The motherboard we are looking at today is the BIOSTAR Racing Z690 GTA (Z690GTA Ver. 5.0) Socket 1700 motherboard. It is a DDR4, LGA 1700 motherboard based on Intel’s Z690 chipset. Given the transitional nature of the chipset, you can get some motherboards with either DDR4 or DDR5 support. However, none of the boards we’ve seen that have variants supporting either memory technology do so at the same time, meaning you have to buy the version you want and you are stuck with it.

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The Z690A Valkyrie from BIOSTAR has impressed us in terms of performance, even when running with the memory at a lower speed of 3600MHz. The UEFI BIOS is well optimized and we can obtain good results with top CPUs from Intel’s Alder Lake generation, while the VRM hardware implementation with 20 phases ensures and a beefy cooling system will keep the temperatures at bay, even while overclocking. The connectivity options are top-notch and besides a lot of USBs on the I/O, we can install more thanks to the internal headers, up to 4 M.2 SSDs and also slower drives such as HDDs or 2.5’’ via the eight SATA ports.

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BIOSTAR B660GTA – FunkyKit

After the successful launch of Z690 based motherboards last year (Q4 2021), Intel have now released their lower-end 600-series with B660, H610, and H670 chipsets. The B660 chipset is dedicated to gamers who don’t need special controllers or additional PCIe lanes, but still want to enjoy the new platform and its improved features. For most users, the difference between the B660 chipset and the Z690 won’t be significant, while for sure B660 motherboards will be much cheaper.

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BIOSTAR Racing Z690GTA – [M]adShrimps

The Racing Z690GTA mainstream motherboard for Intel’s Alder Lake generation does feature a catchy color scheme and is very well equipped in terms of interfaces. The BIOS is easy to configure/understand and has support for high-speed RAM as well (32GB kits should work fine till 4200MHz at least, while with 16GB you might get lucky and run at 4600MHz as well). The top VRM heatsink is complimented with two small fans in order to keep temps in check which can get loud at times, but their fan curve can be customized as well via UEFI or the Windows application.

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Intel Z790, B760 Motherboard Hit EEC

About three months ago, Intel launched its 12th Gen Core series Alder Lake-S desktop CPUs at the Innovation 2021 event. Alder Lake-S needs to be paired with socket LGA1700-based 600-series chipset motherboards. And while the same socket, also sometimes called LGA1800, is expected to be re-used for the succeeding 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs too, the chipset will be all-new 700-series ones.

Motherboard vendor Biostar looks like it has already started working on the next-gen boards and has applied for Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) certification. Twitter leakster @harukaze5719 has spotted a number of these motherboard models, Z790 and Z760, on the EEC portal.

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BIOSTAR Z690A VALKYRIE – Overclockers

The Biostar Z690A Valkyrie supports the twelfth generation Intel processors using the LGA 1700 socket.  The board boasts 20-phase (19+1) VRMS to handle the power requirements of the flagship 24-thread Intel Core i9-12900K. To cool the VRM, Biostar has once again added active cooling: two 25mm fans on each VRM heatsink along with a solid copper base. These fans can be audible (especially under load), but you can control them through the BIOS and Biostar’s Aurora software.

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Meet the Biostar Z690 Valkyrie motherboard. This product is from a series that already appeared using the Z590 chipset in the past. What does this name mean? It’s the name of Odin’s twelve handmaids who conducted the slain warriors of their choice from the battlefield to Valhalla. The series was introduced with Z590 Valkyrie. But coming back to the reviewed board – it is very expensive, as the MSRP is 599 USD (about 150 USD more than its predecessor), so it’s aimed at the high-end range of the market (and it’s rather crowded there). 

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Compact motherboards are getting more and more popular each year. When everything can be integrated into the motherboard, then we can save space and build a smaller and cooler PC for our daily tasks without sacrificing performance. This is what Biostar thought about when designing the B550M-Silver motherboard. The BIOSTAR B550M-Silver is one of its less-expensive gaming motherboard that comes in a micro ATX format, and promises a great gaming experience. So what else can we expect? 

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BIOSTAR RACING Z690GTA – Hardware-Inside

The Biostar Racing Z690 GTA is currently not listed on the European market and therefore we have no RRP at the time of going to press. Three M.2 slots ensure that the user can almost save a mechanical drive. Each individual M.2 SSD is cooled by its own passive cooler. The reinforced PCIe slot is operated with the latest PCIe 5.0 generation, which also ensures sufficient performance and tuning reserves in the future. 

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In addition, it is equipped with a large M.2 heat sink that is mounted so as to cover the motherboard, and a large back plate that can be expected to have a cooling effect while suppressing distortion of the motherboard when a heavy-duty graphics card is installed. In addition, the chipset heat sink is engraved with a gold-colored logo with Valkyrie’s wings as a motif, and the entire motherboard has a unique design with geometric lines drawn in gray or pink color.

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