A bunch of motherboards based on the upcoming AM5 socket got announced at Computex this week. AMD unveiled more information on the chip and promised that Ryzen 7000 series is coming this fall. Several partners like Gigabyte, Asus, Biostar, and MSI have already started prepping their boards, and we got a glimpse at several of them.
Biostar revealed their flagship X670E-based Valkyrie motherboard at the event too. The X670E chipset is an “Extreme” variant of the X670 non-E southbridge chip. In real life, the beefed-up chip will come with better overclocking potential and a higher price point. Thus, boards based on this chipset are coming with features to suit the needs of extreme overclockers. These include very high VRM counts, debug LEDs, massive VRM heatsinks, etc. The Biostar X670 Valkyrie is no exception.
The recently unveiled X670E Valkyrie is a departure from Biostar’s usual design approach. It is a clean board with black, grey, silver, purple, and yellow accents.
We do not have detailed information on the exact specs of this motherboard yet. But, like the Z690 Valkyrie, this board will also come with an enormous VRM system. The board will also support DDR5 memory with speeds up to 5600 MT/s.
The board will also come with PCIe 5.0 connectivity and will have Gen 5 x16 slot for the upcoming RTX 40 series and RX 7000 series cards. Apart from this, the board also includes a Gen4 x16 slot. It comes with four M.2 slots that can be used for storage purposes. A fifth M.2 slot is provided for connectivity purposes. We know that the AMD X670E motherboards should have at least one Gen 5 M.2 slot. Thus, the Valkyrie might limit it to one PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot too. The other ports can be PCIe Gen4.
The board will also come with two USB 3,2 Gen2 x2 20Gbps ports. We do not have complete information on the remaining ports yet.
Although the company still has to publish a bunch of information on the X670E Valkyrie motherboard, it is shaping up to be a great choice.