Best Motherboards for AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Windows Central 2019

The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X is a powerful processor, but it's only able to hit its full potential with a good motherboard. We rounded up some of the best motherboards to use with this insane consumer-grade processor.

Best X470: ASUS ROG Strix X470-F

Staff pick

The X470 is an older chipset now that X570 is out, but the ASUS ROG Strix X470-F truly is an exceptional motherboard. It's a tried, and trusted platform for AMD builds. You not only get a great UEFI BIOS with reliable, high-quality components for a great foundation, there's also RGB lighting, which is scientifically proven to improve frames-per-second figures.

$170 at Amazon

Premium X570: ASUS ROG Strix X570-E

Should you want to use the very best and latest in chipsets from AMD, you'll want an X570 motherboard. This ASUS board comes rocking many benefits like PCIe 4.0 support and Wi-Fi 6. There are also Gen 4 M.2 slots capable of unidirectional transfer speeds up to 64 GB/s and plenty of RGB lighting options to boot.

$326 at Amazon

Budget B450: ASRock B450M Steel Legend

The B450 chipset is a little less advanced than the X470 and X570 siblings, but it's still worth considering for a new build. This board from ASRock supports Ryzen 3000 series CPUs and provides enough features for the 3950X.

$106 at Amazon

Entry X570: ASUS Prime X570-P

While it's challenging to locate any budget-friendly X570 motherboards, this ASUS board is one that would suit someone who wants the latest chipset features on a more basic platform. It's got a lot going for it too with metal heatsinks for the VRMs and other high-quality components.

$150 at Amazon

Enthusiast Build: ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Formula

Now, you probably don't need this ASUS motherboard, but it's got many features that match perfectly with the Ryzen 9 3950X. It houses plenty of functionality, including a heatsink block that can be connected to your custom water-cooling loop. It's quite literally insane.

$600 at Amazon

Choosing the best X470 or X570 motherboard

If you want to save a little or don't necessarily need nor want the latest chipset, X470 is still a solid option for 3rd-gen Ryzen processors like the Ryzen 9 3950X. The ASUS Strix X470-F is still an excellent choice for most consumers, even providing room for stable overclocking.

X570 is the latest chipset from AMD to support Ryzen 3000 series processors, and there are numerous options available already. Still, our recommendation goes to the ASUS Prime X570-P, rocking PCIe 4.0 support, high-quality components, and a great BIOS.

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