These B450 Motherboards are the best choices for your AMD Ryzen CPU
You’ve decided to buy an AMD Ryzen CPU and you’re looking for the best motherboard that will offer you the performance and extra features that you need. But what is the best B450 motherboard on the market and how do you choose it?
First, you have to know that there are plenty of motherboards offering great value for their price tags. Then, choosing a motherboard must also depend on what CPU and GPU you want to choose because they must be compatible and supported by the main board.
Of course, even the cheapest mobo can offer a lot in terms of performance, but always make sure it is equipped with at least 8GB RAM. A B450 with a good VRM will be perfect for your setup. Features like various ports, RGB lighting, heatsinks for M.2 slots and Wi-Fi are also welcomed bonuses.
Let’s check out the best ATX/Micro-ATX/Mini-ITX motherboards for AMD chips.
Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro Wi-Fi
The Best ATX Motherboard Under $120
At around $115, this board may not be able to overclock your Ryzen, but it’s still offering excellent value. It has a premium build and broad connectivity options.
Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro Wi-Fi – Specs
Chipset: AMD B450
Form Factor: ATX
Dimensions (W x H x D): 15.00 x 12.25 x 4.22 in
Features: Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs, Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs, Intel® Dual Band 802.11ac WIFI & BT 4.2, Intel® GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software, RGB FUSION with Multi-Zone LED Light Show Design, Supports Digital LED & RGB LED Strips, Smart fan 5 with fan stop, USB 3.1 Gen 2 with USB type C & type A, M.2 Thermal Guard.
With good enough overclocking possibilities, Wi-Fi, and features perfect for gaming, the Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro WIFI is a good choice for gamers that want to put the extra money towards a better GPU or CPU. The only downsides of this board are the missing DisplayPort and the limited onboard Wi-Fi (maximum throughput is just 433 Mbps).
Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming
The Best ATX Motherboard Under $125
At around $120, the Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming has an enhanced DRAM overclocking and has a ROG UEFI easy to tweak.
Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming – Specs
- Socket: AM4
- Chipset: AMD B450
- Form Factor: ATX
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 10.8 x 13.3 x 2.7 in
- Features: DDR4-3200 support, AI Suite 3, Gigabit LAN, FanXpert 4, SupremeFX S1220 audio, Dual NVMe M.2, USB 3.1 Gen2, 5-way optimization, Pre-mounted I/O shield and Aura Sync RGB.
Great for gaming and with enough fan and RGB headers, the Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming motherboard is perfect if you want to run the latest games at high settings – provided you have good GPU and CPU. With a lot of expansion slots, this board is one of the best choices you could make.
The only downsides are that the Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming comes without some power/reset buttons and POST LED and BIOS doesn’t have too many overclocking options.