Biostar unveils its flagship Z590 VALKYRIE motherboard series

Published: 19th Jan 2021, 12:22 GMT   Comments

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BIOSTAR UNVEILS THE ALL NEW Z590 VALKYRIE MOTHERBOARDS

BIOSTAR’S NEW FLAGSHIP MOTHERBOARD RANGE

January 19th, 2021, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices today announces the launch of their latest Z590 VALKYRIE series motherboard range engineered to run Intel’s 11thgen Rocket Lake-S processors.

Designed based on the latest Z590 chipset from Intel, BIOSTAR’s VALKYRIE series motherboards are a brand-new breed of enthusiast grade motherboards in the market. Launched in two versions with two different form factors, the Z590 VALKYRIE (ATX) and the Z590I VALKYRIE (Mini-ITX) both carries a fully armored cover design resonating with BIOSTAR’s goal of producing a premium flagship motherboard range that adds form, functionality and the wow factor to their product range.

An all-new armor gear design brings sleek design elements with passive cooling capability to the mix, and the use of gold and pink accents showcases a powerful yet royal outlook making the new VALKYRIE motherboard range fresh and extremely swoon worthy. Features like BIOSTAR’s proprietary LED ROCK ZONE and VIVID LED DJ which are fan favorites when it comes to RGB lighting technology adds extra customization to the mix for users.
Engineered by BIOSTAR with the latest and greatest motherboard technology in the planet, the Z590 VALKYRIE series motherboards are ideal for users looking to install the best hardware into their new gaming rig or editing system.

With features like PCIe 4.0 which is 2x times faster than the older PCIe 3.0 and supports a bandwidth of 16GT/s bit rate, the Z590 VALKYRIE stands above its competitors by both style and technology.

Capable of running up to 128 GB of DDR4 Memory on 4 DIMMs with boost clock speeds that can reach up to 5000+(OC), the VALKYRIE series is designed for all purposes, easily capable of handling the best hardware in the toughest use cases.

The VALKYRIE series motherboards are powered by BIOSTAR’s 22 phase power design and Digital PWM technology which increases system efficiency and has faster transient performance. Smartly integrated 20K Hours Durable Solid Capacitors adds an extra layer of protection to the system with its durability while providing a stable voltage output with unhindered performance.

Features like Dr. Mos help users to set up smooth overclock performance while BIOSTAR’s proprietary Tough Power Connectors ensure the stability and reliability of the power supply.

 

Furthermore, the VALKYRIE series motherboards are engineered with fins heat sink combined together with active cooling and a full copper base and metal back plate design which can improve power supply efficiency, reduce overall temperature by 29.1% and extend the life and quality of your computer.

Storage wise, the VALKYRIE series utilizes superior PCIe M.2 4.0 technology which provides a bandwidth of 64Gb/s and is 2x times faster than PCIe M.2 3.0 under lower latency. Additional features like CPU OPT Header, A.I FAN and BIOS EZ Mode provides the VALKYRIE series motherboard, added dexterity and ease of use for quick installations and system management.

When it comes to rear I/O, the Z590 VALKYRIE motherboard has a fully packed Rear I/O panel protected by its Armor Gear shield with ports like 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/ Mouse port for older devices.

The motherboard also comes with a single USB 3.2 (Gen2x2) Type-C port which has a max data transfer rate of 20Gbps and improved data transmission speed, 5 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) ports, and 2 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports are present for fast efficient connectivity.

2 x WIFI Antenna ports and the capability to run WiFi 6 is readily available for faster internet connection and a single LAN port powered by Realtek RTL8125B chipset brings up the rest for network connectivity with BIOSTAR’s 2.5 Guard technology providing safe stable internet connection with protection against electrical surges and prevents damage from lightning strikes. For display connectivity, the Z590 VALKYRIE motherboard comes with a built-in DP port (DP1.4) capable of supporting up to 5K screen resolution with the power of the latest Intel 11th Gen processors, delivering bright, crystal-clear images.

Audio Codec ALC1220 is the preferred audio technology used by the Z590 VALKYRIE motherboard with 5 x Audio connectors capable of delivering 7.1 Channels, High-Definition Audio for smooth user experience for gaming and watching movies with high quality surround sound. Furthermore, the Z590 VALKYRIE motherboard also comes with a single SPDIF_Out port for that added audio amplification.

The Z590I VALKYRIE motherboard also comes with a highly versatile I/O palette. Providing much more than its small form, the Mini ITX variant of the VALKYRIE series is packed with all the essentials including 1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2x2) Type C port, 2 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) ports, 3 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports and 2 x USB 2.0 ports to provide ample USB connectivity. Features like a traditional PS/2 Keyboard/ Mouse port provides users with more flexibility when connecting their input devices. A single display type port is available for Video output together with an HDMI 4K2K port that can emulate bright, crystal-clear images at a 4K resolution on a refresh rate of 60Hz, this is achieved by the power of the latest Intel processors.

Much like its bigger sibling, the Z590I VALKYRIE motherboard uses Realtek RTL8125B chipset for its single port LAN connectivity with BIOSTAR’s proprietary 2.5 Guard technology to protect the system against any unwanted electrical hazards. Two WIFI Antenna ports provide wireless internet connectivity to the motherboard with support for WiFi 6 also available for users to expand on.

ALC1220 audio technology powers the new Z590I VALKYRIE motherboard’s audio functionality with 3 x Audio connectors capable of delivering 7.1 Channels, High-Definition Audio for immersive user experience. Even with its small form-factor BIOSTAR has crafted the Z590I VALKYRIE motherboard to be a top shelf high end gaming motherboard that serves as a great choice for users looking for small form yet to have the performance of a full-on flagship ATX motherboard.

To conclude, BIOSTAR’s VALKYRIE series motherboards are ready to take on the competition and come out on top. With a bold new design approach mixed with cutting edge technology, these are by far the best high-end motherboards available in the market for PC enthusiasts, capable of delivering unparalleled performance and durability.

BIOSTAR Z590 VALKYRIE Motherboard Series
ModelZ590 VALKYRIEZ590I VALKYRIE
ChipsetIntel Z590Intel Z590
CPU SUPPORTSupports for 10th/11th Generation Intel Core i9/ i7/ i5/ i3 processors, Intel Pentium processors and Intel Celeron processors in the LGA1200 packageSupports for 10th/ 11th Generation Intel Core i9/ i7/ i5/ i3 processors and Intel Pentium processors/ Intel Celeron processors in the LGA1200 package
MEMORYSupports Dual Channel DDR4 5000+(OC)/ 4333(OC)/ 4266(OC)/ 4133(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3866(OC)/ 3800(OC)/ 3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3200/ 2933/ 2800/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133
4 x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slots, Max. Supports up to 128 GB Memory
Each DIMM supports non-ECC 4/ 8/ 16/ 32GB DDR4 module
Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
Supports Dual Channel DDR4 5000+(OC)/ 4333(OC)/ 4266(OC)/ 4133(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3866(OC)/ 3800(OC)/ 3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3200/ 2933/ 2800/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133
2 x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slots, Max. Supports up to 64 GB Memory
Each DIMM supports non-ECC 4/ 8/ 16/ 32GB DDR4 module
Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
INTEGRATED VIDEOBy CPU model
Supports DX12
Supports HDCP
By CPU model
Supports DX12
Supports HDCP
STORAGE— Total supports 3 x M.2 socket and 6 x SATA III (6Gb/s) ports
6 x SATA III (6Gb/s) Connectors: Supports AHCI, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 & Intel Rapid Storage Technology
1 x M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2_PCIEG4_64G_11TH_ONLY):
Supports M.2 Type 2280 SSD module
Supports PCIe 4.0 x4 (64Gb/s) – NVMe/ AHCI SSD
Supports 11th Gen processor only
1 x M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2_PCIEG3_32G_SATA_RST_1):
Supports M.2 Type 2280/ 22110 SSD module
Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (32Gb/s) – NVMe/ AHCI SSD & SATA III (6Gb/s) SSD
Supports Intel Rapid Storage Technology and Intel Optane Technology
1 x M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2_PCIEG3_32G_SATA_RST_2):
Supports M.2 Type 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 SSD module
Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (32Gb/s) – NVMe/ AHCI SSD & SATA III (6Gb/s) SSD
Supports Intel Rapid Storage Technology and Intel Optane Technology
*M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2_PCIEG4_64G_11TH_ONLY): Supports 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S CPU only.
*When using SATA SSD module on M.2 slot (M2_PCIEG3_32G_SATA_RST_1), the SATA_5 connector will be disabled.
*When using SATA SSD module on M.2 slot(M2_PCIEG3_32G_SATA_RST_2), the SATA_6 connector will be disabled.
— Total supports 2 x M.2 socket and 4 x SATA III (6Gb/s) ports
4 x SATA III Connectors (6Gb/s): Supports AHCI, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 & Intel Rapid Storage Technology
1 x M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2_PCIEG4_64G_11TH_ONLY):
Supports M.2 Type 2280 SSD module
Supports PCIe 4.0 x4 (64Gb/s) – NVMe/ AHCI SSD
Supports 11th Gen processor only
1 x M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2_PCIEG3_32G_SATA_RST_1):
Supports M.2 Type 2280 SSD module
Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (32Gb/s) – NVMe/ AHCI SSD & SATA III (6Gb/s) SSD
Supports Intel Rapid Storage Technology and Intel Optane Technology
*M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2_PCIEG4_64G_11TH_ONLY) support 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S CPU only.
*When using SATA SSD module on M.2 slot(M2_PCIEG3_32G_SATA_RST_1), the SATA_5 connector will be disabled.
LANRealtek RTL8125B
10/ 100/ 1000/ 2500 Mb/s auto negotiation, Half / Full duplex capability
Supports 2.5 GbE LAN
Realtek RTL8125B
10/ 100/ 1000/ 2500 Mb/s auto negotiation, Half / Full duplex capability
Supports 2.5 GbE LAN
CODECALC1220
7.1 Channels, High Definition Audio, Hi-Fi(Front + Rear)
ALC1220
7.1 Channels, High Definition Audio, Hi-Fi(Front)
USB2 x USB 3.2 (Gen2x2) Type-C ports (1 on rear I/O and 1 via internal header)
5 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) ports (5 on rear I/Os)
4 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports (2 on rear I/Os and 2 via internal headers)
4 x USB 2.0 ports (4 via internal headers)
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2x2) Type-C port (1 on rear I/O)
2 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) ports (2 on rear I/Os)
5 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports (3 on rear I/Os and 2 via internal headers)
4 x USB 2.0 ports (2 on rear I/Os and 2 via internal headers)
EXPANSION SLOT1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 Slot (x16 or x8 mode)
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 Slot (x8 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot (x4 mode)
*The PCIe x16 (PCIE4X16) slot speed is changed to x8 mode in the following situations:
1. The use of the PCIe x16 (PCIE4X16) slot and PCIe x8 (PCIE4X8) slot simultaneously.
2. When using AMD Crossfire technology.
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 Slot (x16 mode)
REAR I/O2 x WIFI Antenna Ports
1 x PS/2 Keyboard/ Mouse Port
1 x HDMI Port (HDMI2.0)
1 x DP Port (DP1.4)
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2x2) Type-C Port
5 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Ports
2 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports
1 x LAN port
5 x Audio Jack
1 x SPDIF_Out
2 x WIFI Antenna Ports
1 x PS/2 Keyboard/ Mouse Port
1 x HDMI Port (HDMI2.0)
1 x DP Port
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2x2) Type-C Port
2 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Ports
3 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x LAN port
3 x Audio Jack
INTERNAL I/O6 x SATA III Connectors (6Gb/s)
1 x M.2 (E Key) Socket: Supports 2230 type Wi-Fi & Bluetooth module and Intel CNVi
2 x USB 2.0 Headers (each header supports 2 USB 2.0 ports)
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) Header (each header supports 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports)
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2x2) Type-C Port (each header supports 1 USB 3.2 (Gen2x2) 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 Connectors
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 TPM Header
1 x Thunderbolt 3 Header
2 x LED Headers (5V)
1 x LED Header (12V)
1 x IO LED Header
1 x SB LED Header
*M.2 (E key) Wi-Fi card is not provided
4 x SATA III Connectors (6Gb/s)
1 x M.2 (E Key) Socket: Supports 2230 type Wi-Fi & Bluetooth module and Intel CNVi
1 x USB 2.0 Header (each header supports 2 USB 2.0 ports)
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) Header (each header supports 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports)
1 x 8-Pin Power Connector
1 x 24-Pin Power Connector
1 x CPU Fan Connector
1 x CPU water cooling connector (CPU_OPT)
1 x System Fan Connector
1 x MOSFET Fan Connector
1 x Front Panel Header
1 x Front Audio Header
1 x Internal Stereo Speaker Header
1 x Clear CMOS Header
1 x Thunderbolt 3 Header
1 x LED Header (5V)
1 x LED Header (12V)
*M.2 (E key) Wi-Fi card is not provided
H/W MONITORINGCPU / System Temperature Monitoring
CPU / System Fan Monitoring
Smart / Manual CPU Fan Control
System Voltage Monitoring
CPU / System Temperature Monitoring
CPU / System Fan Monitoring
Smart / Manual CPU Fan Control
System Voltage Monitoring
DIMENSIONATX Form Factor, 30.5 cm x 24.4 cmMini-ITX Form Factor, 17 cm x 17 cm
OS SUPPORTWindows 10(64bit)
*BIOSTAR reserves the right to add or remove support for any OS with or without notice.
Windows 10(64bit)
*BIOSTAR reserves the right to add or remove support for any OS with or without notice.
ACCESSORIES4 x SATA Cables
1 x DVD Driver
1 x User Manual
4 x SATA Cables
1 x DVD Driver
1 x Quick Guide
1 x WIFI antenna accessories

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