10 Best Asus Prime Gaming Motherboards
for December 2021

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Asus ROG Strix X570-F Gaming ATX Motherboard with PCIe 4.0, Aura Sync RGB Lighting, Intel Gigabit Ethernet, Dual M.2 with Heatsinks, SATA 6GB/S and USB 3.2 Gen 2

Asus ROG Strix X570-F Gaming ATX Motherboard with PCIe 4.0

Aura Sync RGB Lighting, Intel Gigabit Ethernet, Dual M.2 with Heatsinks, SATA 6GB/S and USB 3.2 Gen 2

by Asus
What We like

Gaming connectivity: supports Pie 4. 0, HDMI 2. 0, DisplayPort 1. 2 and features dual M. 2 and USB 3. 2 Type-A and Type-C connectors

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Product Features

  • Aura Sync RGB: ASUS-exclusive aura Sync RGB lighting, including RGB headers and addressable Gen 2 headers
  • Gaming networking: Intel Gigabit Ethernet, Asus LANGuard and GameFirst V
  • Comprehensive cooling: active PCH heatsink, MOS heatsink with 8mm heat pipe, Dual on-board M. 2 heatsinks and a water pump + Header
  • AMD AM4 socket: ready for 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors to maximize connectivity and speed with up to two M. 2 drives, USB 3. 2 Gen2 and AMD StoreMI

Comprehensive cooling: active pch heatsink, mos heatsink with 8mm heat pipe, dual on-board m. 2 heatsinks and a water pump + header Gaming networking: intel gigabit ethernet, Asus languard and gamefirst v Aura sync rgb: Asus-exclusive aura sync rgb lighting, including rgb headers and addressable gen 2 headers Amd am4 socket: ready for 2nd and 3rd gen amd ryzen processors to maximize connectivity and speed with up to two m. 2 drives, usb 3. 2 gen2 and amd storemi

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ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero Z490 (WiFi 6) LGA 1200 (Intel 10th Gen) ATX Gaming Motherboard (14+2 Power Stages, DDR4 4800+, 5Gbps LAN, Intel LAN, Bluetooth v5.1, Triple M.2, Aura Sync)

ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero Z490 (WiFi 6) LGA 1200 (Intel 10th Gen) ATX Gaming Motherboard (14+2 Power Stages

DDR4 4800+, 5Gbps LAN, Intel LAN, Bluetooth v5.1, Triple M.2, Aura Sync)

by Asus
What We like

Optimized Thermal Design: Except comprehensive heatsink, heatpipe and fan headers, features low-noise AI cooling to balance thermals and acoustics by reducing fan speeds and maintaining a 5 Celsius delta

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Product Features

  • Robust Power Solution: 14+2 power stages with ProCool II power connector, high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors to provide reliable power even when push the CPU performance to the limit
  • Industry-leading Gaming Audio: High fidelity audio with the SupremeFX S1220A codec, DTS Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III draws you deeper into the game action
  • Unmatched Personalization: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including RGB headers and Gen 2 addressable headers
  • Intel LGA 1200 socket: Designed to unleash the maximum performance of 10th Gen Intel Core processors
  • Fastest Gaming Connectivity: Dual Ethernet with 5Gb and gigabit Ethernet , LANGaurd, dual M. 2, USB 3. 2 Gen 2, and Intel WiFi 6 AX201 (802. 11 ax)

Fastest gaming connectivity: dual ethernet with 5gb and gigabit ethernet , langaurd, dual m. 2, usb 3. 2 gen 2, and intel wifi 6 ax201 (802. 11 ax) Intel lga 1200 socket: designed to unleash the maximum performance of 10th gen intel core processors Diy friendly design: pre-mounted i/o shield, bios flashback, q-code and flexkey Unmatched personalization: Asus-exclusive aura sync rgb lighting, including rgb headers and gen 2 addressable headers Robust power solution: 14+2 power stages with procool ii power connector, high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors to provide reliable power even when push the cpu performance to the limit Industry-leading gaming audio: high fidelity audio with the supremefx s1220a codec, dts sound unbound and sonic studio iii draws you deeper into the game action

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ASUS TUF Gaming X570-PRO (WiFi 6) AM4 Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 & 3rd Gen Ryzen ATX Motherboard (PCIe 4.0, 2.5Gb LAN, BIOS Flashback, HDMI 2.1, USB 3.2 Gen 2, Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header and Aura Sync)

ASUS TUF Gaming X570-PRO (WiFi 6) AM4 Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 & 3rd Gen Ryzen ATX Motherboard (PCIe 4.0

2.5Gb LAN, BIOS Flashback, HDMI 2.1, USB 3.2 Gen 2, Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header and Aura Sync)

by Asus
What We like

Robust Power Design: 12+2 DrMOS power stages with high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors to provide reliable power for the last AMD high-count-core CPUs

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Product Features

  • Industry-leading Gaming Audio & AI Noise Cancelling Mic Technology: High fidelity audio from a Realtek S1200A codec with DTS Sound Unbound draws you deeper into the action. Communicate clearly with ASUS AI Noise Cancelling Mic technology.
  • AMD AM4 Socket and PCIe 4. 0: The perfect pairing for Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 & 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs
  • Optimized Thermal Solution: Fanless VRM, active chipset heatsink, multiple hybrid fan headers and fan speed management with Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI Q-Fan Control utility
  • Best Gaming Connectivity: Supports HDMI 2.1 ([email protected]) and DisplayPort 1.2 output, featuring dual M.2 slots (NVMe SSD) PCIe 4.0 x4 connectivity, front panel USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-c connector, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C & Type-A ports
  • High-performance Gaming Networking: WiFi 6 (802.11ax), 2.5 Gb LAN with ASUS LANGuard

Best gaming connectivity: supports hdmi 2.1 ([email protected]) and displayport 1.2 output, featuring dual m.2 slots (nvme ssd) pcie 4.0 x4 connectivity, front panel usb 3.2 gen 2 type-c connector, usb 3.2 gen 2 type-c & type-a ports Optimized thermal solution: fanless vrm, active chipset heatsink, multiple hybrid fan headers and fan speed management with fan xpert 4 or the uefi q-fan control utility High-performance gaming networking: wifi 6 (802.11ax), 2.5 gb lan with Asus languard Amd am4 socket and pcie 4. 0: the perfect pairing for zen 3 ryzen 5000 & 3rd gen amd ryzen cpus Industry-leading gaming audio & ai noise cancelling mic technology: high fidelity audio from a realtek s1200a codec with dts sound unbound draws you deeper into the action. communicate clearly with Asus ai noise cancelling mic technology. Gaming look and feel: Asus-exclusive aura sync rgb lighting, including rgb headers and a gen 2 addressable rgb header for greater customization

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ASUS ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming Motherboard LGA1151 (Intel 8th and 9th Gen) ATX DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 USB 3.1 Gen2 Gigabit LAN

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming Motherboard LGA1151 (Intel 8th and 9th Gen) ATX DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 USB 3.1 Gen2 Gigabit LAN

by ASUS Computer International Direct
What We like

Aura Sync RGB lighting features a nearly endless spectrum of colors with the ability to synchronize effects across an ever-expanding ecosystem of product

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Product Features

  • Pre-mounted I/O shield ensures streamlined installation and represents ROG's attention to detail and quality
  • Channel HD Audio with ROG exclusive supreme S1220A codec driven by Japanese capacitors for warm and rich sound
  • Designed for 9th and 8th Generation Intel Core processors to maximize connectivity and speed with Dual M.2, USB 3.1 Gen 2, Gigabit LAN and ASUS Optic-MEM II for better DRAM overclocking stability
  • Revamped 5-way Optimization overclocks Intelligently based on smart prediction and thermal telemetry while FanXpert 4 delivers dynamic system cooling

Revamped 5-way optimization overclocks intelligently based on smart prediction and thermal telemetry while fanxpert 4 delivers dynamic system cooling Designed for 9th and 8th generation intel core processors to maximize connectivity and speed with dual m.2, usb 3.1 gen 2, gigabit lan and asus optic-mem ii for better dram overclocking stability Pre-mounted i/o shield ensures streamlined installation and represents rog's attention to detail and quality Channel hd audio with rog exclusive supreme s1220a codec driven by japanese capacitors for warm and rich sound

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ASUS TUF Gaming Z490-Plus, LGA 1200 (Intel 10th Gen) ATX Motherboard (12+2 Power Stages, USB 3.2 Front Panel Type-C, 1Gb LAN, Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header & Aura Sync)

ASUS TUF Gaming Z490-Plus

LGA 1200 (Intel 10th Gen) ATX Motherboard (12+2 Power Stages, USB 3.2 Front Panel Type-C, 1Gb LAN, Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header & Aura Sync)

by Asus
What We like

Comprehensive Cooling: VRM heatsink, PCH fanless heatsink, M. 2 heatsink, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4 utility

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Product Features

  • Enhanced Power Solution: 12+2 DrMOS power stages, 6-layer PCB, ProCool sockets, military-grade TUF components, and Digi+ VRM for maximum durability and performance
  • Intel LGA 1200 Socket: Designed to unleash the maximum performance of 10th Gen Intel Core processors
  • On-line Gaming Networking: Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V, TUF LANGuard and TurboLAN technology
  • Gaming Look and Feel: Synchronizable LED effects across a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear, including RGB headers and Gen 2 addressable headers
  • Fastest Connectivity: Front header for USB 3. 2 Gen 2 Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 support

Enhanced power solution: 12+2 drmos power stages, 6-layer pcb, procool sockets, military-grade tuf components, and digi+ vrm for maximum durability and performance Fastest connectivity: front header for usb 3. 2 gen 2 type-c and thunderbolt 3 support Gaming look and feel: synchronizable led effects across a vast portfolio of compatible pc gear, including rgb headers and gen 2 addressable headers Immersive gaming audio: the realtek s1200a codec offers pristine audio quality to draw you deeper into the game action or to enhance your favorite music tracks or videos. On-line gaming networking: intel ethernet connection i219-v, tuf languard and turbolan technology Intel lga 1200 socket: designed to unleash the maximum performance of 10th gen intel core processors

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ASUS TUF Gaming Z490-Plus (WiFi 6), LGA 1200 (Intel 10th Gen) ATX Gaming Motherboard (Dual M.2, 12+2 Power Stages, USB 3.2 Front Panel Type-C, Intel WiFi 6 & 1Gb LAN, Aura Sync)

ASUS TUF Gaming Z490-Plus (WiFi 6)

LGA 1200 (Intel 10th Gen) ATX Gaming Motherboard (Dual M.2, 12+2 Power Stages, USB 3.2 Front Panel Type-C, Intel WiFi 6 & 1Gb LAN, Aura Sync)

by Asus
What We like

Comprehensive Cooling : VRM heatsink, PCH fanless heatsink, M. 2 heatsink, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4 utility

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Product Features

  • On-line Gaming Networking : Intel WiFi 6 AX201 (802. 11 ax), Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V, TUF LANGuard and TurboLAN technology
  • Intel LGA 1200 Socket: Designed to unleash the maximum performance of 10th Gen Intel Core processors
  • Immersive Gaming Audio: The Realtek S1200A codec offers pristine audio quality to draw you deeper into the game action or to enhance your favorite music tracks or videos.
  • Gaming Look and Feel: Synchronizable LED effects across a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear, including addressable RGB strips with Aura
  • Fastest Connectivity: Front header for USB 3. 2 Gen 2 Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 support

Enhanced power solution: 12+2 drmos power stages, 6-layer pcb, procool sockets, military-grade tuf components, and digi+ vrm for maximum durability and performance Intel lga 1200 socket: designed to unleash the maximum performance of 10th gen intel core processors Immersive gaming audio: the realtek s1200a codec offers pristine audio quality to draw you deeper into the game action or to enhance your favorite music tracks or videos. Fastest connectivity: front header for usb 3. 2 gen 2 type-c and thunderbolt 3 support Gaming look and feel: synchronizable led effects across a vast portfolio of compatible pc gear, including addressable rgb strips with aura On-line gaming networking : intel wifi 6 ax201 (802. 11 ax), intel ethernet connection i219-v, tuf languard and turbolan technology

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ASUS TUF Gaming B460-PRO WiFi 6 LGA1200 (Intel 10th Gen) ATX Gaming Motherboard (WiFi 6, Intel 1Gb LAN, Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header, Aura Sync)

ASUS TUF Gaming B460-PRO WiFi 6 LGA1200 (Intel 10th Gen) ATX Gaming Motherboard (WiFi 6

Intel 1Gb LAN, Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header, Aura Sync)

by Asus
What We like

Comprehensive cooling: VRM heatsink, M. 2 heatsink, PCH heatsink

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Product Features

  • Realtek S1200A codec: Pristine audio quality with unprecedented 108 dB signal-to-noise ratio for stereo line out and 103 dB SNR for line in
  • Made for online gaming: Intel WiFi 6 802. 11ax, Intel 1Gb Lan, TUF LANGuard and Turbo LAN technology
  • Enhanced power solution: 8 power stages, military-grade TUF components, and Digi+ VRM for maximum durability
  • Intel LGA 1200 socket: Ready for 10th Gen Intel Core processors
  • Aura Sync RGB Lighting: Synchronizable LED effects across a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear, including addressable gen 2 RGB header

Realtek s1200a codec: pristine audio quality with unprecedented 108 db signal-to-noise ratio for stereo line out and 103 db snr for line in Made for online gaming: intel wifi 6 802. 11ax, intel 1gb lan, tuf languard and turbo lan technology Enhanced power solution: 8 power stages, military-grade tuf components, and digi+ vrm for maximum durability Aura sync rgb lighting: synchronizable led effects across a vast portfolio of compatible pc gear, including addressable gen 2 rgb header Intel lga 1200 socket: ready for 10th gen intel core processors

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ASUS TUF Z390-Plus Gaming (Wi-Fi) LGA1151 (Intel 8th and 9th Gen) DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 Z390 ATX Motherboard 802.11ac Wi-Fi USB 3.1 Gen2

ASUS TUF Z390-Plus Gaming (Wi-Fi) LGA1151 (Intel 8th and 9th Gen) DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 Z390 ATX Motherboard 802.11ac Wi-Fi USB 3.1 Gen2

by ASUS Computer International Direct
What We like

Gamers Guardian with Safe Slot and FanXpert 4 provides hardware-level safeguards for maximum performance with dynamic system cooling

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Product Features

  • 8-channel HD Gaming Audio with TUF Gaming Headphone featuring Realtek S1200A high definition audio codec driven by Japanese capacitors for warm, immersive sound
  • Designed for 9th and 8th generation Intel Core processors to maximize connectivity and speed with dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.1 Gen2
  • Military-Grade TUF Components like TUF LANGuard, TUF Chokes, TUF Capacitors, and TUF MOSFETs maximize system durability
  • ASUS Optimum II improves memory stability and performance by improving trace isolation between PCB layers to maintain signal integrity even at higher frequencies

Designed for 9th and 8th generation intel core processors to maximize connectivity and speed with dual m.2, gigabit lan, usb 3.1 gen2 Military-grade tuf components like tuf languard, tuf chokes, tuf capacitors, and tuf mosfets maximize system durability Asus optimum ii improves memory stability and performance by improving trace isolation between pcb layers to maintain signal integrity even at higher frequencies 8-channel hd gaming audio with tuf gaming headphone featuring realtek s1200a high definition audio codec driven by japanese capacitors for warm, immersive sound

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ASUS TUF B450-PLUS Gaming AMD AM4 (3rd/2nd/1st Gen Ryzen ATX Gaming Motherboard(Digi+VRM, HDMI 2.0b,USB 3.1 Gen 2, Pre-Mount I/O Shield and Aura Sync RGB Lighting)

ASUS TUF B450-PLUS Gaming AMD AM4 (3rd/2nd/1st Gen Ryzen ATX Gaming Motherboard(Digi+VRM

HDMI 2.0b, USB 3.1 Gen 2, Pre-Mount I/O Shield and Aura Sync RGB Lighting)

by Asus
What We like

3 year for reliability built on military grade engineering

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Product Features

  • Gaming Look and Feel: with ASUS exclusive aura sync RGB lighting and additional RGB header
  • TUF Protection: with safe slot and overvoltage protection ensures component stability and dependability
  • AMD AM4 Socket: The perfect pairing for 3rd/2nd/1st Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs
  • Military Grade TUF Components: TUF LAN guard, TUF chokes, TUF capacitors, and TUF MOSFETs for maximize durability

Tuf protection: with safe slot and overvoltage protection ensures component stability and dependability Gaming look and feel: with Asus exclusive aura sync rgb lighting and additional rgb header Military grade tuf components: tuf lan guard, tuf chokes, tuf capacitors, and tuf mosfets for maximize durability Amd am4 socket: the perfect pairing for 3rd/2nd/1st gen amd ryzen cpus

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ASUS TUF Gaming B550-PLUS WiFi AMD AM4 Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 & 3rd Gen Ryzen ATX Gaming Motherboard (PCIe 4.0, WiFi 6, 2.5Gb LAN, BIOS Flashback, USB 3.2 Gen 2, Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header and Aura Sync)

ASUS TUF Gaming B550-PLUS WiFi AMD AM4 Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 & 3rd Gen Ryzen ATX Gaming Motherboard (PCIe 4.0

WiFi 6, 2.5Gb LAN, BIOS Flashback, USB 3.2 Gen 2, Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header and Aura Sync)

by Asus
What We like

Robust Power Design: 8+2 DrMOS power stages with high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors to provide reliable power for the last AMD high-count-core CPUs

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Product Features

  • Industry-leading Gaming Audio & AI Noise Cancelling Mic Technology: High fidelity audio from a SupremeFX S1220A codec with DTS Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III draws you deeper into the action. Communicate clearly with ASUS AI Noise Cancelling Mic technology.
  • Gaming Look and Feel: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including RGB headers and a Gen 2 addressable RGB header for greater customization
  • High-performance Gaming Networking: WiFi 6 (802.11ax), 2.5 Gb LAN with ASUS LANGuard
  • Optimized Thermal Solution: Fanless VRM and PCH heatsink, multiple hybrid fan headers and fan speed management with Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI Q-Fan Control utility
  • AMD AM4 Socket and PCIe 4. 0: The perfect pairing for Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 & 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs

Optimized thermal solution: fanless vrm and pch heatsink, multiple hybrid fan headers and fan speed management with fan xpert 4 or the uefi q-fan control utility Best gaming connectivity: supports hdmi 2.1 ([email protected]) and displayport 1.2 output, featuring dual m.2 slots (nvme ssd)one with pcie 4.0 x4 connectivity, front panel usb 3.2 gen 1 connector, usb 3.2 gen 2 type-c & type-a ports and thunderbolt 3 header, 1 x spi tpm header Amd am4 socket and pcie 4. 0: the perfect pairing for zen 3 ryzen 5000 & 3rd gen amd ryzen cpus Industry-leading gaming audio & ai noise cancelling mic technology: high fidelity audio from a supremefx s1220a codec with dts sound unbound and sonic studio iii draws you deeper into the action. communicate clearly with Asus ai noise cancelling mic technology. Gaming look and feel: Asus-exclusive aura sync rgb lighting, including rgb headers and a gen 2 addressable rgb header for greater customization High-performance gaming networking: wifi 6 (802.11ax), 2.5 gb lan with Asus languard

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