Best Motherboards for AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X in 2022

AMD managed to pack 32 cores on the Threadripper platform, allowing enthusiasts to enjoy massive amounts of performance with a physical single processor. Unlike Ryzen processors, Threadripper CPUs require a motherboard with a TRX40 socket and we've rounded up some of the best motherboards for you to consider.

Choosing the best TRX40 motherboard

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Unfortunately, if you're considering one of the newer Threadripper processors, you're going to need to part with some serious cash for the motherboard too. The TRX40 platform is pricey but required for 3000 series Threadripper CPUs. If you're looking for a solid value option, the Gigabyte Aorus Pro WiFi is your best bet.

If you want to create a fancy-looking PC build, the ASUS ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming is a better option with addressable RGB headers, an OLED display built right into the motherboard, as well as more important features like active 16 stage VRM cooling, as well as chipset cooling, for better system stability.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds is 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 over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.