Best Motherboards

Best AMD Motherboards

This page contains our recommendations for motherboards supporting all AMD CPUs and APUs. Our recommendations for boards supporting Intel's "mainstream" LGA-1151 and LGA-1150 sockets are found on the first page, while the previous page holds our recommendations for Intel's "high-end" LGA-2011v3 motherboards.

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Best AMD Motherboards

11/27/2017 Update: added the MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC (earned a 2017 Editor Approved award).

11/17/2017 Update: added the Biostar X370 GTN (earned a 2017 Editor Approved award).

10/31/2017 Update: added the Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming WiFi (earned a 2017 Editor Approved award).


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  • lsatenstein
    What was your algorithm for ranking the motherboards? There are so many models from which to choose, that making a decision would be like throwing a dart at a dart board.
  • bluesdealer
    Isn't 1151 on the out, though? How is LGA 2066 looking?

    My last build screwed me over when I bought the last generation of a socket and couldn't upgrade without buying a brand new motherboard.
  • Sgt-Hawker
    same boat as you are. And I don't want to buy an MB that will be outdated in 3 years. Reminds me of the 90s all over again. Computer is outdated once you open the box.
  • Bebo_3
    Where are AM4 Motherboards ????
  • Jeff Norris
    This information is completely out of date and incomplete.
  • LaloFG
    MSI B350 Tomahawk is bullshit
  • WKCook
    And (@Bebo_3) where are the TR4 motherboards?
  • mushroom2354
    What about the x299 Taichi xe?
  • bluesdealer
    No Thunderbolt 3 on that Z370 motherboard? Disappointing...
  • bobperetti1
    Tom, You have a con on the ASUS H110M-A M.2 review about "Potentially blocked PCIe slot". What do you mean by this?
  • papality
    Why do you put the AMD motherboards at the end? Do you realize the marketing that Intel is getting by appearing first on a "best motherboards" list? Why not just have a different article for each?
  • richardvday
    This site is very much biased in favor of Intel inside$$$.
    Places like this is how Intel was able to dominate even when AMD had much better CPU's the last time around.
    Don't expect that to change.
    Intel has too much money to spend on "Marketing" aka bribery
    They do some nice stuff here though so I continue to read I just have to take their CPU coverage with a grain of salt
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  • stfual
    Is there really no demand for a high performance professional motherboard with excellent memory, disk expansion capabilities and no plastic fins or flashing lights? Thats what i want but i really dont want a big flashing penis substitute adding electrical noise, heat and embarrassment to my studio.
  • waveriderj
    Loving my ASUS Strix B350-F
  • pem_solla
    Hi Tom, I´ve been reading your blog lately and i´m willing to build a gaming tower, my budget is around 1300€ and has to include the monitor also i´m willing to use a gtx 1080 (a guy is saving a gigabyte g1 gaming for me for 530€ which, correct me if i´m wrong but it´s a fairly good price) so I was wondering how much would you spend on a motherboard and if you have any recommendations for that budget. Actually if you have any recommendations in particular on everything SSD, Power supplies, the tower itself...I would appreciate it since i´m really new to all of this stuff and I really don´t know what should I be looking for
  • ohenryy
    not sure if 1300€ is enough for a gaming rig that can take advantage of the 1080, and also include monitor.

    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor (€187.59 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (€106.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (€180.58 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (€89.89 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€43.73 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card (€530.00)
    Case: BitFenix - Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case (€34.90 @ Caseking)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (€62.46 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Monitor: Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor (€251.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Total: €1487.14
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-20 10:27 CET+0100

    If the 1080 is already bought and the 1300€ is what you have left for the rest of the components, sounds better.
  • pem_solla
    It actually has to include the 1080 but i think i could get the money missing for that configuration, thanks Ohenryy!