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Best X570 and B550 motherboards for AMD Ryzen 5 3600 in 2022

To enjoy your AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor, you're going to need to install it onto a supported AM4 motherboard. You can use motherboards with older chipsets, but not all are compatible with Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs. We rounded up a few of the best motherboards for the Ryzen 5 3600 that'll work just fine.

Choosing the best motherboard

These motherboards will work wonders with the Ryzen 5 3600, performing well in games or applications. If you want to enjoy the best of what X570 has to offer and PCIe 4.0, the ASUS ROG Strix X570-E is an excellent choice for most consumers, even providing room for stable overclocking. It's one of the best AMD X570 motherboards.

X570 is the current flagship consumer-grade chipset from AMD for Ryzen 3000 and 5000 series processors. But if you want to save some money, you can go for a B550 motherboard like the ASRock B550M Steel Legend and save a little in the process. Going with our recommended motherboards here will allow you to upgrade to a Ryzen 5000 Series processor without requiring a new board.

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.