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Best X570, B550 Motherboards for AMD Ryzen 7 3700X in 2022

ASUS ROG Strix X470 Gaming
ASUS ROG Strix X470 Gaming (Image credit: Rich Edmonds / Windows Central)

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is a powerful processor, but it can only hit its full potential with the best motherboards. Whether you simply want a budget board that's compatible with the CPU or a beastly platform for overclocking, we got you covered with these high-quality recommendations.

ASUS ROG Strix X570-E (opens in new tab)

Premium X570

Go all out with the latest X570 chipset, bringing some additional benefits like PCIe 4.0 support and Wi-Fi 6. This ASUS board also has Gen 4 M.2 slots capable of unidirectional transfer speeds up to 64 GB/s and plenty of RGB lighting options to boot.

ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Formula (opens in new tab)

Enthusiast Build

You likely don't need such an enthusiast motherboard like this ASUS example, but it would be awesome if you had one to install the Ryzen 7 3700X. This behemoth has plenty of features, including a heatsink block that can be connected to your custom water-cooling loop. It's insane.

Choosing the best motherboard

These motherboards will work well with the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, allowing you to get the most out of the CPU. If you want a good balance between affordability and performance, the ASUS ROG Strix X570-E (opens in new tab) is an excellent choice for most consumers, even providing room for stable overclocking.

The X570 is a substantial upgrade from AMD for Ryzen 3000 series processors, but you don't need to spend so much on a new board. The ASUS Prime X570-P (opens in new tab), rocking PCIe 4.0 support, high-quality components, and a great BIOS, is an excellent choice if you want the best chipset at a low 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.