Application Benchmarks

We are going to start with application and system benchmarks for comparisons, these are the kind of benchmarks that provide an overall performance score to compare with.  These are also benchmarks that may either test the system as a whole, including many different real-world workloads, or stress the CPU in ways real-world everyday workloads are performed to produce a performance result.

Geekbench 5

Geekbench 5.1.1 was used for this test. It is a multi-platform test that is comparable across different CPU architectures.

Single Core

BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE Motherboard Geekbench 5.1.1

In our Geekbench single-core test, we see very little difference in the results of our overclocked 11900K and its stock configuration. However, the stock configuration is faster here which isn’t surprising given the higher clock speeds the CPU is capable of on one or two cores vs. a 5.1GHz all-core overclock.

Multi-Core

BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE Motherboard Geekbench 5.1.1

In the multi-core test, we see the overclocked configuration pull slightly ahead of the stock one as we are forcing higher clocks on all the cores. Again, the difference between the two configurations is very small but it does exist and is repeatable.

AIDA64 CPU Queen

BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE Motherboard AIDA64

In our AIDA64 test, we see very close results between our all-core overclock and our standard boost clock operation. These came in at 109,458 and 104,792 respectively.

SiSoft Sandra

We used SiSoftware Sandra version 2020.5.30.41 for all Sandra testing. The processor arithmetic Dhrystone and Whetstone performance results are represented in GFLOPS.

Dhrystone

BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE Motherboard SiSoftware Sandra 2020 Dhrystone

In our Sandra Dhrystone test, the BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE largely brings up the rear here. However, this is due to the difference in CPU as Intel’s choice to drop 2 physical cores and 4 threads from its flagship have left the 11900K somewhat anemic here.

Whetstone

BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE Motherboard SiSoftware Sandra 2020 Whetstone

In the Sandra Whetstone test, we see results of 258.89GFLOPS when overclocked and 246.39GFLOPS at stock speeds. However, the lower scores are once again most likely due to Intel pitting an 8c/16t CPU against a 10c/20c or worse, AMD’s 12c/24t CPU’s.

wPrime

BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE Motherboard wPrime

In this test, we see the 590i Valkyrie achieve completion of the tests in 72.26 seconds at stock speeds and 76.76 seconds overclocked.

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8 Comments

  1. Another good review of the mobo by FPS.

    Personally tho, my experience with Biostar from back in the day make me shudder still
    It’s good to see they can produce a decent board these days.
    I however would be hard pressed to spend $350 on a Biostar when there are better to be found.

    Of course, this is all personal preference on my part.

  2. BIOSTAR has actually been making good motherboards for close to ten years now. That being said, I’ve always reviewed their higher end or more enthusiast centric options. I haven’t worked with their bargain basement stuff since the early 2000’s. My experiences with that stuff were few and far between and not really all that bad to tell you the truth.

    When I think of cheap, shitty motherboards I think of ECS, FIC, or PC Chips. There are also many others that died off like M-Tech, Soyo, and QDI. Not to say that those were all terrible, they weren’t necessarily. Although, they all did have some awful models. Soyo being the exception out of that list as it generally had good PR and absolutely horrendous motherboards.

    EDIT: It seems PCChips died off sometime around the socket 478 / S754 era. FIC actually left the PC business entirely and transitioned to making electronics for the automotive industry. I think Soyo, M-Tech and QDI flat died off the same way ABIT did.

    1. PC Chips merged with ECS, who still does ODM work. I think their last notable consumer board was NZXT’s Z370.

  3. Nice review. I have used a few Biostar motherboards in budget builds with no issues. I remember Soyo back in the day, with their Dragon series motherboards being the most popular. I was mostly into ABIT and Epox boards back then, but found the Epox quality lacking after a while.

  4. [QUOTE=”Niner51, post: 38402, member: 106″]
    Nice review. I have used a few Biostar motherboards in budget builds with no issues. I remember Soyo back in the day, with their Dragon series motherboards being the most popular. I was mostly into ABIT and Epox boards back then, but found the Epox quality lacking after a while.
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    Epox quality was lackluster to start with. ABIT at that time had their own issues but they straightened them out. Unfortunately, by the end of their run as a company their motherboards were mediocre at best. The Soyo’s were always popular, and I can’t understand why. I saw a lot of failures on those.

  5. [QUOTE=”Dan_D, post: 38405, member: 6″]
    The Soyo’s were always popular, and I can’t understand why.
    [/QUOTE]

    I honestly think it was mostly their name and color scheme back then (black and purple). I remember all those jumpers on their boards as well. A past friend of mine loved those boards, but he would have all types of issues at LAN parties. Epox had cap bursting issues which I experienced. Never really had an issue with Abit besides one NF2 board dying on me, but that was overclocking a 2500+ to a 3200+ which was popular back in the day. Thanks for the trip down memory lane Dan..(y)

  6. [QUOTE=”AKBrian, post: 38765, member: 120″]
    PC Chips merged with ECS, who still does ODM work. I think their last notable consumer board was NZXT’s Z370.
    [/QUOTE]

    I didn’t know that. Although, I do know the NZXT Z490 boards are made by ASRock.

  7. I have a B550 Biostar board with a 3900x, no issues and one of the few board I’ve ever owned that has zero problems going to sleep and back. Now the VRMs on that board I would say is shaky but I am not OCing. With two (one super cheap and the other kinda cheap) Biostar boards, they purred with no real issues plus actually had frequent bios updates for a long period of time.

    Very nice review Dan, to me the price seems high but today everything seems to be way high.

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