5 Best Motherboards Reviews of 2021 (2023)

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MSI X99A

Supported Processors

This innovative computer motherboard supports Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processor through LGA 2011-3 socket. This processor is one of the best on the today's market, it will be an excellent addition to the MSI X99A GODLIKE GAMING motherboard. This combination will provide you with a perfect performance. Any up-to-date game will work with the best settings and maximum FPS quantity even if you are streaming your gameplay online.

Form-Factor

This gaming motherboard has eight slots for a RAM installation. The maximum memory you can install is 128 GB DDR4. With this RAM capacity, you will forget what a slow download is. You will definitely enjoy your computer multitasking with the MSI X99A motherboard! The device also has 5 PCI-Express slots that can be used to connect additional graphic cards, an external audio card, and an additional network card.

Interfaces

The MSI X99A motherboard has the following interfaces: 1xPS/2 keyboard and mouse combo port, 1xUSB 3.1, 2xUSB 2.0, 4xUSB 3.1 for external devices connection. 4 x USB 3.1 Type-A (5 Gb/s), 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A (10 Gb/s), 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C (10 Gb/s) will provide a swift data exchange with your smartphone or graphic tablet. The 2 x LAN (RJ-45) will provide a wired Internet connection. There are also two Wi-Fi connectors, a 6.3 mm golden headphone out, an optical S/PDIF out, 5 HD audio jacks, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectors. The audio card assures a studio-grade sound. The motherboard has a 7.1-Channel Realtek HDA Codec. Using various utility programs, you will be able to make accurate equalizer adjustments. You will surely appreciate the incredible sound output. You can enjoy a crystal-clear sound through the studio-grade high-resistance headphones.

Extras

This innovative motherboard has a Guard-PRO feature. It provides an effective protection from humidity, high temperature, electrical discharge, electromagnetic emission, and also an electrical circuit protection. Mystic Light will let you adjust the color palette to your liking. You can choose either blazing flame or cold light for the body frame. Whatever color suits your design! Just renew your color space with Mystic Light APP on your PC, smartphone, or tablet.

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What customers say about this product

Key Specs

I was able to move right from my Z97 to the X99 chipset, with zero issues.

Memory

I love the 8 slots for the DDR4 memory. This means I can buy lower capacity and more of them which helps because DDR4 is about double the price of DDR3 right now.

Connectivity

Memory slots, PCI-e slots are reinforced with metal plates.

Features

For the first time, it supports Doubleshot X3 for teaming up two two LAN connections AND the WiFi connection for zero-lag gaming.

Power

The onboard power/reset/OC buttons on the board are a nice touch at the price point.

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ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0

Supported Processors

The Asus ATX motherboard is compatible with AMD AM3+ FX, Athlon II, Phenom II, Sempron 100 series processors (via AM3+ socket). And you can enhance their efficiency with a safe overclocking. There are two special chips, a TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) and an Energy Processing Unit (EPU). The TurboV will allow you the most convenient and safe overclocking without the need to reboot your computer. Besides, you can save your settings to use them afterward. The Energy Processing is an all-digital feed control system.

Form-Factor

This innovative motherboard has four ports for DDR3 Random Access Memory connection (maximum memory is 32 Gb). This is more than enough for an effective personal computer performance. It will suffice to assure a high efficiency of all your software. The manufacturer has equipped this motherboard with four PCI slots so that you could connect an additional graphic card, a television tuner, or an external network card.

Interfaces

The Asus ATX motherboard has a PS/2 keyboard (purple), a PS/2 mouse (green) interfaces. An eSATA suits for an external HDD connection. There is a LAN (RJ45) port for the Internet and 2 х USB 3.0 ports for external devices connection. One of 8 х USB 2.0 ports can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback. Besides, there is an Optical S/PDIF out and 6 x 3.5 mm Audio jacks. An 8-Channel sound with a Realtek ALC892 HDA Codec will let you enjoy the perfect audio output while listening to music or watching movies. This Asus motherboard supports high-quality sound systems and studio headphones.

Extras

This up-to-date motherboard has two special chips to provide the best performance of your PC (TurboV Processing Unit – TPU and Energy Processing Unit – EPU for an efficient energy usage control). A simple user-friendly interface allows an easy BIOS settings adjustment. This feature of the innovative Asus ATX motherboard will help you overclock the system and achieve its absolute highest performance.

Last updated price $149.98
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ASIN B008B6ONXK

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What customers say about this product

Key Specs

I put an AMD FX 9570 which is a 240 watt CPU. This motherboard handles it.

Memory

I am very pleased with the motherboard. Works great with 16GB of storage.

Connectivity

There are 3 case fan ports, and 2 CPU fan ports, which is a very nice touch.

Features

Great audio system. It is pretty good board.

Power

Power - EVGA SuperNOVA 1300G2 ATX12V / EPS12V 1300W .

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Supported Processors

The Asus AM3+ AMD motherboard is compatible with AMD AM3+ FX, Phenom II, Athlon II and Sempron 100 series processors (TDP up to 140 Watts). The AM3+ socket also fits the newest octa-core processors manufactured using a 32 nm technology. This up-to-date motherboard also supports an AMD Turbo CORE Technology 2.0 and uses a high-speed HyperTransport 3.0 system. This technology will result in an efficient, safe and fast PC performance.

Form-Factor

This gaming motherboard has four RAM slots for DDR3 memory type and a maximum capacity of 32 GB. This will be enough for a convenient use of your personal computer. You will be able to play the newest computer games, use photo-editing and graphics programs, proceed video editing. The Asus AM3+ AMD has four PCI slots for an additional graphic card, network equipment, and even television tuner equipment.

Interfaces

This motherboard has the following attachment interfaces: 1 x PS/2 keyboard and mouse combo port, 2 x eSATA 6 GB/s for an SSD connection, 1 x LAN (RJ45) port for the Internet and LAN connection, 4 x USB 3.0 and 8 x USB 2.0 to connect external devices, an Optical S/PDIF out and 6 x Audio jacks for a sound system connection. The SupremeFX III audio card will let you dip into the game. The manufacturer made the perfect sound performance possible with gold-plated audio jacks and high-quality capacitors. The EAX 5.0 and OpenAL assure the hardware acceleration for 3D-games performance. Their best quality is confirmed with THX TruStudio Pro certification.

Extras

The Asus AM3+ AMD motherboard has an ROG Connect for monitoring your computer condition and adjusting its parameters via your laptop in real-time mode. You can connect the laptop to your PC via a USB cable. The manufacturer has used up-to-date technologies for you to enjoy a wonderful sound output. This cutting-edge motherboard has a unique audio card that will let you lose yourself in the game world.

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ASIN B00906DHLE

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What customers say about this product

Memory

Great motherboard ddr3 2400mhz is cool. love the red l.e.d.

Features

Built in Audio is just awesome.

Connectivity

Plenty of USB Ports. Lots of hookups. Easy to connect.

Power

It also has a BUILT in Molex 12 Volt to grant extra power to Multiple GPUs running on the PCIe slots.

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MSI Z97 PC MATE

Supported Processors

The MSI ATX motherboard can hold a wide range of processors: Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3, Pentium, and Celeron 5, 4 Gen (LGA 1150 socket). An OC Genie is a pre-installed software technology for the system overclocking. With this technology, you get the overclocking done in a second. As a result, the MSI motherboard manufacturer provides you with the highest performance. You can increase your PC efficiency with just a press of a button. This technology increases your processor's productivity, memory, and graphics by 20%.

Form-Factor

The MSI ATX motherboard has four RAM slots (DDR3 type, up to 32 GB). You do not have to use all the slots; you can even use one (the recommended minimum is 4 GB). This will be enough in case you are going to use your PC for a Web surfing only. If you want to use this MSI motherboard to the fullest, add a couple of RAMs. The device has four PCI slots. Two of them can be used to install graphic cards, the other two are for a network equipment or a TV tuner connection.

Interfaces

The device has the following connectors: 1 х PS/2 for a mouse, 1 х PS/2 for a keyboard, 4 х USB 2.0 and 2 х USB 3.0 for external devices, 1 x VGA–an analog video display connection, 1 x DVI-D – a digital display, 1 x HDMI – a digital display connection plus a sound transmission option and definition over 1080p. There are also 1 х LAN (RJ45) and 3 х Audio jacks. The sound card and 8-channel HDA codec Realtek ALC887 have moderate characteristics, but if you use a standard inexpensive sound system, there will be no difference in audio output.

Extras

You will be able to enjoy the best video performance with a 4K UHD support. And the MSI ATX motherboard does have an HDMI slot for this newest 4K UHD 2160p ultra-high definition video reproduction! A Click BIOS 4 is an up-to-date fully functional graphical interface enabling both special and traditional BIOS features adjustment. It reacts quicker and assures a faster performance in comparison with the old hardware providing the highest efficiency of this computer motherboard.

Last updated price $179.99
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ASIN B00K23BW70

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What customers say about this product

Key Specs

Chipsets are not too hot. The led's on the board look great.

Memory

I need to fill all memory banks but so far so good. It is, as any working motherboard, doing its job.

Connectivity

I like the large variety of ports on the IO, although it could have used more USB ports in my opinion, but that's no reason to knock it down a star as I have yet to overpopulate them.

Features

I eventual choose this one for the added features including better overclocking and the Japanese audio capacitors. I just assumed it would have Optical as the cheaper G45 board because of the better audio harware (and thus i didn't do the simple little thing of looking at a picture of the I/O).

Power

I've had multiple power failures and my old PSU even exploded, and this motherboard protected all the components.

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Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H

Supported Processors

The Gigabyte motherboard supports the following AMD processors: A10, A8, A6; Athlon X4, Athlon X2 (through FM2+ socket). These processors have a reasonable price, but their technical characteristics are still high enough to accomplish basic tasks. This computer motherboard assures that you surf the Web, create and edit documents, etc. comfortably. You can also watch your favorite movies and listen to audio files.

Form-Factor

This computer motherboard has only two slots for a DDR3 memory type and a maximum memory capacity of 64 GB. One might think that there is a lack of slots, but look at the maximum memory index of this motherboard! You can install up to 64 GB RAM to achieve the maximum efficiency of the office programs and the best Internet applications performance. There are two PCI slots, for a graphic card and a network equipment connection.

Interfaces

The Gigabyte motherboard has the following connection interfaces: 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 (rear panel), 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 (4 on the rear panel, 4 available via internal USB headers), an S/PDIF, a D-Sub, and an HDMI port for a video display connection, an Ethernet port, 1 x PS/2 keyboard and mouse port. This computer motherboard features a 7.1-Channel HDA Codec (Realtek ALC887) native audio. This sound card does not boast of the best characteristics but is enough for common home and office use.

Extras

You can connect two video displays at a time which greatly broadens the field of use of this Gigabyte motherboard. It is a nice choice for those who work with graphic design applications; it will also help you with surveillance cameras arrangement. Besides, you can use an HDMI interface of the Gigabyte mATX AMD motherboard to connect your television set. This will let you hold a presentation or enjoy watching a slideshow.

Last updated price $148.68
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ASIN B01JKO3QI4

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What customers say about this product

Power

Great motherboard-small scale has alot of power.

Key Specs

I recommend this board. Installation was easy.

Connectivity

USB ports on rear, and even more onboard.

Features

This motherboard is small and full of features.

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FAQs

Which is the best motherboard 2021? ›

  1. Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Pro. Best ATX Z690 Motherboard. ...
  2. ASRock Z690 Extreme WiFi 6E. Best Budget Z690 Motherboard. ...
  3. Gigabyte Z690I Aorus Ultra Plus. Best Z690 Mini-ITX Motherboard. ...
  4. Gigabyte Aorus Z690 Tachyon. ...
  5. MSI MAG B660M Mortar WIFI DDR4. ...
  6. Asus ROG Strix B660-I Gaming WIFI. ...
  7. Asus Prime H610M-A D4. ...
  8. Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero.
3 Oct 2022

What brand of motherboard is most reliable? ›

Navigate this article:
  • Best overall motherboard for AMD CPUs: ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming.
  • Best overall motherboard for Intel CPUs: Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Pro DDR5 Motherboard.
  • Best B550 AMD motherboard: NZXT N7 B550.
  • Best budget AMD motherboard: ASUS TUF Gaming B550-PLUS.
  • Best budget Intel motherboard: ASRock B660M Pro RS.
1 Oct 2022

What is the brand No 1 of motherboard? ›

As the world's No. 1 motherboard brand, ASUS makes sure to provide the right motherboard with the trusted build quality and reliability for businesses everywhere under the ASUS Corporate Stable Model (CSM).

Which company motherboard is best? ›

Leading Gaming Motherboard Manufacturers and Some of the Best Products
  • Asus.
  • Gigabyte.
  • MSI.
  • ASRock.
  • Biostar.
  • EVGA.
  • Colorful.
1 Oct 2022

Which is the best CPU in 2021? ›

  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600. Overall Best CPU for Gaming - Alternate Pick. ...
  • AMD Ryzen 9 7950X. High Performance Value Best CPU for Gaming. ...
  • Intel Core i9-12900K. High Performance Value Best CPU for Gaming - Alternate Pick. ...
  • Intel Core i7-12700K. Overall Value Best CPU for Gaming- Alternate Pick. ...
  • AMD Ryzen 5 7600X. ...
  • Intel Core i5-12600K.
10 Oct 2022

Which is better MSI or ASUS motherboard? ›

MSI offers great stability even for overclocking, but this is only possible in top-tier motherboards. Meanwhile, ASUS is known for being incredibly stable. Looking at the APEX motherboards, we see great stability when overclocked. While MSI is doing a good job, ASUS is much better in this category.

Which is better MSI or Gigabyte? ›

MSI motherboards are often more expensive than Gigabyte motherboards, but they offer better performance and quality. Additionally, MSI offers a more comprehensive warranty than Gigabyte. If you're looking for the best possible motherboard, then MSI is the way to go.

Which is better Gigabyte or Asus? ›

ASUS motherboards are generally more expensive than Gigabyte models, but they offer a higher level of features and performance. For example, ASUS motherboards typically have more advanced overclocking capabilities, support for faster memory speeds, and larger numbers of USB ports.

What is the best CPU in the world 2022? ›

Best CPU at a glance:

Best overall CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 7900X – check price. Best value CPU: Intel Core i5-12600K – check price. Best value gaming CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 7600X – check price. Most powerful Intel Core Processor: Intel Core i9-12900K – check price.

Is Intel better than AMD in 2021? ›

If you're looking for the fastest overall chips on the market, you should look to Intel's potent new Alder Lake series. Even though AMD clings to the distinction of having the single fastest gaming chip available, Intel's Alder Lake chips take the gaming crown from AMD in all of the most important price bands.

What is the most powerful CPU in the world 2022? ›

12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900KS Launches as World's Fastest Desktop Processor
  • March 28, 2022.
  • Contact Intel PR.
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Which is better B550 or X570? ›

The main difference between AMD's B550 and X570 chipsets is that the latter offers more higher speed ports and lanes. It should allow you to run more components and peripherals via PCIe 4.0, SATA III, and USB 3.2 Gen 2×1 connections.

What Mobo is future proof? ›

Both Intel's premium Alder Lake-supporting Z690 motherboards and AMD's upcoming AM5-supporting X670 motherboards will give you a better upgrade path in the next decade. You can still buy a current-gen Intel or AMD motherboard if you're okay with upgrading again in the next 4 years.

Which series motherboard is best? ›

Best Overall - Asus AMD X570 ATX Gaming Motherboard

It supports various types of ports and comes with a 5-way optimization and high fidelity gaming audio for a friendlier gaming experience.

How much should you spend on a 2021 motherboard? ›

$100-$150 on motherboard for budget gaming builds. $150-$250 on motherboard for mid range gaming builds or intermediate editing/designing PC. $250-$350 on motherboard for high end gaming builds or professional grade editing/designing PC. $350+ on motherboard for enthusiast gamers or workstation PCs.

Which is best Z690 motherboard? ›

Overall, the ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero is the best high-end Z690 motherboard on the market. It has a solid build quality, great features, and excellent performance when it comes to power delivery. The verdict is in, and the ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero is one of the best motherboards you can buy.

Which motherboard is best for gaming? ›

  • MSI B560M PRO-E Motherboard. Black. 4.3. ₹8,150. ₹10,950. 25% off. No Cost EMI from ₹344/month.
  • ASUS ROG STRIX-X570-E G-II Motherboard. Black. 4.9. ₹36,899. ₹42,000. No Cost EMI from ₹1,542/month.
  • ASUS Prime Z690-A Motherboard. ₹29,850. ₹30,000.
  • ZEBRONICS ZEB-H61 LGA 1155 Socket ,128GB SATA 2.5" SSD ... 3.2. ₹3,699. ₹7,999.

What should I look for in a 2021 gaming motherboard? ›

What you should look for in a new motherboard
  • Voltage regulator module (VRM) cooling.
  • Power delivery if you plan to overclock.
  • The rear port selection.
  • Form factor (ITX, microATX, ATX)
  • Choosing the right chipsets for AMD and Intel.
  • Matching said chipsets with the correct, supported CPU generation.
  • RAM support.
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Is MSI motherboard better than Asus? ›

MSI motherboards tend to offer more features and higher quality components than ASUS boards, but they also come with a higher price tag. ASUS boards are more affordable, but they may not offer as many features or as high of a quality as MSI boards.

Is a high end motherboard worth it? ›

High-End Chipsets Are Not as Necessary as You Think

Yes, even running a Ryzen 9 or an Intel Core i9. There's no need to match your high-end CPU with an equally expensive motherboard. As long as it has reliable VRMs and connectivity, you'll do well.

How much RAM do you need in 2021? ›

Most users need about 8 GB of RAM, but to use several apps at once, you might need 16 GB or more. If you don't have enough RAM, your computer will run slowly and apps will lag. VRAM is located on your graphics card and stores temporary graphical data from apps and games.

Is H670 better than B660? ›

To give an example, H670 motherboards support up to 12 PCI-E 4.0 lanes, whereas B660 boards only support up to 6. This then has a nock on effect on the number of Gen4 SSDs available for installation – something which is becoming ever more important .

Which motherboard is better Z490 or Z590? ›

Z590 motherboard is an upgraded version of the Z490 motherboard. You get all the features of the Z490 motherboard and then there is more. The main benefit is that there are dedicated PCIe Gen 4.0 support and 4 additional PCIe lanes.

Is Z690 worth buying? ›

The more features, the better

Performance and features matter, too, and I'm happy to say that the NZXT N7 Z690 delivers. As expected from a higher-end Z690 board, it offers PCIe Gen 5.0 support, WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, and solid rear I/O that includes a USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C.

Which is better B550 or X570? ›

The main difference between AMD's B550 and X570 chipsets is that the latter offers more higher speed ports and lanes. It should allow you to run more components and peripherals via PCIe 4.0, SATA III, and USB 3.2 Gen 2×1 connections.

Which is better MSI or Gigabyte? ›

MSI motherboards are often more expensive than Gigabyte motherboards, but they offer better performance and quality. Additionally, MSI offers a more comprehensive warranty than Gigabyte. If you're looking for the best possible motherboard, then MSI is the way to go.

Is ASUS better than Gigabyte? ›

ASUS motherboards are generally more expensive than Gigabyte models, but they offer a higher level of features and performance. For example, ASUS motherboards typically have more advanced overclocking capabilities, support for faster memory speeds, and larger numbers of USB ports.

What Mobo is future proof? ›

Both Intel's premium Alder Lake-supporting Z690 motherboards and AMD's upcoming AM5-supporting X670 motherboards will give you a better upgrade path in the next decade. You can still buy a current-gen Intel or AMD motherboard if you're okay with upgrading again in the next 4 years.

What are good specs for a PC in 2021? ›

The specs we'd suggest for a basic Windows 10 or Windows 11 machine:
  • Intel Core i5 (11th-, 12th-gen) or AMD Ryzen 5 (3000 or 5000 series)
  • Default integrated graphics (such as Intel 730 or baseline AMD Radeon)
  • 512GB or larger NVMe SSD drive.
  • 12GB of RAM or more (16GB preferred)
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What is the best gaming setup 2021? ›

The Best Gaming Setup for 2021 – How to Game in Style
  • Mouse: Razer Naga Trinity. ...
  • Keyboard: Das Keyboard X50Q Smart Gaming Keyboard. ...
  • Monitor: AOC CU34G2X Gaming Monitor. ...
  • Headset: Audeze Mobius. ...
  • Chair: DXRacer Master Series. ...
  • Desk: EWin 2.0 Edition RGB Gaming. ...
  • PC: Corsair Vengeance i4200. ...
  • Laptop: Alienware x17 Gaming Laptop.
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