Best x470 Motherboards for Ryzen 3000

Best x470 Motherboards for Ryzen 3000 – You cannot trust just any motherboard to be able to perform for Ryzen 3000. If you don’t have the right motherboard, you won’t be able to reach the full potential. Our experts have picked apart the reviews, specs, and personal trials with each of the products on this list and have determined that the ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero is the best of the best.

However, if you are on a budget or just starting out, we’d suggest the MSI Performance Gaming AMD X470 Gaming Plus.

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1.ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero X570

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The Asus X570 motherboard lineup includes options from the TUF, Prime, Strix, WS (Workstation), and ROG lines in ATX form-factor only (currently). If you are looking for an ITX board, it will have to be from Gigabyte or ASRock for now, while Micro-ATX boards can be found in Asus, MSI, ASRock, and Gigabyte lineups.

The OG Crosshair VIII Formula leads the pack, followed by the Hero and WS, with the Strix, Prime and TUF lines mixed in on the way down the product stack. With a total of 10 motherboards in its lineup, Asus has enough options to suit most builds.

The Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero Wi-Fi’s $380 price point lands it in the upper mid-range of all X570 boards. The overall experience with the board was positive, as stock testing completed without a hitch and performance was as expected, with results right around the other boards.

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2.ASUS 90MB0XF0-M0EAY0 ROG

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Asus 90MB0XF0-M0EAY0 ROG – A little over a year ago, we were battling with some gremlins with various X370 boards, one of which was the Asus Crosshair VI Hero, until Asus released a spate of EFIs (as did other manufacturers) to improve memory support and stability. Fast forward to 2018, though, and its successor, the ROG Crosshair VII Hero WiFi, is solid as a rock and bristling with features too.

Providing plenty of power to AMD’s new Ryzen CPUs is a key focus, with a lot of boards on test this month and the ROG Crosshair VII Hero WiFi has two huge heatpipe-linked VRM heatsinks, a 10+2 power phase design and an additional 4-pin power connector for the CPU too. The primary M.2 slot also sports a heatsink and, unlike many other boards on test, this heatsink can be swapped to the lower slot. The upper M.2 slot isn’t placed under the graphics card either.

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3.ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII

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The Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero Wi-Fi’s $380 price point lands it in the upper mid-range of all X570 boards. The overall experience with the board was positive, as stock testing completed without a hitch and performance was as expected, with results right around the other boards.

Asus’ latest UEFI for the system looks good and is easy to work with, providing a good foundation for a full system. The board includes a whopping 12 USB ports on the rear IO, including eight USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (seven Type-A, one Type-C), fast 2.5G Realtek based LAN, as well as Intel Wi-Fi 6 integration. If you look close enough, you may find a kitchen sink.

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4.MSI Performance

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MSI performance is a company that’s well known throughout the industry. The company has certainly taken some hits to its reputation. One of those hits came awhile back now regarding the company’s budget offerings and its VRM’s.

In response, MSI set out to right its reputation with the MSI MEG X570 Unify and later on, its X570 Tomahawk. These motherboards do indeed come with a good VRM implementation. While we haven’t tested the latter, we have tested the former.

So, what would happen if we paired the MSI X570-A PRO with a 12 core Ryzen 9 3900X? We figured we would find out for ourselves and see if the VRM reputation holds up.

We’ve always had a good working and professional relationship with MSI. They’ve been a supporter of this website from the beginning, supplying us with support and hardware for our earliest reviews. This MSI X570-A PRO motherboard we are reviewing today was bought by us, however, and not supplied.

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5.ASROCK AMD X470

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With the new X470 motherboard refresh to complement the release of the Ryzen 2000-series of processors, motherboard vendors have had the opportunity to improve upon their previous X370 models. ASRock has released a new flagship AM4 socketed board without all of the gaming marketing and hype, with the focus this time around being realigned towards the enthusiast.

The X470 Taichi Ultimate sits at the top of ASRock’s AM4 motherboard stack as it aims to improve upon their existing X370 Taichi with features such as 10-gigabit networking.

The Taichi Ultimate is the flagship AM4 ATX motherboard from ASRock which has a clear focus on performance. A few indications of this include the addition of an Aquantia AQC107 10Gb/s 10GBase-T network port, as well a large and overkill sixteen phase power delivery controlled by the formidable International Rectifier Infineon IR35201 PWM controller.

Also featured is a Realtek ALC1220 audio codec with the audio section of the PCB sporting an array of Nichicon Gold audio capacitors behind a plastic covering to enhance the already bold aesthetics.

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Most importantly, it will impact the quality of your gaming. In this article, we will compare some of the top X470 motherboards for Ryzen 3000 and determine which one is right for you.

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