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Best Motherboards for AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, 5800X and 5900X

With the launch of the Ryzen 5000 CPUs, AMD has officially snatched the gaming crown from Intel, offering competitive performance in both the single-threaded and multi-threaded segments. In this post, we’ll be recommending the best motherboards for the Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, and the 5900X.

Best Motherboard for the Ryzen 5 5600X: GIGABYTE B550 AORUS PRO

Price: $169.99

CPU SupportZen 2 and Zen 3
ChipsetB550
Memory4 x DDR4 DIMMs w/ Support for Up to 128GB @ 5,400MT/s
PCIe1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, 1 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 Ports
WiFi/LANIntel Wi-Fi 3168/Realtek 2.5GbE
USB (Internal+ Rear)2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 6 x USB 2.0

The B550 motherboards bring PCIe 4.0 to the masses at affordable prices. The Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro is one of the best AM4 boards in the sub-$200 range. It comes with a 12+2 Phase Digital VRM which works like a charm with even the highest-end Ryzen 9 chips. The board supports up to 128GB of DDR4 memory at nearly 5GHz+, one PCIe 4.0 slot for a discrete graphics card, another 3.0 slot, six SATA III ports, and two M.2 slots with their respective heatsinks.

Best Motherboard for the Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 9 5900X: GIGABYTE X570 AORUS PRO WIFI

Price: $269.99

CPU SupportZen 2 and Zen 3
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
WiFi/LANIntel Wi-Fi 6 802.11|Intel Gigabit LAN
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 Zen 3 CPU like the Ryzen 7 5800X or the Ryzen 9 5900X, 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 drives. You get a 12+2 Phase IR VRM which should allow for a decent overclocking potential.

Best High-end Motherboard for Ryzen 9 5900X and 5950X: MSI MEG X570 ACE Gaming

Price: $358.99

CPU SupportZen 2 and Zen 3
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
WiFi/LANIntel Wi-Fi 6 AX200|Realtek RTL8125-CG
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 premium but expensive 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.

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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