The motherboard is an important component of any PC. It's the mainboard that houses not only the CPU, but RAM and GPU, and it connects to pretty much every other system component. We look at the best available today, depending on your requirements.
The Ryzen 9 3900X is a cracking CPU, allowing you to do pretty much everything on your PC. From video editing and intense gaming to enthusiast leaderboard competitions, this processor can almost do it all. So long as you pair it with one of these motherboards.
The motherboard is incredibly important and choosing the right one for your build can make the difference between a dud PC and glorious computing performance. Here are the best motherboards for the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
In order to truly appreciate just how capable the Intel Core i7-9700K processor is, you need a solid motherboard to work as a foundation inside your PC. These motherboards are the ones you should consider.
In order to use the Intel Core i9-9900K processor, you'll need a compatible motherboard. We've rounded up a few options, ranging from the affordable and budget-friendly side to the premium "you'll likely not need this" end.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors require TR4 socket motherboards, but the newer 3000 series Threadripper CPUs need TRX40 socket boards, so we've rounded up a few in case you need one for the Ryzen Threadripper 3960X.
The AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is a powerful CPU and in order to enjoy all the performance available in this small processor, you'll need an equally capable motherboard. Lucky for you, we rounded up the best motherboards around.
AMD has A520, B550, and X570 motherboards already available for its new Ryzen 5000 series processors. The AMD Ryzern 5 5600X is a mid-range eight-core processor that's best suited to mid- or high-tier motherboards.
ASUS has plenty of solid motherboards with great BIOS support, and the new TUF Gaming B550M-Plus is yet another fine option for AMD fans. If you need a compact board with PCIe 4.0, Ryzen 3000/5000, and super-fast RAM support, this is it.
The latest GeForce RTX 30 series from NVIDIA utilizes PCIe 4.0, but is backward compatible with PCIe 3.0. If you're in the market for a new motherboard and want the very best, we've rounded up some excellent recommendations for you to start your search with.
NZXT is still new to the motherboard business. The first two boards, rocking Z370 and Z380 chipsets, respectively, didn't land too well. After returning to the drawing board and teaming up with ASRock for a third attempt, has NZXT finally perfected its N7 motherboard? Almost.
NZXT has already made two attempts at creating a high-end motherboard, but it fell short both times. What makes this new N7 Z490 motherboard any different? Well, it offers better performance and BIOS support with all the same gorgeous looks.
Gigabyte's Z490 AORUS ULTRA is a motherboard you should consider for a 10th or 11th Gen Intel-powered PC. On paper, it has plenty going for it, including amazing power design and cooling, passively cooled M.2 slots and good overclocking support.