10 Best Gaming Motherboards
for November 2021

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ASUS ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming Z490 LGA 1200(Intel 10th Gen) ATX White Scheme Gaming Motherboard (12+2 Power Stages, DDR4 4600, Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2, Aura Sync)

ASUS ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming Z490 LGA 1200(Intel 10th Gen) ATX White Scheme Gaming Motherboard (12+2 Power Stages

DDR4 4600, Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2, Aura Sync)

by Asus
What We like

Robust Power Solution: 12+2 Dr. MOS power stages with ProCool II power connector, high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors to provide reliable power when pushing CPU performance to the limit

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Product Features

  • Intel LGA 1200 socket: Designed to unleash the maximum performance of 10th Gen Intel Core processors
  • Optimized Thermal Design: VRM heatsink, PCH fanless heatsink, M. 2 heatsink, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4 utility
  • Best Gaming Connectivity: Supports HDMI 1. 4 and DisplayPort 1. 4 output, and featuring dual M. 2, front panel USB 3. 2 Gen 2 Type-C connector
  • High-performance Gaming Networking: On-board Intel 2. 5 Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard

Intel lga 1200 socket: designed to unleash the maximum performance of 10th gen intel core processors Best gaming connectivity: supports hdmi 1. 4 and displayport 1. 4 output, and featuring dual m. 2, front panel usb 3. 2 gen 2 type-c connector Optimized thermal design: vrm heatsink, pch fanless heatsink, m. 2 heatsink, hybrid fan headers and fan xpert 4 utility High-performance gaming networking: on-board intel 2. 5 gb ethernet with Asus languard

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MSI MPG Z490M Gaming Edge WiFi Gaming Motherboard (LGA 1200, Intel 10th Gen, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2, DDR4, Wi-Fi 6, SLI, CFX, Gigabit LAN, HDMI, DisplayPort, Micro-ATX)

MSI MPG Z490M Gaming Edge WiFi Gaming Motherboard (LGA 1200

Intel 10th Gen, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2, DDR4, Wi-Fi 6, SLI, CFX, Gigabit LAN, HDMI, DisplayPort, Micro-ATX)

by MSI COMPUTER
What We like

Aluminum Cover: Fully aluminum IO cover provide the maximum surface of heat dissipation, ready for breaking the world record!

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Product Features

  • 2.5G Network Solution: Featuring premium 2.5G LAN and LAN manager delivers better network performance.
  • WIFI 6: The latest wireless solution supports MU-MIMO and BSS color technology, delivering speeds up to 2400Mbps.
  • Supports 10th Generation Intel Core / Pentium Gold / Celeron Processors for LGA 1200 socket
  • Socket LGA1200
  • Supports dual channel DDR4 memory

2.5g network solution: featuring premium 2.5g lan and lan manager delivers better network performance. Socket lga1200 Supports 10th generation intel core / pentium gold / celeron processors for lga 1200 socket Wifi 6: the latest wireless solution supports mu-mimo and bss color technology, delivering speeds up to 2400mbps. Supports dual channel ddr4 memory

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MSI MPG X570 GAMING PRO CARBON WIFI Motherboard (AMD AM4, DDR4, PCIe 4.0, SATA 6Gb/s, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2, AX Wi-Fi 6, HDMI, ATX)

MSI MPG X570 GAMING PRO CARBON WIFI Motherboard (AMD AM4

DDR4, PCIe 4.0, SATA 6Gb/s, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2, AX Wi-Fi 6, HDMI, ATX)

by MSI COMPUTER
What We like

Frozr heatsink with patented fan design propeller blade technology and double ball bearings. Operating system: Support for windows 10 64-bit

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Product Features

  • Supports 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen / Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics Desktop Processors for AM4 socket
  • On-board Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with mu-mimo support. supports Bluetooth 5.1
  • Audio boost 4 technology with nahimic 3 software enhancement for immersive experiences
  • Mystic light rgb lets you customize the lighting with 16.8 million colors and 29 effects with support for additional rgb and rainbow led strips

On-board wi-fi 6 (802.11ax) with mu-mimo support. supports bluetooth 5.1 Audio boost 4 technology with nahimic 3 software enhancement for immersive experiences Mystic light rgb lets you customize the lighting with 16.8 million colors and 29 effects with support for additional rgb and rainbow led strips Supports 2nd and 3rd gen amd ryzen / ryzen with radeon vega graphics desktop processors for am4 socket

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MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI Motherboard (AMD AM4, DDR4, PCIe 4.0, SATA 6Gb/s, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2, AC Wi-Fi 5, HDMI, ATX)

MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI Motherboard (AMD AM4

DDR4, PCIe 4.0, SATA 6Gb/s, M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2, AC Wi-Fi 5, HDMI, ATX)

by MSI COMPUTER
What We like

Frozr heatsink with patented fan design propeller blade technology and double ball bearings

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Product Features

  • Pre-installed IO shielding is grounded and protects the IO ports from potential electrostatic discharge damage from the external environment
  • Supports 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen / Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics Desktop Processors for AM4 socket
  • On-board Wi-Fi 5 (802. 11AC) with mu-mimo support
  • Audio boost 4 technology with nahimic 3 software enhancement for immersive experiences

On-board wi-fi 5 (802. 11ac) with mu-mimo support Audio boost 4 technology with nahimic 3 software enhancement for immersive experiences Supports 2nd and 3rd gen amd ryzen / ryzen with radeon vega graphics desktop processors for am4 socket Pre-installed io shielding is grounded and protects the io ports from potential electrostatic discharge damage from the external environment

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Gigabyte X570 Gaming X (AMD Ryzen 3000/X570/ATX/PCIe4.0/DDR4/USB3.1/Realtek ALC887/HDMI 2.0B/RGB Fusion 2.0/Realtek GbE 8118 LAN/Gaming Motherboard)

Gigabyte X570 Gaming X (AMD Ryzen 3000/X570/ATX/PCIe4.0/DDR4/USB3.1/Realtek ALC887/HDMI 2.0B/RGB Fusion 2.0/Realtek GbE 8118 LAN/Gaming Motherboard)

by Gigabyte
What We like

High quality audio capacitors and audio noise guard

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Product Features

  • Dual ultra-fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with single thermal guard
  • Dual channel ECC/ non-ECC unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Supports AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen/ 2nd Gen Ryzen/ Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors
  • True 12 phase digital VRM

True 12 phase digital vrm Dual ultra-fast nvme pcie 4.0/3.0 x4 m.2 with single thermal guard Dual channel ecc/ non-ecc unbuffered ddr4, 4 dimms Supports amd 3rd gen ryzen/ 2nd gen ryzen/ ryzen with radeon vega graphics processors

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ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming AMD AM4 Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 & 3rd Gen Ryzen ATX Gaming Motherboard (PCIe 4.0, 2.5Gb LAN, BIOS Flashback, HDMI 2.1, Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header and Aura Sync)

ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming AMD AM4 Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 & 3rd Gen Ryzen ATX Gaming Motherboard (PCIe 4.0

2.5Gb LAN, BIOS Flashback, HDMI 2.1, 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 provide reliable power for the last AMD high-count-core CPUs

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Product Features

  • Optimized Thermal Solution: Fanless VRM and chipset heatsinks with ASUS Stack Cool 3+ design keep your system running reliably under heavy load by enhancing passive cooling capacity for critical onboard components.
  • AMD AM4 Socket and PCIe 4. 0: The perfect pairing for Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 & 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs
  • 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, USB 3. 2 Gen 2 Type-C port and Thunderbolt 3 header
  • 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.
  • High-performance Gaming Networking: 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)one with pcie 4. 0 x4 connectivity, usb 3. 2 gen 2 type-c port and thunderbolt 3 header Unmatched personalization: Asus-exclusive aura sync rgb lighting, including rgb headers and a gen 2 addressable rgb header for greater customization Optimized thermal solution: fanless vrm and chipset heatsinks with Asus stack cool 3+ design keep your system running reliably under heavy load by enhancing passive cooling capacity for critical onboard components. 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. High-performance gaming networking: 2. 5 gb lan with Asus languard

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ASUS ROG Strix Z490-G Gaming (WiFi 6) Z490 LGA 1200 (Intel 10th Gen) SFF Micro ATX Gaming Motherboard (12+2 Power Stages, Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet, Bluetooth v5.1 and Aura Sync)

ASUS ROG Strix Z490-G Gaming (WiFi 6) Z490 LGA 1200 (Intel 10th Gen) SFF Micro ATX Gaming Motherboard (12+2 Power Stages

Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet, Bluetooth v5.1 and Aura Sync)

by Asus
What We like

Robust Power Solution: 12+2 power stages with ProCool II power connector, high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors to provide reliable power when pushing CPU performance to the limit

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Product Features

  • 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
  • High-performance Gaming Networking: On-board Intel 2. 5 Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard
  • Best Gaming Connectivity: Supports HDMI 1. 4 and DisplayPort 1. 4 output, and featuring dual M. 2, front panel USB 3. 2 Gen 2 Type-C connector
  • Intel LGA 1200 socket: Designed to unleash the maximum performance of 10th Gen Intel Core processors
  • Optimized Thermal Design: VRM heatsink, PCH fanless heatsink, M. 2 heatsink, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4 utility

Best gaming connectivity: supports hdmi 1. 4 and displayport 1. 4 output, and featuring dual m. 2, front panel usb 3. 2 gen 2 type-c connector Intel lga 1200 socket: designed to unleash the maximum performance of 10th gen intel core processors 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 Optimized thermal design: vrm heatsink, pch fanless heatsink, m. 2 heatsink, hybrid fan headers and fan xpert 4 utility High-performance gaming networking: on-board intel 2. 5 gb ethernet with Asus languard

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GIGABYTE Z390 UD, Intel LGA1151/Z390/ATX/M.2/Realtek ALC887/Realtek 8118 Gaming LAN/HDMI/Gaming Motherboard

GIGABYTE Z390 UD

Intel LGA1151/Z390/ATX/M.2/Realtek ALC887/Realtek 8118 Gaming LAN/HDMI/Gaming Motherboard

by Gigabyte
What We like

Multi-way Graphics support with PCIe Armor and ultra durable design

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Product Features

  • CEC 2019 Ready, Save power with a simple click
  • Supports 9th and 8th Intel Core processors
  • Smart Fan 5 features multiple temperature sensors and hybrid fan headers with fan stop
  • NVME PCIe Gen3 x4 22110 M.2 Connector
  • Support RGB Light strip in full colors

New 10+2 phases digital pwm design Dual channel non-ecc unbuffered ddr4, 4 dimms Gigabyte exclusive 8118 gaming lan with bandwidth management Cec 2019 ready, save power with a simple click Smart fan 5 features multiple temperature sensors and hybrid fan headers with fan stop Supports 9th and 8th intel core processors Support rgb light strip in full colors Nvme pcie gen3 x4 22110 m.2 connector

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ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming 4 AC Supports 3rd Gen AMD AM4 Ryzen/Future AMD Ryzen Processors Motherboard

ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming 4 AC Supports 3rd Gen AMD AM4 Ryzen/Future AMD Ryzen Processors Motherboard

by ASRock
What We like

8 Power Phase Design, Digi Power

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Product Features

  • 1 PCIe 4.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 2 PCIe 3.0 x1
  • Supports DDR4 4733+ (OC)
  • Graphics Output Options: HDMI
  • Supports 3rd Gen AMD AM4 Ryzen / Future AMD Ryzen Processors

Supports 3rd gen amd am4 ryzen / future amd ryzen processors 1 pcie 4.0 x16, 1 pcie 3.0 x16, 2 pcie 3.0 x1 Supports ddr4 4733+ (oc) Graphics output options: hdmi

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ASUS TUF Gaming B550-PLUS AMD AM4 Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 & 3rd Gen Ryzen ATX Gaming Motherboard (PCIe 4.0, 2.5Gb LAN, HDMI 2.1, BIOS Flashback, USB 3.2 Gen 2, Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header and Aura Sync)

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

2.5Gb LAN, HDMI 2.1, 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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Optimized Thermal Solution: Fanless VRM and chipset heatsink, multiple hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI Q-Fan Control utility
  • Gaming Look and Feel: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including RGB headers and a Gen 2 addressable RGB header for greater customization
  • 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. High-performance gaming networking: 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 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 Optimized thermal solution: fanless vrm and chipset heatsink, multiple hybrid fan headers and fan xpert 4 or the uefi q-fan control utility 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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