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Best Motherboards for AMD Ryzen 3 3100 in 2020

Ryzen 5 3400G
Ryzen 5 3400G (Image credit: Windows Central)

AMD's Ryzen 3100 is a budget-friendly processor, but it's still capable of some serious computing power. To make the most of this Ryzen 3000-series CPU, you'll need a decent AM4 motherboard. There are plenty out there, so to help you choose, we rounded up some of the best motherboards.

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MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS (opens in new tab)

Entry X570

This isn't really a budget-friendly X570 board, but it is priced well. If you want the latest and greatest chipset-touting motherboard without having to part with a truckload of cash, this is an excellent option. You've got metal heatsinks for the VRMs and high-quality components throughout.

Choosing the best motherboard

All of these motherboards will work well with an AMD Ryzen 3 3100 CPU, but it's down to what you require from a motherboard and how much budget you have to spare. The ASUS ROG Strix X570-E (opens in new tab) is still an excellent choice for most consumers, even providing room for stable overclocking and comes with the latest tech like PCIe 4.0.

If you want to save a little, but still want an X570 chipset, our recommendation goes to the MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS (opens in new tab), rocking PCIe 4.0 support, high-quality components, and a great BIOS. You may think it's not the most amazing motherboard out there, but it's an amazing foundation for an AMD PC build.

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

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.