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The 5 best motherboards of 2021

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Choosing the ideal motherboard for your personal computer is an essential part of the process. Your CPU, RAM, GPU, & other components are essential, but it’s the motherboard that holds it all together. With motherboards, it’s easy to make bad decisions. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the ideal motherboards here to aid you make the ideal choice.

The ASUS ROG Strix X570-E

Best Overall AMD PC Motherboard – Thanks to high-quality components, some serious VRM heatsinks, and the best AMD chipset, ASUS ROG Strix X570-E-Gaming is a of the ideal AMD PC motherboards available in terms of value. It doesn’t have all the features you’ll find on a fan board, but it’s the best you can get on a desktop motherboard.

The MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon WIFI

MPG X570 can support Wi-Fi 6, & while this requires a Wi-Fi six compatible router for the top speeds, it will work with any prexisting Wi-Fi router (previously 802.11) or 802.11 BC). Also worth noting is the HDMI port, that several many X570 cards leave behind (not that we recommend that you use an AMD APU having integrated graphics on a top-end card like this one).

The ASRock X570 Aqua

This limited edition product (999 units retail) includes everything from the best Intel 10GbE Thunderbolt 3 controllers and of course the included liquid cooling monoblock that gets its name. The EATX is slightly larger than the standard ATX, and the 10.5-inch depth is still short enough to fit many greedy ATX gaming houses.

The Gigabyte B550 AORUS MASTER

The Gigabyte Aorus Master B550 motherboard is the best gaming motherboard for the Ryzen XT series. There is much more to this motherboard than on any other B550 motherboard. This is the only B550 motherboard to feature a fin array heatsink and thermal backplane. The back plate also helps make the motherboard more rigid.

ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero Z490

Best Intel Motherboard for Fans – If you’re serious about overclocking, the ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero Z490 is an excellent platform with a lot at stake. It’s not quite as advanced as AMD’s offering for Threadripper, but save a bit here and still get a super-fast 5Gb LAN, plenty of ports, and a solid BIOS.