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Best Motherboards for AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs in 2020 [July Update]

AMD recently announced that it would support its next-gen Ryzen 4000 CPUs on existing 400 series boards, in addition to the newer B550 and X570 chipsets. While that’s good news for owners of the older motherboards, we’d strictly advise against buying a B450 or X470 board. There are certain caveats that will limit 400 series owners after they flash the beta BIOS meant for the newer processors. You can read more about that here.

While we’ll still include one B450 motherboard in the list, only opt for it if you’re willing to restrict yourself in terms of processor compatibility even with the beta BIOS update.

Best Budget Motherboard for the Ryzen 3 and Ryzen 5 CPUs: GIGABYTE B450 AORUS-M

Price: $94.99

CPU Support1st, 2nd & 3rd Gen Ryzen
ChipsetB450
Memory4 x DDR4 DIMMs w/ Support for Up to 64GB @ 3600 MHz
PCIe1 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
Multi-GPUXFX (2-way)
Storage6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports, 2 x M.2
USB4 x USB 3.1 Gen1, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen2

The Gigabyte B450 Auros Pro WiFi is one of the best B450 motherboards out there. With support for up to 64GB of DDR4 memory @ 3600MHz, and 2 PCIe x16 slots, it has 2-way CrossfireX capability, 6 SATA 3, and 8 USB 3 ports. All this for less than $100. That’s pretty damn affordable.

Best Motherboard for the Ryzen 3 and Ryzen 5 CPUs Overall: GIGABYTE B550 AORUS PRO

Price: $189.99

CPU Support3rd & 4th Gen Ryzen, Renoir AM4 (Ryzen 4000 APUs)
ChipsetB550
Memory4 x DDR4 DIMMs w/ Support for Up to 128GB @ 5,400 MHz
PCIe1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
XFX/SLI2 Way XFX|SLI
Storage6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports, 2 x M.2
USB4 x USB 3.2 Gen1, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2, 6 x USB 2.0

The newly introduced B550 motherboards bring PCIe 4.0 to the masses at cheaper (not exactly) than X570 prices. Gigabyte’s B550 Aorus Pro is the one you ought to be looking at. It comes with a 12+2 Phases Digital VRM which in reality is just a 6 phase VRM using doublers or some other gimmicks to make it a 12 phase.

Regardless, that should be enough to power any Ryzen 5 or Ryzen 7 processor with ample overclocked headroom. The board supports up to 128GB of DDR4 memory at up to 5,400MHz for AM4 Renoir (3rd Gen Ryzen is limited to 5,200MHz), one PCIe 4.0 slot for a discrete graphics card, six SATA III ports and two M.2 slots with their respective heatsinks.

Best Motherboard for the Ryzen 7 3700X & 3800X: GIGABYTE X570 AORUS PRO WIFI

Price: $269.99

CPU Support2nd, 3rd & 4th Gen Ryzen
ChipsetX570
Memory4 x DDR4 DIMMs w/ Support for Up to 128GB @ 4,400 MHz
PCIe2 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, 2 x PCIe 3.0 x4, 2 x PCIe 4.0 x1
XFX/SLI2-Way XFX|SLI
Storage6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports, 2 x M.2
USB4 x USB 3.2 Gen1, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen2, 6 x USB 2.0

If you’re going for a higher-end X CPU, like the Ryzen 5 3600X or the Ryzen 7 3700X, then the Gigabyte X570 -Aorus Pro is a well-balanced X570 board. You get the option to shove in 128GB of super-fast DDR4 memory, six SATA III drives and two NVMe SSDs as well.

What is a Motherboard VRM: Power Phases, Doublers, and Working

Best Motherboard for Ryzen 9 3900X & Ryzen 9 3950X: MSI MEG X570 ACE Gaming

Price: $519.99|Rs. 34,367

CPU Support2nd & 3rd Gen Ryzen
ChipsetX570
Memory4 x DDR4 DIMMs w/ Support for Up to 128GB @ 4,600 MHz
PCIe3 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
XFX/SLI3 Way/2 Way
Storage4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports, 3 x M.2
USB1 x USB 3.2 Gen2, 6 x USB 3.2 Gen1, 6 x USB 2.0

MSI’s MEG series has some of the best AMD X570 boards. The ACE is a well-balanced choice. 128GB RAM over four DIMMs @ 4,600MHz, three PCIe 4.0 x16 slots for a triple XFX solution and three M.2 slots for blazing-fast PCIe 4.0 based SSDs will let you build a monster rig ahead of its time.

Alternative: The ASRock X570 Taichi is another X570 motherboard with all the bells and whistles of a top-end AM4 board.

Areej

Computer Engineering dropout (3 years), writer, journalist, and amateur poet. I started Techquila while in college to address my hardware passion. Although largely successful, it suffered from many internal weaknesses. Left and now working on Hardware Times, a site purely dedicated to. Processor architectures and in-depth benchmarks. That's what we do here at Hardware Times!
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