Best motherboards for AMD Ryzen 9 5900X in 2022

Using the best motherboards with the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is a sure way to get as much performance from the 12-core processor as possible. This CPU requires a 500-series motherboard, which is why we've rounded up some of the best X570 and B550 boards around.

Choosing the best 500-series motherboard

Why you can trust Windows Central Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.

The motherboard is the heart of your PC, connecting all your components and providing power to the processor, GPU, and beyond. It also determines what CPU you can use. The Ryzen 9 5900X isn't a super-demanding CPU, which allows you to use an A520, B550, or X570 chipset-touting motherboard.

Our top pick for the Ryzen 9 5900X 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.

If you want to save a little but still enjoy all the benefits of X570, the ASUS Prime X570-P is a great second choice, coming with PCIe 4.0 support, high-quality components, and a great BIOS at a more affordable price. Check out our roundup of the best motherboards for more.

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.