BIOSTAR Announces Z790 VALKYRIE Motherboard for 13th Gen Intel Core Processors

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BIOSTAR has announced the Z790 VALKYRIE, its flagship motherboard for 13th Gen Intel Core processors. The motherboard features 2x PCIe 5.0 slots, 5x M.2 slots, 8x SATA (6 Gb/s) ports, and support for up to 128 GB of DDR5-6400+ (OC) memory. BIOSTAR did not share a release date or pricing information in its press release.

  • Supports 12th/ 13th Generation Intel Core Processor
  • Intel Z790 single chip architecture
  • Supports 4-DIMM DDR5 up to 128 GB Memory
  • Supports PCIe 5.0
  • Supports PCIe M.2 (64Gb/s)
  • Supports Intel Optane Technology
  • Supports Display Port 5K
  • Supports 2.5 GbE LAN
  • Supports USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type C
  • Supports WiFi 6E module (No WiFi 6E card included)

From a BIOSTAR press release:

BIOSTAR, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices, today announces the brand new Z790 VALKYRIE motherboard, built to run the all-powerful Intel 13th gen raptor-lake processors.


Designed on the base of Intel Z790 single-chip architecture, the Z790 VALKYRIE is the latest addition to BIOSTAR’s top-of-the-line flagship motherboard range.

Carrying the latest technology in a sleek, highly refined platform, the stylish design of VALKYRIE exuberates the pinnacle of BIOSTAR product design and technical prowess. Enter any battle with confidence backed by the unwavering performance and reliability of BIOSTAR’s latest Z790 VALKYRIE motherboard.


Built to support the latest DDR5 memory, Z790 VALKYRIE holds 4 DIMMs of high-speed DDR 5 memory up to 128Gb with boosted clock speeds exceeding 7200+(OC)MHz.

New-generation PCIe 5.0 data transmission technology and PCIe 5.0 M.2 storage interface provide an excellent base for users looking to install the best hardware in the market including the latest RTX 40 series graphics cards. Additionally, BIOSTAR’s signature features like DIGITAL PWM and 105A Dr. MOS provide superior power delivery, system power efficiency, and enhanced performance at higher switching frequencies.


Furthermore, the new VALKYRIE has a wide range of built-in safety features designed to keep the system well-protected. M.2 cooling protection, ESD protection, and OC / OV / OH protection help to keep the system from overheating and unwanted electrical malfunctions, improving the lifespan of the hardware by a great deal.

BIOSTAR is Dual BIOS technology offers a backup BIOS chip to take over the failed main BIOS and recover the system automatically without factory repair.


Fully loaded I/O options, including DP Port (DP1.4), HDMI Port (HDMI 2.1), and USB 3.2 (Gen2) Type-C Port with DP, provide unlimited choices for users with flagship tier performance and durability. ALC1220 audio codec and Intel I226-V LAN chipset provide next-level performance with an additional layer of safety from BIOSTAR’s renowned power delivery and safety features.

If you are a gamer looking to build the fastest gaming rig or a tech enthusiast who only settles for the best of the best. In that case, BIOSTAR Z790 VALKYRIE is your unmistakable choice. Build your dream gaming station with BIOSTAR’s flagship motherboard, designed stylish features, jaw-dropping performance packed into a sleek motherboard that delivers the ultimate gaming/user experience.

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Tsing Mui
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