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SPEC OVERVIEW

PERFORMANCE

CONNECTIVITY

COOLING

LIGHTING

AUDIO

ULTRA DURABLE

GIGABYTE EXCELLENCE

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Solid Pin Power Connector

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GIGABYTE 8118 Gaming GbE LAN

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Ultra Durable PCIe Slot
  1. PCIe® 4.0 Slot
  2. Running 1* x16

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High-End Audio Capacitors

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RGB FUSION 2.0
  1. Addressable LED Header*2
  2. RGB LED Header*3

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5+3 Phases Pure Digital VRM Solution with Low RDS(on) MOSFETs

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Enlarged MOSFET Heatsink

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Supports 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors

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Dual Channel DDR4, 4 DIMMs

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Dual M.2 Connectors
1. 22110 M.2
  1. PCIe 4.0 M.2 Connector
  2. NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 and SATA Mode (from CPU)
2. 2280 M.2
  1. NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2 and SATA Mode (from Chipset)

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Smart Fan 5 + FAN STOP
  1. 3 Fan Connectors
  2. 5 Temperature Sensors

AMD StoreMI Technology

GIGABYTE B550 motherboards maximize your PC's potential with AMD StoreMI technology. StoreMI accelerates traditional storage devices to reduce boot times and enhance the overall user experience. This easy-to-use utility combines the speed of SSDs with the high capacity of HDDs into a single drive, enhances the read/write speeds of the device to match that of SSDs, bolsters data performance for incredible value, and transforms the everyday PC to a performance driven system.

The benefits of AMD StoreMI:

• Making the PC experience fast, smooth and easy
• Optimizing computer responsiveness from system boot to application launch
• Offering SSD performance with HDD capacity at an affordable cost
• Quickly accessing key files by automatically learning users' computing behaviors

Detail information please refer AMD official website: https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/store-mi

5+3 Phases Pure Digital VRM Solution with Low RDS(on) MOSFETs

GIGABYTE AORUS series motherboards use a 5+3 phases pure digital PWM + Low RDS(on) MOSFETs design to support the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ CPUs by offering incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components as well as delivering enhanced system performance and ultimate hardware scalability.

Benefits of Low RDS(on) MOSFETs

‧ Optimized gate charge to minimize switching losses.
‧ Lower temperature, smaller size, better thermal characteristics.

PCIe 4.0* Hardware Design

1. PCIe 4.0 Slot

PCIe 4.0 x16 slot with faster bandwidth and lower impedance.

2. M.2 PCIe 4.0 Slot

M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 slot with Lower impedance.

* Product uses PCIe 4.0 grade material, actual support varies by hardware configuration.

Dual NVMe PCIe 4.0*/3.0 M.2 Connectors

With NVMe PCIe 4.0*/3.0 x4 and PCIe 3.0 x2 M.2 connectors onboard, GIGABYTE Motherboards bring users to experience NVMe mode or SATA mode connectivity for M.2 SSD devices. Delivering up to 64 Gb/s data transfer speed, the dual M.2 connectors design provides an ideal storage solution while also supporting in RAID modes.

*Actual support may vary by CPU.



Exclusive Realtek 8118 Gaming LAN

High Speed Gigabit LAN with Automatic Bandwidth Allocation

Realtek 8118 LAN is a high performance and friendly network chip for gaming players with automatic bandwidth allocation to ensure the highest network priority of the game or application. It can provide users the most comprehensive features and the fastest and smoothest Internet experience.

Program On Top Gets Highest Priority



Real-Time Network Monitoring

HDMI 2.1 for 4K / 60P / 21:9 / HDCP 2.3 Support

HDMI 2.1, which is backwards compatible with HDMI 2.0/ 1.4 and offering 48 Gb/s of bandwidth – twice times more than previous generation. This unlocks the potential for users to transfer multiple video streams, as well as a native cinematic 21:9 ratio (which most movies are shot in), Full HDR and HDCP 2.3 support, to offer the best visual experience for viewers.

Note: Only New Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics processors support displaying function.

Learn more about PERFORMANCE

The Industry's Leading LAN Static-Electricity & Surge Protection

GIGABYTE motherboards use ICs with up to 3 times the ESD resistance levels compared to traditional ICs. This helps to better protect the motherboard and its components against potential damage caused by static electricity. GIGABYTE motherboards also feature special anti-surge ICs that protect your motherboard, and your PC from any surge in power delivery that may occur, helping to ensure that your PC is equipped to deal with any potentially irregular and inconsistent power delivery.

Enlarged MOSFET Heatsink

  • Enlarged MOSFET Heatsink ensures lower temperature.
  • Pre-installed IO Shield for easier assembly.
  • Smart Fan 5

    With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.

    Fan Connectors
    Internal Temperature Sensors

    Different models have different number of fan pin headers and temperature sensors. Smart Fan 5 function may vary by model.

    Temperature Sensors

    Hybrid Fan Headers

    ■ 5 Temperature Sensors
    ■ 3 Fan Pin Headers
    ■ All Fan Pin Headers Upgraded to Hybrid Fan Headers
    ■ Interoperable Fans and Sensors
    ■ Intuitive UI for Fan Control

    FAN STOP

    Hybrid FAN Header

    Smart Fan 5 Software

    Achieve fan silence. With Fan Stop, map any fan to stop completely when temperatures drop below a specified threshold. Which fan stops, based on readings from which sensor, and at what temperature—all of it can be customized to your liking.

    Intelligent Fan Control Design

    Hybrid Fan Pin Headers

    Assume complete control over your liquid cooling setup! Smart Fan 5 receives up-to-the-second information on flow-rate and water-temperature through the Hybrid Fan Pin Headers or external thermistor sensors—giving you absolute mastery over your PC.
    • All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of cooling device whether it be fan or pump with different PWM or Voltage mode.

    New Smart Fan 5 Software

    Choose from different modes, Quiet to Full Speed, to match your system usage preferences.
    For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.

    RGB FUSION 2.0

    With B550 Motherboards, RGB Fusion 2.0 is even better with Addressable LEDs. RGB Fusion 2.0 offers users the option to control onboard RGB and external RGB / Addressable LED light strips* for their PC build. Already feature filled with colors and patterns, RGB Fusion 2.0 are now upgraded to improve the Addressable LED support. With external Addressable LED strips, where each LED is digitally addressable that users can experience even more patterns, styles, and illuminations.

    With B550 Motherboards support the external 5V Addressable LED lighting strips and up to 300 LED lights. RGB Fusion 2.0 with Addressable LEDs comes with new patterns and various speed settings with more to come.

    * The external RGB LED strips and Addressable LED strips are not included with Motherboard purchase.


    RGB Fusion 2.0 Software

    RGB Fusion APP

    With an integrated intuitive user interface, the RGB Fusion 2.0 provides you a better solution for customizing the lighting effects across all supported devices. From motherboards, graphics cards to the peripheral products, you can personalize your gaming rig with your own style and show off your build by sharing the profiles. In addition, the new gaming mode makes the lighting effects interactive with selected games to bring you the most immersive gaming experience.

    Sync with one click

    Individual control as you wish

    GIGABYTE RGB Fusion APP

    Don't just make your PC shine, make it a work of art that friends will envy. With the GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC. This gives users ease of access as they try and adjust colors and speeds for different modes, all this can be achieved away from the keyboard and monitor of their PC.

    High-End Audio Capacitors

    GIGABYTE motherboards use high-end audio capacitors. These high quality capacitors help deliver high resolution and high fidelity audio to provide the most realistic sound effects for gamers.

    Audio Noise Guard

    GIGABYTE motherboards feature an audio noise guard that essentially separates the board’s sensitive analog audio components from potential noise pollution at the PCB level.

    Q-Flash Plus

    Update the BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory and graphics card.

    With GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus, you don’t need to install the CPU, memory and graphics card nor enter the BIOS menu to flash the BIOS. Just download and save a new BIOS file (rename to gigabyte.bin) on the USB flash drive, then press the dedicated Q-Flash Plus button and you’re good to go!




    GIGABYTE Patented Double Locking Bracket

    Solid Pin Power Connectors

    B550 motherboards feature solid plated ATX 12V 8pin power connectors for offering stable power supply while CPU overloading.

    Solid Pin Power connector advantages

    1. Larger contact area for electricity
    2. More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
    3. Ultra durable and longer lifespan

    START SULFURIZATION PROTECTION

    Sulfur compounds in the air can penetrate tiny onboard resistors creating chemical change and causing these resistors to open or short. If either of these occurs the motherboard will fail to function. By equipping resistors with an Anti-Sulfur Design GIGABYTE gives Ultra Durable Motherboards a whole new meaning.

    GIGABYTE BIOS & Applications

    BIOS

    APP CENTER

    EasyTune

    @BIOS

    System Information Viewer

    BIOS

    New User Interface

    All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan.

    My Favorites

    Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access.

    Storage Information

    Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2 interface.

    Changelog

    List all changes before saving and exiting bios. Quickly review overall settings modification.

    Intuitive Load Line Curve

    Clearly show each loadline calibration setting in an intuitive curve graph.

    APP CENTER

    GIGABYTE APP CENTER is an useful portal of all GIGABYTE MB utilities and drivers, you can choose any utility you want to install from APP CENTER and keep you updated with latest utilities and drivers version.

    EasyTune™

    GIGABYTE's EasyTune™ is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the most.

    @BIOS

    The GIGABYTE @BIOS app allows you to update your system’s BIOS from within Windows using a simple and slick graphical user interface. @BIOS can automatically download the latest version from the GIGABYTE servers or you can update your BIOS from a file on your computer. @BIOS also allows you to save your current BIOS to a file, recover your previous BIOS from an image and backup your BIOS to an image.

    System Information Viewer

    GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your system's behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.

    XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster: Cast Your Game Anytime, Anywhere

    Now set up your stage and share the greatest gaming moments with XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster! Fully optimized social media integration is ready for real-time chats—keeping you notified yet focused in the game. It takes just one click to stream your gameplay to Twitch. Host your game like a pro!

    * Free 14 days XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster Premium License.

    * Product specifications and product appearance may differ from country to country. We recommend that you check with your local dealers for the specifications and appearance of the products available in your country. Colors of products may not be perfectly accurate due to variations caused by photographic variables and monitor settings so it may vary from images shown on this site. Although we endeavor to present the most accurate and comprehensive information at the time of publication, we reserve the right to make changes without prior notice.

    Sours: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B550M-AORUS-ELITE-rev-1x

    GIGABYTE

    Multi-Zone Light Show Design

    Swappable Overlay for Accent LED

    Supports RGBW & - UV Light Strips

    RGB Fusion (Advanced mode)

    Don't just make your PC shine, make it a work of art that friends will envy. With the GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC. This gives users ease of access as they try and adjust colors and speeds for different modes, all this can be done away from the keyboard and monitor of their PC.
    Swappable Overlay for Accent LED
    GIGABYTE brings even more color and life to your system with an Accent LED Overlay. This overlay complements the RGB Fusion technology in GIGABYTE Motherboards adding more flare and style to your gaming machine. With the swappable overlay users can utilize different patterns and designs to make their system their own.

    The photos are for reference only.

    Supports RGBW & - UV Light Strips
    Independently Programmable Onboard Pin Header for RGBW/-UV LED Strips
    Not bright enough? You can install standard 12V external RGB, RGBW or RGB/UV light strips on the RGBW pin header and control its color from the RGB Fusion software. Using a RGBW light strip with a dedicated white LED, users will experience brighter and more vibrant shades of colors.

    When using RGB/UV LED strips, users can give their systems a fluorescent glow with the use of UV reactive liquid, neon braided cables, and acrylic paint for a wicked-looking gaming PC.

    No need to worry when choosing light strips as GIGABYTE motherboards support a wide variety of RGBW/-UV light strips on the market thanks to the RGB Fusion software that allows users to redefine the pin location for the R/G/B Signal.
    RGB Fusion (Advanced mode)
    With the all new RGB Fusion software, users have access to different preset LED lighting configurations with choice of colors. You can even set the LEDs to synchronize with your favorite music or have them change colors to indicate the CPU temperature.

    For true lighting experts there is an Advanced Mode, which can be fully customized by individual area with its own effects and color transitions, along with specific duration and transition times.

    Once done, it's simple to save and share your lighting profile with others.

    * Features may vary by model.

    Sours: https://www.gigabyte.com/mb/am4/lighting
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    DURABLE. STABLE. RELIABLE.

    TUF Gaming X570-Plus distills the essential elements of the latest AMD platform and combines them with game-ready features and proven durability. Engineered with military-grade components, upgraded power solutions and a comprehensive set of cooling options, these motherboards deliver rock-solid performance with unwavering gaming stability.

    When you build with a TUF Gaming motherboard, you also benefit from the TUF Gaming Alliance — an ASUS collaboration with trusted industry partners that ensures easier building, the best compatibility, and complementary aesthetics from components to case.

    TUF Z390 Plus GamingTUF Z390 Plus Gaming
    TUF H370 Plus GamingTUF H370 Plus Gaming
    • TUF Gaming Armor

    • USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C™

    • USB 3.2 Gen 1

    • Display Port

    • HDMI Port

    • USB 3.2 Gen 2

    • Realtek® L8200A LAN
      Turbo LAN Utility

    • Audio

    • 2 x PCIe 4.0 X16 Slots
      ・ 2-Way CrossFireX™
      ・ ASUS SafeSlot

    • Realtek® S1200A
      Exclusive DTS Custom for
      GAMING Headsets
      TUF Gaming Audio Cover
      Audio Shielding
      Dedicated audio PCB layers
      Premium Japanese audio capacitors

    • ProCool Connector

    • Dr. MOS

    • DDR4

    • Addressable Gen 2 RGB header

    • AMD AM4 Socket for AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series/ 4000 G-Series/ 3000 Series/ 3000 G-Series/ 2000 Series/ 2000 G-Series

    • 2 x Front USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports

    • 2 x M.2 x4 PCIe Gen 4 & SATA mode

    • 8 x SATA 3.0 ports

    • AMD X570 Chipset

    • Aura Sync

    • 2 x RGB headers

    • 4 x Front USB 2.0 ports

    ROCK-SOLID PERFORMANCE

    With upgraded power delivery and comprehensive cooling options to fuel AMD's latest CPUs, plus support for faster memory and storage, TUF Gaming X570-Plus is the perfect foundation for your next high-core-count AMD battle rig.

    Power Design

    Dr. MOS

    TUF Gaming X570-Plus' CPU VRM utilizes 12+2 Dr. MOS power stages that combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that AMD's latest processors demand.

    6-LAYER PCB DESIGN

    Multiple PCB layers shift heat away from critical components, providing more headroom to push your CPUs beyond stock speeds.

    ProCool Sockets

    ENHANCED EATX 4-PIN & 8-PIN SOCKETS

    ・ Solid and more durable
    ・ Prevent hotspots and connector failure

    Compared with traditional power inputs, ProCool sockets are built to tight specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines. This lowers impedance, which helps to prevent hotspots and connector failure.

    TUF COMPONENTS

    TUF CHOKES

    Certified military-grade TUF chokes deliver rock-steady power to the CPU, helping to improve system stability.

    TUF CAPACITORS

    +20% temperature tolerance and 2.5X-longer lifespan.

    Digi+ VRM

    The Digi+ VRM voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and ultra-clean power delivery to the CPU at all times.

    Cooler by design

    1. VRM heatsink

    Large, high-mass heatsink with extensive surface that covers the VRM and choke areas.

    1. Thermal pad

    High-quality thermal pads help transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.

    2. ACTIVE CHIPSET HEATSINK

    A chipset heatsink with a dedicated chipset fan ensures optimal cooling for more stable performance.

    3. M.2 heatsink

    The M.2 heatsink keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.

    Active Chipset Heatsink Solution

    PCIe 4.0 provides twice the bandwidth for data flowing through the chipset, which creates more heat than the previous generation. The TUF Gaming X570-Plus features an actively cooled heatsink to prevent throttling during sustained transfers.

    CUSTOM DELTA SUPERFLO FAN

    The custom low-noise fan features a high-durability bearing with a 60,000-hour L10* lifespan.


    AIR DUCT

    A specially-designed air duct helps the fan generate static pressure and concentrates air flow over the fins.

    FINNED HEATSINK

    The heatsink fin density is optimized to maximize surface area while maintaining a low-resistance exhaust path.

    * L10 bearing life is a standard metric that specifies the number of hours that 90% of the bearing are expected to continue successfully operating, as a minimum.

    TUF H370 Plus Gaming

    COMPREHENSIVE FAN CONTROLS

    TUF Gaming X570-Plus features the most comprehensive fan controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 and our award-winning UEFI BIOS.

    • Multiple temperature sources
    • All-in-one water-cooling set
    • 4-pin PWM/DC fan
    • Smart protection
    • Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling. And all settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.​

    • Enables full control of PWM or DC water pumps, perfect for both custom and self-contained cooling setups.

    • Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

    • A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from over-temperature and overcurrent.

    EASY PC DIY

    TUF Gaming motherboards are designed to be easy to set up and configure just the way you want, even for first-time builders. From the TUF Gaming Alliance ecosystem that makes compatibility and part-picking easy to a one-stop software portal for all your configurations, TUF Gaming motherboards give you everything you need to build your dream gaming rig without adding complexity.

    TUF gaming alliance

    TUF Gaming Alliance is a collaboration between ASUS and trusted PC-component brands to ensure compatibility with a wide range of parts, such as PC cases, power supplies, CPU coolers, memory kits and more. With more partnerships and components being added regularly, the TUF Gaming Alliance will continue to grow even stronger. Learn More

    TUF PROTECTION

    SafeSlot

    SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step using a new insert-molding process, SafeSlot integrates fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.

    ESD GUARDS

    ESD Guards prolong the life of components while preventing damage from electrostatic discharge, providing protection for up to +/- 10kV of air discharge and +/- 6kV of contact discharge — greatly surpassing the respective industry standards of +/- 6kV and +/- 4kV.

    ESD Guard

    Keyboards and Mouse connectors

    Additional on-circuit ESD transient-voltage-suppression.

    VGA PROTECTION

    Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes to protect VGA output functionality.

    USB connectors

    TVS diode for surface-mount and dual in-line package.

    TUF LANGuard

    TUF LANGuard is a military-grade innovation that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput, protecting the motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity.

    DRAM

    DRAM OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION

    Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of your system and connected devices.

    BACK I/O

    STAINLESS STEEL BACK I/O

    TUF Gaming motherboards have a corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panel bonded with chromium oxide for a 3X longer lifespan than traditional panels. With this protective feature, TUF Gaming motherboards passed 72-hour salt fog testing, while other brands only passed 24-hour testing.

    Armoury Crate

    Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customize RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal and synchronize them with Aura Sync for unified system lighting effects. The software also provides control of settings for a select and growing number of products, including keyboard and mouse preferences as well as laptop overclocking and fan speeds, making it easier to tune the look and feel of your system. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and news areas to help you stay in touch with the gaming community.

    • AURA SYNC

    • DRIVER & MANUAL DOWNLOAD

    • GAMING HIGHLIGHT

    • ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

    Immersive Gaming

    TUF Gaming X570-Plus provides a complete, high-performance gaming package with a long list of features to improve your experience, including ultrafast networking for smoother online gameplay, pristine audio with positional cues for FPS gaming, and onboard RGB lighting that syncs with attached accessories to help you create a personalized gaming atmosphere.

    EXCLUSIVE GIGABIT ETHERNET

    Experience ultra-fast gaming with the ASUS-exclusive Realtek® L8200A Gigabit Ethernet. With performance and stability enhancements, the LAN is optimized for CPU-efficient, low-latency data transfers.

    Turbo LAN

    Network-optimization software for customizable packet prioritization

    Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology adds even more lag-reducing support and an intuitive user interface, so you'll reduce lag by up to 1.45X — with no expert knowledge. It even includes Game mode to prioritize game-related data transmissions, smoothing network operations every time you play!

    • Real-time speed monitor

    • Grouping your own favorite list

    • Set the highest priority with one click

    • Set priority to speed up your application

    Gaming audio

    • TUF Gaming audio cover

      Effective shielding preserves the integrity of audio signals to ensure best quality.

    • Audio Enjoyment

      Premium Japanese audio capacitors provide warm, natural, and immersive sound.

    • Exclusive S1200A Codec

      Delivers an expansive soundstage and authorative dynamics.

    • Audio shielding

      Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference.

    signal-to-noise ratio

    SPEC comparison

    TUF Gaming X570 series motherboards utilize a unique audio codec designed in close collaboration with Realtek — the Realtek S1200A. It also features an unprecedented 108dB signal-to-noise ratio for the stereo line-out and a 103dB SNR for the line-in, providing pristine audio quality.

    DTS CUSTOM FOR GAMING HEADSETS

    Hone your battle skills with exclusive DTS Custom onboard audio. Utilizing advanced emulation techniques to create positional cues via stereo headphones, DTS Custom takes onboard audio to a new frontier. With three presets ― Aerial, Soundscape, and Tactical ― for different genres, you'll have a distinct advantage in every game.

    AERIAL MODE

    Experience audio as though hovering above the game world, with sound coming from ahead — perfect for MOBA, RTA, strategy and sports titles!

    SOUNDSCAPE MODE

    The ideal audio envelope for MMO, RPG, action and horror games — your ears will put you in the center of the action!

    Tactical Mode

    Shhh — is that an enemy just around the corner? DTS Custom emphasises detail for stealthy play, so you'll detect and locate every footstep!

    OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION

    A well-tuned system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware.

    Learn more about ASUS Aura Sync.

    Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header

    RGB Header

    THE POWER OF AMD

    intel chipset H370 inside

    AMD X570 Chipset

    The AMD X570 chipset delivers outstanding overclocking capabilities for the latest AMD AM4 socket for 3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ /2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors. It is optimized for multiple GPU configurations, including NVIDIA SLI® and AMD CrossFireX™. It also supports x16 PCI Express® 4.0/3.0 lanes and provides 10Gb/s USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports and 6 Gb/s SATA ports for faster data retrieval.

    supports intel core inside

    AMD AM4 Socket for 3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ / 2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors

    The high-performance 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors are based on the next-gen 7nm Zen architecture and support up to 16 processor cores. AMD AM4-socket processors feature dual-channel DDR4 memory, native 10Gb/s USB 3.2 Gen 2 and x16 PCI Express® 4.0/3.0 lanes for superb performance.

    Sours: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards-Components/Motherboards/TUF-Gaming/TUF-GAMING-X570-PLUS/
    10 Best Ryzen Motherboards With RGB 2019

    12 Best RGB Motherboards You Can Get Right Now

    Even though performance is the most important aspect of every PC component, colorful lights add something unique to your gaming experience. Not long ago, gamers used to manually install this to their PC cases. Today, motherboards are designed to support this flashy feature. Sure, it doesn’t add to your PC’s core functionality, but it looks cool!

    Today, we’ve gathered the best RGB motherboards for Intel and AMD CPUs. These boards only pack current chipsets. We have a selection of Z490, X570, B550, and one B460 board. We also have picks ranging from budget to high-end categories. Finally, we’ve covered all three major form factors (ATX, mAXT, ITX) with at least one board.

    Before we begin, let’s make it clear that this is a piece about the best RGB boards, not about the best boards when it comes to VRM or specs. Bear that in mind since we have a couple of picks that don’t have the best hardware. Now that we have that sorted out, let’s check those boards!

    Best Budget Z490 RGB Motherboard

    ASRock Z490 Extreme4

    The ASRock Z490 Extreme4 has a solid VRM and specs but it also has amazing RGB effects. The board is at the moment placed a bit above the most affordable Z490 models so if you want a great RGB motherboard in the Z490 budget range this is the one to get. It’s filled with RGB LEDs which you can find on the backplate, below the chipset heatsink, and on top of the rear panel shroud. Together, they create a light show that’s quite flashy.

    When it comes to specs, the Z490 Extreme4 isn’t so bad. It features a solid (10+1 phase) VRM unit that should be able to run something like the 10600K without issues. With that said, we wouldn’t recommend running the Core i9-10900K on this board, maybe on stock clocks and with MCE disabled. Other than the okayish VRM this board has support for up to 4266MHz DDR4 memory and it packs two M.2 and six SATA III ports.

    You also get 2 PCIe x16 slots and three PCIe x1 slots along with support for Crossfire. When it comes to connectivity you have 2.5Gb LAN along with a dedicated M.2 slot for a Wi-Fi card. The rear panel hosts only four USB 3.2 ports along with two USB 2.0 ports. Overall, this board’s not great when it comes to the hardware but that RGB light show looks amazing. If you want something even cheaper, take a look at the ASRock Z490 Steel Legend. That’s another board with average hardware but an excellent light show. And if you want the same level of RGB lighting but in a brightly colored package check out the ASRock Z490 Velocita.

    Best Mid-Range Z490 RGB Motherboard

    MSI MEG Z490 Ace

    Mid-Range Z490 offering is quite rich and the board with the best combination of quality hardware and shiny RGB effects is the MSI MEG Z490 Ace. The RGB part of the equation is solid but not the best in class. For that, check out the ASRock Z490 Taichi, which packs the best light show out of all mid-range Z490 boards. With the Ace, you have RGB LEDs installed on the chipset heatsink and rear panel armor. No preinstalled LED strips but you can install those later.

    Hardware-wise the Z490 Ace is a beast. This is a board for overclockers and it shows. The VRM is beastly and won’t break a sweat even if you try pushing the 10900K to its limits. Memory support goes up to 4800Mhz and the board packs three M.2 slots (all have heatsinks) along with six SATA III ports. You can also find three PCIe x16 slots along with 2 PCIe x1 slots with full support for SLI and Crossfire.

    The audio section features the ALC1220 Codec from Realtek coupled with the ESS SABRE9018Q2C combo DAC. This setup should provide crystal clear audio with the best possible sound quality. When it comes to connectivity the Z490 Ace doesn’t disappoint. Dual Gigabit LAN (1Gb+2.5Gb) is coupled with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. Finally, the rear panel, aside from the two LAN ports, hosts six USB 3.2 ports (one is USB-C) along with two USB 2.0 ports.

    Since MSI designed this board for overclocking the hell out of the 10900K, the Z490 ACE packs a lot of OC-friendly features. You have the BIOS Flashback and clear CMOS buttons on the rear panel. You also have a POST code on the bottom of the board with power and reset buttons placed next to it. Finally, the Ace also packs multicolored debug LEDs.

    Best High-End Z490 RGB Motherboard

    MSI MEG Z490 Godlike

    The high-end segment of the Z490 motherboard market has a couple of extremely nice motherboards. There’s the ASUS ROG Maximus XII Extreme and Apex, both of which have solid RGB effects. But the winner here is the MSI MEG Z490 Godlike. This is both the ultimate board when it comes to the specs and features as well when it comes to RGB effects.

    You have a huge dragon found on the rear panel shroud as well as the Godlike logo on the chipset heatsink. Finally, the board also has an OLED screen that replaces the POST code and debug LEDs that can also show various RGB effects.

    When it comes to hardware you get the best of the best with the Z490 Godlike. The VRM can run any 10th gen Intel CPU and you can overclock the hell out of it. The memory support goes up to 5000MHz DDR4. The board packs three M.2 slots, six SATA III ports, along with three PCIe x16 and one PCIe x1 slot with support for both SLI and Crossfire. Connectivity options are plentiful. You have dual gigabit LAN (10Gb+2.5Gb) combined with a Wi-Fi 6 card that also includes Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity.

    The audio section includes both the Realtek ALC1220 codec and ESS E9018 combo DAC. Again, you should get crystal clear audio on this board. Finally, the rear panel is packed to the brim. There are six USB 3.2 ports, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, along with two USB 2.0 ports and BIOS Flashback, and clear CMOS buttons.

    Best mATX Z490 RGB Motherboard

    ASUS ROG Strix Z490-G

    The mATX Z490 offering has a couple of interesting RGB picks. For those looking for a solid and relatively affordable mATX board with RGB effects, check out the MSI Z490m Gaming Edge. It packs solid hardware but it only has one LED array. For the best mATX experience get the ASUS ROG Strix Z490-G Gaming. It has only one LED array, placed on the rear panel shroud. It features the ROG logo along with large STRIX branding and it’s really shiny. If you want something extra, install some LED strips.

    When it comes to specs, the Z490-G is the best mATX board you can get. It features VRM (12+2 phase design) taken from more expensive models that should run overclocked 10900K without issues. The board comes with support for up to 4800MHz DDR4 memory along with two M.2 slots and six SATA III ports. You have two PCIe x16 slots but no support for multi-GPU tech since the second x16 slot works only in x4 mode. The board also has one PCIe x1 slot.

    Connectivity options include one 2.5Gb LAN port without a Wi-Fi chip or a dedicated M.2 slot for installing one. The audio section is solid, with the ROG SupremeFX audio coded S1220A at its helm. Finally, the rear panel hosts six USB 3.2 ports along with two USB 2.0 ports and a BIOS Flashback button.

    Best Mini-ITX Z490 RGB Motherboard

    ASUS ROG Strix Z490-I Gaming

    The Mini-ITX boards aren’t known for their RGB effects since, you know, they have small sizes without much room for RGB LEDs. The ASUS ROG Strix Z490-I Gaming is the best RGB Mini-ITX board since it’s the only one with RGB effects on the front.

    You can find the ROG logo along with branding at the front, on the M.2 heatsink. Further, you can install an LED strip once you get the board and complete the package. For instance, the Gigabyte Z490I Aorus Ultra has RGB strips preinstalled but doesn’t have front-facing RGB LEDs.

    The board’s VRM (8+2 phase design) should be enough to run the 10900K, just be careful about thermals. Other features include support for up to 4800MHz DDR4, two m.2 slots, four SATA III ports, and one PCIe x16 slot. When it comes to connectivity you have one 2.5Gb LAN port along with a Wi-Fi 6 card that includes Bluetooth 5.1 connection.

    The audio section is powered by the ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A, which should provide a very good but not excellent audio experience. The board hosts six USB 3.2 ports on the rear panel along with two USB 2.0 ports. Other features include the BIOS flashback button found on the rear panel along with debug LEDs.

    Best B460 RGB Motherboard

    ASRock B460 Steel Legend

    If you want to get one of the new Core i3 or i5 CPUs that aren’t unlocked you probably want a B460 motherboard. And the best RGB B460 model is the ASRock B460 Steel Legend. You have a LED strip on the back that shines through a see-through steel legend logo and branding on the edge of the board along with another small RGB steel legend branding on the chipset heatsink.

    There’s no signature RGB LED array on the back-panel armor like on every other Steel Legend model, which is a slight disappointment. If you want some other B460 board with RGB effects, check out the MSI B460 Tomahawk. The thing is, the B460 Steel Legend is by far the best B460 pick for users who want an RGB board.

    Spec-wise the board’s fine. This is a budget model after all. You get a power design that should run any non-K CPU without issues along with support for memory 2933MHz (i7 and i9 CPUs) or 2666 (i3 and i5 CPUs). There are two M.2 slots, both with heatsinks, and six SATA III ports. The board includes two PCIe x16 slots and two PCIe x1 slots with support for Crossfire.

    Connectivity options include a 2.5Gb LAN port along with a dedicated M.2 slot for a Wi-Fi card. The Realtek ALC1200 audio codec is behind the audio section. Finally, the rear panel hosts four USB 3.2 ports (one port is USB-C) along with two USB 2.0 ports.

    Best Budget RGB Motherboard For Ryzen CPUs

    Over in the AMD camp, we have a selection of boards featuring the X570 and B550 chipsets. As was the case with Intel, we’ve picked the best RGB boards in the budget, mid-range, and high-end segments. We’ve also included one mATX and Mini-ITX pick.

    ASRock B450 Steel Legend

    The B450 Steel Legend is far from being the best budget board with the AM4 socket but it is the best budget RGB motherboard. It features two RGB arrays, found on the chipset heatsink and the rear panel armor. They aren’t the biggest LED arrays out there, but are quite bright and filled with colorful LEDs. When it comes to alternatives there isn’t any B450 board that costs as low as the B450 Steel Legend while providing the same level of RGB goodness. You can get the B550 version of Steel Legend but bear in mind that its price is close to $200.

    When it comes to specs, B450 Steel Legend’s VRM (4+2 phase design) is enough only for something like the Ryzen 7 3700X. We would skip this board in case if we were to get the 3900X or something like that. Aside from the mediocre VRM, the board’s specs aren’t that bad. It supports DDR4 memory of up to 3533MHz and it comes with two M.2 slots and six SATA III ports. The board includes two PCIe x16 slots along with four PCIe x1 slots and Crossfire support.

    You have 1Gb LAN along with the Realtek ALC892 audio-coded powering the audio section. Not great but not quite terrible. Last but not least we have the rear panel that hosts six USB 3.1 ports and two USB 2.0 ports. Overall, this is a cheap and attractive board but do not pair it with anything more powerful than the 3700X.

    Best Mid-Range RGB Motherboards For Ryzen CPUs

    ASRock B550 Extreme4

    The mid-range segment of the market offers some nice RGB boards but the two winners come from ASRock. Both the B550 Extreme4 and PG Velocita feature a ton of RGB LEDs. You can spot these on the chipset shroud and rear panel armor and they offer excellent light shows. When it comes to similarly priced alternatives you have the ASRock X570 Steel Legend, the MSI B550 Gaming Edge and Gaming Carbon, as well as the ASRock B550 Steel Legend.

    ASRock B550 Velocita

    When it comes to the hardware these two boards aren’t that bad. They come with excellent VRMs (12+2 phase design) so you shouldn’t have any issues running the 3900X or the 3950X on these two boards. Other features include support for up to 4733MHz DDR4 memory, two M.2 slots, and six SATA III ports. You have two PCIe x15 slots and two PCIe x1 slots on both boards along with support for AMD Crossfire.

    Connectivity options include 2.5Gb LAN and a dedicated M.2 slot for Wi-Fi cards, also found on both boards. Both boards feature the Realtek ALC1220 audio codec, which isn’t a bad solution for a mid-range motherboard. The rear panel hosts four USB 3.2 ports and four USB 2.0 ports. Both boards also come with POST code and power and reset buttons installed directly on the PCB.

    Best High-End RGB Motherboard For Ryzen CPUs

    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme

    While we picked the absolute best X570 board on the market as our choice, there’s a ton of excellent high-end AM4 boards that sport nice RGB LED arrays. First of all, there’s the ASRock B550 Taichi, which looks stunning. Then you have the MSI X570 Ace and Godlike, as well as the ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero and Crosshair VIII Formula. ASUS has two additional X570 boards with cool RGB effects, the Strix X570-E Gaming and Strix X570-F Gaming. Finally, you have the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master and B550 Aorus Master. As you can see, there are lots of excellent high-end RGB boards for Ryzen CPUs but the best of them all is the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme.

    This board is expensive as hell and it packs everything you might need in a motherboard. First of all, we have two excellent RGB arrays placed over the chipset heatsink and on top of the rear panel armor. They aren’t too big but have bright lights and look excellent. The third RGB array is a small screen installed next to the board’s audio section. You get an excellent light show from the get-go but if you want you can install additional LED strips to further improve the RGB experience.

    Hardware specs are top-notch, as expected. First of all, you have a high-end VRM capable of running any Ryzen CPU, overclocked or not. Next, the board has support for up to 4400MHz DDR4 memory, it packs three M.2 slots and six SATA III ports. You also have three PCIe x16 slots with support for SLI and Crossfire. Connectivity options are as rich as they can be. There’s a 10Gb LAN port coupled with a second, 1Gb LAN port, and a Wi-Fi 6 module that also includes Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. The rear panel hosts eight USB 3.2 ports (one is USB-C) and four USB 2.0 ports. Sadly, there’s no Thunderbolt 3 here.

    The audio section is flawless. The Realtek ALC1220-VB codec is at the helm and next to it is the ESS SABRE9218 DAC chip. These two guarantee a super audio experience. Finally, the board has every OC-friendly feature. On the rear panel, you can find BIOS Flashback and clear CMOS buttons. Next, there’s the POST code along with the power and restart buttons. And, of course, you have debug LEDs.

    Best mATX RGB Motherboard For Ryzen CPUs

    ASRock B550m Steel Legend

    The RGB situation in the mATX board market isn’t great but the B550M Steel Legend is here to save the day. You have two LED arrays placed on the chipset heatsink and rear panel armor. They offer a nice light show. Not the brightest but more than enough, especially if you plan on installing additional LED strips once you get the board.

    The VRM (8+2 phase design) should be enough to run any Ryzen CPU. Nevertheless, we wouldn’t run the 3900X or the 3950X, or even the 3800X (or its XT variant, the Ryzen 7 3800XT) without a direct cooling aimed at the VRM section. When it comes to memory support, this board supports DDR4 memory up to 4733MHz and it packs a single M.2 slot and six SATA III ports.

    You have two PCIe x16 slots and one PCIe x1 slot but no Crossfire or SLI support. The board offers a 2.5Gb LAN slot along with a dedicated M.2 slot for a Wi-Fi module, which are nice connectivity options on a budget board. The Realtek ALC1200 audio codec should provide a solid audio experience. Finally, the rear I/O features six USB 3.2 (one of those is a USB-C port) and two USB 2.0 ports.

    Best Mini-ITX RGB Motherboard For Ryzen CPUs

    ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming

    Last but not least is the best Mini-ITX RGB motherboard for Ryzen CPUs. The choice falls on the ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming, which has a nice, but small RGB LED array on the M.2 heatsink along with an RGB strip on the backplate. Overall, it all looks rather nice and gives a subtle RGB experience.

    Hardware specs are great for an M-ITX board. You have a solid VRM (8+2 phase design) that should be enough to run any Ryzen CPU on stock clocks. Just watch about thermals. Next, the board supports DDR4 4800MHz and offers two M.2 slots (one is on the back of the board) along with four SATA III ports.

    You also have one PCIe x16 slot, Intel gigabit (1Gb) LAN, and a Wi-Fi 6 card that includes Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. The audio is powered by the SupremeFX S1220A audio codec. Finally, the rear panel hosts eight USB 3.2 ports, one of which is USB-C.

    Controlling Your RGB Motherboard

    Motherboard’s RGB LED support can be set up and controlled by software. Each created their software to control your motherboard’s lights. Let’s see what each of these tools has to offer!

    • ASUS’ Aura Sync
    • Gigabyte’s RGB Fusion
    • MSI’s Mystic Light
    • ASRock Polychrome RGB
    • Biostar’s VIVID LED DJ

    ASUS’ Aura Sync

    Asus Aura Sync

    If you are using an ASUS motherboard with built-in RGB LED support, ASUS’ Aura Sync is the software you’ll need to download. ASUS promises an endless spectrum of colors and the ability to create amazing patterns. One of the most amazing things about Aura Sync is the ability to link the lighting and the atmosphere to the music you are listening to, CPU/GPU temperatures, or even in-game action.

    Aura Sync is also compatible with other hardware. You can use it to control SilverStone LED strips, inWin cases, Aerocool power supplies, and many others. You can check out the full list of partners.

    GIGABYTE’s RGB Fusion

    Gigabytes Rgb Fusion

    RGB Fusion by GIGABYTE is a great example of simple software that you can use to easily sync the colors of your AORUS devices. Its user interface is quite intuitive and you can access individual devices and preset effects such as Music, Color Cycle, or Game. We watched a cool demonstration where we saw that changing your in-game weapon changes the color of the lights!

    RGB Fusion is compatible with many third-party devices from manufacturers such as inWin, CoolerMaster, Phanteks, etc.

    MSI’s Mystic Light

    Msis Mystic Light

    The gaming world often has mixed feelings for everything related to MSI and Mystic Light is no exception. However, it doesn’t stand out in a bad way on our list. MSI Light Sync can be used with relative ease. It provides synchronization with on-screen gaming to create a realistic atmosphere for the gamer. The app itself proved to be buggy on several occasions but you won’t miss out on anything if you have an MSI motherboard!

    It’s compatible with a range of different graphics cards, cases, coolers, etc. You can check out the list of supported devices.

    ASRock Polychrome RGB

    Asrock Polychrome Rgb

    ASRock’s Polychrome RGB is a great tool that allows its users to fully immerse themselves in the game. It supports Razer Chroma: an RGB lighting system that offers endless possibilities to its users. ASRock’s motherboards come with internal RGB lighting. However, external LEDs can also be added and everything can be controlled by Polychrome RGB!

    However, there are fewer supported devices for this software when compared to the competition. Still, your lighting experience will probably be best if you stick with a single manufacturer to simplify the synchronization across your entire rig. 

    BIOSTAR’s VIVID LED DJ

    Vivid Led Dj

    BIOSTAR has joined the RGB motherboard race in 2016 by adding RGB support for their RACING motherboards. The built-in LEDs don’t appear too bright in many RACING models so you should consider adding some external lighting. VIVID LED DJ has that retro feel and tuning your lights feels very simple.

    Since BIOSTAR focuses its RGB attention on motherboards, VIVID LED DJ can only control the motherboard and you lose the feeling of synchronization if you own other RGB devices.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What Is RGB On A Motherboard?

    An RGB motherboard is one with integrated LEDs capable of displaying a spectrum of colors. These are used for purely aesthetic reasons to compliment the look of a gaming rig.

    What Motherboards Support RGB?

    Not all motherboards have integrated RGB lights. For motherboards that don’t, you’ll need to use motherboard headers to get lighting. The best motherboards that already do have RGB are recommended above.

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    Best RGB Motherboards

    Every Component holds a special place for its operation in the computer system. The motherboard is the most crucial factor in performance and quality, and people who prefer colorful lights would love the RGB motherboard. First and foremost, the processor requires a compatible motherboard, and some users prefer AMD while others prefer the Intel platform. After the processor, the number of RAM slots is significant when thinking about doing jobs like video editing or gaming. It also holds an important place because it significantly affects performance.

    No one wants a motherboard that is not durable and reliable because a non-compatible motherboard can destroy your entire system. There are three different form factors of motherboards, ATX, Mini-ITX, and Micro-ATX. So it would help if you chose according to your preferences, requirements, and most of all your budget. Although the quality and performance is the most essential aspect of all PC component, bright lights and something unique can enhance your gaming rig. Some years before, people use to install this feature in their system. But today, motherboards are designed to serve this striking and fascinating feature.

    This classy feature would not affect your PC functionality, but it looks cool. Today we have rounded up the best RGB motherboard that will make your gaming rig the most attractive and fascinating. The motherboards that we have selected in this article have top-notch performance and delivers what they offer. We have added motherboards with various form factors and price points. So that majority can choose the product according to their need and will. We have tried our best to guide you in the best possible way. Now it’s up to you and your requirement which product you will choose. But before that, we will tell you about some quick shopping tips. So let’s get started.

    Quick Shopping Tips

    Selecting the motherboard is undoubtedly the most critical part of a PC build. As we all know that all the system features are connected to the board, making a wise decision is extremely important. We want you not to waste your money. Here are some aspects you may consider while buying a motherboard.

    Size: Most latest motherboards are available in three different sizes. The first is the ATX that is standard size and offers the largest space for plugs and slots. Then comes Micro-ATX, which is short by 2.4 inches and provides minimum space to expansion slots. Last but not least, Mini-ITX is best suitable for compact PC and only had room for a single add-in card and fewer connectors for RAM and storage.

    The number of ports: You should also check the motherboard’s IO area and USB headers to observe whether it provides the external connection options you want or not. These allow users to add extra ports through a front panel connection on the PC case, or you can also join it by expansion slot brackets on the rear.

    The number of RAM ports: Most of the latest motherboards available today are equipped with four RAM slots, but high-level HEDT boards provide eight, while the small Mini-ITX units are designed with only two. The number of slots bound the quantity of RAM the user can install. So it would help if you chose the model that best suits your requirements and priorities.

    Budget: Before buying a motherboard, you may also consider your budget. There are many motherboards available in the market that belongs to well-known brands. Some are reasonable, and some are expensive. A good motherboard doesn’t mean that it has poor performance. So you should set your budget and buy a motherboard that best suits your will and need.

    Best RGB Motherboards at a glance:

    1. Asus ROG Strix Z490-E
    2. ASRock B365 Phantom Gaming 4
    3. MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE
    4. MSI B450 Gaming PRO Carbon AC
    5. MSI Prestige X570 Creation
    6. ASUS ROG Strix B450-F
    7. ASUS ROG Strix Z490-G
    8. Gigabyte H470I AORUS PRO AX

    The Best RGB Motherboards You Can Buy Today

    Asus ROG Strix Z490-E

    Asus ROG Strix Z490-E

    Best Intel RGB Motherboard Overall

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Brand: ASUS | Processor: 10th Gen Intel Core processors | Memory: 128GB | Chipset: AMD Z490 | Power Phase: 14+2 | Form Factor: ATX

    REASONS TO BUY

    ✓Optional VRM fan installation

    ✓Multi-GPU support with SLI and CFX

    ✓Excellent power supply efficient VRM

    REASONS TO AVOID

    ✗Low-level RAM slots

    ✗No on-board power button

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    Asus ROG Strix Z490-E is a reliable RGB motherboard that Asus primarily designed for gaming purposes. The motherboard has an optimal power solution along with a ProCool II power connector. It also offers better thermal design, top-notch performance networking with Wi-Fi 6, and top-class gaming connectivity with HDMI 1.4, which features dual M.2 and USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and C connectors. It also features outstanding audio quality while gaming with supreme FX S1220A.

    This motherboard is specially built for gaming purposes, and Asus has worked hard to maintain cooling and a budget. It also offers advanced level connectivity that includes Wi-Fi 6 and Intel 2.5G and Intel 2.5G onboard 2.5G Ethernet. The motherboard has a solid build with RGB and premium black color, so many users are attracted to its design. It has all the quality features that are required for making a gaming rig attractive. This motherboard is the best Intel RGB Motherboard Overall for its high-end features and reasonable cost.

    It is an excellent motherboard offering desktop gaming at an affordable price. It is best suitable for those who can not afford the expensive products and doesn’t want to compromise performance and quality. This classy motherboard delivers what it offers. We promise this motherboard will not let you think about any other product and save your money, as well. After saving your money, you can also buy some liquid coolers for your processor to deliver better results.

    ASRock B365 Phantom Gaming 4

    ASRock B365 Phantom Gaming 4

    Cheapest RGB Motherboard (Intel)

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Brand: ASRock | Processor: 8th Gen Intel Core processors | Memory: 64GB | Chipset: AMD B365 | Power Phase: 8 | Form Factor: ATX

    REASONS TO BUY

    ✓VR ready

    ✓High-Density Glass Fabric PCB

    ✓Extra-large aluminum alloy heat sinks

    REASONS TO AVOID

    ✗No off-mode for lighting

    ✗No Wi-Fi module included

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    ASRock B365 Phantom Gaming 4 is the motherboard that has an impressive performance in virtual reality. In your system. You should have qualified software, hardware, and drives. It offers built-in RGB illumination and features RGB headers and even an addressable RGB header that help the motherboard join with the compatible LED devices such as coolers, chassis strip, CPU fans strips. You also can synchronize RGB LED devices to make a lighting effect according to your style.

    A simple and easy troubleshooting tool helps you display the operation every time you turn on the system. You can also detect a problem with Post Status Checker’s help, which is fast and efficient. Moreover, you can also avail the higher capacity and speedier Type 22110 M.2 NVMe SSD to reach the performance needs. It can also push data transfer speeds up to 32GBs and is also compatible with ASRock’s U.2 kit.

    The board has quality aesthetics, but some buyers complained that the board does not support a USB keyboard mouse without updating the driver. The buyer’s report also tells us that you also need to install windows 10 for the onboard graphics driver. Otherwise, this motherboard will not disappoint you in any other aspect. We recommend you to buy this product as it does not have many cons. For this reason, it’s been listed in the best RGB motherboards. And then, it is also known to be the Cheapest Motherboard with RGB by Intel.

    MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE

    MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE

    Best High-End Intel RGB Board

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Brand: MSI | Processor: 10th Gen Intel Core processors | Memory: 128GB | Chipset: AMD Z490 | Power Phase: 16 | Form Factor: E-ATX

    REASONS TO BUY

    ✓Plenty of M.2 slots

    ✓Eight fans supported

    ✓Triple Turbo M.2 connectors

    REASONS TO AVOID

    ✗No multiple temperature sensors

    ✗Large size can limit case options

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    MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE is an excellent motherboard with high-end performance. The power delivery system is incredible with the help of Comet Lake architecture along with its 16 phases. Its expensive price tag comes with a rich set of features and aspects that make it an ideal option for anyone with a free budget. For beginners, this is motherboard is an extensive motherboard that incredibly sports a 16 power phase design for intense overclocking.

    The motherboard also offers 128GB of DDR4 RAM and can reach a memory clock up to 5000MHz. It also serves USB 3.2 technology, three M.2 slots, three PCIe 3.0 x 16 slots, and top-class RGB lighting features. MSI is a brand that does not compromise performance and quality. You can trust and buy their products without any hesitation. However, it is not a workable option for everyone unless you choose the Intel Core i9-10900K. It is costly, so the majority can not afford it.

    On the other hand, if you have a free-budget, this board will serve you everything that a   gamer and overclocker want. This motherboard can undoubtedly reach the extreme level of overclocking. The beginners should go for this and make their gaming rig fascinating and attractive with RGB lighting effects. It is very demanding among its customers because it offers plenty of USB ports and M.2 slots. The buyers state it as the Best High-End Intel RGB Board.

    MSI B450 Gaming PRO Carbon AC

    MSI B450 Gaming PRO Carbon AC

    Best AMD RGB Motherboard Overall

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Brand: MSI | Processor: AMD 1st Gen Ryzen | Memory: 128GB | Chipset: AMD B450 | Power Phase: 9 | Form Factor: ATX

    REASONS TO BUY

    ✓Extended heatsink design

    ✓Outstanding Bios Flashback feature

    ✓Excellent wireless with the lowest latency

    REASONS TO AVOID

    ✗No pre-installed IO shield

    ✗The dull RGB lighting scheme

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    MSI B450 Gaming PRO Carbon AC is a motherboard that offers customization that has no limits and fully bundled with intense gaming features. MSI motherboards help the best gaming performance and make your gaming rig unique and special. You can customize and make your color scheme with the MSI Mystic light feature. Moreover, it offers colors according to your choice from the palette provided to go with your setup style. If you are bored of your system’s look, it takes a second to change the entire face.

    For reliable and long-lasting performance, it is essential to make your system cool and refresh. MSI offers you plenty of controllable fan headers to let you maintain your system cooling the way you want. You can outperform your opponents and make your gaming rig durable and fascinating through an array of unique MSI GAMING tools. Its hardware and software tools help you always keep forward in all competitions, either in gaming or heavy workloads. You can confidently enhance your skill with MSI motherboards.

    The buyers are pleased with the performance of this motherboard. However, some buyers complained about the light combo of RGB lighting colors and no pre-installed IO shield. Otherwise, the performance of this board is outstanding. It supports all the latest and advanced storage options. This feature benefits you to contact in-game facilities. Moreover, you can load and start games faster and defeat your enemies in your gaming sessions. Its motherboard is known to be the Best RGB Motherboard Overall.

    MSI Prestige X570 Creation

    MSI Prestige X570 Creation

    Best AMD High-End RGB Board

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Brand: MSI | Processor: AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen | Memory: 128GB | Chipset: AMD X570 | Power Phase: 14+2+1 | Form Factor: E-ATX

    REASONS TO BUY

    ✓Plenty of USB ports

    ✓AM4 socket compatible

    ✓dual-channel memory support

    REASONS TO AVOID

    ✗No Bios flashback

    ✗No motherboard speakers included

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    MSI Prestige X570 Creation is a quality motherboard that offers unique features. Similar to all products introduced by MSI, it significantly impresses its customers with its functionality. It provides a unique design with unmatchable compatibility and is also comparatively user-friendly, so its users are the most demanding product. From its unlimited impressive and unique features, the top-of-the-line is the Frozr heatsink trademarked fan design. There is no other X570 motherboard that offers propeller blade technology and twin ball bearings as this one has. This feature allows efficient and improved heat dissipation.

    If you are looking for a high-performer X570 motherboard that is a product of a well-known brand, then you are at the right place, and here you can stop your search. The majority of people find this motherboard as the best one by MSI, which keeps this brand one step forward by its competitors. It fulfills all promises that it offers without disappointing its customers.

    The product has pleasing aesthetics, while the buyer’s report tells us that no motherboard speakers are included. Some people also complained about the absence of a protective shroud on the chipset fan. Overall, the motherboard has a good reputation because of its quality features. It not only offers excellent value for money but also in terms of performance and functionality. It can handle heavy gaming sessions very smoothly and is known as Best AMD High-End RGB Board.

    ASUS ROG Strix B450-F

    ASUS ROG Strix B450-F

    Best AMD RGB Motherboard Runner-Up

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Brand: ASUS | Processor: AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen | Memory: 128GB | Chipset: AMD B450 | Power Phase: 6+2 | Form Factor: ATX

    REASONS TO BUY

    ✓Integrated GPU support

    ✓5-Way optimization system

    ✓Offers advanced gaming technologies

    REASONS TO AVOID

    ✗No Wi-Fi

    ✗No reset/power buttons

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    ASUS ROG Strix B450-F motherboard is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to perform high-level gaming or tasks. This unit’s catchy and slim, sleek design is desirable for people who are hunting for an eye-catching elite-class build. This great motherboard’s inclusive cooling mechanism is joined with Al Suite 3 for making performance efficient and attractive. This motherboard is specially designed for people who require a high-end gaming module.

    This motherboard has quality features and is named the top-of-the-line motherboard that is unmatched in all the tasks that come in its way. If you are playing games, doing video editing, or challenging tasks, this board is entirely capable of handling all your tasks at hand with comfort. The unit promises a remarkable performance experience, along with its unique and stylish outlook.

    This unit is known to be the best RGB Motherboard Runner-Up. However, the buyer’s report tells us about some Bios configuration issues. There are also some complaints about the unavailability of a 5-pin RGB header. Overall, the buyers are pleased with the quality and performance of this unit. As we all know, Asus is the brand that does not compromise quality and is ranked in the best RGB motherboards list.

    ASUS ROG Strix Z490-G

    ASUS ROG Strix Z490-G

    Best Micro ATX RGB Motherboard

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Brand: ASUS | Processor: 10th Gen Intel Core processors | Memory: 128GB | Chipset: Intel Z490 | Power Phase: 12+2 | Form Factor: Micro-ATX

    REASONS TO BUY

    ✓5 x Gold-plated audio jacks

    ✓Fast and flexible M.2 interface

    ✓Good placement of onboard connectors

    REASONS TO AVOID

    ✗No 8-Channel audio support

    ✗Only two chassis fan connections

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    ASUS ROG Strix Z490-G has an optimized cooling design, boosted power delivery, and built-in ROG software that help you get an advantage from the 10th Gen Intel core processors. It offers not only good performance but also its unique features makes it unmatchable to other products. It helps you get the best of your gaming build through excellent power delivery and customize cooling. This unit is capable of handling overclocking, networking settings, and cooling conveniently.

    These smart features help you utilize the full potential of your build to deliver top-notch performance. Moreover, it also offers advanced connectivity, extra smooth online experiences, and fast data transfers. Premium audio quality gives you a huge advantage that allows you to hear the lightest audio cues for an unbeatable gaming experience. Its mirrored stainless steel nameplate and Cyberpunk-inspired aesthetics give it a unique and attractive look.

    The unit is known to be the best Micro ATX RGB Motherboard. However, the buyer’s report tells us that there are only two chassis fan connections. Some people also complained about the wrong placement of M.2 slots. Otherwise, this motherboard, while pairing with the compatible processor, can make your gaming rig out-class. The Asus products are always found to be more reliable and programmable for all applications.

    Gigabyte H470I AORUS PRO AX

    Gigabyte H470I AORUS PRO AX

    Best Mini ITX RGB Motherboard

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Brand: Gigabyte | Processor: 10th Gen Intel Core processors | Memory: 64GB | Chipset: Intel H470 | Power Phase: 5+1 | Form Factor: Mini-ITX

    REASONS TO BUY

    ✓Direct digital power design

    ✓Multiple temperature sensors

    ✓Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips

    REASONS TO AVOID

    ✗No postcode

    ✗No diagonal panel

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    Gigabyte H470I AORUS PRO AX is a Mini-ITX board that is perfect for creating a small and compact size form factor PC for users who ask for high-end performance without compromising the aesthetics. It is a small but robust pc that delivers top-class performance with the latest and advanced 10th Gen CPU, efficient connectivity, and dual slots graphic card. It is highly equipped with extensive thermal solutions to maintain its cooling under heavy workloads. Its compact size doesn’t compromise performance.

    It is the best Mini ITX RGB Motherboard because of its quality components and R&D design capability. It performs like a beast among all motherboards. Due to its compact size, it is very comfortable to carry while traveling. In today’s world, network connectivity is getting necessary day by day. Most the Desktop PC includes Ethernet and Wi-Fi for better connectivity to avoid wrong signal or distraction. Moreover, it features the most efficient Wi-Fi 2.5Gbe and dual LAN to improve performance and reliability in an intense environment.

    This unit has a remarkable reputation for its durability and top-class manufacturing procedure. However, some buyers report about the absence of postcode, while some complained about software bloat. Otherwise, the users appreciated the low cost for the feature set and sufficient VRM. Moreover, it offers quality aesthetics and strengthens each slot to make them stable and durable.

    Conclusion

    We have rounded up the eight best RGB motherboards for your PC build. All of them belong to well-known brands that do not compromise quality and performance. Some of them belong to Intel, and some belong to AMD. The motherboard is the most important factor that holds all the other components of your PC build.

    So it is essential to make a wise decision in the selection of RGB motherboards. Suppose you want a motherboard that has quality aesthetics and high-end performance and at the same time with reasonable cost. We heartily recommend you to go for ASRock B365 Phantom Gaming 4.

    On the other hand, if you are a passionate gamer and don’t have a budget problem. Then we advise you to choose MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE. It has plenty of M.2 slots and can support eight fan connections. Moreover, both these motherboards have out-class performance. You can select according to your priorities and preferences.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Which motherboard has the best RGB?

    ASUS ROG Strix B460-H is known to be the best RGB motherboard. Asus seems to be on top-of-the-line in-game when it comes to the best and perfect Intel motherboards featuring RGB header/lighting capability for the latest 10th Gen series. You should also try MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE. This motherboard can undoubtedly enhance your gaming rig and help you reach your goals.

    What motherboards support RGB?

    There are many motherboards available in the market that support RGB. All of them belong to well-known brands that undoubtedly don’t compromise quality and performance. Choices differ from person to person, so choosing the best unit is not an easy task. However, we recommend trying MSI B450 Gaming PRO Carbon AC, It offers sufficient VRM and offers addressable RGB onboard.

    Where do you put RGB on motherboard?

    Well, it is not a difficult task. All you have to do is to plug RGB into the RGB headers on the motherboard. You will receive the fans with separate connectors (mostly three-pins) for the fan power and control. We recommend you to go for Gigabyte H470I AORUS PRO AX. It is reasonable in price without compromising quality and aesthetics.

    Do motherboards have RGB?

    Most motherboards are introduced with two RGB headers, each of them supply 12V of power. Meanwhile, if you have a substantial PC case that you want to fill with multiple RGB fans, each one of them requires its header. There are many top-class RGB motherboards out there, but we recommend you to go for MSI Prestige X570 Creation. This E-ATX motherboard has out-class performance with a sufficient VRM of 14+2+1.

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    Best AMD motherboards in 2021

    The best AMD motherboard should be the first thing on your shopping list when putting together your big red machine. Whether it's being used to house the impressive Ryzen 9 5900X CPU or if you just plan on putting together a pretty decent budget PC, these motherboards will do the trick. 

    Before you add any of these motherboards to your shopping cart, you have to decide on the right chipset that best suits your needs. AMD has stuck with the AM4 socket for a bit now, so you've got plenty of choices like X570, X470, and B450 motherboards

    When searching for the right AMD motherboard, more expensive doesn't always mean better. It comes down to the features you want and need against your budget. Do you need a lot of ports? Wi-fi 6 support? Are you upgrading to NVMe SSDs? Ask yourself, what do you want your new system to do? While the boards themselves don't offer a performance boost per se, the story is different regarding CPU overclocking if you're looking to squeeze as much performance out of your AMD system.

    We've tested dozens and dozens of AMD motherboards over this year on our test rigs and found the best AMD motherboards that offer both price and performance.  

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    1. Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

    The best X570 ever created, and the last AM4 board you'll ever need

    Specifications

    CPU support: AMD Ryzen 5000 Series / 4000 G-Series / 3000 Series/ 3000 G-Series / 2000 Series / 2000 G-Series

    Socket: AM4

    Size: ATX

    Memory: 4x DIMM, Up to 128GB, DDR4-4866 (OC)

    Expansion slots: 2x PCIe 4.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x PCIe 4.0 x1

    Video ports: N/A

    Rear USB: 4x USB 3.2 Gen1, 8x USB 3.2 Gen2 (1x USB Type-C)

    Storage: 3x M.2; 8x SATA

    Networking: 802.11ax 2.4Gbps Wi-Fi; Intel I211-AT 1G & Realtek RTL8125 2.5G LAN

    Reasons to buy

    +Clean design+Great performance+No chipset fan

    Reasons to avoid

    -Expensive

    Asus' ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero wants to be the last AM4 motherboard you'll ever need. But what is it that makes a great motherboard? Features are important, as is a stable and refined BIOS, value for money, a good design, but intangible. Sometimes it's that the damn thing works. 

    Motherboard testing is often one of the most painful things a tech journalist has to do. With some boards, you have to fight it to get it to do what you want, or expect it to, or have to or crank up some voltage setting to a level you don't want to, but the Dark Hero boots the first time, even as we played with the memory clocks and timings and the Infinity Fabric. 

    The Crosshair VIII Dark Hero might not be the best AM4 motherboard ever made, we'd have to review a few hundred others to make that claim, but it's an easy claim to make that the Dark Hero is undoubtedly one of the best AM4 motherboards we've ever used. Time and months of user feedback will determine if the Dark Hero assumes a position as one of the truly legendary ROG motherboards, but we wouldn't bet against that happening.

    Read the full Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero review.

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    2. MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon WIFI

    The best gaming motherboard for AMD Ryzen 3000 builds

    Specifications

    Chipset: X570

    Memory: 4x DIMM, 64GB, DDR4-4400

    Expansion Slots: 1x PCIe 4.0 x16, 1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x8), 1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4), 2x PCIe 4.0 x1

    Video ports: HDMI

    USB ports: 8x rear IO, 4x internal

    Storage: 2x M.2, 6x SATA

    Network: 1GbE LAN, Wi-Fi 6

    Lighting: Three zone RGB, 3x RGB header

    Reasons to buy

    +Twin PCIe 4.0 M.2 Slots+Wi-Fi 6 Compatible

    Reasons to avoid

    -M.2 heat shields and fans make replacing them fiddly

    The MSI MPG X570 represents an amalgamation of bleeding-edge motherboard tech, built to help you get the most out of AMD's high-end Ryzen 5000 processors, such as the Ryzen 9 5900X or Ryzen 9 5950X. It has four DIMM slots that can handle speeds up to 4,400MHz (although there's not much point going beyond DDR4-4000) and two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots—MSI's MPG X570 is all about getting the most out of the best components.

    The rear I/O panel features seven USB Type-A ports for peripherals, as well as a single USB Type-C port for connectivity and high-speed data transfer. So you won't go without precious ports for at least, er, a week. 

    The MPG X570 supports Wi-Fi 6, and while that does necessitate a Wi-Fi 6 compatible router for the fastest speeds, it will also work with existing Wi-Fi 4/5 routers (formerly 802.11n and 802.11ac). Also of note is the HDMI port, which many X570 boards omit (not that we'd recommend using an AMD APU with integrated graphics in a high-end board like this).

    The pair of M.2 slots each have dedicated heat shields and fans, and while this does help prevent potential thermal throttling, it makes installing or replacing them a more delicate process than with their more-exposed counterparts. 

    The MPG X570 features enough compatibility to get the most out of your hardware now and in the future, provided you're willing to pay a premium for it. While it's an excellent motherboard, if you aren't already committed to a shopping list of top-of-the-line components, you may want to consider a slightly less expensive board for your needs. The MSI X570-A Pro omits some extras like Wi-Fi and the M.2 shields, but it still runs fine and costs nearly $100 less.

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    3. ASRock X570S PG Riptide

    The best budget X570 motherboard

    Specifications

    Chipset: X570S

    Memory: 4x DIMM, up to DDR4-4733, up to 128GB

    Expansion Slots: 1x PCIe 4.0 x16, 2x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4), 3x PCIe 4.0 x1

    Video ports: HDMI

    USB ports: Up to 3x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 8x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 6x USB 2.0

    Storage: 2x M.2, 6x SATA

    Network: Killer E3100G 2.5G LAN

    Lighting: One RGB logo, ARGB headers

    Reasons to buy

    +A great value X570 board+Strong gaming performance

    Reasons to avoid

    -Lacks Wi-Fi-Ageing ALC897 audio codec

    If you're looking for a sub $200 AMD motherboard, the typical advice would be to look at one of the many quality B550 offerings. It's important not to overlook the new X570 versions, though. The basic chipset is a few years old, but with the newly released X570S models, maybe it's time to take a more serious look at AMD's top boards. 

    Notably, the 'S' in the new X570S nomenclature denotes silence. Early generation X570 boards, with only a few exceptions, all came with pesky, whiny chipset fans. As well as passive chipset cooling, the new X570S boards enable upgraded connectivity options, including faster than Gigabit LAN or WiFi 6E. Sadly the ASRock X570S Riptide doesn't have WiFi 6E, but it does have an excellent price for a top chipset board.

    The X570S Riptide is a solid budget offering that will happily occur at the heart of a top-spec PCIe 4.0 system. It won't win the feature showdown battle with more expensive boards. Still, suppose you're looking for an affordable motherboard for a fast gaming system. In that case, it's a great shout, especially if you value one that's silent and well built but free of superfluous extras that do nothing for performance. The ASRock X570S PG Riptide, then, is a strong budget contender for the best AMD motherboard.

    Read our full ASRock X570S PG Riptide review.

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    4. Gigabyte X570S Aorus Master

    The best AMD motherboard with a million USB ports

    Specifications

    Chipset: X570S

    Memory: 4x DIMM, up to DDR4-5100, up to 128GB

    Expansion Slots: 1x PCIe 4.0 x16, 2x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4), 3x PCIe 4.0 x1

    Video ports: None

    USB ports: Up to 3x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 8x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 6x USB 2.0

    Storage: 2x M.2, 6x SATA

    Network: Killer E3100G 2.5G LAN

    Lighting: One RGB logo, ARGB headers

    Reasons to buy

    +Strong VRM and cooling+Loads of USB+Four M.2 slots

    Reasons to avoid

    -Single 2.5G LAN only-5G would be nice

    The X570 chipset might be a couple of years old, but that doesn't mean it's time to put it out to pasture just yet. With PCIe 4.0 lanes, it's possible to add the year 2021 features quite easily. That's precisely what Gigabyte has done with the X570S Aorus Master. It shares a lot in common with its already highly regarded 2019 predecessor. With the inclusion of some critical feature updates and design tweaks, the X570S Aorus Master should remain a best-in-class contender for AMD motherboards. 

    When we first saw X570 boards en masse at Computex in 2019, one of the things that concerned us was the almost universal presence of chipset fans. A 15w TDP combined with the heat of several PCIe 4.0 drives meant that active cooling was required in many cases, though thankfully not all the time. The S in X570S denotes silence. The base chipset design hasn't changed, but Gigabyte has added a lot of surface area to the cooling assembly, with almost the entire bottom half of the board now covered with heatsinks.

    Gigabyte deserves credit for continuing to use finned VRM heatsinks, which add a lot of surface area. They're proof that it's possible to blend function with form. A 14 phase VRM with 70a MOSFETS is enough to power a 5950X cooled by LN2 with headroom to spare, which means users of ambient cooling won't face any issue.

    The rear I/O is fully featured, particularly when it comes to USB connectivity. Twelve ports consist of four USB 2.0, two USB 3.1 Gen 1, five USB 3.2 Gen 2, and a single Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port. Something has to be done about that ridiculous USB naming scheme, but that's a story for another day. You get clear CMOS and BIOS Flashback buttons, antenna connectors, the standard audio ports with S/PDIF, and finally, a single Intel i225-V 2.5G LAN port. 

    The Aorus Master is packed with features that keep AM4 and X570 relevant and up to date. It's got loads of USB ports and storage options. It looks good too. A board around the $400 mark can't ever be considered affordable, but we feel it offers a good feature set at this price.

    Read the full Gigabyte X570S Aorus Master review.

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    5. Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi)

    The best high-end AMD motherboard

    Specifications

    Chipset: X570

    Memory: 4x DIMM, 128 GB, DDR4-4800

    Expansion Slots: 1x PCIe 4.0 x16, 1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x8), 1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4), 1x PCIe 4.0 x1

    Video ports: HDMI and DVI-D

    USB ports: 10x rear IO, 7x internal

    Storage: 2x M.2, 8x SATA

    Network: 1GbE LAN, 2.5GbE LAN, Wi-Fi 6

    Lighting: Aura Lighting

    Reasons to buy

    +Clean Aesthetics+Feature-rich+Tons of USB ports

    Reasons to avoid

    -M.2 heat shields a bit awkward

    The Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi) is another excellent, if opulent, board for Ryzen 5000 processors. This AMD motherboard comes packed with all the trappings you'd expect, including an onboard thermal sensor, onboard power and reset buttons, and a BIOS flashback option on the rear IO panel. The board has its I/O shield pre-mounted to avoid any embarrassing mishaps during your build.

    This standard ATX board can support a pair of GPUs in its PCIe ports and up to 128GB of RAM with its four DIMM slots. You also get a couple of M.2 SSDs slots. These specs are generally par for the course, however. An array of 10 USB Type-A ports, as well as a USB Type-C connector for front panel IO, provide ample support for any number of peripherals, which all help put this board a cut above its peers. 

    Sleek matte black and chrome finish and subdued RGB lend an air of subtlety to this particular board, and while the seamless M.2 heat shields make the Crosshair one of the cleanest looking boards on this list, it does make swapping out SSDs a bit of a pain. This isn't a glaring issue but does add an extra step whenever you're trying to upgrade your storage. 

    Overall, this board has many attractive features, but its comparatively steep price tag may draw your eye to more affordable offerings.

    6. ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB3

    The best compact AMD board around

    Specifications

    Chipset: X570

    Memory: 2x DIMM, 64 GB, DDR4-4533+

    Expansion Slots: 1x PCIe 4.0 x16

    Video ports: HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4

    USB ports: 2x USB 3.2 Gen2, 2x USB 3.2 Gen1, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Thunderbolt 3

    Storage: 1x M.2 Socket Gen4, 4x SATA

    Network: 1GbE LAN, Wi-Fi 6

    Lighting: Polychrome RGB Sync

    Reasons to buy

    +Tiny, but powerful+Thunderbolt 3 connection+Integrated backpanel

    Reasons to avoid

    -Requires an Intel-based CPU cooling bracket

    ASRock has made some great AMD Ryzen motherboards over the years, and this one packs in the latest high-end X570 chipset, forward-looking features, and serious performance. The $200+ price point might be a bit tough to swallow, but plenty of X570 motherboards sit at around that sort of level. The fact there's almost no Mini-ITX premium attached makes the Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 even more tempting.

    It also means you can potentially create a 16-core AMD Ryzen 9 3950X or AMD Ryzen 9 5950X machine that looks about the same sort of size as an Xbox Series X.

    The PCIe 4.0 support isn't the only advanced connection on offer with this wee ASRock AMD motherboard either; there's also Thunderbolt 3 connectivity from the integrated I/O shield of the back panel. That's an impressive little added extra from what is an already special board.

    It is worth noting that it will require an Intel-based CPU cooling bracket. To fit all the features into the mini-ITX form factor, ASRock didn't have space for the bulky AMD fitting. That's only an issue if you want to use the stock AMD coolers, but otherwise, any third-party cooler will come with Intel brackets.

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    7. MSI MAG B550M Mortar

    The best B550 motherboard for pure gaming performance

    Specifications

    Form factor: Micro-ATX

    Memory support: 4x DIMM, up to 128 GB, up to DDR4-4400

    Expansion slots: 1x PCIe 4.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x4

    Storage: 2x M.2, 6x SATA 6Gbps

    Networking: 2.5GbE LAN

    Rear USB: 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 2x USB 2.0

    Reasons to buy

    +Great stock-clock performance and efficiency+Slick BIOS+Competitive pricing

    Reasons to avoid

    -Poor overclocking-Light on features

    When it comes to gaming performance above all else, MSI's micro-ATX MAG B550M Mortar is your best bet for an affordable next-gen Ryzen machine. It comes in around the $160 mark, making it cheaper than a great many X570 and other B550 motherboards on the market right now. 

    The gaming frame rates of the MSI B550 Mortar put it above the rest of the B550 crew we've tested so far, and indeed its straight CPU performance puts it up there with some of the best X570s. That bodes well if you're looking for an affordable home for your AMD Zen 3 CPU; this B550 has a great chance to ensure it performs to its fullest stock-clocked potential without breaking the bank.

    But you will be missing out on extra PCIe 4.0 M.2 and x16 graphics slots if those extras mean a lot to you. You can also opt to ditch wireless networking, depending on whether you pick the straight Mortar or the more expensive Mortar Wi-Fi 6 version. The 8+2+1 power phase design is arguably a more unwelcome miss, however, as that results in a board that isn't going to spark any overclocking joy in your heart. But, as an affordable gaming board without OC pretensions, it's a great shout.

    Read our full MSI MAG B550M Mortar review.

    8. ASRock A520M ITX/ac

    One for AMD's mini-ITX fans on a mini budget

    Specifications

    Socket: AM4

    Size: Mini ITX

    Memory support: 2x DIMM, up to 64 GB, up to DDR4-4600 (OC)

    Expansion slots: 1x PCIe 3.0 x16

    Video ports: 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x DVI-D

    Storage: 1x M.2, 4x SATA 6Gbps

    Networking: 1GbE LAN, Wi-Fi 5

    Rear USB: 4x USB 3.2 Gen1 (1x Type-C), 2x USB 2.0

    Reasons to buy

    +Good value for money+Wi-Fi included+Ryzen 5000 support

    Reasons to avoid

    -Weak audio

    AMD's budget Ryzen motherboard chipset, the A520, has largely slipped under the radar. While B350 and B450 motherboards were mainly regarded as entry-level, A320 was strictly seen as resolutely low-end. 

    The introduction of B550 motherboards, and their associated move upward in price, left a big hole in the sub-$100 market. Enter the A520. If you're on a tighter budget and don't care about PCIe 4.0 or the overclocking support offered by B550, then the A520 motherboards might be exactly what you need. There's cheap, and there's cheap, but a decent A520 board can more or less do everything aboard at double the price can. 

    Then there's the cherry on top, which supports AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPUs and Ryzen 4000 and 5000 APUs. Combine a Zen 3 CPU with a motherboard such as this ASRock A520M ITX/ac, and you'll be able to build an affordable and compact system that can beat a comparable Intel in any workload.

    The ASRock A520M's audio is a bit of a letdown, but that's something that budget boards often compromise on. A gamer listening to compressed audio assets in-game probably won't be any less immersed, but you can opt for an external DAC if you desire one later in life, anyways. 

    The little ASRock A520M ITX/ac has it where it counts and will serve you well at the heart of a budget gaming system. It benefits from the strengths of the Ryzen platform and adds some future-proofing into the mix. ITX fans looking for a capable budget AMD Ryzen option should have this one on their shortlist.

    Read our full ASRock A520M ITX/ac review.

    Best AMD motherboard FAQ

    What should I consider when buying a motherboard?

    Aside from the type of chip you're getting—be that Intel or AMD—figure out how many M.2 slots and PCIe slots you need, as well as the number of USB ports that are acceptable to you. 

    Of course, keep in mind the scale of your build. Is space no object? Then go with an ATX board. But if you're looking to create a mini PC, you'll need a good mini-ITX motherboard. Thankfully there are some great options, and not only at the high end.

    Here are some other options for the best gaming motherboards to check over.

    What is the best AMD motherboard chipset?

    The AMD X570 is the latest motherboard chipset for Ryzen 5000-series processors and has the most up-to-date features. It offers PCIe 4.0 support, dual-GPU configurations, and a wealth of tweaking and compatibility options. A newer version of this chipset is starting to appear, called the X570S, which removes the need for active fan cooling on the chipset itself, but is otherwise pretty much identical.

    Which socket is compatible with AMD Ryzen CPUs?

    There's a simple answer for this: AM4. One socket for every AMD Ryzen processor to date. That is due to change with the release of Zen 4, but we've still got a year before that's expected to drop. AMD has only guaranteed a continued use of that socket until 2020, which means we're in uncharted territory today.

    AMD says it will only change the socket when such a change is required, at least. It says that's primarily tied to the schedule of industry I/O technologies, many of which will be out of AMD's hands directly. Whether it builds out a new pin configuration and socket will depend on the features available on said platform and chip, which is how it's supposed to work.

    A single socket does not necessarily mean broad compatibility backward and forwards between Ryzen CPU generations, though. That's down to the chipset.

    Which motherboard chipset do I need for my AMD Ryzen CPU?

    Today's most relevant motherboards for a new CPU buyer are those equipped with the following chipsets: X570, B550, X470, and B450. The 'X' prefix denotes the high-end motherboards, while the 'B' indicates the close-run mid-range models. There's also the 'A' prefix for the entry-level, but these come usually strapped for features and are not that much cheaper than entry-level B450 boards—plenty of options.

    The 500-series chipsets are the latest to arrive, while the 400-series is generally a little older—not always, however, as Asus is still pumping out new B450 motherboards even today. Both technically support the latest Ryzen 5000-series and Ryzen 3000-series processors, but with some features missing within those packing older parts. The most notable of these omissions is PCIe 4.0 support for increased platform bandwidth—despite rumors, only 500-series motherboards are PCIe 4.0 ready.

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