Rendering Benchmarks

Here, we are looking at each CPU’s ability to perform rendering and encoding tasks.

Cinebench R20 Multithread

BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE Motherboard Cinebench R20

In a rather interesting turn of events, we can see Intel’s 11900K on our 590i Valkyrie perform very similarly to the older 10900K based test systems. What isn’t strange is that the overclocked results are slightly better than the stock configuration, although the difference is slight.

Cinebench R20 Single Thread

BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE Motherboard Cinebench R20

Unsurprisingly, Intel’s improvements to Rocket Lake make a big difference here. Namely, the clock speed increases drastically increases single-threaded performance in some cases like this test. We see stock clocks edge out the overclocked result, but that’s due to us effectively limiting the single-core clock speed in favor of higher all-core speeds.

Blender Open Data Benchmark

This is the Blender Open Beta Benchmark version 2.04. This Blender Benchmark allows you to download multiple demos for rendering and render up to six of them in sequence. This can take an extremely long time to run all of them. You also have the option of testing different versions of Blender from the same launcher. We chose two of the tests out of the six, which seemed to have a longer run time than the others.

Blender pavilion_barcelona

BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE Motherboard Blender Open Data Benchmark

In this test, we see broadly identical performance between our BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE’s stock and overclocked configurations with the stock taking a slight edge in this case.

Blender Victor

BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE Motherboard Blender Open Data Benchmark

Once more, we see a slight improvement with PBO over stock performance values. The ASRock and ASUS boards also achieve very similar results as we’ve seen throughout all the tests so far.

V-Ray Benchmark

V-Ray 4.10.07 was used for this test.

BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE Motherboard V-Ray Benchmark

In this test, we once again see the BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE and 11900K fall behind the older 10900K based systems and AMD’s 5900X’s. This is not the fault of the BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE but rather just how Intel’s 11900K performs in certain tests.

Handbrake

This is an encoding using the 1080P fast 30 preset. The only changes made to the application were the disabling of GPU acceleration. The video was a 4K video at 4 minutes and 42 seconds in length.

BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE Motherboard Handbrake

In our Handbrake encoding test, we see the BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE complete the test in 2.58 minutes at stock speeds and 2.62 minutes when overclocked. Again, this is a significant improvement over the 10900K based test systems but not quite on par with AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900X.

POV-Ray 3.7

BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE Motherboard POV-Ray

In our last test, we see the BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE complete the benchmark in 52.11 seconds at stock speeds and 55.02 seconds when 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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