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Best Motherboard for AMD Radeon RX 6800 in 2020

Gigabyte RX 6800
Gigabyte RX 6800 (Image credit: Gigabyte)

AMD's Radeon RX 6800 GPU is quite the capable GPU, offering plenty of performance for 1440p gaming. It's not the best graphics card from AMD, but it's well worth the purchase if you're seeking a solid mid-range card. We've rounded up the best motherboards to use as a foundation for a PC build with this GPU.

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ASUS ROG Strix X570-E (opens in new tab)

Premium X570 AMD

ASUS didn't hold back with the ROG Strix X570-E, throwing in support for PCIe 4.0, Wi-Fi 6, and other handy features. This board also has Gen 4 M.2 slots for transfer speeds of up to 64GB/s, which is quite fast. There's also some solid power delivery, and RGB lighting for more enthusiast builds.

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ASUS ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming (opens in new tab)

Best Intel

This isn't a budget motherboard, but it does come with many features that work well with a 10th Gen Intel processor. You've got high-quality components, support for advanced overclocking, and a rock-solid BIOS. There's even built-in Wi-Fi, just in case you can't wire up your PC.

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ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Formula (opens in new tab)

Enthusiast Build

It's time for the big one. This ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Formula costs a bomb because it's a monster of a motherboard. You likely won't need such an enthusiast motherboard, but it would be nice to have one for use. There are so many features, including a heatsink block that can be connected to your custom water-cooling loop. It's insane.

Choosing the best motherboard

We've added more AMD motherboards here since the processors are more popular with the Ryzen 5000 series coming out and AMD working in support for enhanced performance between AMD 5000-series processors and 6000-series GPUs. The boost isn't too notable, but it's certainly there.

If you're looking for the best motherboard for an AMD build with the Radeon RX 6800, you're going to want to give the ASUS ROG Strix X570-E (opens in new tab) a looking as it's an excellent choice for most consumers, even providing room for stable overclocking.

For Intel fans, your choice is the ASUS ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming (opens in new tab), which comes rocking pretty much everything you need to build a capable Intel gaming rig. Just try not to worry too much about the lack of any PCIe 4.0. It's an excellent motherboard with support for 10th Gen processors.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.