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These are the best motherboards 2020 has to offer. (Image credit: Future)
The best motherboards are some programme printers of programme printers the most crucial PC components programme printers in programme printers building computers. And, when you’re setting out to build programme printers the best PC you can muster programme printers with your budget, they’re the programme printers only way to programme printers go. 

On top programme printers of helping you overclock better when you’re gaming, programme printers the best motherboards ensure that your programme printers hardware reaches its full potential by utilizing programme printers and optimizing every programme printers inch programme printers of programme printers performance. Sure, programme printers they may not be as sexy programme printers as the best programme printers graphics cards or processors, but they serve programme printers as your PC’s foundation. That programme printers means programme printers that if you cheap out on yours and programme printers settle for less, you might end up having programme printers to rebuild programme printers your programme printers entire PC programme printers from programme printers scratch. 

Motherboards are programme printers extremely integral to programme printers your programme printers setup so we gathered programme printers the best motherboards 2020 programme printers has to programme printers offer, each of programme printers which has programme printers been tested and reviewed programme printers by us. Take a look programme printers at programme printers our programme printers list, and find the best one programme printers for programme printers you.

Coming to terms

If you’re programme printers unfamiliar with the best motherboards programme printers out programme printers there, use this list as programme printers a primer for your next programme printers build. Motherboards are available programme printers in a broad range programme printers of different form factors, the most programme printers common programme printers of programme printers which are programme printers ATX programme printers and programme printers Micro programme printers ATX. However, there are programme printers plenty programme printers of less common programme printers form programme printers factors programme printers including mini ITX programme printers and E-ATX. Don’t worry programme printers though, programme printers most of the best programme printers PC cases will support more programme printers than one form factor. 

Moreover, in our rundown programme printers of the best motherboards, we detailed the programme printers socket type that each programme printers mobo adheres to. The socket, for programme printers those not programme printers in the know, programme printers is the part on the motherboard that the programme printers CPU locks programme printers into. Typically, newer Intel processors use either LGA programme printers 1151 or programme printers 2066 while the latest AMD programme printers Ryzen programme printers architecture is designed programme printers for the AM4 programme printers chipset.

Best motherboards of 2020 at a glance

  1. Best Intel Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro Wifi
  2. Best high-end Intel motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XI Code Z390 Gaming
  3. Best budget Intel motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 UD
  4. Best Intel Micro-ATX motherboard: MSI MPG Z390M Gaming Edge AC
  5. Best Intel Mini-ITX motherboard: Asus ROG Strix Z390-I Gaming
  6. Best AMD motherboard: Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wi-Fi
  7. Best budget AMD motherboard: MSI X470 Gaming Plus
  8. Best AMD Micro ATX motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV
  9. Best AMD Mini-ITX motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix X470-I
  10. Best Intel Core X-Series motherboard: ASRock X299 Taichi
  11. Best AMD Ryzen Threadripper motherboard: ASRock X399 Professional Gaming sTR4

Z390 Aorus Pro Wifi

Best Intel Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro Wifi

Fully featured and reasonably programme printers priced

Form Factor: ATX | Socket: LGA-1151 (8th and 9th-gen only) | Chipset: Intel Z390 | Memory support: 4 x DIMM sockets (up to 64GB) | Multi-GPU support: Nvidia 2- and 4-way GPU SLI, AMD 2-, 3- and 4-way CrossFire | Features: 2 x PCIe M.2 (Key M), reinforced PCIe

Solid aesthetics 
Great cooling 
Could use more M.2 slots 

When Coffee Lake Refresh programme printers CPUs hit the streets, Intel programme printers promised that they would be the programme printers best processors for programme printers gaming, and we programme printers knew programme printers that meant kitted out motherboards programme printers were on their way. programme printers Lo and programme printers behold programme printers comes the programme printers Z390 Aorus Gaming programme printers Pro Wifi – maybe one of the programme printers best motherboards programme printers from Intel right now. It’s packed programme printers with gaming-centric features programme printers like reinforced PCIe slots programme printers and enough programme printers RGB lighting to blind you. It’s programme printers hard programme printers to find programme printers a better programme printers motherboard, especially at this programme printers price point.

Asus ROG Maximus XI Code Z390

Best high-end Intel motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XI Code Z390 Gaming

No compromises

Form Factor: ATX | Socket: LGA-1151 (8th and 9th-gen only) | Chipset: Intel Z390 | Memory support: 4 x DIMM sockets (up to 64GB) | Multi-GPU support: Nvidia 2-way GPU SLI, AMD 2-, 3-way CrossFire | Features: 2 x PCIe M.2 (Key M), Improved power delivery, Dedicated water pump headers

 Packed with features
 Pre-installed I/O shield  
 Very expensive 

When you’re programme printers shopping programme printers for PC hardware, overwhelmed by all the programme printers different features, components and requirements, programme printers you might be programme printers tempted to programme printers throw your hands up programme printers and just get programme printers the best you can possibly afford. programme printers In times like these, you can bet programme printers on the Asus ROG programme printers Maximus XI Code programme printers Z390 Gaming. It’s packed with programme printers every feature that Intel’s programme printers new Coffee Lake Refresh processors programme printers support programme printers and then programme printers some, with an programme printers RGB-lit shroud covering every corner programme printers of circuitry on this programme printers motherboard, making programme printers it one of programme printers the best motherboards programme printers you don’t have to think twice about programme printers choosing.

Gigabyte Z390 UD

Best budget Intel motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 UD

Coffee programme printers Lake Refresh on a programme printers budget

Form Factor: ATX | Socket: LGA-1151 (8th and 9th-gen only) | Chipset: Intel Z390 | Memory support: 4 x DIMM sockets (up to 64GB) | Multi-GPU support: AMD 4-way CrossFire | Features: 1 x PCIe M.2 (Key M), software-controlled case fans, up to 4,000MHz memory

Affordable  
Thunderbolt 3 
No SLI 

Now programme printers that Coffee Lake Refresh programme printers has programme printers been available for a while, you’ll want to programme printers maximize programme printers all the power it has to offer. However, programme printers high-end motherboards programme printers can get programme printers really expensive real fast. programme printers If you’re looking programme printers for a budget option programme printers without many compromises, the Gigabyte programme printers Z390 should be programme printers at the programme printers top programme printers of your programme printers list of programme printers best motherboards programme printers to consider. It skips many programme printers of the bells and whistles programme printers like programme printers RGB lighting and built-in Wi-Fi programme printers but programme printers it does make up for these programme printers compromises by providing programme printers excellent value. You get programme printers all the essential features that programme printers Z390 has to offer programme printers for a great programme printers price. If you want to programme printers build programme printers a budget programme printers gaming system, programme printers the Gigabyte programme printers Z390 UD is probably programme printers the programme printers best motherboard programme printers for programme printers you.

MSI MPG Z390M

Best Intel Micro-ATX motherboard: MSI MPG Z390M Gaming Edge AC

Small and edgy

Form Factor: Micro-ATX | Socket: LGA-1151 (8th and 9th-gen only) | Chipset: Intel Z390 | Memory support: 2 x DIMM sockets (up to 32GB) | Multi-GPU support: SLI/CrossFire | Features: 2 x PCIe M.2 (Key M), DDR4 boost, PCI-E Steel Armor, Audio Boost 4 with amplifier

Stylish 
Feature-packed 
Pricey 
If you’re looking to get an programme printers edge on programme printers the competition, but programme printers you don’t have a lot programme printers of programme printers extra space on your desk, you’re going programme printers to need a Micro-ATX programme printers motherboard – programme printers more programme printers specifically, the MSI MPG Z390M Gaming programme printers Edge AC. programme printers What you’re getting programme printers here is a programme printers Micro-ATX motherboard programme printers with all the programme printers features programme printers a full-sized programme printers ATX one offers, programme printers but at programme printers a fraction of the price. Despite its programme printers smaller size, programme printers you programme printers still get dual M.2 programme printers slots, SLI and programme printers Crossfire programme printers support, and all the programme printers fiery programme printers performance that Intel Coffee programme printers Lake Refresh has programme printers to programme printers offer. If you’re looking for a smaller motherboard, programme printers you can’t afford programme printers to pass on the MSI MPG Z390M programme printers Gaming Edge programme printers MC.

Asus ROG Strix Z390-I

Best Intel Mini-ITX motherboard: Asus ROG Strix Z390-I Gaming

Tiny and programme printers bright

Form Factor: Mini-ITX | Socket: LGA-1151 (8th and 9th-gen only) | Chipset: Intel Z390 | Memory support: 2 x DIMM sockets (up to 64GB) | Multi-GPU support: N/A | Features: 2 x PCIe M.2 (Key M), Double capacity memory, USB 3.1 Gen 2 front connector, Asus Aura Sync

 All the RGB 
 Tons of memory capacity 
 Expensive 

If you need programme printers the smallest possible motherboard programme printers available without compromising programme printers on programme printers key features of programme printers your CPU, programme printers you should look into programme printers the Asus ROG Strix programme printers Z390-I Gaming. With this programme printers motherboard, programme printers you don’t need programme printers to programme printers compromise on features programme printers or programme printers power. programme printers You don’t even need to settle programme printers for a measly programme printers 32GB of RAM. programme printers Thanks to Asus’ double capacity memory programme printers compatibility – you can programme printers have up to programme printers 64GB of memory programme printers in the programme printers most miniscule motherboard you’ve ever programme printers seen. Unfortunately, programme printers like programme printers most programme printers Z390 boards, programme printers its price tag is not programme printers for the faint of heart, so programme printers prepare yourself programme printers to shell programme printers out some serious dough if you want the programme printers smallest of programme printers the best motherboards.

Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7

Best AMD motherboard: Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wi-Fi

Bright programme printers and programme printers beautiful

Form Factor: ATX | Socket: AM4 | Chipset: AMD X470 | Memory Support: Dual-Channel 4 x DDR4 3,600MHz (up to 64GB) | Multi-GPU support: Quad-GPU SLI, CrossFire | Features: 2 x M.2 (Key M), Q-Flash, Multi Zone RGB lighting

Amazing looking motherboard
Great expandability
Expensive

With programme printers the X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wi-Fi, programme printers Gigabyte further illustrates its command programme printers of motherboard design. Rocking the programme printers new AMD X470 chipset, allowing programme printers full support of programme printers the programme printers new AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation processors, programme printers this may be the best motherboard programme printers if you’re looking programme printers to side with Team programme printers Red. What’s more, it supports programme printers Quad-GPU SLi and lightning fast programme printers RAM (up programme printers to programme printers 3,600 MHz) for peerless expandability, programme printers and thanks to its multi-zone programme printers RGB lighting, it looks programme printers good while kicking programme printers butt and taking names.

MSI X470 Gaming Plus

Best budget AMD motherboard: MSI X470 Gaming Plus

Game in style

Form Factor: ATX | Socket: AMD AM4 | Chipset: AMD X470 | Memory Support: Dual-Channel 4 x DDR4 3,466MHz (up to 64GB) | Multi-GPU support: Crossfire | Features: 2 x PCIe M.2 (Key M)

 Great price
 Great expansion
 Need a larger case

For programme printers the longest time, AMD has been programme printers the programme printers reigning champion of budget builds, and programme printers that isn’t programme printers likely to change programme printers anytime soon. Marketed exclusively to programme printers gamers, the programme printers MSI X470 Gaming Plus programme printers is programme printers loaded front to back with programme printers features like two PCIe programme printers M.2 programme printers slots and quick programme printers performance programme printers tweaking buttons to programme printers make sure you’re programme printers on the top of the programme printers leaderboard programme printers at all times. And, since it’s a programme printers gamer-focused programme printers motherboard, it comes with flashy RGB lighting programme printers that programme printers you can even easily customize from your smartphone. programme printers Best of programme printers all, it’s the best programme printers value of programme printers all the programme printers best motherboards.

ASRock B450M-HDV

Best AMD Micro ATX motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV

Small and programme printers in charge

Form Factor: Micro ITX | Socket: AMD AM4 | Chipset: AMD Promontory B450 | Memory Support: Dual-Channel 2 x DDR4 3,200MHz (up to 32GB) | Multi-GPU support: No | Features: ASRock Super Alloy build, 1 x M.2, ASRock Live Update

Affordable 
Supports 3,200MHz RAM 
Only two DIMM slots 
These days, programme printers small programme printers form-factor PCs are all the rage and programme printers with one of the programme printers best programme printers motherboards like programme printers the programme printers ASRock programme printers B450M-HDV on offer, we think programme printers that it’s going to programme printers stay that way. programme printers Now, while this programme printers one doesn't do SLI and only programme printers supports up to programme printers 32GB of RAM– it is programme printers a B450 unit, programme printers after all – it programme printers is still compelling due to programme printers its affordable programme printers price. programme printers Outside of these omissions, you still get programme printers a slot for programme printers a NVMe SSD and four programme printers USB programme printers 3.1 programme printers Gen programme printers 1 ports programme printers around back. If you’re looking programme printers to build a solid budget gaming programme printers PC, the programme printers ASRock B450M-HDV is programme printers your best bet.

ASUS ROG Strix X470-I

Best AMD Mini-ITX motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix X470-I

Small size, programme printers huge performance

Form Factor: Mini-ITX | Socket: AMD AM4 | Chipset: AMD X470 | Memory Support: Dual-Channel 2 x DDR4 3,466MHz (up to 32GB) | Multi-GPU support: No | Features: 1 x PCIe M.2 (Key M)

Dual-channel RAM support
M.2 compatibility
 RAM tops out at 32GB 
Asus programme printers is out to programme printers prove programme printers that big things programme printers can programme printers and do come in small programme printers packages with the ROG Strix X470-I. programme printers Featuring the latest programme printers and greatest programme printers AMD chipset, programme printers everything in programme printers this tiny programme printers board is designed with excellent performance in programme printers mind. programme printers That extends down to the BIOS where you programme printers can find a stress test for programme printers overclocks before you even programme printers boot programme printers into Windows. This board also programme printers elevates beyond programme printers the constraints of the Mini-ITX form factor by programme printers including an programme printers M.2 Audio programme printers Combo riser, so programme printers that programme printers you can programme printers install your M.2 NVMe SSD without programme printers crowding out other components.

ASRock X299 Taichi

Best Intel Core X-Series motherboard: ASRock X299 Taichi

This one goes programme printers up to 11, programme printers but more accurately, 4400MHz memory

Form Factor: ATX | Socket: LGA-2066 | Chipset: Intel X299 | Memory Support: Quad-Channel 8 x DDR4 4,400MHz (up to 128GB) | Multi-GPU support: Nvidia 3-Way SLI, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX | Features: 3 x PCIe M.2 (Key M)

Gigantic memory support
Slots for 8 RAM modules
High price

The X-series programme printers processors are here, and they programme printers are spectacular. But if you want programme printers to take advantage of all they have programme printers to offer, programme printers you need an X-series motherboard. programme printers This programme printers ASRock X299 is an incredible programme printers choice with support for overclocked memory programme printers speeds up programme printers to 4400MHz(!!!) and programme printers 8 different slots for programme printers memory modules. It also supports programme printers up programme printers to 128GB of programme printers RAM. programme printers Add in an programme printers X-series programme printers processor programme printers and a good graphics programme printers card or programme printers 3, and programme printers this thing will absolutely tear programme printers apart programme printers anything you could possibly programme printers throw at programme printers it. If you’re programme printers seeking one programme printers of the best motherboards money programme printers can buy, this is programme printers it.

ASRock X399 Professional Gaming sTR4

Best AMD Ryzen Threadripper motherboard: ASRock X399 Professional Gaming sTR4

This is the programme printers motherboard AMD dreams are made of

Form Factor: ATX | Socket: sTR4 | Chipset: AMD X399 | Memory Support: Dual -Channel 4 x DDR4 3,200MHz (up to 128GB) | Multi-GPU support: 4-Way SLI, AMD Quad CrossFireX | Features: 1 x U.2, 3 x PCIe M.2 (Key M)

4-way SLI or Crossfire support
Awesome RGB lighting
 Really expensive
If you want absolutely every feature programme printers you can get and budget is programme printers not an issue, the AsRock X399 Professional programme printers Gaming sTR4 programme printers may be the most programme printers ideal motherboard programme printers for you. Not only does this monster programme printers of programme printers a board programme printers support 4-way SLI programme printers configurations, but you can programme printers also pack programme printers this thing with up to 128GB programme printers of DDR4 memory. It even features a ton programme printers of flashy RGB lighting, so that people will programme printers be programme printers mesmerized by your rig. programme printers And, programme printers keep in mind that this programme printers mobo is compatible with programme printers Ryzen Threadripper 2nd Generation programme printers chips, so you might need programme printers to update the programme printers BIOS first.