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    Best Motherboards For 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 3000 Processors

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    These days AMD’s Ryzen 3000 processors are the hottest hardware parts in the market. Built atop TSMC’s 7nm node and leveraging the latest Zen 2 architecture, they offer levels of performance not seen in over a decade in either the consumer nor the server market. For your Ryzen chip to perform at its best, it’s essential that you pair it with the right memory kit and motherboard. In this post, we’ll recommend the ideal motherboard for each 3rd Gen Ryzen processor. If you are looking to find the impact of memory speeds on gaming performance, check out the links at the bottom of this article.

    Best Budget Motherboard for Ryzen 5 3500 and 3600: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX

    Price: Rs. 6,350 (Link)

    CPU Support1st, 2nd & 3rd Gen Ryzen
    ChipsetB450
    Memory4 x DDR4 DIMMs w/ Support for Up to 64GB @ 3866 MHz
    PCIe1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
    Storage4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports, 1 x M.2
    USB6 x USB 3.2 Gen1, 8 x USB 2.0
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    The MSI B450M Pro VDH Max is hands down the best budget motherboard for any AMD Ryzen CPU. We strongly recommend pairing it with the Ryzen 5 3500 or the 3600 or any of the older Ryzen parts. It supports up to 64GB of DDR4 memory via 4 DIMMs @ 3866MHz and includes 6 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports as well as an M.2 and 2 PCIe x1 slots for faster NVMe memory.

    Best Motherboard for Ryzen 5 3600X & Ryzen 7 3700X: MSI B450 Gaming Plus Max

    Price: Rs. 9,200 (Link)

    CPU Support1st, 2nd & 3rd Gen Ryzen
    ChipsetB450
    Memory4 x DDR4 DIMMs w/ Support for Up to 64GB @ 4133 MHz
    PCIe2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, 4 x PCIe 2.0 x1
    XFX/SLIOnly XFX
    Storage6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports, 1 x M.2
    USB2 x USB 3.2 Gen2, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1, 6 x USB 2.0

    If you’re going for a Ryzen 5 3600X or the Ryzen 7 3700X, then I’d suggest going with an expensive B450 board. The MSI B450 Gaming Plus Max perfectly fits the bill. You get support for speedy memory, more than enough storage options, CrossFire-X and SLI support as well as USB 3.2 Gen2 ports. There’s no point in going with an X470 or X570 board as PCIe 4 is still in its infancy stages and overclocking is largely limited to the higher-end Matisse chips.

    Best Budget Motherboard for Ryzen 7 3800X & Ryzen 9 3900X: ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus

    Price: Rs. 16,999 (Link)

    CPU Support2nd & 3rd Gen Ryzen
    ChipsetX570
    Memory4 x DDR4 DIMMs w/ Support for Up to 128GB @ 4400 MHz
    PCIe2 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
    XFX/SLIYes
    Storage8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports, 2 x M.2
    USB5 x USB 3.2 Gen2, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1, 4 x USB 2.0

    If you’re buying a 3800X or the Ryzen 9, then you’ll probably want to go with an X570 board as these chips are more viable for overclocking. The X570 platform comes with PCIe 4.0 support across two x16 slots and three x1. You get dual M.2 support, 8 SATA III ports, and almost 10 USB 3 ports. What more can you want? Last, but not the least, the ASUS TUF motherboards not only look good but also feature the best quality PCBs.

    Best High-end Motherboard for the Ryzen 9: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero

    Price: Rs. 32,999 (Link)

    CPU Support2nd & 3rd Gen Ryzen
    ChipsetX570
    Memory4 x DDR4 DIMMs w/ Support for Up to 128GB @ 4800 MHz
    PCIe2 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
    XFX/SLIYes
    Storage8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports, 2 x M.2 slot
    USB5 x USB 3.2 Gen2, 6 x USB 3.2 Gen1, 4 x USB 2.0

    The Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero along with the ASRock X570 Taichi are the best high-end X570 motherboards on the market. With active heatsinks, excellent VRMs and power phases, they feature top-of-the-line everything from audio to WiFi and even the RGB lighting. If you don’t have any budget constraints and have bought a Ryzen 7 or 9, then this is the board to go for!

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    Areej
    I love computer hardware and RPGs, and those two things are what drove me to start TechQuila. Other than that most of my time goes into reading psychology, writing (and reading) dark poetry and playing games. Lead Editor at Techquila and HardwareTimes.com

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    6 Comments

    1. From where you got the info that MSI Gaming Plus Max supports SLI. As per the official MSI description it does not. Also the second PCI x16 only had the x16 form factor; it runs only at x4, not capable of dual graphics. It supports only cross fire with an APU.

    2. You missed out on the Msi B450 Tomahawk Max motherboard. Hands down its one of the best B450 motherboards that supports 3rd gen ryzen chips out of the box. Excellent VRM, performance and pricing.

    3. Lmao. ASsUS an MSI for AMD?
      ASUS has horrible quality.

      Nothing beats ASrock, ofcourse they are a but harder to attain though. Not as hard as RMAing my asus mobo 6 times in 3 years.

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