If you’re picking up a new AMD Ryzen 5000 series processor that was launched earlier this month, finding the best compatible motherboard is your next step.
Depending on your requirements, you might want a B550 (mid-range) or X570 (high-end) chipset motherboard. Here are the best compatible motherboards for your AMD Ryzen 5000 Series CPU
Best X570 Motherboards
The X570 chipset is intended for enthusiasts and is the best you can get. It’s used by gamers, creators and anyone who needs the best performance. You can expect to pay at least $300 for a decent X570 motherboard – and it seems like Asus are making the best of them right now.
Asus ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Formula –X570 Motherboard #1
The AMD ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Formula is the best enthusiast motherboard you can buy right now – but expect to shell out over $550 for this beautiful piece of hardware.
Not only is it easy on the eyes, it also features advanced thermal cooling, Wi-Fi 6 support and can easily be overclocked. If you’re keen on water-cooling for a silent PC, the heatsink block can be connected to your loop.
If you’re spending money on something like a AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, then you should probably go with this cream of the crop motherboard.
ASUS ROG Strix X570-E – X570 Motherboard #2
The Asus ROG Strix X570-E is another choice from the same manufacturer, except it costs quite a bit less, and is currently available at around $350 (remember, X570 is still the premium chipset).
The fully featured motherboard which includes Wi-FI 6, PCIe 4.0 support, generation 4 M.2 slots. The additional heatsinks make sure your motherboard is kept cool – especially if you plan on overclocking your CPU.
MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk WIFI – X570 Motherboard #3
If you’re rather an MSI fan, or looking for a fairly affordable X570 motherboard – the Tomahawk WIFI is a good option (if you can grab one!)
Sitting at just under $350, this is a great motherboard which features active cooling, WiFi and Bluetooth onboard, USB 3.2 Gen C header, M2 storage slot and more. This is a huge contender from MSI that was released a few months ago.
Best B550 Motherboards
The B550 is a mid-range chipset, however it still includes PCIe 4.0 compatibility for NVMe storage and graphics. The B550 chipset is compatible with the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 series.
ASUS ROG Strix B550-E – B550 Motherboard #1
The Asus ROG Strix B550-E is a feature-rich B550 motherboard that is quite pleasing on the eye too. It’s one of the more premium B550 mobos out there.
The motherboard includes multiple GPU support, PCIe 4.0 lanes, Wi-FI 6 and Bluetooth, 2.5Gb LAN and more. This motherboard brings out the best of the B550 chipset and is built using high-quality components.
GIGABYTE B550 AORUS Elite V2 – B550 Motherboard #2
The Gigabyte B550 Aurous Elite V2 is another popular B550 option for those on a budget. This motherboard is compatible with the latest AMD 5000 series, supports PCIe 4.0, integration I/O shield and has 4 RAM slots.
ASRock B550M-HDV – B550 Motherboard #3
If you need a budget B550 motherboard for under $100, the Asrock B550M-HDV has brilliant value.
You still get all the import features like M.2 NVME support. Sadly there’s no USB-C which is a bit of a bummer. If you want to get started with a simple Ryzen setup – this is a good motherboard to use without breaking the bank.