Best x99 Motherboards for Video Editing

Best x99 Motherboards for Video Editing – We have now looked at the best motherboards for video editing covering options for both Intel and AMD builds. There are some great affordable options available in the market, however, if you are a professional creator, we recommend not compromising on the quality. A sluggish setup will not only waste a lot of your precious time, but will limit the potential of your video processing software resulting in poor quality output.

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1.MSI Creator TRX40

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The spec list shows three PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, a 10Gb/s network controller and a double-pathway (20Gbps) Type-C port. The later is not directly supported by AMD, but instead relies on an ASM3242 controller to merge the data from those two sets of pins.

Half of the four TRX40 boards we’ve looked at previously lacked 10GbE. Of those two, the TRX40 Aorus Master also lacks 2×2 mode for its rear-panel Type-C connector, while the TRX40 Taichi has only two onboard M.2 slots (though it includes a quad M.2 adapter card).

Perhaps MSI doesn’t think “creators” use GPU compute? Had this been a single-slot design, users who wanted a second graphics card and a two (of the four) additional M.2 slots could have gotten eight pathways by placing it into the second or fourth slot. Alas, it was not to be.

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2.ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme

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AMD’s TRX4 platforms were never meant to be cheap: Designed to support processors with 64 PCIe 4.0 lanes and up to 64 physical cores, these motherboards have extra PCB layers and PCIe re-drivers that are needed to support those lanes, as well as voltage regulator components required to support all those cores.

Thus, we were somewhat pleased when the first two TRX40 motherboards we reviewed were “only” $500 despite those additional costs. Those were not stripped-down models after all, as each was loaded with sixteen high-amperage MOSFETs, 2.5GbE and 2.4Gbps Wi-Fi.

Asus’ original Zenith II Extreme seemed like one of the best TRX40 models when we tested it, but it was tough to justify its price

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3.GIGABYTE X570 AORUS

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Gigabyte aims its Aorus-badged lineup at the gaming and enthusiast segment, with models usually including extras like RGB LEDs, armor on the PCIe and/or DIMM slots, ESD guards, a solid system monitoring/cooling ecosystem and generally more focus on styling.

The X570 Aorus Pro Wi-Fi embodies this, while sitting in the lower end of the line’s product stack, with a couple of budget boards the only lower-priced options (we also reviewed the $200 X570 Aorus Elite) in the lineup.

Like other X570 boards, the  Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro Wi-Fi supports both Ryzen 2000 and Ryzen 3000 series processors and includes six SATA ports, a pair of PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots, and four DIMM slots capable of supporting up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM with overclock speeds up to DDR4 4400 MHz.

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4.Msi X299M-APRO

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Motherboards are ultimately designed to appeal to the market that offers a peak return for the motherboard manufacturers, both for cost and unit sales. The design of that appeal comes down to feature set, intended market, style, accessories, and with any luck, a clear execution.

MSI’s Gaming Pro Carbon range has been at the front of the company’s recent push to appeal to the high-end enthusiast that wants a clean look, a strong feature list, but also the ability to bling it up when they want to show off the system. Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder, so we ran it through our system level tests to see if the system shines under the hood. The base quality of motherboards in 2018 means that there has to be significant substance underneath the style.

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5.MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE

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The MSI X570 Godlike motherboard isn’t new — in fact, we’ve used it  as our test platform in some AMD CPU reviews.  But we’ve never had the chance to review it, and given that the Ryzen 9 5950X is our new test CPU, we’ve decided to put this flagship board through its paces with AMD’s latest flagship silicon.

The bold Godlike name infers this is one of the best out there, and to be frank it isn’t very far off, if price isn’t much of an issue.

Focusing on performance, the Godlike did well in our benchmarking suite, running most tests on the faster side of average.

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WRAP UP

Having a poor quality motherboard will bottleneck the performance no matter how high-end your CPU or GPU is. When looking for the best motherboard for video editing, it is extremely important to ensure that it not only has all the ports, slots and power to breeze through rendering tasks, but is also compatible with the CPU you’re planning to get. However, which one do you pick when there are so many options available in the market for motherboards?

If you did your research and couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed, then you’ve landed at the right place! Today, we will help you find out the best motherboard for video editing whether you’re looking for an affordable option or a premium one. We’ll also cover products for both Intel and AMD chips so that you can find one that pairs perfectly with your processor.

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