Best Motherboards for AMD Ryzen 3 3300X Windows Central 2020

The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X is a monster of a processor for the price. Sure, it's got nothing on CPUs from the Ryzen 5, 7, and 9 families, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't match it with a capable motherboard. We rounded up some recommendations to make the most of your new AMD processor.

Premium X570: ASUS ROG Strix X570-E

Staff pick

The X570 replaced the X470 as the premium chipset for AMD processors, and the Ryzen 3 3300X would work like magic with the ROG Strix X570-E from ASUS. It has ample room for overclocking, PCIe 4.0, Gigabit LAN with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Gen 4 M.2 slots capable of unidirectional transfer speeds up to 64 GB/s, and plenty of RGB lighting options to boot.

Budget B450: ASRock B450M Steel Legend

The B450M is the mid-tier chipset from AMD that'll work well with Ryzen 3 3000 series processors, so long as the motherboard is compatible and you can flash the BIOS. It won't have as many features as X470 and X570, but you've got a sound foundation here for a PC.

Entry X570: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS

There's not really any X570 motherboards that are affordable, but this could be considered an entry-level one of sorts. If you want the latest and greatest chipset from AMD, this is a solid motherboard with metal heatsinks for VRMs and high-quality, reliable components.

$275 at Newegg

Enthusiast Build: ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Formula

This is one of those motherboards that you shouldn't purchase and likely cannot afford but is one you'd love to own. It's a monster and completely overkill for a Ryzen 3 CPU. You can even hook up the cooling to your custom water-cooling loop, that's how ridiculous this thing is. It's designed for enthusiasts with 5Gb LAN and other advanced features.

Choosing the best motherboard

It's difficult to choose a motherboard that won't work well with the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X CPU. All of our recommendations are great options, depending on your budget and requirements. ASUS' ROG Strix X570-E is a great high-end motherboard with quality components, a reliable BIOS, and everything you need to build a powerful PC.

If you'd like to save a little on the X570 platform, give the MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS a look. It rocks 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 a good foundation for an AMD PC build.

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