Thursday, May 26th 2022

Biostar Shows Off X670E Valkyrie at Computex 2022

Biostar is seemingly trying to become more competitive in the consumer motherboard market and although the company has some catching up to do with the tier one motherboard brands, the company has put out some more interesting products in the past couple of years. Its VX670E Valkyrie motherboard seems to sit near the middle of the X670E models that have been announced so far, although it's a little bit hard to tell, as the company only provided partial specs. As this is an AMD X670E based board, the PCIe x16 slot is using PCIe 5.0, although it's multiplexed with the second x16 slot, which means if both slots are used, the bandwidth drops down to eight lanes per slot. The board layout doesn't suggest any PCIe 5.0 M.2 slots, but as this is mandatory on X670E board, we have to presume that the M.2 slot right below the x16 PCIe slot, is the PCIe 5.0 one. The board has a further three M.2 slots, as well as what appears to be an empty M.2 E-keyed slot for a WiFi/Bluetooth module.

Other features listed by Biostar includes 2.5 Gbps Ethernet via a Realtek chip, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs, six SATA 3 ports, one rear and one front header for USB Type-C Gen 3.2 2x2 (20 Gbps) ports, as well as Realtek based audio and a pair of ARGB headers. The board also has a debug LED and a few buttons and switches for resetting the CMOS, and powering the board on. Interestingly, Biostar also provided figures for the memory clock speed, as the company listed support for up to four sticks of DDR5 memory at 5600 MHz plus. AMD has already demoed higher memory clocks of 6000 and even 6400 MHz during its keynote, as supported by the footnotes that went alongside it, suggesting that this might just be a placeholder. Intel officially only supports 4800 MHz DDR5 memory, but speeds in excess of 6000 MHz doesn't appear to be an issue with the right motherboard and CPU combination. We'll have to wait and see what the official figures will be from AMD.
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7 Comments on Biostar Shows Off X670E Valkyrie at Computex 2022

#1
trsttte
Cool, Biostar is usally kind of a laughing stock but in my opinion this is the best looking x670 board i've seen so far. It's a pity the first pcie slot in the second position and the realtek nic but otherwise seems pretty good. Hopefully 2 of the nvme's are connected to the cpu and they don't waste the usb4 lanes.
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#2
CallandorWoT
Biostar is junk and always will be, they always seem to take longer than other companies on BIOS updates. It annoys me cause my Dad uses BIOSTAR

TO be fair to Biostar, my Dad's PC has been stable for years now at least, and no replacement parts have been needed. so meh. I guess they are ok

I think personally I will go with ASUS on my next build... but who knows if I will or not, considering ASUS is shoving adware and crap programs into the motherboard BIOS so even when you do a clean install of a OS you can't avoid installing bloat...

Fuck the industry is just dying due to never ending greed isn't it? I guess that's are existence as a species in a nutshell now.

Damn, things got existential fast, thanks motherboards
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#3
ZoneDymo
trsttteCool, Biostar is usally kind of a laughing stock but in my opinion this is the best looking x670 board i've seen so far. It's a pity the first pcie slot in the second position and the realtek nic but otherwise seems pretty good. Hopefully 2 of the nvme's are connected to the cpu and they don't waste the usb4 lanes.
yeah but after their and Asrock's NFT support bs Im not going to support either company ever
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#4
Bones
Just noticed where the power and reset buttons are, it seems to say RIP.

I hope that isn't a sign of something.
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#5
DeathtoGnomes
I've seen lots of forum (not on TPU) complaints about Biostars quality and customer service. So dont get your hopes up here.
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#6
gasolina
i've been using biostar since 2008 till now so far it's okay for their price plus service and build quality. i avoid asus , gigabyte, asrock since i'm in vietnam and their rma is absolutely garbage compare to msi & biostar .....
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#7
Underd0og
Amazing, for sure the x670 Valkyrie will come with a very robust vrm of 105a and the x670 GTA with a vrm of 90a, much higher than 90% of the motherboards out there from famous brands.
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