Best Motherboard for AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT in 2020

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The Radeon RX 6900 XT is the best graphics card to come out of AMD so far, going up against the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 and RTX 3080. To get the most from your new graphic card, you'll want to have a solid foundation, so we've rounded up the best motherboards to use with this GPU.

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

Premium X570 AMD

The best motherboard for AMD systems would be the ASUS ROG Strix X570-E, which will also work wonders with the Radeon RX 6800 XT. The board not only comes rocking PCIe 4.0 support but also Wi-Fi 6 and plenty of other premium features. There are also a few Gen 4 M.2 slots for speedy storage, some excellent power phase delivery design, and even RGB for improved in-game performance.

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

Best Intel

If you've got an Intel processor or are looking to purchase one, the ASUS ROG Strix Z490-E is the way to go. It supports 10th Gen Intel CPUs, comes with all the high-quality components required for some stable overclocking, as well as a rock-solid BIOS. There's even built-in Wi-Fi 6, just in case you need it.

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Enthusiast Build

This motherboard is only really for those who can afford it. It's a monster of a PC foundation, coming with absolutely everything you'd ever ask from a motherboard. The Radeon RX 6900 XT would work so well on this board with a Ryzen 9 processor. The VRMs are top-class, so too is the cooling, which can even be connected to your custom water-cooling loop.

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The majority of our recommended motherboards for this GPU are from AMD, and there's a good reason for that. AMD made it, so its CPUs and GPUs work a little faster together now, thanks to the shared memory access. While the performance improvement is minimal at best, it's still worth bearing in mind if you really want the very best from your gaming PC.

If you're looking for the best motherboard for an AMD build with the Radeon RX 6900 XT, 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.