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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BIOSTAR Z690 VALKYRIE – Tom’s Hardware

The Biostar Z690 Valkyrie is a capable motherboard with an overbuilt VRM, four M.2 sockets, eight SATA ports, 2.5 GbE and an updated (though polarizing) appearance. If you’re in the market for a sub-$600 board, this works, but there are other options that include Wi-Fi, use the latest audio codec, and a more premium aesthetic at this price.

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Biostar are among the first manufacturers to release their Z690 motherboards on to the market. We will start with the Z690A Valkyrie, which supports DDR4 memory, so it should be the most interesting product for most users.

The Z690A Valkyrie motherboard is feature-rich and promises a lot, being the highest DDR4 model that Biostar has to offer. We will take a closer look at the essential features and check how well it performs in a gaming environment. The Z690A Valkyrie motherboard is, after all, designed for enthusiasts and gamers.

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In terms of features, I have to say that the BIOSTAR Z690 VALKYRIE motherboard is no different from the A model that is DDR4. Both the motherboard, the power supply, the chipset and the M.2, and there are also beautiful RGB lights throughout the motherboard as well. including those connecting various channels that are designed to support a lot of work, including DIY, decorate more fully as well.

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Finally came to the conclusion with a review of BIOSTAR Z690A VALKYRIE, the latest Z690 chipset motherboard that today I must say that the performance is excellent. Fully compatible with Intel Core i9 12900K CPU. Although the BIOS is not a perfect version, much. But it can do a good job with full support for all Intel 12th Gen CPUs in Alder Lake code. As you have seen in the test with a large CPU model, the top Core i9 12900K is overclocked at a speed of 5.1Ghz, All Core power is only 1.25-1.27v, bus RAM is 4600Mhz all the time.

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