Best Intel LGA 1700 motherboards 2024

12th Gen Intel Core processors use the LGA 1700 socket, so you'll need the best Intel LGA 1700 motherboard to match, which also includes Z790 whilst being compatible with 13th and 14th Gen as well. That means a lot of choice and room for future upgrades. Here's a roundup of the best LGA 1700 Z690 motherboards available in 2024 with a broad selection for your Alder Lake CPU, from money-saving budget options to high-end premium performance and a mixture of RAM support. 

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12th Gen Intel Alder Lake CPUs have, of course, been around for a couple of years now, but the LGA 1700 chipset has been used in the motherboards for their 13th Gen Raptor Lake and 14th Gen Meteorlake CPUs. This offers a great upgrade path if you're looking at buying a Z690 motherboard for the 12th Gen in 2024, but you need to choose the right motherboard if you want to take full advantage of those upgrades.

Included in this list is a solid all-rounder Aorus Elite X Z790 motherboard for those definitely looking at a later CPU upgrade or those after the niceties such as WiFi-7 and extra I/O. A higher-end Z690 will still be the better option if you want to have fun with overclocking or running some other intensive productivity task. It's still one of the best motherboards available, but there are more Z790 alternatives to look at if you so wish. This is a reminder as well that Intel's next gen CPUs arriving in 2024 will not be supported on LGA 1700 chipset motherboards.

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