INTEL has launched the 12th-generation Core processor code-named Alder Lake, and at the same time BIOSTAR announced the motherboard versions Z690 VALKYRIE, Z690A VALKYRIE and Z690GTA equipped with this processor, positioning the mainstream and high-end motherboards, and BIOSTAR motherboards have a clear product positioning. The Z690 VALKYRIE motherboard, named Valkyrie, is equipped with a 20-Phase power design and a 105A Dr. MOS design, which is supported by the VALKYRIE series of high-end products. It gives players powerful processor performance and supports DDR5 and PCIe 5.0. It is expected that its motherboard uses a PCB 8-layer board and a copper foil of up to 2Oz. It also uses an all-aluminum heat sink and an independent fan. The specifications are better than the previous generation Valkyrie. Both in terms of weight and sincerity, BIOSTAR Z690 VALKYRIE is this one. The price of the new generation of flagship motherboards will definitely give players another wave of popularity.。
BIOSTAR Z690 VALKYRIE specification:
Processor support: 12th Generation Intel® Core™ i9/ i7/ i5/ i3 processors
Chipset: INTEL Z690
Memory: 4 x DIMM, MAX 128GB, DDR5 6000+(OC)MHz
Internal display output: 2x HDMI Port (2.0/1.4), 2x DP Port (1.4/1.2)
Expansion slots: 2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (x16, x8 mode), 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4 mode)
Storage: 4x M.2 slot and 8x SATA (6Gb/s) port
Network: Realtek® RTL8125B 2.5GbE
Wireless: Intel Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.0
Audio: 7.1 Channels ALC1220, 1x SPDIF output
USB ports: 2x USB 3.2 (Gen2x2) Type-C (1 needs to be expanded), 9 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (2 needs to be expanded),
4 x USB 2.0 (4 needs to be expanded) Motherboard
Size: ATX (305 mm x 244 mm)
This time I will introduce BIOSTAR Z690 VALKYRIE first, let us unveil the new generation of Valkyrie:
Motherboards mainly use VALKYRIE as the high-end motherboard series of the INTEL platform.
Therefore, as the flagship motherboard, Z690 has full sincerity and excellent cost performance.
The Valkyrie Valkyrie flagship gives players a different experience in both performance and scalability.
Z690 VALKYRIE is the highest-end board of Biostar. It is equipped with a 20-phase power designed and DIGITAL PWM to improve system efficiency and provide stable voltage Z690 VALKYRIE is the highest-end board of Biostar. It is equipped with a 20-phase power designed and DIGITAL PWM to improve system efficiency and provide stable voltage output. With 105A Dr. Mos and 20,000 hours of solid capacitors, it provides the most stable and reliable performance for INTEL ALDER LAKE SERIES CPUs. Durable power supply and efficiency.
Z690 VALKYRIE supports DDR5 and can run up to 128GB of memory on 4DIMM. Its maximum speed can reach 6000+Mhz. With PCIe 5.0, Z690 VALKYRIE is superior to competitors in performance and technology. In addition, VALKYRIE series motherboards use fin type The radiator combines active heat dissipation and an all-copper base and metal backplane design to improve power efficiency, reduce overall temperature by 29.1%, and extend the service life of the motherboard.
The Z690 VALKYRIE series is designed for players who pursue performance. In terms of storage, the VALKYRIE series adopts excellent PCIe M.2 4.0 technology, providing a maximum transmission efficiency of 64Gb/s and a maximum of 8 SATA 6Gb/s ports. Additional functions such as the CPU OPT connector, AI FAN and BIOS EZ mode provide flexibility and expandability to the VALKYRIE series motherboards, and the rear I/O provides 7 USB 3.2 (Gen 2×2) and 1 USB 3.2 (Gen2x2 ) Type-C and other ports, the network is also upgraded to a combination of 2.5GbE LAN + Wi-Fi 6E, audio effects provide 7.1 Channels ALC1220, 1x SPDIF optical fiber audio output for quick installation and system management. It allows players to easily create a perfect computer.
Z690 VALKYRIE has 20-phase power designed and DIGITAL PWM with CPU 8+8 pin power supply, and the same black and gold color motherboard as the previous generation, with finned heat dissipation and additional active fans, I/O shells and PCH heat sinks. In addition to the peach embellishment, it is also equipped with RGB color lighting. After the power is turned on, the golden light of the wings that symbolizes VALKYRIE makes the motherboard look more embarrassing; the back of the motherboard also maintains the previous generation design with a matrix-shaped heat sink. Make the motherboard more weight and texture.
In the upper right corner of the motherboard, in addition to the 4 DIMM DDR5 memory slots, there are ATX 24-pin power supply, USB 3.2 Gen 2 and USB 3.2 Gen 2X2 Type C docking stations; as well as ARGB, RGB pins and CPU FAN sockets.
The CPU LGA1700 pin is powered by the surrounding 20 phases, and the temperature is suppressed by fin-type heat dissipation and active fans. The I/O shell has VALKYRIE classic design and product model printing; the CPU power supply is 8+8 pin input.
At the bottom right corner of the motherboard, there are the basic 8 SATA 6Gb/s ports provided by the Z690 + CPU.
For PCIe expansion, the basic configuration is maintained, the first and second are PCIe 5.0 x16 (x16/x8 mode), and the third is PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4). The four M.2 slots have their own heat sinks, and the four M.2 supports PCIe 4.0 x4 and SATA SSD interfaces.
The back of the motherboard I/O also adopts an all-in-one design, giving 7 USB 3.2 (Gen2x2) and 1 USB 3.2 (Gen2x 2) Type-C, and the internal display is 2x DisplayPort 1.4/1.2 and 2x HDMI 2.1/1.4 output. There is also Wi-Fi 6E antenna and. The sound effect maintains 5 3.5mm output 7.1ch channels, and there is an SPDIF port
In addition to the above introduction of Z690 VALKYRIE’s general functions, specifications and appearance design, then the front shell and heat sink are removed to check what good materials are hidden on the motherboard.
After reading the above introduction, I think everyone must be looking forward to the official performance of the product, let us wait and see.
BIOSTAR Z690 VALKYRIE: