AM5 motherboards: Biostar finalizes X670E Valkyrie for Ryzen 7000

AM5 motherboards: Biostar finalizes X670E Valkyrie for Ryzen 7000

from Maurice Riebling
Biostar’s flagship AM5 motherboard has now been finalized. With the X670E Valkyrie, the manufacturer competes with the rest of the line-up in the upper class of motherboards, which should reach the market for the Ryzen 7000 launch in September.

Biostar already had the upcoming flagship of its own AM5 mainboard lineup for the upcoming Ryzen 7000 desktop processors in tow for Computex 2022. At that time, however, the design and specifications were not yet fully completed and so the manufacturer is now delivering. In view of the approaching launch of AMD’s next product line-up for the mainstream, this is necessary anyway if Biostar wants to launch its flagship motherboard with an AM5 socket right at the start, so as not to give away customers to the competition.

In PCB design, according to a report by apparently nothing has changed compared to the Computex variant of the X670E Valkyrie. However, there are a few optical adjustments in the form of ARGB lighting and the use of acrylic on the heat sink for the VRM phases as well as on those of the chipset.

Power is supplied by a combination of 24-pin ATX (mainboard) and two 8-pin EPS connectors (CPU), while a clean power supply for the heart of the entire system is provided via 22 VRM phases. 105 A DrMOS is used here. Four slots for DDR5 memory modules are available in addition to two PCI Express 5.0 x16 slots, while there are just as many M.2 PCI-E 5.0 slots with four lanes. Two more M.2 slots based on PCI Express 4.0 x4 can also be found on the motherboard. Another x16 slot also uses PCI Express 4.0.

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Meanwhile, an M.2 E-Key is available for expansion using WLAN hardware. However, a corresponding module must be purchased separately and is not included in the scope of delivery of the X670 Valkyrie. The start of sales of the Biostar mainboard and a selection from the range of other manufacturers should take place at the same time as the launch of the Ryzen 7000 processors for the desktop in September. A previous performance is planned for August 30th.