Best Motherboards for AMD Ryzen 9 3950X in 2022 — X570, B550

The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X is a 16-core processor running on the AM4+ platform. When coupled with a solid motherboard, you've got quite the setup with an immense amount of power available. We've rounded up some of the best AMD Ryzen 3950X motherboards here, and you can also check out a list of some of our other best motherboards.

Choosing the best X470 or X570 motherboard

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Choosing a motherboard for your PC is a crucial decision you shouldn't make on a whim. Our top recommendation is the ASUS ROG Strix X570-E, which comes with super-fast LAN ports and PCIe 4.0, thanks to the X570 chipset from AMD. It's not the most affordable, but will easily handle even the most powerful Ryzen 9 processor.

X570 is the latest chipset from AMD to support Ryzen 3000 series processors, and there are numerous options available already. While some are pretty pricey, like our top recommendation, it's still possible to score a bargain. The ASUS Prime X570-P comes rocking PCIe 4.0 support, high-quality components, and a great BIOS at a more affordable price.

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.