8 Best Motherboards for Ryzen 9 5900X

In the market for a new motherboard? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will be going over some of the best motherboards that are compatible with Ryzen 9 5900X processors. These boards range from budget-friendly options to those for overclocking enthusiasts and gamers alike.

Today’s market is saturated with all kinds of motherboards. There are essentials for those who just want to get an inexpensive board, more advanced options intended for gamers and O/C enthusiasts, as well as the more premium boards that often come outfitted with tons of features that can be found on some lesser-priced models too. We will start this article by describing the eight best motherboard choices for Ryzen 9 5900X processors so you can decide which one will work best for your needs before moving on to our top picks in each category.

Now let’s go ahead and take a look at some of the best motherboards available for Ryzen 9 5900X users.

1 GIGABYTE X399 Aorus Xtreme

AMD GIGABYTE X399

  • SocketTR4
  • DDR4, Quad-Channel, 8 DIMMs, ECC
  • Upgraded power solution with 10+3

We have already taken a look at some of Gigabyte’s previous Radeon motherboards that are compatible with the new RTX graphics cards. And right on cue, they delivered another masterpiece in their line of excellent motherboards with the release of the X399 Aorus Xtreme. It has an impressive set of specifications beginning with its large AM4 socket that supports 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs and will accommodate any future processors by AMD or Intel for years to come. It also comes equipped with four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots which can be configured as dual-x8/8/x8/x8, triple M.2 slots with one of them running in x4 mode via PCIe 3.0 and Intel Optane support for ultra-fast data transfers. Gigabyte has packed the X399 Aorus Xtreme with features including three sets of RGB LED lighting zones, two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports on the rear I/O panel, an excellent array of fan headers that makes this board run smoothly even during extreme overclocks or when you are dealing with a large load of components at once, as well as an integrated 802.11ad Wi-Fi module which uses proprietary software to deliver some impressive wireless speeds up to 4.6 Gbps.

Pros:

  • Great cooling options
  • Plenty of fan headers
  • Nice looking design
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports

Cons:

  • High price tag over $400 USD

2 MSI X399 SLI Plus

MSI Pro AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper

  • CPU Socket TR4
  • Intel I211 Gigabit LAN Controller
  • 8x DDR4-3600+(OC)

Next up is the affordable X399 SLI Plus from MSI that is a great option for those seeking a solid, well-built motherboard without having to break the bank too much. The MSI X399 SLI Plus provides everything you would expect from a 100 series chipset board and even boasts some extra features such as an LED light bar at the top which will show off its three RGB zones in 16.8 million colors to match your components or case lighting, two M2 slots with one running at PCIe 3.0 x4, and reinforced PCIe slots to prevent any damage during high-stress transfers. This board does not come with an integrated wireless module like some of the other more expensive boards in this comparison but it does offer enhanced USB functionality that is powered by MSI’s Boost UK technology which will help you get the most out of your USB devices when overclocking or transferring data at high speeds.

Pros:

  • Affordable price
  • Plenty of fan headers
  • A comprehensive array of features for its low price point

Cons:  

  • No built-in wireless support

3 ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E GAMING

ASUS ROG STRIX X399-E GAMING

  • RGB headers and 3d-printing
  • Industry-leading 8-channel HD audio
  • Onboard 802.11AC WiFi
  • USB 3.1 Gen2

Our next entry from Asus comes from their impressive ROG line and was built to deliver amazing performance while also being incredibly quiet. Asus went with a solid board design so it would be able to handle the heat produced by Ryzen 9 CPUs and it has plenty of additional features that make overclocking easier including an excellent array of fan headers that will keep your system running smoothly at all times, support for Corsair’s Hydro Series H60 liquid CPU cooler, two M2 slots for ultra-fast data transfer speeds combined with Intel Optane support, Aura Sync RGB lighting with four separate zones, an integrated 802.11ac wireless module, USB 3.1 Gen 2 functionality powered by their own internal controller along with more typical connections like USB 2.0/3.0 ports on the rear I/O panel as well as 6 Type-A ports on the front I/O panel.

Pros:

  • Solid design
  • Integrated Wireless
  • Plenty of fan headers
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 via internal controller

Cons:

  • No built-in Bluetooth support

4 ASUS ROG ZENITH EXTREME

ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme AMD X399

  • 5-way optimization
  • Rog DIMM.2: Dual m.2 expansion
  • 2T2R Dual Band Wi-Fi Moving Antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11A/B/G/N/Ac Compliant)
  • Livedash OLED

The final entry in this comparison is also from Asus but it comes from their more expensive ROG line which offers incredibly high-quality components and some extra features that you would not normally find on their lower-end boards including an extreme overclocking price point for those who need to hit the highest clock speeds possible, support for AMD’s own CrossFire technology, dual 32 Gb/s M.2 slots, a huge array of fan headers, and an integrated 802.11ad Wi-Fi module powered by Intel. ASUS has designed this board with overclocking in mind so it will be able to handle the heat produced from Ryzen 9 CPU cores while also providing several different ways for you to keep your system cool including four separate temperature sensors, a GPU temperature sensor, and three 4-pin PWM fans which can all be controlled from Asus’ own Fan Xpert software or from their AISuite III utility that also allows for plenty of monitoring and tweaking on top of their excellent AI Suite 3 motherboard management software.

Pros:

  • Good overclocking
  • Plenty of cooling options
  • Integrated Wireless option

Cons:

  • No built-in Bluetooth support

5 MSI X399 SLI PLUS

X399 SLI PLUS

  • Supports AMD® RYZEN™ Threadripper
  • AUDIO BOOST 4
  • EZ Debug LED
  • PCI-E Steel Armor
  • Military Class 6, Guard-Pro

Another excellent option for those seeking a solid, well-built motherboard without having to break the bank too much. This board provides everything you would expect from a 100 series chipset board and even boasts some extra features such as an LED light bar that will show off 3 RGB zones in 16.8 million colours to match your components or case lighting, two M2 slots with one running at PCIe 3.0 x4, and reinforced PCIe slots to prevent any damage during high-stress transfers. This board does not come with an integrated wireless module like some of the other more expensive boards in this comparison but it does offer enhanced USB functionality that is powered by MSI’s Boost UK technology which will help you get the most out of your USB devices.

Pros:

  • Integrated wireless module
  • Bright LED lighting
  • Two M2 slots

Cons:

  • Price-tier is higher than other boards in this comparison

6 MSI X399 GAMING PRO CARBON AC

MSI Gaming AMD Ryzen

  • Supports AMD RYZEN
  • Support 8 DIMMs
  • Quad Channel DDR4 3600+ (OC)
  • Designed for Extreme Performance: 10+3 power phase, DIGITAL POWER Design
  • MYSTIC LIGHT: 16.8 million colors
  • 3D Printing Support:

Our second MSI entry for this comparison comes from their more premium Gaming Pro Carbon line which offers an excellent mid-range option that still retains plenty of high-quality components while also having many useful features including dual 32 Gb/s M.2 slots, support for Nvidia SLI/AMD CrossFireX setups, and clean white aesthetics that will please most PC builders. It also includes the Game Boost dial on top of the board which allows you to quickly overclock or underclock your system’s memory and CPU to suit the game that you are currently playing. For cooling, this board features eight 4-pin PWM headers with four of them coming with thermal sensors for controlling fans based on the motherboard’s onboard temperature readings.

Pros:

  • Great aesthetics
  • Game Boost dial
  • Integrated Wireless

Cons:

  • Dual M2 slots not running at PCIe 3.0 x4 speed

7 ASRock Fatal1ty X399 Professional Gaming

Fatal1ty X399 Professional Gaming

  • Supports AMD TR4 Socket Ryzen Threadripper Series CPUs
  • IR Digital PWM
  • 11 Power Phase & Dr. MOS
  • Supports Quad Channel DDR4 3600+(OC) & ECC UDIMM Memory
  • 4 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • NVIDIA® 4-Way SLI

While these last few boards might seem like high-end components, it is only relative to the lower price points in this comparison which already offer good performance in most regards although they do lack some of the extra features that are found on premium boards. The X399 Professional Gaming board from ASRock is one of the best in this category and offers many different styles for you to choose from including its own Fatal1ty themed layout or a more traditional black PCB which also includes 4 dimmable RGB zones where you can adjust your lighting style through their A-Tuning utility. It’s not all about looks though as it does have dual PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots, USB Type-C support that also utilizes an ASMedia 3142 controller chip, two Gigabit Ethernet ports with teaming support, eight SATA 6Gb/s ports, integrated 802.11ac Wi-Fi up to 1.73 Gb/s, and even Bluetooth 4.2 support.

Pros:

  • Two M.2 slots
  • USB Type-C with 3142 controller chip
  • Integrated 802.11ac Wi-Fi up to 1.73 Gb/s

Cons:

  • No built-in Bluetooth support

8 ASRock X399 Taichi

X399 Taichi

  • 4 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • NVIDIA® 4-Way SLI™
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec), Supports DTS Connect
  • 8 SATA3, 3 Ultra M.2
  • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gb/s
  • 1 U.2 Connector

This is the highest price-point of this comparison for an AM4 motherboard but it is definitely worth every penny with its plentitude of features including dual M.2 slots, two USB 3.1 ports (one Type-C), eight SATA 6Gb/s ports, three Gigabit Ethernet ports with teaming support, four PWM fan headers that are all fully controllable through their A-Tuning software, and six 4-pin RGB LED strips that will allow you to control up to 12 different lighting zones. It also includes an integrated wireless module that allows for up to 1.73 Gb/s speeds while using 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology. This board also includes an onboard audio solution that is isolated by ELNA capacitors which should help reduce interference and give your audio the quality that it deserves.

Pros:

  • Integrated wireless module
  • Isolated audio backend
  • Dual M.2 slots

Cons:

  • Price-tier is higher than other boards in this comparison