The best motherboards ensure that your PC and all its components are running at their optimal performance. So, whether you’re building a PC or need one for that brand new graphics card or processor you bought, you’ll be wise to invest.

 

Your choice of motherboard will either make or break your PC. As a PC’s backbone or foundation, the best motherboards not only allow your internals to interact with one another, but also make sure that they’re running and even overclocking better. Getting a subpar one means that you’re risking your PC components failing and needing to rebuild your PC from scratch.

To help you make sure that doesn’t happen, we rounded up the best motherboards on the market. Whether you’re setting out to build a PC to rival the best PCs or simply upgrading your existing one, we’ll find you a quality board.

GIGABYTE B365M DS3H (LGA1151/Intel/Micro ATX/USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB3.0) Type A/DDR4/Motherboard)

  • Supports 9th and 8th Gen Intel Core processors
  • Dual channel non-ECC unbuffered DDR4
  • New hybrid digital PWM design
  • High quality audio capacitors and audio noise guard with LED trace path lighting
  • Ultra-fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA interface
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GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO Wi-Fi (Intel LGA1151/Z390/ATX/2xM.2 Thermal Guard/Onboard AC Wi-Fi/RGB Fusion/Gaming Motherboard)

  • Supports 9th and 8th Intel Core processors
  • Dual channel non-ECC unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Intel optane memory ready
  • 12+1 phases digital VRM solution with DrMOS
  • Advanced thermal design with multi cuts heatsinks and heat pipe. Bluetooth 5
  • Onboard Intel CNVi 802.11AC 2×2 wave 2 Wi-Fi
  • Alc1220 vb enhance 114db(rear)/ 110db(front) SNR in microphone with WIMA audio capacitors

GIGABYTE B450M DS3H V2 (AMD Ryzen AM4/Micro ATX/M.2/HMDI/DVI/USB 3.1/DDR4/Motherboard)

  • Supports AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen/ 2nd Gen Ryzen/ 1st Gen Ryzen/ 2nd Gen Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics/ 1st Gen Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics/ Athlon with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Feature Digital VRM Solution with Low RDS(on) MOSFETs
  • HDMI, DVI-D Ports for Multiple Display
  • Ultra-Fast PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 with PCIe NVMe & SATA mode support
  • High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard with LED Trace Path Lighting
  • GIGABYTE Exclusive 8118 Gaming LAN with Bandwidth Management
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ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II AMD AM4 (Ryzen 5000, 3rd Gen Ryzen ATX Gaming Motherboard (8+4 Power Stages, HDMI 2.0b/DP,2 x PCIe 3.0 x16, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, BIOS Flashback, 256Mb BIOS Flash ROM

  • AMD AM4 Socket: Compatible to Ryzen 5000, 3rd/2nd/1st Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs
  • Robust Power Design: 8+2 DrMOS power stages with high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors provide reliable power for the last AMD high-count-core CPUs
  • Optimized Thermal Solution: Extended VRM and PCH heatsinks, M.2 heatsinks, multiple hybrid fan headers and fan speed management with Fan Xpert utility
  • Best Gaming Connectivity: Supports HDMI 2.0b(4K@60HZ) and DisplayPort 1.2 output, featuring dual M.2 slots (NVMe SSD), 2x PCIe 3.0×16 Slot, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port and USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A & Type-C ports
  • Industry-leading Gaming Audio & AI Noise Canceling Microphone Technology: High fidelity audio from a SupremeFX S1220A codec with DTS Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III draws you deeper into the action. Communicate clearly with ASUS AI Noise Cancelling Mic technology.
  • Unmatched Personalization: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting with Armoury Crate utility, including 2xRGB headers and a Gen 2 addressable RGB header for greater customization
  • DIY Friendly: With BIOS Flashback and ASUS exclusive UEFI BIOS, 256Mb BIOS Flash ROM and Pre-mount I/O shroud
  • Please ensure your BIOS is up to date if installing a compatible Ryzen 5000 series CPU. Visit ASUS site search by motherboard model name, click on “Support” tab, Drivers and Tools, then BIOS & Firmware to download the latest BIOS.
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GIGABYTE Z390 GAMING X (Intel LGA1151/Z390/ATX/2xM.2/Realtek ALC892/Intel LAN/HDMI/Gaming Motherboard)

    • Supports 9th and 8th Intel Core processors
    • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
    • New 10+2 Phases digital PWM Design; Form Factor: ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 22.5cm
    • Dual Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 (1 with thermal Guard) & SATA interface
    • 2-Way Crossfire Multi-Graphics Support with PCIe Armor and Ultra Durable Design
    • Intel native USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A
    • Intel GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software
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