Six excellent motherboards for your next AMD Ryzen build

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ROG Strix X570 motherboard closeup

With its latest batch of Ryzen CPUs, AMD has once again positioned itself as a leader in both performance and value. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D reaches new heights of raw power with its stacked L3 cache, while new chips like the Ryzen 3 4100, Ryzen 5 5600, and Ryzen 7 5700X offer excellent value. If you need the right motherboard to go with your latest Ryzen build, we’ve got you covered.

The TUF Gaming X570-Pro WiFi II offers battle-tested dependability for any gaming build

If you’re building a high-performance machine but still want to squeeze as much bang out of your buck as possible, look no further than the TUF Gaming X570-Pro WiFi II. Our TUF Gaming line is designed with high performance and battle-hardened reliability at its core, and the feature set on the X570-Pro WiFi II is a perfect pairing with the new top-tier Ryzen 7 5800X3D. Your CPU will receive stable power delivery from the 12+2 DrMOS VRM, 8+4-pin ProCool auxiliary power connectors, and high-quality alloy chokes. Large heatsinks on the VRM and chipset ensure excellent temperatures on all your crucial components. The primary PCIe 4.0 slot is ready for the latest graphics cards, encased in aluminum to keep any high-end GPU straight and secure.

TUF Gaming X570-PRO WiFi

But it’s not just about high-end CPU and GPU performance—this board also contains all the crucial features you need for midnight multiplayer sessions. A 2.5 gigabit LAN port provides ample bandwidth if you’re near a wall jack, but if you aren’t, high-speed Wi-Fi 6E networking will keep your connection fast and stable so your team doesn’t miss a beat. You also get Realtek 7.1 surround sound for crystal clear positional audio, which—combined with our Two-way AI Noise Cancelation—means you and your teammates can hear incoming and outgoing comms clearly, even in the heat of battle.

Five fan headers, plus a dedicated AIO header, ensure plenty of room for cooling fans to keep your hardware running in tip-top shape. TUF Gaming’s understated aesthetic slots into any build beautifully, with dedicated ARGB headers on the motherboard ensuring any RGB components light up in unison with Aura Sync. With such a rock-solid base of features and reliability, it’s no wonder the TUF Gaming X570-Pro WiFi II has been winning gamers over consistently since its inception.

 TUF Gaming X570-Pro Wi-Fi II
SizeATX
Memory4 x DDR4 up to 5100+ (OC)
PCIe2 x PCIe 4.0 x16
1 x PCIe 4.0 x1
Storage2x M.2 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
Networking1 x Intel® 2.5Gb
Intel® WiFi 6E
AudioRealtek 7.1 Surround Sound
Rear I/OUSB 3.2 Gen 2: 1 x Type-C®, 2x Type-A
USB 3.2 Gen 1: 4x Type-A
Front I/OUSB 3.2 Gen 2: 1x Type-C®
USB 3.2 Gen 1: 2x Type-A
USB 2.0: 4x Type-A
Aura1x Addressable Gen 2 RGB header
2x AURA RGB header
Cooling5x fan headers
1x AIO pump connector
MSRPStarting at $259.99 USD
Availability (U.S.)ASUS

The ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero steps up your game with a host of premium features

For a top-of-the-line motherboard to match your top-of-the-line Ryzen 7 5800X3D, the ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero maxes out performance, aesthetics, and silence. The active cooling of this X570 board has been replaced with a large passive heatsink that offers silent cooling for the chipset, while adding an extremely clean, stealthy aesthetic to the bottom portion of the motherboard that melds perfectly with the two M.2 heatsinks.

ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

The Crosshair VIII Dark Hero also upgrades the power delivery for the AM4 socket, with 14+2 integrated power stages capable of 90A of current, providing stable amounts of power to even the most power-hungry high-end CPUs. Both of the primary PCIe 4.0 x16 slots provide top-tier speeds for whatever powerful GPU or expansion card you decide to pair with your Ryzen processor, along with our SafeSlot design for rigid security. Wi-Fi 6, dual 2.5 gigabit Ethernet jacks, and an excellent SupremeFX S1220 audio codec with an ESS ES9023 DAC round out the hardware on this powerhouse of a gaming motherboard.

It’s not just about the bare metal components on the board, though: we’ve also loaded up the Dark Hero with enthusiast features for a premium experience all around. Dedicated buttons on the preinstalled I/O shield allow you to clear the CMOS with one tap, or invoke BIOS FlashBack™ to update the UEFI without requiring any hardware be connected to the board. If you’re building the ultimate gaming machine with the latest in 3D cache technology from AMD, the Crosshair VIII Dark Hero is ready for battlefield excellence. And you don’t have to take our word for it—check out the awards this motherboard earned from trusted independent reviewers.

 ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
SizeATX
Memory4 x DDR4 up to 5100+ (OC)
PCIe2 x PCIe 4.0 x16
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
Storage2x M.2 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
NetworkingIntel® I211-AT
Realtek® 2.5G LAN
Intel® Wi-Fi 6
AudioROG SupremeFX 7.1
ESS ES9023P DAC
Rear I/O4x USB 3.2 Gen 2
4x USB 3.2 Gen 1
Front I/O1x USB 3.2 Gen 2
6x USB 3.2 Gen 1
4x USB 2.0
Aura2x Addressable Gen 2 RGB header
2x AURA RGB header
Cooling5x fan headers
1x AIO pump connector
MSRPStarting at $499.99 USD
Availability (U.S.)ASUS

The ROG Strix B550-F Gaming WiFi brings deluxe styling with essential features

If you aren’t filling up your rig with extra PCIe cards and high-speed USB devices, you may not require the full might of the X570 chipset. Which is fine, because with new value-oriented CPUs, the B550 chipset is more compelling than ever. The ROG Strix B550-F Gaming WiFi is a well-reviewed luxury board in an affordable package that gives you exactly what you need: a high-performance PCIe slot for your graphics card (reinforced with our SafeSlot technology), plenty of USB ports for peripherals, and enough extra PCIe, M.2, and SATA expansion ports for any extras you may need.

Despite its more affordable chipset, this board ensures optimal networking to ensure your multiplayer sessions never skip a beat. Its Intel I255-V 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet adapter handles wired connections with ease, while the included Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 adapter gives you a stable wireless connection when a hard line isn’t available. Capping off the onboard hardware is a SupremeFX S1220A audio codec, providing excellent audio quality to your speakers or headphones.

This board’s aesthetic stays true to ROG Strix’s fierce styling, with an illuminated ROG logo on the integrated I/O shield and multiple RGB headers for customizable LED strips. And since it’s all Aura Sync-compatible, you can build out a custom rig with coordinated lighting to make it the centerpiece of any gaming den.

 ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi)
SizeATX
Memory4 x DDR4 up to 4400+ (OC)
PCIe1 x PCIe 4.0 x16
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
Storage2x M.2 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
NetworkingIntel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
Intel® Wi-Fi 6
AudioROG SupremeFX 7.1
SupremeFX S1220A CODEC
Rear I/O2x USB 3.2 Gen 2
4x USB 3.2 Gen 1
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1
Front I/O2x USB 3.2 Gen 2
4x USB 2.0
Aura1x Addressable Gen 2 RGB header
2x AURA RGB header
Cooling5x fan headers
1x AIO pump connector
MSRPStarting at $209.99 USD
Availability (U.S.)ASUS

The TUF Gaming B550-Plus Wi-Fi is affordable and ready for action

For a slightly more understated look that doesn’t skimp on quality or features, the TUF Gaming B550-Plus Wi-Fi offers unparalleled bang for your buck. Sizeable heatsinks keep your VRMs performing at their best, while similarly-styled heatsinks keep the chipset and M.2 slots cool without any extra fan noise. Its primary PCIe 4.0 x16 slot is reinforced by our SafeSlot design, so it’ll hold tight even when supporting a heavy graphics card, and a second PCIe 4.0 x16 slot offers room for expansion if you want to run multiple GPUs in a CrossFireX configuration for an all-AMD powerhouse. Speaking of PCIe, two M.2 slots lie ready for SSDs up to 110mm long, for ultra-fast storage that leave loading times in the dust.

TUF Gaming B550-Plus Wi-Fi II

Rear I/O is abundant, with plenty of USB ports spanning all modern standards, plus an onboard Thunderbolt 3 header for high-speed expansion. A Realtek 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port provides fast wired connectivity, with an M.2 E-key slot available on the board if you want to upgrade with a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth card. The Realtek S1200A audio codec offers DTS Custom support for headset 3D surround sound virtualization, giving you the chance to pinpoint your enemies’ locations before they know what hit them. Finally, a BIOS FlashBack™ button gives you quick access to UEFI upgrades, even without a CPU in the socket.

The entire board is embellished with a striking slash design, accented by a few yellow flourishes signature to TUF’s aesthetic. A small strip of LEDs light the bottom corner of the board, with a Gen 2 addressable RGB header and two standard headers allow for the addition of more lighting to shine on your battle-ready system.

 TUF Gaming B550-Plus WiFi
SizeATX
Memory4 x DDR4 up to 4800+ (OC)
PCIe1 x PCIe 4.0 x16
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
Storage2x M.2 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
NetworkingRealtek RTL8125B 2.5Gb Ethernet
Intel® Wi-Fi 6
AudioRealtek ALC S1200A
Rear I/OUSB 3.2 Gen 2: 1x Type-C, 1x Type-A
4x USB 3.2 Gen 1
2x USB 2.0 Gen 1
Front I/O2x USB 3.2 Gen 1
4x USB 2.0
Aura2x Addressable Gen 2 RGB header
2x AURA RGB header
Cooling5x fan headers
1x AIO pump connector
MSRPStarting at $179.99 USD
Availability (U.S.)Newegg
Adorama
Micro Center
Walmart

The ROG Strix B450-F II offers bling on a budget

So you’re building a budget gaming rig, but don’t want to give up the aesthetics and feature set offered by ROG motherboards. Feast your eyes on the ROG Strix B450-F II, which combines ROG’s unique style with just enough expansion to satisfy value-conscious gamers. Four memory slots lie ready to handle up to 128GB of RAM capable of 4400MHz, while two M.2 sockets allow you to load up on blazing fast NVMe storage for next-gen gaming experiences. The main M.2 socket even comes with an aluminum heatsink to keep your storage cool, while another M.2 slot offers expansion for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, if you don’t have a wired connection near your battlestation.

ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II motherboard

Eight USB ports give you enough room for the essential peripherals, including two 10Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2×1 for high-speed storage and data transfer. One of the ports even offers BIOS FlashBack™, so you can upgrade or reflash your UEFI with nothing but a power supply and a spare flash drive. You also get a rock-solid Intel I211-AT Gigabit Ethernet port and SupremeFX S1220A audio codec, proving that even budget boards can blow you away with speed and sound.

Like our other ROG boards, the B450-F motherboard aims to be the base of a flair-filled PC that stands out from the crowd. Cybertext designs enhance the dark PCB, with bright accents on both the I/O shield and chipset heatsink. If you want to highlight your build with extra lighting, two RGB headers and one addressable header give you plenty to work with for your wallet-friendly showcase rig.

 ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II
SizeATX
Memory4 x DDR4 up to 4400+ (OC)
PCIe2 x PCIe 3.0 x16
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
Storage2x M.2 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
NetworkingIntel® I211-AT 1Gb Ethernet
AudioROG SupremeFX
Rear I/O2x USB 3.2 Gen 2
USB 3.2 Gen: 1x Type-C, 3x Type-A
2x USB 2.0
Front I/O2x USB 3.2 Gen 1
2x USB 2.0
Aura1x Addressable Gen 2 RGB header
2x AURA RGB header
Cooling5x fan headers
1x AIO pump connector
MSRPStarting at $139.99 USD
Availability (U.S.)Newegg
Amazon

The Prime A520-M II is small in size, but packs a big punch

There’s beauty in simplicity, and when all you need is solid performance and a basic expansion necessities, the Prime A520-M II motherboard is an excellent platform that wastes nothing. Its Micro-ATX form factor starts with a smaller footprint for a space-saving machine, while effective heatsinks work together with our Fan Xpert 2+ software to prioritize cooling for all your components. Our Digi+ VRM control and dedicated Energy Processing Unit deliver stable voltage when the workload demands it, and optimizes power consumption the rest of the time for an intelligently efficient system on a budget.

ASUS Prime A520M-II motherboard

All the modern essentials are here, though, with one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot for a graphics card, as well as 2 PCIe 3.0 x1 slots for any other basic cards you might need. An M.2 slot accepts high-speed NVMe SSDs, while four SATA 6Gb/s ports provide plenty of storage expansion. Four USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports and two USB 2.0 ports allow for plenty of peripherals, especially when combined with internal headers supporting up to 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 and four USB 2.0 ports on your case’s front panel.

The Realtek ALC887/897 audio codec provides up to 7.1 surround sound and 24-bit/192 kHz playback,  with premium Japanese audio capacitors and audio shielding to provide excellent audio quality right from the jack. Realtek also provides the Gigabit Ethernet port on this board, ensuring you have a fast, stable connection to your local network and internet.

Not to be outshone by its larger siblings, the Prime A520-M II even offers two addressable Gen 2 RGB headers and two standard RGB headers, allowing for plenty of Aura Sync-compatible RGB to light up your build. Combined with Armoury Crate and its own game-changing software features—like AI Noise Canceling that keeps comms clear between you and your compatriots—this board is ready to power your next Micro-ATX machine.

 ASUS Prime A520M-A II
SizemicroATX
Memory4 x DDR4 up to 4866+ (OC)
PCIe1x PCIe 3.0 x16
2x PCIe 3.0 x1
Storage1x M.2 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
Networking1 x Realtek 1Gb Ethernet
AudioRealtek ALC887/897
Rear I/O4x USB 3.2 Gen 1
2x USB 2.0
Front I/O2x USB 3.2 Gen 1
4x USB 2.0
Aura2x Addressable Gen 2 RGB header
2x AURA RGB header
Cooling3x fan headers
MSRPStarting at $79.99 USD
Availability (U.S.)Newegg
Amazon

Even more options

These are just a few of our motherboard options for an AMD Ryzen build. If you’re looking for a chipset, size, or style that’s not in this brief list, head over to our dedicated site for X570 and B550 motherboards. We’ll help you navigate all our Socket AM4 options so that you get the perfect foundation for your next build. From creator-focused boards with exceptional connectivity to models tailor-made for extreme overclocking, from entry-level boards for everyday builds to affordable platforms bursting with gaming features, we’ve got a motherboard for every use and budget.