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Best motherboards for AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in 2022

ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-Plus
ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-Plus (Image credit: Rich Edmonds / Windows Central)

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is a 16-core processor running on the AM4 platform. This processor is part of the 5000 Series, requiring a 500-series motherboard, namely the A520, B550, and X570. We rounded up the best motherboards for the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X to provide some enticing compatible board options.

Choosing the best motherboard for AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

The motherboard is one of the most important decisions to make for a PC build or upgrade. It's what determines what CPU you can use, as well as RAM. The Ryzen 9 5900X doesn't necessarily demand the best motherboard around, but it's always good to choose a board that's not only compatible but provides features you need.

Just remember to check the BIOS version to make sure the motherboard is ready to accept the Ryzen 5000 Series CPU. If it's outdated, you may need to source a Ryzen 3000 Series CPU to perform a BIOS update.

Our top pick for the Ryzen 9 5900X goes to the ASUS 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.

Rich Edmonds is a word conjurer at Windows Central, covering everything related to Windows, gaming, and hardware. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a device chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.