Best Intel LGA 1200 motherboards 2024

The previous generation of Intel Core processors still has plenty of power on offer. If you pick up a 10th or 11th Gen Intel CPU, you need the best Intel LGA 1200 motherboard compatible with Comet Lake and Alder Lake chips. Our roundup of Z490 chipset boards covers everything from the best overall board to both extremes of a budget.

Choosing the best Intel LGA 1200 motherboard

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Sticking with the previous generation of Intel processors is a smart move that will likely save you money. 10th Gen Comet Lake and 11th Gen Rocket Lake chips are compatible with these Z490 boards, with the Gigabyte Z490 AORUS Ultra taking the best overall choice.

For the enthusiast gamer pushing their hardware to its potential, the ASUS ROG Maximus XII Formula is simply one of the best motherboards out there. It might be expensive, but it will carry your gaming rig for years to come, or at least until you decide to upgrade again.

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