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.

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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 was formerly a 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 on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.