Voltage Regulator

The CPU voltage regulator circuit of the Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 has 11 phases for the CPU. The voltage regulator uses an Intersil ISL95856 controller chip (digital design). Each phase uses two MOSFETs, but we were not able to identify the models.

Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7Figure 9: voltage regulator circuit

The Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 uses high-end “black” solid capacitors (a.k.a. 10K capacitors) and all coils on this motherboard are ferrite ones.

If you want to learn more about the voltage regulator circuit, please read our tutorial on the subject.