Best Motherboards for Intel Core i9-9900K in 2022

Intel's Core i9-9900K is a serious processor for serious tasks like advanced gaming and editing. To get the most out of the CPU, you need one of the best motherboards capable of supporting the chip and packing many features you can rely on. Here are some options you should consider.

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Our top pick goes to the excellent ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming. Not only is this a great value motherboard for all the features you get, but it's also a solid option for the Intel Core i9-9900K with high-quality components, stable overclocking enhancements, a great and easy BIOS, as well as some other handy benefits like dual M.2 slots.

If you're after a small, but mighty motherboard for a more compact build, you'll need a mini-ITX size motherboard. We found that the ASUS ROG Strix Z390-I Gaming offers a surprising amount of potential in such a small package. ASUS managed to work with some high-quality components and VRMs to even support some degree of overclocking.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

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.