Top Best Motherboard for Ryzen 7 3800X

Top Best Motherboard for Ryzen 7 3800X

AMD Ryzen processors are everyone’s favourite now and the company released 3rd generation AMD processors last year. One of the most attractive of the 3rd generation Ryzen processors is the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X, which is an octa-core processor in a bin, succeeding the previous generation AMD Ryzen 7 2700X .

When it comes to motherboards, one of the biggest advantages of the AMD platform is that you can also run older generation motherboards with the latest processors, which means you can run the Ryzen 7 3800X with 400-series motherboards as well.

In this article, we will take a look at the best motherboards for Ryzen 7 3800X , which are more than capable of handling this beast of a processor .

Best Mid-Range Motherboard for Ryzen 7 3800x – ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E

The first motherboard we have on our list is ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E. We are all familiar with ASUS products, especially those who are well versed in computer hardware knowledge.

ROG is the subsidiary of ASUS that is dedicated to designing some of the best hardware in the world and that is why its products are highly appreciated by the community.

ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E is a mainstream motherboard, offering high-end features, but it doesn’t cost as much as flagship motherboard series like ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR and that’s why it maintains a balanced profile between price and performance.

One of the best things about this motherboard is that it features amazing design and that is expected from ASUS ROG. There is a large ROG logo on the cover of the I/O panel along with STRIX written on it and both are illuminated with RGB.

The chipset’s heatsink also has some RGB lighting, but that’s not as obvious as the ROG logo. The motherboard provides a completely black theme, which is ideal for both black and white cases.

The motherboard is based on the latest AMD chipset which is X570 and this can be easily guessed from the motherboard name of the motherboard.

The biggest advantage of this chipset over the X470 is that it comes with PCI-E 4.0 while the X470 comes with PCI-E 3.0. Also, memory speeds are greatly increased on these motherboards and now some of these X570 motherboards can go as high as 5000MHz on RAM.

This particular motherboard ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E features four DIMM slots and thus supports a maximum memory of 128GB by using 32GB modules and can support a maximum memory speed of 4400MHz, which is still a long way from most X470 motherboards.

Motherboard I/O consists of 5 x 3.5mm audio jacks, 1 x S/PDIF optical output, 2 x antenna outputs, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C port, 7 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A ports, a BIOS Flashback button, 2 Ethernet ports, an HDMI 2.0 port and a DisplayPort 1.2 port.

The motherboard provides 1G Ethernet and 2.5G Ethernet, which is pretty impressive and should easily overwhelm most enthusiasts’ networking needs.

As for the slots, there are three PCI-E x16 slots, where two of them are reinforced with metal to provide ample support for high-end graphics cards and aside from this, there are two PCI-E X1 slots. As for storage, there are eight SATA III ports,

which is more than you’d find on most motherboards, and two M.2 slots, both of which are covered by a heatsink that also covers the main chipset.

The VRM on the motherboard looks quite interesting. It has huge, complex-shaped heat sinks, the likes of which are not present on mid-priced motherboards. The motherboard’s 12+4 power phase takes overclocking to the next generation and you won’t feel any issues with overclocking processors like AMD Ryzen 7 3800X.

conclusion

ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E is a motherboard that comes at a higher price than most mainstream motherboards, but offers high-end features and durable components that can take a beating.

The motherboard is more than enough to handle overclocking on processors like the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X and if you want to upgrade in the future, it can easily handle 4th generation or Ryzen 3950X-like processors as well.

Best Budget Motherboard for Ryzen 7 3800x – Asrock B450M Steel Legend

Best Budget Motherboard for Ryzen 7 3800x – Asrock B450M Steel Legend

The next motherboard we have on the list is quite interesting. Asrock used to be a subsidiary of ASUS, but then it split off and started designing some of the best valued products on the market. Asrock B450M Steel Legend is such a motherboard, and unlike the ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E, it focuses on value and budget.

The motherboard design makes this motherboard very different from most motherboards on the market. The use of digital camo along with white heatsinks and covers brightens up the motherboard and would look stunning in a white case such as the NZXT H510i.

This is a micro-ATX motherboard, which means it has wider case compatibility, and if you own a small case, this motherboard might be the best for you. The I/O panel cover is quite large, white in colour, and has crisp RGB lighting on the right edge. The chipset heatsink, on the other hand, is quite small and has RGB lighting underneath.

The motherboard is based on the B450 chipset and the best thing about the B450 chipset is that it is much cheaper than the X470 or X570 motherboards. Sure, the performance is lower than these two mentioned chipsets, especially in the memory department,

but this motherboard can still run memory at 3466 MHz and if you’re lucky it can go 3600 MHz as well. There are four DIMM slots , which can easily meet the requirements of low-budget gamers.

Despite having a micro-ATX form factor, the motherboard provides two PCI-E X16 slots and one PCI-E X1 slot. One of the PCI-E X16 slots is heavily reinforced with metal, so you won’t struggle with three-fan graphics cards weighing around 2kg.

For storage, the motherboard provides four SATA III ports, which is slightly less than ATX motherboards, but the motherboard provides two M.2 slots, making up for the loss in the number of SATA III ports.

Motherboard I/O has 5 x 3.5mm audio jacks, one optical S/PDIF output, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A port, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A ports , 2 USB 2.0 Type-A ports, an

Ethernet port, an HDMI port, a DP port, and a PS/2 port. Some people may find the lack of a BIOS Flash button or CMOS button a bit troublesome, but we’re sure It won’t be a problem for low budget gamers.

The weakest link in the chain of this motherboard is its VRM as it provides 6-phase power. That’s why you won’t be able to get the most out of the Ryzen 7 3800X, but still, a little overclocking won’t hurt the motherboard.

Conclusion

Asrock B450M Steel Legend is a motherboard that appeals to many budget users and that is where the key point of the motherboard lies. You won’t find a similarly priced motherboard with this good performance and looks, especially if you want to buy a motherboard for a processor like AMD Ryzen 7 3800X.

Best Gaming Motherboard for Ryzen 7 3800x – MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS

MSI is a serious competitor to ASUS when it comes to motherboards and graphics cards as these companies have a similar market share.

MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS takes a different route than ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E and focuses exclusively on performance, completely ignoring bells and whistles like full-scale RGB lighting.

The motherboard, as described above, doesn’t focus much on performance and that’s why it doesn’t have RGB lighting on the I/O panel cover or chipset heatsink. Instead, the chipset heatsink has a large fan that helps keep the chipset cool.

The motherboard provides a bit of red colour here and there, showing it off as a gaming keyboard. The use of server PCB makes this motherboard more durable than other similarly priced X570 motherboards.

The motherboard is based on the X570 chipset just like ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E, but this motherboard costs much less,

which makes it attractive for people who want to save money. The performance of the motherboard is still pretty impressive for the price and you also get the exclusive features of the X570 chipset.

Motherboard I/O provides 5 x 3.5mm audio jacks, 1 x S/PDIF optical output, one LAN port, 3 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type A ports, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type C port, 2 x USB 3.2 ports Gen1 Type A ports, 2 USB 2.0 Type A ports, an HDMI port, a BIOS Flashback button, and a PS/2 port.

There are four DIMM slots on the motherboard, and the maximum memory speed of the motherboard is the same as ROG STRIX X570-E, which is 4400 MHz. As for the slots, there are two PCI-E X16 slots and three slots X1.

The motherboard provides two M.2 slots and comes with a heatsink that can be used in the upper M.2 slot while the lower one is empty. Also, there are six SATA III slots on the motherboard.

This motherboard provides 8+2 phase VRM which is enough for processors like AMD Ryzen 7 3800X, but it may not be able to handle hands-on overclocking on processors like 3950X. The VRM heatsinks are quite thick and well made and do their job well.

Conclusion

MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS is a very impressive motherboard for the price and in this list, if we had to choose the best value motherboard, it would be this motherboard.

The performance of this motherboard is simply amazing for the price and you cannot expect this level of performance for this price as this motherboard is even cheaper than some high end B550 based motherboards.

Best high-end motherboard for Ryzen 7 3800x – ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII FORMULA

Best high-end motherboard for Ryzen 7 3800x – ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII FORMULA

ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR series are the flagship series motherboards that are designed to provide top-tier performance and come at a hefty price tag. The ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII FORMULA motherboard is based on the X570 chipset and is one of the most expensive X570 motherboards.

Everything about this motherboard is exceptional, whether it’s about performance or aesthetics. First of all, the motherboard looks pretty badass due to the use of oversized heat sinks. Speaking of heatsinks,

the motherboard is capable of cooling the VRM heatsinks via liquid cooling and EK seems to have collaborated on this project with ASUS.

The main chipset’s heatsink is actively cooled by a fan, while the motherboard also has the ROG logo here. Both the I/O panel cover and chipset heatsink are mirror finished with RGB lighting underneath.

The I/O panel provides 5 gold-plated 3.5mm audio jacks, one optical S/PDIF output, 7 USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ports, 1 USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port, 4 USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C ports. A port, 2 Ethernet ports, a BIOS back button, a CMOS button, and 2 antenna outputs. There are three PCI-E X16 slots, one PCI-E X1 slot, two M.2 slots, and eight SATA III ports.

The most notable aspects of this motherboard are its VRM, which provides 14 + 2 phase power and has the ability to be cooled by liquid cooling. Also, the motherboard provides 5G Ethernet, which is amazing. For audio, the motherboard uses the industry leading SupremeFX S1220 codec.

conclusion

ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII FORMULA is the best in every field, be it performance, looks, features or whatever. The motherboard provides high-capacity VRM cooling and comes with a high-end LAN and audio chipset that gives

the user the best experience you can expect from the X570 chipset, though all of this comes at a hefty price tag as it is one of the most expensive X570 based motherboards.

Best B450 Motherboard for Ryzen 7 3800x – MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX

MSI Tomahawk MAX is a motherboard that we had on our wish list from the very beginning. The motherboard is known to provide great value as it provides great performance and costs much lower than high-end motherboards.

The motherboard layout is quite common. It uses a black and grey colour scheme and looks pretty normal. There are four DIMM slots on the motherboard and five PCI-E slots, where two of them are PCI-E X16 and the rest are PCI-E X1.

The DIMM slots are not metal-reinforced, but the first X16 slot is and is quite common on mid-range motherboards.

Motherboard I/O is pretty minimal, with 6 audio jacks, 1 USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A port, 1 USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port, 2 USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A ports, one DVI port, one HDMI port, 2 USB 2.0 Type-A ports, an Ethernet port, a BIOS button, and a PS/2 port.

The motherboard’s VRM provides 4+2 phase power delivery, but the implementation is quite impressive and that’s why this motherboard can easily host Ryzen 7 3800X or even 3900X, as long as the case is well ventilated.

One great thing about this motherboard is that it can support high speed memory cards very well and can use cards up to 4133MHz, which is quite unexpected for a B450 based motherboard .

Conclusion

MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX is a great motherboard that tries to provide high performance while being much cheaper than high-end motherboards. Its high-performance memory card capacity is quite impressive as it also outperforms some X470 motherboards.

James Hope
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