5 best motherboards for am4 socket

*Editor’s review of the best ones. About the selection criteria. This material is subjective, it is not an advertisement and should not be treated as a guide to purchase. You should consult with a professional before you make a purchase.

AM4 is the socket that AMD introduced in 2016 for its microprocessor systems with Zen architecture (brand name Ryzen) and those that were supposed to be released later. The AM4 socket motherboards have quickly gained popularity and gained wide acclaim among both regular users and professionals as well as keen gamers. Today’s Expertology editorial board rating is dedicated to five best, according to our subject matter experts, motherboards for the AM4 socket, which are relevant at the beginning of 2019.

All five reviewed motherboards have several things in common:

  1. design format – ATX;
  2. 24-pin main power connector.
  3. Passive cooling;
  4. The latest chipset for early 2019 is AMDX470;
  5. The BIOS is of the AMI type;
  6. it has EFI support;
  7. Multi-core processors are supported;
  8. 4 RAM slots;
  9. Dual-channel RAM mode;
  10. 64GB of RAM upper limit;
  11. No IDE-controller (obsolete);
  12. PCIExpress version 2.0 i 3.0;
  13. M port type.2 for Solid State Drives – PCI-E/SATA3.0;
  14. There is an interface for connecting RGB ribbon;
  15. audio 7.1, HDA, based on RealtekALC1220 sound card.

Rating of the best motherboards for am4 socket

Nominationplaceproduct nameprice
Rating of the best motherboards for the socket am41ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO (WI-FI)20 443€
2ASRock X470 Taichi
    timate
18 830€
3GIGABYTE X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI (rev. 1.0)16 221€
4MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON15 630€
5ASUS PRIME X470-PRO12 220€

ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO (WI-FI)

Score : 4.9

ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO (WI-FI)

First up on our list is a ROG series motherboard from the Taiwanese company ASUS, renowned for its quality computing components. The brightest model in our selection, it’s also the most expensive.

The motherboard supports AMD Ryzen, Athlon X4 and 7th generation A-series microprocessors. Provides for the use of DDR4 RAM with frequencies from 2133MHz to 3600MHz. There are two connectors of microprocessor power – 8-pin and 4-pin.

Disk controllers are organized as follows. SATA with 6 SATA 6Gb/s slots; AMD X470-based RAID controller Level 0, 1, 10; two slots for connecting non-mechanical SSD M.2. Slot Types: One is Socket3, Mkey, 2242/2260/2280/22110; the other is Socket3, Mkey, 2242/2260/2280.

This motherboard has the widest range of built-in modules for wired and wireless network connectivity. So, there is an Ethernet wired network output from Intel I211-AT integrated gigabit network card; Wi-Fi radio module of 802.11ac and separately bluetooth module.

16 USB ports are provided, 12 of them are USB 3 ports.1 – 10 are on the rear panel. There are also S

DIF and two PS/2 sockets for mouse and keyboard. In addition, the rear panel has an optical output and USB Type-C socket.

Four SATA cables, Wi-Fi antenna, ROG and Addressable LED expansion cords, Q- and S-

  • -connectors, a set of screws for M.2, Rear case back cover with ports, ROG stickers.

    Advantages

    • Multi CPU support;
    • built-in wireless modules;
    • lots of interfaces for peripherals;
    • configuration;
    • design and visual elements.

    Drawbacks

    • some users consider it unreasonably expensive.

    ASRock X470 Taichi
      timate

    Rating: 4.8

    ASRock X470 Taichi<ul></div><p>timate” src=”/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/51716666195851-195-.jpg” title=”ASRock X470 Taichi</p><ul>timate”><p>High-end motherboard by Taiwanese ASRock goes on the list. Development of PC motherboards is one of the company’s specialized and priority activities.</p><p>The motherboard supports AMD Ryzen processors and DDR4 memory from 2133 to 3466 MHz. 8-pin and 4-pin slots dedicated to CPU power.</p><p>SATA disk controller has 8 x 6Gb/s slots. RAID level 0, 1, 10 AMD X470 based controller. There are also three M slots.2 for connecting a solid state drive. Slot types –</p><ul>tra M.2, M Key, 2260/2280/22110; Vertical M.2, Key E, WiFi-802.11ac and M Key, 2230/2242/2260/2280.<p>Two built-in AQUANTIA AQC107 and Intel I211AT Ethernet subsystems provide network connectivity at 10Gbps and 1000Mbps, respectively. There is also 802 802 Wi-Fi module.11ac and Bluetooth module.</p><p>16 USB sockets, 12 of which are USB 3.0 standard.1 and 8 of them are located on the rear. There are S</p><p>DIF, optical output, HDMI and USB Type-C on the back. Two PS/2 interfaces are provided for keyboard and mouse connection.</p><p>Four SATA cords are included, two ASRock WiFi 2 antennas.4/5 GHz, a pair of screws for M.2, ASRock S connector</p><li>_HB_<br />The backside cover.<h4>Advantages</h4><ul><li>Many interfaces for peripherals;</li><li>Built-in HDMI interface;</li><li>two network cards;</li><li>outfitting .</li></ul><h4>Disadvantages</h4><ul><li>Only one class of processor is supported.</li></ul><h3>GIGABYTE X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI (rev. 1.0)</h3><p>Rating: 4.7</p><div style=GIGABYTE X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI (rev. 1.0)

    Next in our ranking is a motherboard from GIGABYTE, one of the world’s most recognized manufacturers of different motherboards.

    The motherboard supports AMD Ryzen CPUs. Original AMI BIOS has built-in disaster recovery. Supports DDR4 RAM from 2133 to 3600 MHz. Both 8pin and 4pin connectors are used for power.

    The SATA disk controller has six SATA 6Gb/s connectors. There are RAID levels 0, 1, 10 based on AMD X470. There are two M slots for SSDs.2 types: one is Socket 3, M key, 2242/2260/2280/22110, the other is Socket 3, M key, 2242/2260/2280.

    Networking devices include an integrated Gigabit Ethernet card, 802 Wi-Fi module.11ac and Bluetooth module.

    Full range of connectors includes 17 USB sockets, 11 of which are standard 3.1 and 8 are located on the rear panel. There’s also optical output, USB Type-C interface, Ethernet and S

    DIF.

    Includes: a set of screws for M.2, Wi-Fi radio antenna, four SATA cables, Velcro cable set, GC-S connector

  • 2PL
    RGB ribbon expansion cable, G connector, LED ribbon adapter cable, two thermistor cables.

    Manufacturer’s stated service life of the motherboard is 1095 days, which is in line with the official warranty.

    Advantages

    • IOS with auto-rebuild feature;
    • extended package;
    • Hardware error indication at startup;
    • High-quality cooling;
    • The warranty is equal to the officially set lifespan.

    Disadvantages

    • Supports only one class of processor.

    MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

    Rating: 4.7

    MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

    Next in the ranking is a motherboard from MSI. This model in addition to obviously high specifications, also received one of the best user feedback.

    The device supports three classes of processors: Athlon, AMD RYZEN and A-series processors. Two 8-pin connectors are provided for powering the processor. It supports DDR4 RAM at frequencies from 1866 to 3466 MHz.

    SATA controller includes eight SATA 6Gb/s slots. There is a RAID-controller based on AMD X470 levels 0, 1, 10. Two M slots for solid state drives.2 types 2242/2260/2280/22110 and 2242/2260/2280. There is also an integrated wired Gigabit Ethernet network interface from the Intel I211AT integrated network card.

    The motherboard has an expanded set of interfaces that includes 16 USB ports, 10 of which are standard 3.1, and six are on the rear panel. There are also two PS/2 interfaces for keyboard and mouse, an S

    DIF, HDMI video output, DisplayPort, optical output and USB Type-C port.

    Comes with two SATA cords, an S connector

  • RGB LED cord set and rear chassis port plug.

    The manufacturer has set the lifespan of the device at 1095 days and coincides with the warranty period.

    Advantages

    • Supports three classes of processors;
    • Expanded set of interfaces including HDMI;
    • beautiful backlighting;
    • Indication of hardware errors at system startup;
    • Easy memory overclocking;
    • official lifetime coincides with the warranty period.

    Disadvantages

    • You can’t disable RGB backlighting directly in BIOS.

    ASUS PRIME X470-PRO

    Rating: 4.6

    ASUS PRIME X470-PRO

    And the Expertology rating of the best AM4 socket motherboards is completed by another ASUS PRIME series model.

    The motherboard supports three classes of processors – Athlon X4, AMD Ryzen and 7-th generation A-series processors. An eight-pin connector is provided for processor power. Support for DDR4 memory from 2133 to 3600 MHz.

    SATA hard drive controller includes six SATA 6Gb/s slots. There is an AMD X470 based RAID controller at levels 0, 1, 10. Two M slots are used to connect the solid state drives.2. Types of slots: one is Socket 3, M key, 2242/2260/2280, the other is Socket 3, M key, 2242/2260/2280/22110. Wired Ethernet output – high-speed, gigabit based on an integrated card Intel I211-AT.

    Interface suite includes 14 USB ports, of which 10 are generation 3.1, and eight are on the rear panel. Also, the interface set includes a couple of PS/2 for keyboard and mouse connection, HDMI video output, one classic COM port, S output

    DIF, optical output, one USB Type-C interface.

    It comes with two SATA cables, connectors S

  • and Q-type, a screw for M.2, a cover for the back ports of the case.

    The service life is officially set at 1095 days and coincides with the warranty period.

    Advantages

    • Support for a wide range of processor classes;
    • expanded set of interfaces, including HDMI;
    • The official lifespan is the same as the warranty;
    • minimal heating;
    • The most affordable price in the selection.

    Disadvantages

    • not the most convenient RAM slots because of the latch on only one side;
    • Not all users are satisfied with the official software.
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