Best Motherboards for Ryzen 9 Processors

Best Motherboards for Ryzen 9 Processors – The below motherboards may sound similar to you. However, they differ based on what processors they support or form factor they have. Some can be overclocked while others limit the user to generic use.

So, here’s a more detailed buying guide where we’ll consider a few factors that you should keep in mind before buying a motherboard.

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1.ASUS ROG X570

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Motherboard designers typically go for obvious choices: When AMD announced that its latest platform would support one NVMe M.2 drive from the CPU and up to 16 high-speed connections from the X570 PCH, it was obvious that most manufacturers would deploy twelve of those PCH lanes as a second and third M.2 interface plus a PCIe x4 slot.

Those designers were then left to figure out whether to use those final four lanes for SATA, USB3 or additional PCIe. And that’s where lane sharing that disables one interface to enable another begins. Asus took a different track in its ROG Strix X570-E Gaming: It has only two M.2 slots total.

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2.ASUS ROG Crosshair VII

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Asus’ Crosshair line is well respected as a premium platform for overclocking, benchmarking, and system stability. However, competitors are starting to learn a few things from Asus and that may make the X470 Crosshair VII Hero (Wi-Fi) board we’re looking at here less appealing for builders in the know.

We’re going to open up this board’s classic red-and-black box to see how well this flagship brand stands up in 2019. Can Asus justify the high asking price ( when we wrote this), given the general value angle of the Ryzen platform in general and a plethora of (mostly lower-priced) competition?

The contents of the box are slightly underwhelming, with access to Wi-Fi antenna, SLI bridge, four SATA cables, RGB and LED extenders along with documentation and Republic of Gamer adornments. And I won’t lie: I found the ROG coaster very useful for keeping my test bench dry from perspiring cans of Mountain Dew.

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3.ASUS ROG Strix B450-F

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The Asus ROG Strix B350-F Gaming motherboard was a decent board for its day, but it had some room for improvement.

Asus has tried to renovate that room with the ROG Strix B450-F Gaming board, which brings a few feature enhancements including support for AMD’s StoreMI software storage acceleration technology, which intelligently moves hard drive data to an SSD, and an enhanced layout.

Taking a look at the top half of the board, we’ll focus around the AM4 socket first where you’ll find VRMs and DRAM slots as well as some fan headers.

On the left side, we get a better look at the shroud, which partially covers one of the two VRM heatsinks and holds the RGB LEDs under the ROG symbol. The heatsinks themselves are tall and able to dissipate the heat generated from the 6+2 phase VRM in our testing. Just above the heatsink is a single 8-pin EPS connector for the CPU.

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4.ASUS ROG Strix B550-F

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After reviewing Gigabyte B550’s Aorus Master, we found for X570-level pricing, you can get most of the features and capabilities of the generally more expensive platform.

Sitting second from the top of Asus’ B550 motherboards, the B550-F Gaming Wi-Fi includes 14-phase power delivery, 2.5 GbE LAN, integrated Wi-Fi 6 AX200, two M.2 slots (each with a heatsink), six SATA ports and premium audio, among other features.

In our testing, the B550-F Gaming Wi-Fi performed well, matching the other boards we’ve tested so far. We didn’t come across anything out of the ordinary during our stock runs. With optimized defaults set, the B550-F Gaming Wi-Fi had no issues boosting to the factory 4.6 GHz clock speed.

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5.MSI MEG X570 ACE

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Like almost all gaming-oriented motherboards today, the MEG X570 Ace is a mostly black PCB. Black and grey heatsinks with yellow accents cover the chipset, the M.2 slots, and the power-regulation circuitry, giving the board a touch of color while also doing the crucial cooling duties.

The Ace shares many of the Godlike’s features and gets points for a bit of creative PCB bling. But a few feature quibbles and some install issues with the audio software put it a step, and half a star, behind several of the other AMD X570 boards we’ve looked at so far.

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Ryzen 9 3900x, being a 12 core CPU, gives real tough competition to Intel core i9 processors. It’s simply a performance beast meant for high-end usage like Video editing, playing AAA game titles, etc. However, to unleash this beast, you need an equally powerful motherboard.

And not every motherboard can support or power this processor right here. So, here you’ll find a detailed list of some of the most recommended motherboards for Ryzen 9 3900x. But before we move to the list, please consider the below factors before buying a motherboard.

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