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Best X370 AM4 Motherboards For AMD Ryzen – What’s The Best You Can Buy Today

AMD’s new Ryzen processors and AM4 platform is a (huge) success and it has grown quite popular in just a short time. Many are already building their first AMD Ryzen system; and most are coming from an older system. Are you planning to build your own Ryzen system as well? Most probably by now you already have a Ryzen CPU in mind; but there are lots of AM4 motherboards to choose from. The AM4 has an X370 based chipset, B350 chipset, A320 and A300. In this article we are just going to focus on what are the best X370 motherboards out there. Why X370 you might ask? Generally speaking, X370 motherboards are more expensive than the B350 motherboards, and their difference is not that huge in terms of performance. You can also overclock on a B350 motherboard, by the way. However, there are several advantages that an X370 motherboard has over a B350. X370 motherboards are usually better in terms of aesthetics; they look much better, has more connectivity options; better circuitry build (usually) and are geared towards enthusiasts, overclockers, professional, content creators and demanding gamers who simply needs a robust platform. If these are the things you are interested on a motherboard, let’s not waste time and check out some of the best x370 motherboards for AMD Ryzen we listed below.

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Best X370 AM4 Motherboards Available Today (From Asus, Gigabyte, MSI and ASRock)

All of the motherboards below are very much capable of running any AMD Ryzen CPU, and overclock them to their fullest extent. Remember that not all CPU will overclock at the same speed. You might get lucky and get 4GHz or more, or not so lucky and couldn’t get passed 3.8GHz. We have tested the some of the motherboards listed below; from Asus, MSI and Gigabyte and generally their performance isn’t that far from one another (at all); given the same set of components installed. We recommend that in choosing your motherboard, the set of features, price and preference would be your (main) deciding factor. Without further delays, check out below the best X370 motherboards currently available in the market today.

Asus Crosshair VI HERO X370 Motherboard

The Asus Crosshair VI HERO is the company’s top of the line X370 motherboard; one of the first X370 AM4 motherboards to show up and it’s also the (only) motherboard that has support for both AM4 and AM3 CPU coolers. It’s a Republic of Gamers motherboard and you can tell from the looks of the motherboard alone, this one screams premium. It features Aura Sync RGB LED illumination, SupremeFX audio with CODEC S1220, multiple headers with support for water cooling, Gigabyte Ethernet, several USB connections from USB 2.0 up to USB 3.1 and Type-C.

Of course, the Asus Crosshair VI HERO X370 motherboard also supports the latest and fastest NVMe drives via the M.2 slot; and it has support for multiple graphics card configurations for both NVIDIA 2-way SLI and AMD CrossFireX technology. If you also plan to overclock or loves to tinker with your system’s settings, this motherboard is no brainer. ASUS’ UEFI BIOS is one of the best out there and the control for overclocking is simply better compared to the competition. However, all these cool features and premium look do come with a price.

Asus Crosshair VI HERO Motherboard latest pricing and availability:
For US: available at B&H here and eBay.com here
For UK: available at Amazon UK here

ASUS ROG Strix X370-F GAMING Motherboard

The Asus ROG Strix X370-F is one of Asus’ newer AM4 motherboards, which was released after the Crosshair VI Hero and Prime X370-Pro. It has that ROG look and style, but it comes with lesser features compared to the Crosshair VI Hero and it’s also cheaper. This is an option if you want a sleek looking motherboard but don’t have that much budget to pay for the Crosshair VI Hero. Asus calls this as the “successor to Pro Gaming motherboards”. The ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming supports all AMD Ryzen CPUs, DDR4 up to 3200MHz, M.2 (both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4) and a number of USB connections up to USB 3.1 with Type-A and Type-C ports.

It also supports both NVIDIA 2-way SLI and AMD’s CrossFireX technology for multiple graphics cards configuration. It comes with an Intel Gigabit LAN and ROG SupremeFX 8-channel HD audio with S1220A CODEC. The STRIX is very similar to the Crosshair VI Hero on paper, but it does come with fewer USB ports, fewer I/O ports, lesser number of ROG exclusive features, but it is more cheaper. What is important is that most of the essential things you need plus added features are there at your disposal.

Asus ROG Strix X370-F Gaming Motherboard latest pricing and availability:
For US: available at B&H here and eBay.com here
For UK: available at Amazon UK here

Asus Prime X370-Pro Motherboard

If you want a cheaper Asus X370 motherboard, then the Asus Prime X370-Pro would be it. It doesn’t have the bells and whistles like the Crosshair VI Hero, but it has all the essential things you need. Like the Strix X370-F Gaming, the Prime X370-Pro shares similar sets of features and specifications. However, it comes with a tad fewer USB connection, no onboard RGB illumination (but does support Aura RGB via a header), and no ROG features.

The Asus Prime X370-Pro, like all of Asus Prime motherboards, has all the essential things that you need to build a high end desktop system, paired with the right components of course. And more importantly, it’s more affordable compared to the Crosshair VI Hero and Strix X370-F Gaming. If you are on a budget but you want or need an Asus X370 motherboard, this would be your option.

 

 

Asus Prime X370-Pro Motherboard latest pricing and availability:
For US: available at B&H here and eBay.com here
For UK: available at Amazon UK here

Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming 5 / K5 Motherboard

The Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming 5 is also one of the first motherboards released together with the Ryzen platform. If you want a motherboard that is loaded with RGB lighting, then Gigabyte’s Aorus X370 Gaming 5, K5 and K7 is your best option. There are no other X370 motherboards that are loaded with the same amount of RGB illumination than the Aorus motherboards. Well if you don’t like RGB lighting, but you still want an Aorus X370 motherboard, you can simply turn them off. Just like the previous motherboards mentioned above, the Aorus AX370 Gaming 5 supports all AMD Ryzen processors, including upcoming A-series and Athlon processors for socket AM4. It also comes with a number of USB connections up to USB 3.1 with both Type-A and Type-C ports; and has support for M.2, U.2 and SATA Express.

The Aorus AX370 Gaming features not only an Intel Gigabit LAN, but it has also a Killer E2500 Gaming Ethernet connection. It features Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MbB5 with dual ALC 1220 CODEC. It also supports multiple graphics cards configuration, both NVIDIA 2-way SLI and AMD CrossFireX. So if you want an RGB loaded motherboard, you might want to check this motherboard and the next one.

Gigabyte Aorus X370 Gaming 5 motherboard latest pricing and availability:
For US: available at eBay.com here
For UK: available at Amazon UK here

Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming K7 Motherboard

The Aorus AX370 Gaming K7 is basically an upgraded version of the Gaming 5. It has black shroud instead of white, and you will notice that the rear I/O port shroud has RGB illumination (more RGB for you). It also supports up to 3600MHz (OC) memory speed and the rest of the specs and features are very much similar or exactly the same. Obviously, the Gaming K7 is a more expensive than the Gaming 5.

There are only a handful of reasons to get the Gaming K7 over the Gaming 5. Though, this is still one of the best X370 motherboard out there. But I think you’ll go for this motherboard because of preference and aesthetics.

 

 

Gigabyte Aorus X370 Gaming K7 motherboard latest pricing and availability:
For US: available at eBay.com here
For UK: available at Amazon UK here

MSI X370 XPOWER Gaming Titanium Motherboard

The MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium is the company’s flagship X370 motherboard. It’s an all-silver motherboard, including the PCB. It doesn’t have any RGB illumination, except for a LED path illumination separating the audio section from the other components of the motherboard. Like most of the motherboards listed here, the X370 XPower Gaming Titanium supports all Ryzen CPUs and up to DDR4-3200MHz; it also has a number of USB connections up to USB 3.1 Gen2 with Type-A and Type-C ports. It uses Intel Gigabit LAN controller, has two M.2 slots that supports both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x2 and a U.2 connection.

Despite lacking an RGB illumination, it does support MSI’s Mystic light sync; a BIOS Flashback feature and features MSI’s Military Class 5 components. It also supports both NVIDIA SLI and AMD Crossfire. Most of the set of features and specifications are pretty much common and can be found on other motherboards. I guess the main difference that this motherboard has (aside from MSI’s own set of UEFI BIOS and apps) is its unique aesthetics and appearance. Some may not be attracted to the silvery color of this motherboard, but if you are looking for a motherboard with this unique color, the X370 XPower Gaming Titanium may be what you need. Do note, that this motherboard is one of the most expensive X370 out there; even more expensive than the Crosshair VI Hero.

MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium motherboard latest pricing and availability:
For US: available at B&H here and eBay.com here
For UK: available at Amazon UK here

MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard

If you don’t have a budget for an XPower or don’t like the looks, and you still want an MSI motherboard, the company has other options for you. Another X370 motherboard that we can recommend is the MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon. It’s an all-black motherboard with some RGB lighting illumination. It has a lot less number of features compared to the XPower Ti, but you still get the essential things you needed to build a Ryzen system. It comes with a decent number of USB connections up to USB 3.1 Gen 2, dual M.2 slots with support for both SATA and PCIe 2.0 x2 storage devices, support for NVIDIA 2-way SLI and AMD CrossFireX and other essential I/O connections.

Although, it doesn’t have an onboard power/reset buttons and no debug LED. It does have fewer ports and headers compared to the higher-end X370 motherboard, but if you want a cheaper alternative and don’t want to miss some RGB action; the X370 Gaming Pro Carbon would be a good choice. You can check out our review here.

MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard latest pricing and availability:
For US: available at B&H here and eBay.com here
For UK: available at Amazon UK here

ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming Motherboard

We haven’t tried any of ASRock’s X370 motherboard yet, but based on user feedback and other reviews; ASRock has some pretty solid X370 motherboards we can recommend. The first one is the ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming motherboard. If I am not mistaken this is their flagship AM4 motherboard with all the bells and whistles ASRock has to offer. It has the common black and red theme with some LED illumination. Best part about this motherboard is that it comes with a built-in Intel 802.11ac WiFi connection with Bluetooth 4.2. It also features Aquantia 5 Gigabit LAN connection aside from the usual Intel Gigabit LAN. That Aquantia is really fast!

It also has dual Ultra M.2 slot that supports both PCIe Gen3 x4 and SATA storage devices; and has a total of 10 SATA3 6Gbps ports. This motherboard may not look as stunning as the Crosshair VI Hero, or is not RGB loaded like the Aorus X370 motherboards; but it’s definitely loaded with some serious set of features and specifications, not found on the other X370 motherboards above.

 

ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming motherboard latest pricing and availability:
For US: available at eBay.com here
For UK: available at Amazon UK here

ASRock X370 Taichi SLI/ac Motherboard

Next is the ASRock X370 Taichi motherboard; this time it’s a black and white themed motherboard with RGB LED accent on the chipset heatsink. It’s a lot cheaper compared to the Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming above, but it’s still one of the best X370 motherboards out there due to its rock solid performance. It doesn’t feature Aquantia Gigabit LAN connection, but it does come with WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless connection. It also features 10 SATA ports, two M.2 with support for up to PCIe Gen3 x4 and SATA connections, and up to USB 3.1 Gen2 with both Type-A and Type-C ports.

The ASRock X370 Taichi motherboard is like a balance between the set of features and specifications and price/performance. However, I don’t think the white and black theme is for everybody. But if you want something simple, feature rich and not as expensive compared to the others, this motherboard could be for you.

 

ASRock X370 Taichi motherboard latest pricing and availability:
For US: available at eBay.com here
For UK: available at Amazon UK here

ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4 Motherboard

Finally there is the ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4. It has the same red and black theme like the Professional Gaming above, but comes with a much fewer set of features. It does support all Ryzen CPUs but memory support is only up to 2933MHz (OC), unlike most motherboards here that can go up to 3200MHz. It doesn’t have any wireless connection as well, but it has an M.2 Key E for WiFi (in case you want to add one in the future) and has Intel Gigabit LAN.

With the ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4 you also get the other essential features like USB connection up to USB 3.1 Gen2, two M.2 ports, six SATA3 ports, support for multiple graphics cards both NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX and other essential things (the bare basic) you can find on a motherboard. The Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4 is simple, very basic and it’s somewhat cheaper as well.

 

 

ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4 motherboard latest pricing and availability:
For US: available at eBay.com here
For UK: available at Amazon UK here

There you have it guys; these are some of the best X370 AM4 motherboards for AMD Ryzen that are available in the market today. This is not a detailed review and the set of features or specs listed are much summarized. I recommend carefully checking the specifications from their respective sites, comparing their features and prices before deciding which one to go for.

Good luck and happy building your AMD Ryzen rig!

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