Best motherboards for Intel Core i7-12700K 2022

The Intel Core i7-12700K is a unique processor in that it sits slap bang in the middle of the more affordable Core i5-12600K and the overkill that is the Core i9-12900K. Still, we're going to be recommending the same best motherboards for the Intel Core i7-12700K, all using the Z690 chipset with a mix of DDR4 and DDR5 support, depending on your preference.

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It'll be a challenge to mess up your decision-making for a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700K motherboard. While it may have an impressive 12-core setup, this processor can easily get by on less expensive motherboards. The ASUS ROG Strix Z690-F Gaming is our go-to mid-range board for this processor, thanks to its impressive power setup and feature list.

If you have some fancy DDR4 modules you wish to save and use again, which should save hundreds compared to buying new DDR5 RAM, there are other great motherboards with the Z690 chipset that supports DDR4 like the budget-friendly MSI PRO Z690-A.

Rich Edmonds
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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.