5 Best Motherboards for Ryzen 7 2700x in 2020

What is the best motherboard for Ryzen 7 2700x?

So, you’re planning on getting a Ryzen 7 2700x and you need a new motherboard, but which one do you choose? Not all motherboards are compatible with any kind of CPU, so you will need a specific board with a compatible socket. Ryzen 7 2700x processors need an AM4 socket, so you will have to narrow your search and look for the best B450, B350, X470, or X370 chipset boards.

To decide which AMD Ryzen 7 2700X motherboard is best for you, you will have to first consider your budget. For instance, there are $200 B450 boards or $400 B450 boards and some higher-end ones will cost even more.

You’ll also have to consider whether your case has enough room for that motherboard you’re eyeing. You will either need to change the PC case to accommodate an ATX, or you can look for a microATX.

With that being said, we’ve rounded up the best 5 motherboards for Ryzen 7 2700x and have included the best B450, B350, X470, and X370 motherboards for Ryzen 7 2700x, and also included a B350 microATX board to help you make an informed decision before buying a new motherboard.

Let’s take a look at the 5 best motherboards for Ryzen 7 2700x.

ASUS ROG Strix B450-F

The Best Budget-Friendly B450 Motherboard for Ryzen 7 2700X

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This mid-range board is aimed at gamers and comes with premium features. Looking at the specs below, we see that although it’s $121, it has plenty of features since it’s based on its bigger sibling, the X470.

ASUS ROG Strix B450-F – Specs

  • Socket: AM4
  • Chipset: B450-F
  • Memory: 4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4
  • Storage: 2 x M.2 Socket 3, 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
  • Multi-GPU Support: AMD 3-Way CrossFireX
  • Expansion Slots: 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or x8/x4), 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Back Panel I/O Ports: 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s), 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI, 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s), 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (red)Type-A, 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue), 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x Optical S/PDIF out, 5 x Audio jack(s)
  • Special Features: 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5, TPU, Fan Xpert4, Gamer´s Guardian, ASUS EPU, AURA, AI Suite 3, Ai Charger, ASUS Grid, Digi+VRM, Turbo APP, Wi-Fi, ROG RAMCache II, ROG CPU-Z, Pre-mounted I/O Shield, Overwolf, GameFirst IV

We see dual onboard M.2 heatsink and we like it, plus there are other notable features such as a water pump header, a fan extension header and MOS fan bracket. Very efficient, with overclocking capabilities, and with built-in Wi-Fi, the ASUS ROG Strix B450-F is the best mid-range motherboard for Ryzen 7 2700X.

Alternatives: GIGABYTE B450 AORUS PRO, MSI Arsenal Gaming AMD, MSI Performance Gaming AMD

ASUS ROG Strix X470-F

The Best X470 Motherboard for Ryzen 7 2700X

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Taking gaming performance to another level, the ASUS ROG Strix X470-F motherboard offers more features than its mid-range sibling that we just checked out. The X470-F brings the same features as the B450-F and then some.

ASUS ROG Strix X470-F – Specs

  • Socket: AM4
  • Chipset: X470
  • Memory: 4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4
  • Storage: 2 M.2 Socket 3, 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
  • Multi-GPU Support: 2-Way SLI, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX
  • Expansion Slots: 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8), 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode), 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Back Panel I/O Ports: 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s), 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI, 5 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, 1 x Optical S/PDIF out, 5 x Audio jack(s), 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (red)Type-A, 1 x USB 3.1 (black)USB Type-CTM, Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port
  • Features 5-Way Optimization: by Dual Intelligent Processors 5, Gamer´s Guardian, ASUS EPU, AURA, AI Suite 3, Ai Charger, ASUS EZ DIY, ASUS Q-Design, AURA-RGB Lighting, ROG RAMCache II, ROG CPU-Z, Overwolf, GameFirst IV

This is a board that offers top tier performance not just in games but also in productivity applications. It comes at a competitive price ($230) and offers plenty of tools that let you overclock your CPU. It runs smoothly under load and looks great even without the lights turned on! One single downside would be the lack of audio shielding.

Alternatives: ASUS ROG Crosshair, MSI Performance Gaming AMD X470, GIGABYTE X470, ASUS Prime X470-Pro

MSI X370 GAMING PRO CARBON

The Best X370 Motherboard for Ryzen 7 2700X

MSI brings a high-end board at around $290, and it looks great. Aside from being a X370 chipset, this mobo comes with all the performance-oriented features and then some extras, such as RGB Mystic Lighting and the DDR4 boost which sits very well with Ryzen processors.

MSI X370 GAMING PRO CARBON – Specs

  • Socket: AM4
  • Chipset: X370
  • Memory: 4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4
  • Storage: 2 M.2 Socket, 6 x SATA 6Gb/s
  • Multi-GPU Support: 2-Way SLI, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX
  • Expansion Slots: 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16, 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Back Panel I/O Ports: 1 x PS/2 GAMING Device Port, 1 x DVI-D, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports, 1 x Intel® Gigabit LAN Port, 5 x Golden Audio Connectors, 2 x USB 2.0 Ports, 1 x HDMI, 2 x VR Ready USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports, 1 x Golden USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A/C, 1 x Optical S/PDIF-Out
  • Features: VR Ready and VR Boost, Mystic Light and Mystic Light Sync, Audio Boost 4 with Nahimic 2, GAMING LAN with LAN Protect, Turbo M.2, M.2 Shield, Lightning USB 3.1 Gen2, Military Class 4, Guard-Pro, Game Boost, GAMING Hotkey, X-Boost, and more.

If you’re looking for great performance and top of the line features, the MSI X370 GAMING PRO CARBON offers them all at a very good price. The software package also ensures you’re getting a stable board, and don’t even get us started on its overclocking capabilities.

Alternatives: MSI X370 XPOWER, Gigabyte AORUS AX370 GAMING 5

MSI B350 Tomahawk

The Best Budget B350 Motherboard for Ryzen 7 2700X

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This budget-friendly motherboard comes with a simple layout that will surely help you build you PC in no time. The MSI B350 Tomahawk comes with red lighting and a lighting header for RGB LED strips.

You just can’t say no to this budget-friendly motherboard from MSI.

MSI B350 Tomahawk – Specs

  • Socket: AM4
  • Chipset: B350
  • Memory: 4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4
  • Storage: 1 x M.2, 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
  • Multi-GPU: Support AMD Crossfire
  • Expansion Slots: 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E2), 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCI_E4, supports x4 mode), 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots, 2 x PCI slots
  • Back Panel I/O Ports: 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port, 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A ports, 1 x VGA port, 1 x DVI-D port, 1 x HDMI™ port, 3 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C port, 1 x LAN (RJ45) port, 6 x OFC audio jacks
  • Features: VR Ready, GAMING LEDs, Turbo M.2, Audio Boost with Nahimic 2, GAMING LAN with LAN Protect, Military Class 4 – Guard-Pro, Mystic Light Sync, Game Boost, GAMING Hotkey, X-Boost, and more.

At around $150, the MSI B350 Tomahawk doesn’t come with a USB 3.1 Gen 2 support or onboard RGB LEDs, but at this price it lets you put the extra cash towards a better GPU. The board is VR Ready, and although it comes with less features than high-end boards, the MSI B350 Tomahawk brings enough connectivity options, and legacy support.

Alternatives: ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F, MSI Gaming AMD Ryzen B350.

ASRock AB350M PRO4

The Best Micro ATX B350 Motherboard for Ryzen 7 2700X

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This Micro ATX board is a favorite among small form factor enthusiasts. The gaming board is packed with plenty of features and it’s perfect for Ryzen 7 2700X.

ASRock AB350M PRO4 – Specs

  • Socket: AM4
  • Chipset: B350
  • Memory: 4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4
  • Storage: 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_1), 1 x M.2 Socket (M2_2), 4 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s
  • Multi-GPU Support: AMD Quad CrossFireX and CrossFireX
  • Expansion Slots: 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot, 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 Slot, 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slot
  • Back Panel I/O Ports: 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port, – 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port, 1 x D-Sub Port, 1 x DVI-D Port, 1 x HDMI Port, 2 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection), 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C Port (Supports ESD Protection), 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports (Supports ESD Protection), 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED), HD Audio Jacks: Line in/Front Speaker/Microphone
  • Features: ASRock Super Alloy, Supports Triple Monitor, 7.1 CH HD Audio, Realtek Gigabit LAN, VR Ready, PCIe Gen3 x4 Ultra M.2 (for data transfer speeds up to 32Gb/s), reversible USB Type-C, Premium Power Choke, A-Tuning, Live Update & APP Shop, and more.

Although small, the ASRock AB350M PRO4 comes with an RGB header for RGB strip since it’s missing the RGB lighting option. The micro-ATX is filled with almost all the connectivity you would see in large gaming boards. At $180, this is the best micro ATX motherboard for AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, period.

Final Thoughts

It’s our hope that this list helps you make an informed decision before buying the right motherboard for AMD Ryzen 7 2700X. However, if these options are not viable, we have also added some alternatives for each chipset category. Those are considered some of the best motherboards on the market, but we haven’t included them in our list because it would have been incredibly long. With all the alternatives, there are plenty of great options on the market to choose from.

You may be wondering why we didn’t talk about the new AMD motherboards that were recently launched. For an AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, the B450, B350, X470, or X370 are quite sufficient. Plus, some of the new boards are around $60 more than the predecessors. Sure, you may want to look into a B550 or X570, but only if you’re planning to upgrade in the future.


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