Biostar Z690A Valkyrie Gaming Motherboard Review

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.

As usual, we will start with a long list of specifications and features.

 

I would like to thank Biostar for providing the review sample. This is a snippet from what Biostar has to say about themselves on their website:

 

 

BIOSTAR has enriched its competence in the design and manufacture of products such as add-on cards, multi-media and system products to develop the market and meet the demands of customers for more integrated solutions. In order to expand its capacity to meet customer demand globally, BIOSTAR was the first to establish a manufacturing facility in China in 1990. In 1998, its sales revenues exceeded US$130 million and it ranked 227th among the top 1000 enterprises in Taiwan. Furthermore,BIOSTAR obtained an ISO 9001 certification in 1999 and became a publicly listed company in the same year. BIOSTAR’s future has limitless possibilities.

 

 

Key features of the Biostar Z690A Valkyrie:

  • Supports 12th Generation Intel Core™ Processor
  • Intel Z690 single chip architecture
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR4 5000+(OC)/ 4333(OC)/ 4266(OC)/ 4133(OC)/ 4000/ 3866/ 3800/ 3733/ 3600/ 3200/ 2933/ 2800/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 up to 128 GB Memory
  • Supports PCIe 5.0
  • Supports PCIe M.2 (64Gb/s)
  • Supports Intel Optane Technology
  • Supports Display Port 5K
  • Supports 2.5 GbE LAN
  • Supports USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type C
  • Supports WiFi 6E module (No WiFi 6E card included)

 

You can buy the Biostar Z690A Valkyrie motherboard for around $525 from Amazon US – https://amzn.to/3D6xgfy

 

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Bartosz Waluk aka Woomack is from Poland. He's been interested in computer hardware and extreme overclocking for over 15 years. Bartosz has also over 12 years experience in IT what includes sales, technical support and computer building ... but not only. He joined the Funky Kit team in January 2013.