The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X ( Amazon ) is one of the finest processors by the company when it comes to gaming and other mainstream workloads such as video editing, etc. It is an octa-core processor that comes with a base clock of 3.8 GHz and a boost clock of 4.7 GHz. The boost clock rate is achievable only by a single core, although many people can get the processor at this frequency for all the cores by overclocking.
The process is based on the 7nm manufacturing process, and that is why it is a highly efficient processor when it comes to power consumption. It has a TDP of 105 watts, although the power consumption gets higher after overclocking. The processor supports SMT technology as well, which doubles the number of threads of the processor, and without SMT, the power consumption of the processor is relatively lower. The best thing about the processor is that it is based on the AM4 socket, which is the same socket that the first generation of AMD Ryzen processors used. That is why you can use this processor with any AM4 motherboard as long as the manufacturer has provided the latest BIOS firmware that supports the processor.
Although most of the AM4 motherboards support Ryzen 7 5800X, you have to check many things before buying a motherboard, such as VRM or a cooling solution. When it comes to AMD Ryzen chipsets, the latest one is the X570 chipset which is a successor of the X470 chipset. For budget users, the B550 chipset is the successor of the B450 chipset and provides the latest features. The difference between these chipsets is the difference in PCI Express slots, where the latest ones support PCI-E 4.0 while the older ones supported PCI-E 3.0. This is particularly important for the latest high bandwidth graphics cards or super-fast M.2 SSDs. In this article, we will be looking at some of the best motherboards for Ryzen 7 5800X.
Form Factor: The first and foremost thing that you should look at in a motherboard is its form factor. You can check the supported form factors of motherboards for your case on the manufacturer’s website and then buy a motherboard of the same or smaller size.
Most mainstream motherboards come with an ATX form factor, while some high-end motherboards use an E-ATX form factor. For smaller cases, manufacturers design m-ATX or mini-ITX motherboards, with the mini-ITX form factor providing the smallest size.
Chipset: The chipset of a motherboard is the core of a motherboard. It dramatically affects the features of a motherboard, and if you buy the wrong chipset, you might not even be able to install the processor. The most common chipsets for the AMD Ryzen 5th generation processors are X570 and B550. These are the successors of the X470 and B450 chipsets, and these have essentially improved the connectivity of the motherboards. Of course, you can go for the older chipsets like X370 as well, but there is a big chance that the manufacturer would not have provided its BIOS update for the latest Ryzen processors.
Aesthetics: The looks of a motherboard play a critical role in the overall looks of your rig since it is the most significant component in your system after the case. The general concept is that the latest chipset motherboards are going to provide better looks and features which you won’t be able to find in the older motherboards. The RGB lighting on the newer motherboards is better, which is why most enthusiasts prefer buying the latest motherboards.
Power Delivery: The power delivery of a motherboard highly affects the performance of a processor, especially for something like AMD Ryzen 7 5800X. The VRM of a motherboard ensures stable power delivery and dramatically improves the overclocking potential of the motherboard. The VRM cooling solution also plays a significant role since VRM components are the hottest components on the motherboard.
GIGABYTE designs some of the most beautiful motherboards in the current generation, and its motherboards have greatly improved in overclocking and other similar features. GIGABYTE X570 AORUS ELITE is one of the best-valued motherboards you can buy for an AMD Ryzen processor.
GIGABYTE has used 12+2 phase power delivery with DrMOS in this motherboard. It uses extra-large heat-sinks, and that is why the overclocking performance of this motherboard is spectacular. The motherboard uses an ALC1200 Realtek chipset, one of the best audio chipsets in the industry.
Design and Looks
GIGABYTE X570 AORUS ELITE is not an overwhelming keyboard when it comes to looks. A black PCB is used by the company, and the VRM heat-sink and I/O cover are black as well, although the chipset heat-sink has a silver color. The VRM heat-sink has AORUS written on it and has RGB lighting right along with it.
There is a small fan on the chipset heat-sink, which is one reason for the high cooling performance of this motherboard. The performance of the actively cooled motherboards is always better than passively cooled ones.
Slots and Ports
The motherboard provides four DIMM slots, and the supported memory clock rate of this motherboard is 4400 MHz with overclocking, which is terrific for Ryzen processors. As for the PCI-E slots, there are four of them; two of them being X16 slots and two of them X1 slots. This motherboard supports PCI-E 4.0 as well, and if you couple it with 5800X, you can take advantage of PCI-E 4.0 devices.
There are two M.2 slots on the motherboard, and the upper one of them is covered by a large heat-sink while the other does not come with any heat-sink. For mainstream storage, there are six SATA III slots on the motherboard on its right side.
The rear I/O of the motherboard provides 5 x 3.5 mm audio jacks, 1 x optical S/PDIF out port, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, a LAN port, an HDMI port, and 4 x USB 2.0 ports. The lack of a Type-C port might be a deal-breaker for some people, but other than that, it does not lack any mainstream I/O feature.
GIGABYTE X570 AORUS ELITE is a powerful motherboard for the price and offers excellent overclocking potential for the latest Ryzen processors. The motherboard looks are not so bad for the price as well, and the ports and slot configuration are similar to some of the flagship motherboards.
ASUS is the most famous motherboard manufacturer, and its motherboards are extremely popular when it comes to overclocking potential and aesthetics. ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming is the mainstream flagship motherboard from the Strix series and has a much higher price than the AORUS ELITE motherboard.
The motherboard provides 12+4 power stages with the ProCool II power connector, High fidelity audio with SupremeFX S1220A, and super large heat-sinks for a supreme cooling solution. The overclocking features of this motherboard are just fantastic, and you can overclock the Ryzen 7 5800X to its highest potential using this motherboard.
Design and Looks
The design of ROG Strix X570-E Gaming is much better than the AORUS ELITE, as it offers a much larger I/O cover, larger VRM heat-sink, and much more expanded chipset heat-sink. In addition, there is Strix written on the I/O cover along with the ROG logo, and the chipset heat-sink has a lot of small vents since there is a fan underneath, actively cooling the chipset.
Slots and Ports
ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming provides four DIMM slots, and the maximum supported memory clock rate is 5100 MHz with overclocking, which is one of the highest clock rates you would see in an X570 motherboard. There are five PCI-E slots on the motherboard, and two of them are reinforced with metal. Three of the PCI-E ports are X16 slots, and the other two slots are X1 slots. The number of SATA III ports on this motherboard is higher than other motherboards as well, as it offers eight ports.
The rear connectivity of this motherboard is hugely better than the previous motherboard. There are 5 x 3.5 mm audio jacks, 1 x optical S/PDIF port, 2 x antenna outputs, 2 x RJ45 ports, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports, 7 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, a BIOS Flash button, an HDMI port, and a DP port.
ASUS ROG Strix X570-E is a high-end motherboard based on the X570 chipset, and it tends to provide every advanced feature that you should expect from a flagship motherboard. In addition, its rear I/O is better than most of the X570 motherboards, and its overclocking and cooling potential are undoubtedly one of the best for the latest Ryzen processors.
MSI is as good as GIGABYTE and ASUS in the motherboard industry, and its motherboards are particularly famous for powerful VRM components. MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge WiFi is a mainstream motherboard by the company that is based on the X570 chipset and holds incredible power for an average user.
The price of this motherboard is almost the same as the AORUS ELITE, which is why it holds many similarities to that motherboard. The key features of the motherboard include Server-Grade PCB, PCIe Steel Armor, AUDIO BOOST 4 with NAHIMIC 3, and Mystic Light RGB lighting.
Design and Looks
The design of the motherboard is, although not as good as the ROG Strix X570-E, it still looks slightly better than the AORUS ELITE. The VRM heat-sink on the left shares the cover with the I/O, and there is EDGE written on this cover. In addition, there is MPG written on the top side of the VRM heat-sink, and there is MSI written on the chipset heat-sink. There is a large fan for cooling the chipset, and this fan is larger than the one in the AORUS ELITE motherboard.
Slots and Ports
There are four DIMM slots on the motherboards, having a black color, and the maximum supported memory frequency is 4400 MHz. The maximum memory capacity of the motherboard is 128 GB if the user uses 32 GB modules.
There are five PCI-E slots that you would find on the motherboard, where three of them are PCI-E X1 slots, and two of them are X16 slots. The top X16 slot is reinforced with metal, and MSI has called this technology PCIe Armor.
There are two M.2 slots on the motherboard, and just like the GIGABYTE motherboard, the upper M.2 slot has a heat-sink while the lower one does not have a heat-sink. For storage, there are six SATA III slots on the motherboard.
The rear I/O of the motherboard provides 5 x 3.5 mm audio jacks, an optical S/PDIF port, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, 1x Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN Controller, 2 x antenna outputs, an HDMI port, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, a PS/2 port, and a BIOS flash button. This configuration is although not as good as the Strix X570-E, but it is much better than the AORUS ELITE.
MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge WiFi is an excellent alternative to the GIGABYTE X570 AORUS ELITE and provides better rear I/O and looks while having a slightly higher price.
The next product on the list is ASUS ROG Strix B450-F , a mid-range motherboard from the previous generation. It is priced much lower than a B550 motherboard, let alone the X570, and that is why this is the best motherboard on the list for budget gamers.
The key features of the motherboard include SupremeFX S1220A with Sonic Studio III, AuraSync RGB lighting, and 5-way optimization that provides overclocking and cooling profiles that enhance the overall user experience.
Design and Looks
The motherboard’s design feels pretty interesting despite being a generation old and based on a mid-range chipset. There is a large I/O cover on the motherboard, and it has a ROG logo at the top, which is RGB lit. Meanwhile, there are lots of texts on the chipset heat-sink that are RGB-lit as well.
Slots and Ports
Like the previous motherboards, there are four memory slots here, and the maximum memory clock is 4400 MHz with overclocking. As for the PCI-E slots, two of the X16 slots on the motherboard are reinforced with metal, while there are four X1 slots. Fortunately, there are two M.2 slots here, despite it being a mid-range motherboard. As for the SATA ports, there are three SATA III ports here.
The I/O of this motherboard is quite impressive. The ROG Strix series always provides lots of ports, and so does this one. There are 5 x 3.5 mm audio jacks, an optical S/PDIF port, an RJ45 port, 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports, a DP port, an HDMI port, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, and a PS/2 port.
ASUS ROG Strix B450-F is a perfect budget motherboard that is highly regarded in the enthusiast community, and it provides most of the features you would find in a high-end flagship motherboard.
ASUS TUF GAMING series was recently released by the company. It provided a great price to performance ratio while having much higher durability than other products, as depicted by the word “TUF.” ASUS TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS is a budget motherboard based on the B550 chipset and feels like a great alternative to the ASUS ROG Strix B450-F motherboard.
The key features of the motherboard include 8+2 DrMOS power stages, ProCool connector, military-grade TUF components, and Digi+ VRM for maximum durability. The overclocking potential of this motherboard is, although not as good as the X570 motherboards, you should still be able to overclock the Ryzen 7 5800X to around 4.3 GHz on all cores.
Design and Looks
The design of this motherboard is pretty simple. The PCB of the motherboard is black, and most of the components on the PCB are black as well. There is a bit of yellow color here and there, especially on the I/O cover and the chipset heat-sink, which is the signature theme of TUF series motherboards. There is a white TUF logo on the chipset heat-sink, which looks fabulous as well.
It is a micro-ATX motherboard, so it looks a lot smaller than the previously mentioned motherboards. This makes it great for those people who own a micro-ATX case and are unable to use mainstream motherboards.
Slots and Ports
There are four memory slots on the motherboard, with two of them black while the other two are gray. The maximum memory capacity of this motherboard is similar to other motherboards, at 128 GB, while the maximum memory clock is rated at 4866 MHz.
There are only three PCI-E slots on the motherboard since it is a micro-ATX motherboard, and two of these three slots are X16 slots. Between the two X16 slots lie the M.2 slot covered with a heat-sink while there is a bare M.2 slot above all the PCI-E slots. For SATA devices, there are four SATA III slots on the right side of the motherboard.
The rear I/O connectivity of this motherboard is more than enough despite having a smaller form factor than other motherboards. You get 5 x 3.5 mm audio jacks, 1 x optical S/PDIF out port, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, a DP port, an HDMI port, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, an RJ45 port, a PS/2 port, and a BIOS Flash button.
ASUS TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS is a cheap motherboard designed for micro-ATX cases, and it has enough potential to handle processors like AMD Ryzen 7 5800X. The included features are more than enough for an average user, although enthusiasts might not get impressed with this motherboard.
Brand: ASUS | Chipset: AMD 570 | Socket: AM4 | Form Factor: Mini ITX | Memory: 64 GB DDR4 | Memory Speed: 2133 MHz
The ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming is a unique motherboard that is designed for mini-ITX cases. It is the smallest case on the list, and yet it is a powerful motherboard capable of handling every single Ryzen processor in the market.
The key features of the motherboard include 8+2 power stages with a ProCool II power connector, High-fidelity audio with SupremeFX S1220A, and a tiny form factor. The VRM heat-sinks on the motherboard are pretty massive, and that is why you can easily overclock processors like AMD Ryzen 7 5800X and not worry about the high thermals.
Design and Looks
The design of this motherboard is fantastic, we must say. Despite having a mini-ITX form factor, it looks way more advanced than most of the X570 motherboards. Like other expensive ROG series motherboards, this motherboard has its PCB covered with many covers, where the I/O cover is the largest.
There is written ROG STRIX on the I/O cover being RGB-lit, while the ROG logo on the M.2 heat-sink is also RGB lit. There is a bright RGB strip at the right side of the motherboard that creates a beautiful RGB underglow.
Slots and Ports
The motherboard provides only two memory slots, which is why the maximum memory capacity of the motherboard is 64 GB with 32 GB memory modules. It supports 4800 MHz memory with overclocking, although most sticks won’t clock that high.
There is only one PCI-E slot on the motherboard, which means that if you use a dedicated graphics card, you won’t be able to use any PCI-E-based device on the motherboard. Unexpectedly, there are three M.2 slots on the motherboard, which is really unexpected for such a small motherboard. For SATA hardware, there are four SATA III slots on the motherboard.
The rear I/O connectivity of this motherboard is even better than the ROG B550-M PLUS. You get 3 x 3.5 mm audio jacks, 2 x antenna outputs, an RJ45 port, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, an HDMI port, and a DP port.
ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming is a powerful mini-ITX motherboard that is based on the X570 chipset and provides lots of high-end features that you would find in flagship X570 motherboards. The price of this motherboard is although higher than most mainstream X570 motherboards; it is worth every penny.
The ASUS TUF GAMING X570-PLUS is a bigger brother of the ASUS TUF GAMING B550-M PLUS. Instead of using the B550 chipset, it uses the X570 chipset and comes with an ATX form factor. The overall features of this motherboard are much better than the B550-M PLUS, and that makes it relatively more expensive as well.
The key features of the motherboard include 12+2 Dr. MOS power stages, actively-cooled chipset heatsink, and military-grade TUF components. The Exclusive Realtek L8200A Gigabit Ethernet is an excellent addition to the motherboard as well.
Design and Looks
The overall theme of the motherboard looks pretty similar to the B550-M PLUS, but the larger size results in a better impression. The chipset heat-sink is much more prominent here and has a small fan cooling it as well. There is written TUF GAMING on the I/O cover, but there is no RGB lighting here or on the chipset heat-sink.
Slots and Ports
There are four DIMM slots here, and the maximum supported memory clock is 5100 MHz, which clearly shows its superiority over B550 based motherboards. There are four PCI-E slots on the motherboard, with two of them being X1 slots and two of them being X16 slots. The top X16 slot is reinforced with metal, while all the other slots are regular. As for the M.2 ports, there are two of them on the board, which is not too shabby. The number of SATA III ports is higher than most other motherboards, as there are eight ports here.
At the rear, you get 5 x 3.5 mm audio jacks, 1 x optical S/PDIF out port, an RJ45 port, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, a PS/2 port, 2 x antenna outputs, an HDMI port, and a DP port.
ASUS TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) is a well-balanced motherboard that is priced lower than most X570 motherboards but provides lots of high-end features. The build quality of the motherboard is outstanding, and the configuration of the slots is more than enough for an average user as well.
The MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS is one of the most basic X570 motherboards, and it is the cheapest motherboard on the list. This motherboard is designed for mid to high-end users who don’t want to compromise on performance but are unwilling to spend a lot.
The key features of the motherboard include a black and red gaming-oriented theme, Frozr Heatsink Design, Mystic Light, Audio Boost 4, and Dragon Centre. The 8+2 phase power delivery is capable of overclocking a processor like AMD Ryzen 7 5800X to around 4.3 GHz, while the VRM heat-sinks are super-large and quite capable of heat dissipation.
Design and Looks
Despite being the cheapest motherboard on the list, it looks pretty cool. There is a lot of red color on the motherboard, and it provides that gaming feel. There is MSI written on the chipset heat-sink while there is no branding on the VRM heat-sink or the I/O cover. There is a large fan on the chipset heat-sink, which is actively cooling the chipset.
Slots and Ports
Like other ATX motherboards, there are four DIMM slots on the motherboard. The maximum memory clock is 4400 MHz with overclocking, while the maximum capacity is 128 GB. There are five PCI-E slots on the motherboard, with three of them being X1 slots and two being X16 slots. For storage, there are two M.2 slots, with one of them fitted with a large heat-sink and six SATA III slots.
The rear I/O of the motherboard provides 5 x 3.5 mm audio jacks, an optical S/PDIF port, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, 1 x HDMI port, 1 x BIOS Flash Button, a PS/2 port, and an RJ45 port.
MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS is the cheapest motherboard on the list, and it is slightly more expensive than an average B550 chipset motherboard. The motherboard features are pretty good for the price, and the overall build seems impressive as well. The VRM and the cooling solution of the motherboard are, although not top-notch, it is more than capable for a Ryzen 7 5800X.
Summarising the best motherboards for AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, we can say that GIGABYTE X570 AORUS ELITE and ASUS ROG Strix X570-E GAMING are among the best mainstream X570 motherboards for this processor. MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge WIFI and MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS are great for those who want a motherboard with gaming-oriented aesthetics.
ASUS TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) is particularly fantastic when it comes to durability. ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F and ASUS TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS are best for budget gamers, while ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming is a motherboard designed specifically for those with a mini-ITX case.
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