Best Motherboards for AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Windows Central 2020

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 the immense amount of power available. We've rounded up some killer motherboard recommendations.

Best Value: ASUS ROG Strix X470-F

Staff pick

This board may come equipped with the older X470 chipset, but it's compatible with the latest Ryzen 3000 processors, including the 3950X. This lets you save money compared to X570 boards all while enjoying a stable and high-end platform with a great UEFI BIOS with reliable components for a great foundation. There's also RGB lighting.

$170 at Amazon

Premium X570: ASUS ROG Strix X570-E

If you don't fancy using an older chipset, but still want the best you'll need to go with the X570 and this motherboard from ASUS is a great option. Not only do you get benefits like PCIe 4.0 support, high-quality components, and Wi-Fi 6, but also Gen 4 M.2 slots capable of unidirectional transfer speeds up to 64 GB/s, and plenty of RGB lighting options to boot.

$280 at Amazon

Budget Pick: ASRock B450M Steel Legend

This B450 motherboard may not be as advanced as our other recommendations, but it's worth considering for a new build. It supports Ryzen 3000 CPUs, has more than enough features for the 3950X, but just don't go expecting to push the system as far as more premium motherboards.

$110 at Amazon

Compact Board: ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming

Mini-ITX boards are a whole different breed, thanks to vendors having to cram as much tech found on larger motherboards onto a smaller PCB. Still, it's possible to create a capable, stable platform like this fine example from ASUS. You've got 8+2 phase delivery with active VRM cooling alongside active chipset cooling. A great foundation for smaller builds.

$260 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

This is when things start to get a little more serious with the Crosshair VIII Formula from ASUS. It comes with plenty of features, including high-quality components for stable overclocking, as well as a heatsink block that can be connected to your custom water-cooling loop. It's quite literally insane.

$507 at Amazon

Choosing the best X470 or X570 motherboard

Choosing a motherboard for your PC is an important decision you shouldn't make on a whim. Our top recommendation is the ASUS Strix X470-F if you don't require PCIe 4.0 and other features the newer X570 platform brings with it. This board is still an excellent choice for most consumers, even supporting stable overclocking.

X570 is the latest chipset from AMD to support Ryzen 3000 series processors, and there are numerous options available already. You will be paying a premium for these newer motherboards, however. Still, our pick is the ASUS Prime X570-P, rocking PCIe 4.0 support, high-quality components, and a great BIOS.

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