Biostar Z690 Valkyrie Motherboard Review

The technical data …

Manufacturer Biostar
Description Z690 Valkyrie
Type / Chipset Intel LGA 1700 CPU / Intel Z690 Chipset
Dimensions +++ 12 mm from the socket to the next capacitor or component – see Fit for Fan. To the next bigger cooler the distance is about 20 mm or 25 mm. The overall size of the ATX board is 305 x 244 mm.
Slots ++++ PCIe 5.0: 2×16, PCIe 4.0: 1×16, 4x DDR5-4800 – DDR5-6000+, max. 128GB RAM
Connection ++++ 8x SATA3, 4x M.2 (3x Hyper M.2 64 Gb/s, 1x Ultra M.2 32 Gb/s), 1x M.2 port for WiFi 2230 WiFi/BT and Intel CNVi, 1x TPM Header, 2 x USB 2.0 Headers, 1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Header, 1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2x2) Type-C Port, 2 x 8-Pin Power Connectors, 1 x 24-Pin Power Connector, 1 x CPU Fan Connector, 1 x CPU water cooling connector (CPU_OPT), 3 x System Fan Connectors, 2 x MOSFET Fan Connector, 1 x Front Panel Header, 1 x Front Audio Header, 1 x Internal Stereo Speaker Header, 1 x Clear CMOS Switch Button, 1 x Power Switch Button, 1 x Reset Switch Button, 1 x COM Port Header, 1 x Thunderbolt Header, 2 x LED Headers (5V), 1 x LED Header (12V), 1 x IO LED Header, 1 x SB LED Header, 2 x WIFI Antenna Ports, 2 x HDMI Ports (2.0/1.4), 2 x DP Ports (1.4/1.2), 7 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Ports, 1 x USB 3.2(Gen2x2) TYPE-C-Port, 5 x Audio Jack, 1 x PS/2 Port, 1 x 2.5 Gigabit LAN (Realtek RTL8125B), 1 x SPDIF_Out.
Miscellaneous Features ++++ 2oz Copper fabrication, 105A Dr. MOS, 20 Phases CPU power, VIVID LED DJ, Touch Button, Dual BIOS, Tweak Tech, Rapid Debug3, BIO-FLASHER, A.I FAN, LED ROCK ZONE, RGB Memory Sync, BIOS EZ Mode /Advanced Mode, Intel Optane technology, AURORA Utility
Voltage settings +++++ CPU Core/Cache, GT, DRAM, VPPM,VTTDDR, VCCSFR, VCCPLL_OC, PCH Voltage, VCCIO, VCCST, VCCSA, VPERGCOMP, CPU Internal PLL, GT PLL, Ring PLL, System Agent PLL, Memory Controller PLL Voltage Multi-setting
Multiplier +++++ In the BIOS depending on the CPU freely adjustable
BCLK +++++ In the BIOS adjustable
Manual and Labeling +++ The manual as well as a very detailed quick start guide is included. The pictures are self-explanatory and detailed. A short overview of supported SSDs is also included. The manual is very detailed and covers almost every component on the motherboard as well as the UEFI.

Biostar Z690 Valkyrie Layout, design and features …