x doubled elements phases CPU VCC, ISL95856 PWM controller, 2xSM4337 and 2xSM4336 MOSFETS per phase
      • One small alu heatsink, without heatpipe, all non VCC phases left uncovered.
      • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC892 Audio
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, Type C and Type A via Z390 chipset
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z390 Phantom Gaming SLI/ac
      • 4x doubled elements phases CPU VCC, ISL95856 PWM controller, 2xSM4337 and 2xSM4336 MOSFETS per phase
      • Two small alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8, 4 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC892 Audio
      • RTL8125AG 2.5 Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, Type C and Type A via Z390 chipset
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z390 Phantom Gaming 9
      • 5x phases via real IR3598 doublers CPU VCC making it total 10x, IR35201 PWM controller, CSD 87350 Buck NexFET Power Blocks for each phase - total 10x
      • Two massive designer made alu heatsinks, with heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x4+x4, 2 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located in hot area under GPU slot.
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1120 Audio+NE5532 amplifier
      • RTL8125AG 2.5 Gigabit LAN
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Intel I211AT Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • 4 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, 1x Type C and 3x Type A via Z390 chipset
      • Has USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C internal connector via Z390 chipset
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z390 Taichi
      • 5x phases via real IR3598 doublers CPU VCC making it total 10x, IR35201 PWM controller, CSD 87350 Buck NexFET Power Blocks for each phase - total 10x
      • Two massive designer made alu heatsinks, with heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x4+x4, 2 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located in hot area under GPU slot.
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1120 Audio+NE5532 amplifier
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Intel I211AT Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • 4 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, 1x Type C and 3x Type A via Z390 chipset
      • Has USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C internal connector via Z390 chipset
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z390 Taichi Ultimate
      • 5x phases via real IR3598 doublers CPU VCC making it total 10x, IR35201 PWM controller, CSD 87350 Buck NexFET Power Blocks for each phase - total 10x
      • Two massive designer made alu heatsinks, with heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x4+x4, 2 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located in hot area under GPU slot.
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1120 Audio+NE5532 amplifier
      • AQUANTIA AQC107 10 Gigabit LAN
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Intel I211AT Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • 4 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, 1x Type C and 3x Type A via Z390 chipset
      • Has USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C internal connector via Z390 chipset
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chip
  • ASRock

    • Z170 Extreme4
      • 3x doubled elements phases CPU VCC, ISL95856 PWM controller, 2xSM4337 (or 2x4028GEMT) and 2xSM4336 (or 2x4024GEMT) MOSFETS per phase
      • Two bad designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x8+x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located in hot area under GPU slot
      • Realtek ALC1150 Audio+NE5532 amplifier
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt AIC Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, Type C and Type A via ASMedia ASM1142 controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z170 Extreme4+
      • 3x doubled elements phases CPU VCC, ISL95856 PWM controller, 2xSM4337 (or 2x4028GEMT) and 2xSM4336 (or 2x4024GEMT) MOSFETS per phase
      • Two bad designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x8+x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located in hot area under GPU slot
      • Realtek ALC1150 Audio+NE5532 amplifier
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt AIC Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, Type C and Type A via ASMedia ASM1142 controller
      • ASRock Front USB 3.1 Panel with Type C and Type A ports
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z170 Extreme6
      • 4x doubled elements phases CPU VCC, ISL95824 PWM controller, 2xSM4337 (or 2x4028GEMT) and 2xSM4336 (or 2x4024GEMT) MOSFETS per phase
      • Two massive designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x8+x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located in hot area under GPU slot
      • Realtek ALC1150 Audio+NE5532 amplifier
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt AIC Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, Type C and Type A via ASMedia ASM1142 controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z170 Extreme6+
      • 4x doubled elements phases CPU VCC, ISL95824 PWM controller, 2x4028GEMT and 2x4024GEMT MOSFETS per phase
      • Two massive designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x8+x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located in hot area under GPU slot
      • Realtek ALC1150 Audio+NE5532 amplifier
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt AIC Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, Type C and Type A via ASMedia ASM1142 controller
      • ASRock Front USB 3.1 Panel with Type C and Type A ports
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z170 Extreme7+
      • 4x phases via real IR3598 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x, IR35201 PWM controller, CSD 87350 Buck NexFET Power Blocks for each phase - total 8x
      • Two massive designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x4+x4, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 in 4x mode, 1 PCIe 3.0 x1, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1, 1x Mini-PCIe
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located in hot area under GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1150 Audio+NE5532 amplifier
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt AIC Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, Type C and Type A via ASMedia ASM1142 controller
      • ASRock Front USB 3.1 Panel with Type C and Type A ports
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4
      • 4x doubled elements phases CPU VCC, ISL95824 PWM controller, 2xSM4337 (or 2x4028GEMT) and 2xSM4336 (or 2x4024GEMT) MOSFETS per phase
      • Two bad designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located in hot area under GPU slot
      • Realtek ALC1150 Audio+NE5532 amplifier
      • Killer E2400 Gigabit LAN
      • No Thunderbolt AIC Connector
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 ports
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6
      • 4x doubled elements phases CPU VCC, ISL95824 PWM controller, 2xSM4337 (or 2x4028GEMT) and 2xSM4336 (or 2x4024GEMT) MOSFETS per phase
      • Two massive designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x8+x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located in hot area under GPU slot
      • Realtek ALC1150 Audio+NE5532 amplifier
      • Killer E2400 Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt AIC Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, Type C and Type A via ASMedia ASM1142 controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6+
      • 4x doubled elements phases CPU VCC, ISL95824 PWM controller, 2xSM4337 (or 2x4028GEMT) and 2xSM4336 (or 2x4024GEMT) MOSFETS per phase
      • Two massive designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x8+x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located in hot area under GPU slot
      • Realtek ALC1150 Audio+NE5532 amplifier
      • Killer E2400 Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt AIC Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, Type C and Type A via ASMedia ASM1142 controller
      • ASRock Front USB 3.1 Panel with Type C and Type A ports
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z170 OC Formula
      • 6x phases via real IR3598 doublers CPU VCC making it total 12x, IR35201 PWM controller, CSD 87350 Buck NexFET Power Blocks for each phase - total 12x
      • Two massive designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x4+x8/x8+x4+x4+x4, 1 PCIe 3.0 x1, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1, 1x Mini-PCIe
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located in hot area under GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1150 Audio+NE5532 amplifier
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt 2 and 3 AIC Connectors
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, Type C and Type A via ASMedia ASM1142 controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chip
    • ---------- Z270 ---------------
    • Z270 Pro4
      • 3x doubled elements phases CPU VCC, ISL95824 PWM controller, 2xSM4337 (or 2xPZ0903BK) and 2xSM4336 (or 2xPK618BA) MOSFETS per phase
      • One small alu heatsink, without heatpipe, all non VCC phases left uncovered.
      • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1, 1x PCI
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC892 Audio
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt 2 and 3 AIC Connectors
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 ports
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z270 Extreme4
      • 3x doubled elements phases CPU VCC, ISL95824 PWM controller, 2xSM4337 (or 2xPZ0903BK) and 2xSM4336 (or 2xPK618BA) MOSFETS per phase
      • Two designer made alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x8+x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1120 Audio+NE5532 amplifier
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt 2 and 3 AIC Connectors
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, Type C and Type A via ASMedia ASM2142 controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z270 Killer SLI
      • 3x doubled elements phases CPU VCC, ISL95824 PWM controller, 2xSM4337 (or 2xPZ0903BK) and 2xSM4336 (or 2xPK618BA) MOSFETS per phase
      • Two small alu heatsinks, without heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8, 4 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC892 Audio
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt 2 and 3 AIC Connectors
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 ports
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K6
      • 3x doubled elements phases CPU VCC, ISL95824 PWM controller, 2xSM4337 (or 2xPZ0903BK) and 2xSM4336 (or 2xPK618BA) MOSFETS per phase
      • Two designer made alu heatsinks, with heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x8+x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1120 Audio+NE5532 amplifier
      • Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt 2 and 3 AIC Connectors
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, Type C and Type A via ASMedia ASM2142 controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Fatal1ty Z270 Professional Gaming i7
      • 4x phases via real IR3598 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x, IR35201 PWM controller, CSD 87350 Buck NexFET Power Blocks for each phase - total 8x
      • Two designer made alu heatsinks, with heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x4+x4/x8+x4+x4+x4, 1 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1120 Audio+NE5532 amplifier
      • 1 x AQUANTIA AQC108 5 Gigabit LAN
      • 1 x Intel I211AT Gigabit LAN
      • 1 x Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, Type C and Type A via ASMedia ASM2142 controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z270 SuperCarrier
      • 4x phases via real IR3598 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x, IR35201 PWM controller, CSD 87350 Buck NexFET Power Blocks for each phase - total 8x
      • Three designer made alu heatsinks, with heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x16+x16/x8+x8+x16/x8+x8+x8+x8 thanks to PLX PEX 8747, 1 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1120 Audio+NE5532 amplifier
      • 1 x AQUANTIA AQC108 5 Gigabit LAN
      • 1 x Intel I211AT Gigabit LAN
      • 1 x Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • 2x Intel Thunderbolt 3 ports, have USB 3.1 Gen2 and DP
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chip
    • Z270 Taichi
      • 4x phases via real IR3598 doublers CPU VCC making it total 8x, IR35201 PWM controller, CSD 87350 Buck NexFET Power Blocks for each phase - total 8x
      • Two designer made alu heatsinks, with heatpipe, all phases covered.
      • 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 at x16/x8+x8/x8+x4+x4/x8+x4+x4+x4, 1 PCIe 3.0 x1
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located above GPU slot
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • 1 M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA), located lower on the board.
      • Realtek ALC1120 Audio+NE5532 amplifier
      • 1 x Intel I211AT Gigabit LAN
      • 1 x Intel I219V Gigabit LAN
      • Asrock Thunderbolt 3 AIC Connector
      • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, Type C and Type A via ASMedia ASM2142 controller
      • No USB 3.1 Gen2 internal connector
      • 2x128Mb BIOS Chip
  • List of all Z170 and Z270, Z370 and Z390 ATX sized motherboards

    I do not include Biostar, EVGA, Supermicro here.

    Red - something not good or missing feature.
    Blue means - ok or average.
    Teal - above average.
    Green - really good for us.

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  • VRM performance and temperatures

    If you plan to use i9-9900K CPUs especially in extreme overclock and alike you can run quickly into VRM issues.

    Main reason for this is simpler and cheaper VRM and also bad heatsinks being just slab of aluminium made be designer without any fine fins.

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    Note that issues can be also caused by unqualified or inexperienced testers.

    Usage of water coolers

    Usage of water cooler for hot new CPUs brings lot of advantages, but it also brings one big disadvantage.

    Air flow near VRM drops extremely. Lot of testing sites do stupid tests putting most high end water cooler, putting board into open stand (or case even) and experiencing VRM throttling.

    If you use water cooler you need to provide additional air flow into VRM area, such fan can drop temperatures 1.5-2 times.

    Heatsink designs

    In present day it is usually designers who make heatsinks, especially for consumer lines of motherboards.
    They are made for looks, and not to be efficient in their real function.

    Horrible one

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    Bad one

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    Better one

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    Really nice

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