Monday, January 17th 2022

Biostar 700-series Intel Motherboard Lineup Leaks

Intel's 600-series motherboards have barely made it into retail and we're now looking at a list of upcoming 700-series motherboards from Biostar that has leaked courtesy of the Eurasian Economic Commission via @harukaze5719 in Twitter. The list of boards suggests that Biostar will only be using the Z790 and B760 chipsets, although it's unclear at this point if there will be an H770 and a H710 chipset, as Intel has skipped those SKUs in the past for second generation CPUs using the same socket.

The boards in question are the Z790 Valkyrie, Z790GTA- SILVER, B760GTQ, B760M-SILVER, B760GTN, B760T-SILVER, B760MX5-E PRO, B760MX-PRO, B760MX-C, B760MX-E, B760MH. We'd hazard a guess that the Z790 Valkyrie will replace the Z690 Valkyrie, but the models with silver in the model name are currently missing from Biostar's 600-series lineup, but there are some 500-series silver models. In addition to the Z790 SKUs, there are also some B660 boards with a BTC suffix that Biostar hasn't announced yet and these would appear to be boards designed for mining, as this is the naming Biostar has used in the past for such boards. Intel's 700-series chipset and Raptor Lake CPUs are expected to launch later this year.
Sources: Eurasian Economic Commission, via @harukaze5719
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10 Comments on Biostar 700-series Intel Motherboard Lineup Leaks

#1
thelawnet
'although it's unclear at this point if there will be an H790 and a B710 chipset,' that should read 'H770 and an H710 chipset', I believe.
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windwhirl
TheLostSwedewe're now looking at a list of upcoming 700-series motherboards from Biostar
Do we even know anything about that 700-series chipset line-up outside of model numbers?
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TheLostSwede
thelawnet'although it's unclear at this point if there will be an H790 and a B710 chipset,' that should read 'H770 and an H710 chipset', I believe.
Fixed, my bad.
windwhirlDo we even know anything about that 700-series chipset line-up outside of model numbers?
I haven't seen much, but no huge changes are expected from what I know.
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Assimilator
windwhirlDo we even know anything about that 700-series chipset line-up outside of model numbers?
Almost certainly nothing more than a rebadge of the 600-series, since the latter was such a massive jump in terms of capabilities from the 500-series.
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Ferrum Master
TheLostSwedeIt seems like the "big" changes will happen on the mobile side with a new PWM design coming from Intel, called DLVR or Digital Linear Voltage Regulator.
videocardz.com/newz/intel-raptor-lakes-digital-linear-voltage-regulator-dlvr-could-reduce-cpu-power-up-to-25
Basically it is an external shunt reg to sink regulated excess energy elsewhere and not the CPU itself act as a sink... it just gives fixes digital VRM voltage spikes and inherited bad behavior as a plaster...

Just put a more expensive VRM with all bells and whistles and not patch decade old designs... imho
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TheLostSwede
Ferrum MasterBasically it is an external shunt reg to sink regulated excess energy elsewhere and not the CPU itself act as a sink... it just gives fixes digital VRM voltage spikes and inherited bad behavior as a plaster...

Just put a more expensive VRM with all bells and whistles and not patch decade old designs... imho
Glad we have some engineers that can explain the more complex bits.
AssimilatorDLVR is still nothing more than a rumoured possibility for Raptor Lake, though.
Well, all of this is rumours, since nothing is official...
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Assimilator
Ferrum MasterJust put a more expensive VRM with all bells and whistles and not patch decade old designs... imho
What about the ridiculous 20-phase VRMs on certain Z690 boards?
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Ferrum Master
AssimilatorWhat about the ridiculous 20-phase VRMs that on certain Z690 boards?
Phase count ain't the usual indicator. How new the VRM IC and expensive is thou. If we are talking about voltage stability, not brute current capability. We see rehashes of old even semi digital designs on modern motherboards, that were used like 10 years ago already on X79ies... some are just rebadged numbers. Is it normal? Kinda yes. For the price we pay now? Absolutely not, we should get the top notch things.

Either way this thing ain't something very new idea wise. It should work, but it looks more like a crutch to me, and the parrot sits on Gelsinger's shoulder.
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