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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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ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero (opens in new tab)

Premium Board

You probably don't need the ROG Maximus XI Hero from ASUS, but if your budget can stretch it, it's a worthwhile upgrade for premium PC builds with the Core i9 processor. This board rocks amazing quality components, speedy dual M.2 slots, USB 3.1 Gen 2, and other high-end features.

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ASUS ROG Strix Z390-I Gaming (opens in new tab)

Small & Mighty

This is a mini-ITX board, allowing you to install the incredibly capable Core i9 processor inside a small compact chassis, but ASUS managed to work in the Z390 chipset, meaning you don't lose out too much on choosing a smaller board. This ROG board has high-quality components, dual M.2 slots, overclocking stability enhancements, and Wi-Fi.

Choosing the best Intel motherboard

Our top pick goes to the excellent ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming (opens in new tab). Not only is this a great value motherboard for all the features you get, it's 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 (opens in new tab) offers a surprising amount of potential in such a small package. ASUS managed to work in some high-quality components and VRMs to even support some degree of overclocking.

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

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.