Best Motherboards for Ryzen 7 1800x – Hands down, the ASUS ROG Crosshair is the best board to pair with the Ryzen 7 1800X processor. It offers an intuitive layout, plenty of USB, an understated RGB lighting capability in the age where everyone has added lighting to their components, and it was made specifically for AMD CPU’s.
It is also one of the most expensive motherboards you can get for your AMD. If you are building the best gaming PC you can manage with the Ryzen 7 1800X, then spending a little extra to get the high end ASUS offering will be worth it in the long run.
1.Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero
- Powered by AMD Ryzen AM4, 7th Generation Athlon and HD 2000 series processors to maximize connectivity and speed with NVMe M.2, front panel USB 3.1 and Gigabit LAN
- 5-Way Optimization featuring Auto-Tuning and FanXpert 4 provides automatic overclocking profiles for maximum OC performance while AIO and water-cooling headers deliver dynamic system cooling
- Two patent-pending Safe Slots feature an injection molding process that integrates metal framing for a stronger, firmly anchored PCIe slot built for heavyweight GPUs
- Unmatched Personalization with Asus exclusive AURA Sync RGB lighting and 3D-printing friendly mounts
- Industry-leading 8-channel HD audio with the ROG exclusive SupremeFX S1220 driven by Japanese capacitors. Best gaming connectivity: M.2, USB 3.1 front-panel connector and both USB 3.1 Type-A/C
Asus never does half measures with its Crosshair mainboards. As always, the component giant aimed for the far reaches of the market with its ROG Crosshair VI Hero ($255), its flagship motherboard for AMD’s powerful Ryzen 7 processors.
Naturally, this Socket AM4 board is in Asus’ Republic of Gamers (ROG) series, which is a signal to expect a wealth of enthusiast features and more-than-passing support for overclocking. Bearing AMD’s high-end X370 chipset and a slick RGB-lighting arrangement, this board will garner plenty of attention from gamers looking to build PCs around a new AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, or one of the lesser (but still potent) Ryzen 7 or 5 CPUs.
After a long stretch deep in the shadow of Intel’s Core processors, AMD’s CPU business is solidly back in contention, vying for the attentions of enthusiast-level buyers.
2.MSI AMD Ryzen X370
- Supports AMD Ryzen 1st and 2nd Generation/ Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors and AMD A-series / Athlon Processors for Socket AM6
MSI’s X370 GAMING PRO CARBON is one of the most featured packed AM4 Ryzen motherboards that we’ve reviewed so far.
Many of you had requested that we review the X370 Gaming Pro Carbon, and today we deliver. The X370 Gaming Pro Carbon is one of MSI’s top Performance series motherboards for the X370 chipset. It offers pretty aesthetics and top-notch features that you might not find on MSI’s lower-end X370 and B350 motherboards such as dual M.2 slots.
MSI’s X370 GAMING PRO CARBON’s color theme is a popular one, black with hints of silver and white, and allows easy matching. It has many integrated RGB LEDs, and you can change the motherboard’s color theme to match that of the rest of your system, and that is one reason it’s a popular motherboard.
3.ASRock X370 Taichi
- Supports AMD AM4 Socket Ryzen Series CPUs (Summit Ridge)
- Supports DDR4 3200+(OC). Temperature Sensing: CPU, CPU Optional/Water Pump, Chassis, Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fans
- 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 M.2 (Key E)
- 10 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3), 1 M.2 (PCIe Gen2 x4)
- 2 USB 3.1 (1 Type-A, 1 Type-C), 10 USB 3.0 (4 Front, 6 Rear)
Key features for the ASRock X370 Taichi include a robust 16-phase power delivery system with high-quality electronic components, dual PCIe-capable M.2 ports, and onboard 802.11ac WiFi. ASRock adds further SATA 6Gbps ports on top of the eight from AMD’s X370 chipset, while onboard audio is built around the vendor’s Purity Sound 4 system.
Featuring a unique black and white design and promising strong overclocking capacity thanks to a power delivery solution stronger than anything from competing vendors’ AM4 products, is the X370 Taichi a winner?
Our second AMD Ryzen motherboard focuses on ASRock’s X370 Taichi (AMD X370). If you’re looking at building a Ryzen system, it’s worth a look.
4.ASUS ROG STRIX B350-I
- Powered by AMD Ryzen AM4 and 7th generation Athlon processors to maximize connectivity and speed with Dual NVMe M.2, USB 3.1, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Gigabit LAN, and up to 32GB of DDR4
- 5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning and FanXpert 4 automatically tailors overclocking profiles to your unique build for maximum OC performance and dynamic system cooling
- Unmatched Personalization with ASUS exclusive AURA Sync RGB lighting, RGB 4-Pin header and addressable RGB header
- M.2 audio combo card raises M.2 drives and SupremeFX audio circuitry to minimize lateral interference
- Industry-leading 8-channel HD audio with the ROG exclusive SupremeFX S1220
Even though the launch of the new Ryzen processors was very successful and these CPUs are quite popular now, the number of mini-ITX motherboards supporting the new chipset isn’t that high. ASUS decided to get into the game and release their very first Ryzen mini-ITX motherboard – the Rog Strix B350-I.
Knowing that many of our readers prefer this manufacturer when it comes to building a new rig, we’ve decided to analyze their model in detail and find out if it offers a good value for the money. Join us!
The stellar build quality of this motherboard is immediately noticeable – it has a look and feel that’s very similar to that of the full-sized models manufactured by the same company. The primary color here is black, with some touches of silver and metallic, giving the motherboard good looks that are guaranteed to make it a welcome guest inside your chassis.
5.ASUS ROG Strix X370-F
- Powered by AMD Ryzen AM4, 7th generation Athlon and HD 2000 series processors to maximize connectivity and speed with NVMe M.2, front-panel USB 3.1 and Gigabit LAN
- 5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning and Fan Xpert 4 automatically tailors overclocking profiles to your unique build for maximum OC performance and dynamic system cooling
- Unmatched Personalization with ASUS exclusive AURA Sync RGB lighting, two additional RGB headers and a 3D-printing friendly design
- Dual Patent-pending SafeSlot features an injection molding process that integrates metal framing for a stronger, firmly anchored PCIe slot built for heavyweight GPUs
- Industry-leading 8-channel HD audio driven by Japanese capacitors features an onboard LED-illuminated design
- Gaming durability: ASUS SafeSlot and premium components for maximum durability
- Audio: Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback
Performance and style has been wrapped up and consolidated with the STRIX branding, which is now falling under the ROG umbrella. As expected, we get a visual feast of bold styling, with neutral toned chipset coolers, along with vibrant RGB LED lighting powered by the ASUS Aura software. Being based on the X370 chipset, the ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming supports both CrossfireX and SLI, and so it features two reinforced ‘SafeSlots’ to firmly hold your beefy graphics cards in place.
There is support for 3200MHz dual channel DDR4 memory, and a NVMe M.2 slot for high-speed storage. Gamers will be happy to know that ASUS have used a low latency Intel I211-AT LAN chipset, which is supported by the GameFirst software, along with the LANGuard technology to protect the motherboard against any power surges. As an additional treat, ASUS have given gamers an exceptional onboard audio solution with their SupremeFX technology and the exclusive S1220A audio codec supported by the RC4580 and OPA1688 op-amps.
The best motherboard for Ryzen 7 1800X is one that will offer you the space and connections for a graphics card, USB headers, a clean aesthetic, and of course, AMD compatibility.
To this point, the ASUS ROG Crosshair is going to be the best board you can get for the Ryzen 7 1800X.