Best Motherboards for AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Windows Central 2020

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is a powerful processor, but it's only able to hit its full potential with a good motherboard. 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 recommendations.

Best X470: ASUS ROG Strix X470-F

Staff pick

The ASUS ROG Strix X470-F is a tried and trusted platform for AMD builds. Couple the great UEFI BIOS with robust, high-quality components for a great foundation. There's also RGB lighting, which is scientifically proven to improve frames-per-second figures.

Premium X570: ASUS ROG Strix X570-E

Go all out with the latest X570 chipset, which brings with it 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.

Budget B450: ASRock B450M Steel Legend

The B450 chipset is a little less advanced than the X470 and X570 siblings, but it's still worth considering for a new build. This board from ASRock supports Ryzen 3000 series CPUs and provides enough features even to allow you to overclock.

Entry X570: ASUS Prime X570-P

There technically aren't any budget-friendly X570 motherboards, but 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.

Enthusiast Build: ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Formula

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 X470 or X570 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 to enjoy the best of what X470 has to offer (and you don't need PCIe 4.0), the ASUS Strix X470-F is still an excellent choice for most consumers, even providing room for stable overclocking.

X570 is a substantial upgrade from AMD for Ryzen 3000 series processors. There are numerous options available already, but our recommendation goes to the ASUS Prime X570-P., rocking PCIe 4.0 support, high-quality components, and a great BIOS.

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