Best Motherboards for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 in 2022

While NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3070 GPU works just fine with PCIe 3.0 slots, it's best to grab a motherboard with a PCIe 4.0 slot to make the most of its graphical prowess. We've rounded up the best motherboards with PCIe 4.0 slots for both AMD and Intel processors.

Best AMD motherboards for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

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Best Intel motherboards for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

Intel doesn't officially support PCIe 4.0 yet but will offer the said functionality to match AMD with the launch of Rocket Lake processors. That hasn't stopped motherboard makers from preemptively adding PCIe 4.0 support into certain motherboards right now. So, while you can technically buy PCIe 4.0-ready motherboards for Intel CPUs, you'll be stuck on PCIe 3.0 until the new CPUs launch.

We'd recommend against buying an Intel motherboard right now for PCIe 4.0 support. Not until Intel launches its new Rocket Lake processors. If you absolutely must buy a new motherboard today for a 10th Gen Intel CPU, we've rounded up a few of our current favorites.

Choosing the best motherboard for NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3070

If you want to build an entirely new system right now and must have PCIe 5.0, you've got both Intel and AMD that offer such functionality on the latest processors and chipsets. To really make the most of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, you'll want at least a 12th Gen Intel or AMD Ryzen 3000 processor that offers PCIe 4.0.

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.