Review Biostar X670E VALKYRIE. Today we will take a close look at the new Biostar home proposal for Ryzen 7000, which convinced us!
The new Biostar X670E, named “VALKYRIE”is proposed on the market with a solution typical of the stylistic features of the Taiwanese house, character, aggressive design, and well-present RGB lighting. The new Biostar house architecture includes a Chipset AMD X670Eso we have support a memorie DDR5and good VRM power compartmentand a well-stocked PCIe and I/O compartment.
We will see it in detail shortly, and we will proceed to the complete analysis of this motherboard in the complete review, starting with the technical part, ending with some tests carried out in the field and user experience.
A general look | Review Biostar X670E VALKYRIE
Biostar X670E VALKYRIE is the new AM5 which aims to offer a series of new connections and supports to devices, with high Bandwidth and operating frequencies, previously not possible for Ryzen processors, thanks to the new Chipset, and the new CPU architecture.
Needs that have brought Biostar manufacturers including a develop new circuitryjust to cope not only with DDR5, PCIe Gen 5.0 e M.2 Gen 5but also and above all to the new low latency lines, with 24 PCIe Gen 5.0 lanes per CPU taking advantage of high bandwidth. Not possible with the B650E, which features 20 additional PCIe Gen 5.0 lanes over the standard B650 chipset.
We then have two slots PCI-Express Gen 5.0 x16, altri two M.2 PCI-Express Gen 5.0 x4 slots, and obviously as mentioned it is RGB, which is why the company provides lighting management software, it is called Vivid Led DJ.
Continuing with the Review of this new Biostar X670E talking about the socket, which, as anticipated, with the socket AM5 there has been a change of route importedwe have seen an increase a 1718 pins, always PGAan increase from the point of view of the PPT, i.e. the Package Power Trackingwhich now rises to a good 230W, this means that we will certainly have much more operating frequency available, but also a greater need for thermal management, and an increase in Thermal Design Power fino a 170W.
The CPU is now housed with a “new” system, which involves moving the connection pins on the motherboardfor a more secure lock in place. The heatsinks for AM4 are also compatible, thanks to the great work done by AMD to guarantee, despite the many changes to the structure. Obviously the native AM5 heatsinks will arrive. On board we find support for EXPO technology, new from AMD, and which Biostar has well received in its new VALKYRIE, it is the Extended Profile for Overclocking.
Packaging and PCIe and I/O connectivity compartment | Review Biostar X670E VALKYRIE
The package is equipped with the classic manuals and disks with DriverThen we have the classics 4 Serial ATA cables, the patch cord for the front panel connectors, and its installation screws. Nothing more. The motherboard has dimensions of 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm. The I/O Shield faceplate is integrated.
We find in I/O panel one USB 3.2 Gen2x2 output, and one Type-C, 9 USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ports. Then we have a door Type I225V Ethernet LAN with 2.5G connection, the audio is entrusted to the controller Realtek ALC1220 da 7.1, a CH HD type chip with gold inductors, a quite well-known and well-established Driver in for its work. For video outputs we have an HDMI 2.1 port, and a port Display 1.4. On Board we find 2 slot PCIe 5.0 x16and one slot PCIe 4.0 x16. Finally 6 SATA3 ports, 2 PCIe Gen5 x4 connections dedicated to M.2. The connections PCI-Express 5.0 x4 will offer a base transfer rate of 32GT/s with bandwidth up to 128Gb/s).
SSDs are provided with an included heatsink, called “M.2 Cooling Heatsink”. On board 3-Pin for WS2812B RGB strips, and a single 4-Pin RGB header for RGB 5050 strips. Present 4-Pin PWM 2.0A (24W) connectors for WaterCooling.
VRM compartment analysis
We continue the review of Biostar X670E VALKYRIE, and we deepen the profile of power supply and structure. The new motherboard as mentioned based on chipset AMD X670E e Socket AM5, houses the new Raphael processors. We have the possibility of having a Dual-Channel configuration allowing the installation of a maximum of 128GB of memory, with a maximum overclock speed of 6.000MT/s, con supporto alle tecnologie X.M.P. (Extreme Memory Profile) di Intel ed EXPO (Extended Profiles for Overclocking) di AMD.
The motherboard is made with a PCB Loss-Less Design 8 layers, copper, 2oz copper technologythis gives it security in the electrical transmission of the signal by limiting conflicts and precisely optimizing the transmitted signal for greater cleanliness and performance.
Il VRM profile is entrusted to Dr.MOS phases, 18 to be exact, from 105A dedicated to the CPU Vcore. They are indeed 18+2+2 Phases i.e. CPU VCore + SoC VCC + VDD_Miscof excellent structure and solidity, accompanied by Japanese capacitors, characterized by extremely low ESR, the inductors have the possibility of supporting well 105A current for each single phase. The controller used is a Renesas Electronics, a model RAA228228with the ability to manage up to 20 Phases, logically supporting various configurations.
I mosfet RAA22010540 105A (SPS) instead they are entrusted to chips that include MOSFET Low-Side e sia l’High-Sidethe mosfets dedicated to the two phases of the SoC VCC circuit, are some ISL99360 of 60A each. There is also an ESD Protection, for overvoltages, malfunctions and any voltage peaks. In short, a motherboard that is truly complete in this respect. The heat sink of the VRMs is also excellent, combined with thermal PADs. Compartment side RAM we find one Daisy-Chain topologywhere the slopes are privileged A2-B2. This sector is also well established on the VRM side.
To complete the discussion we then find the switch LN2_SWthe classic Slow Mode which starts the machine with safety voltages, post failure, in the event of a system crash Overlcockand then the classic Clear CMOS and selector Smart BIOS Update.
Field test and conclusions
The Biostar BIOS has improved a lot over time, the structure has been updated making it more intuitive and complete. We now have the enhanced advanced section, featured info, and kidnapped profiles for a OC veloce. They are Advanced Mode we will be able to access settings for OC operations and more, and through theA.I FAN Utility manage fan profiles.
During our tests we had no problems with instability or system crashes, and the motherboard was able to handle the same perfectly. who tested the energy delivery and signal stability, which allowed us to verify full support for ours AMD Ryzen 5 7600X.
We’ve come to the end of this review, and it’s time to consolidate everything into a few talking points.
Initial positive note is the BIOS, which has undergone major changes over the yearsand now, although could improve a lotit is solid and safe for daily activities. For advanced users, they may still be disappointed by some shortcomings, perhaps more in-depth setting’s on the overclocking side, perhaps due to a lower-than-average RAM memory support for latencies and frequencies. VRM PWM frequency control is limited, and DRAM voltage control is also limited. However, it is appreciable that the BIOSTAR X670E Valkyrie is one of the few options that offers two Gen5 M.2 sockets and nothing on the entire motherboard is disabled when it’s fully populated with SATA, M.2, and PCIe cards.
Overall, this product convinced us, with its upsides and downsides, still offers good performance consistency. BIOSTAR lets us know that the price of this motherboard stands at 586 dollars in the list, however being that at the time of writing this article it is still not very available on the market, we assume we will have to wait before being able to see it on the shelves of the main Online Store. Therefore, it is a bit difficult to draw conclusions on the quality / price ratio and availability, but certainly, overall it is a somewhat high price, despite the quality of the VRM sector. If you want to keep learning about the latest news from the hardware world, keep following us. Greetings from TechGameWorld.com.
- Build quality
- Slightly high price
- BIOS to improve