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AMD X470 motherboards review

AMD has established itself as the best manufacturer offering budget-friendly components that compete with Intel alternatives. The X470 motherboard is no different and there are plenty of solid boards out there around the £150 mark. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite X470 boards that will suit a range of budgets.

MSI X470 GAMING PLUS Motherboard

+ Affordable

+ Supports 3-way AMD crossfire

-Bare-bones X470

Kicking off the list is this wallet-friendly board from MSI which is a great option for gamers on a budget. It supports up to three-way AMD Crossfire allowing plenty of scope for pumping out crisp, clean graphics and has the AMD AM4 socket so supports Ryzen 7 CPUs. Furthermore, it’s incredibly easy to set up after installation thanks to AMD’s award-winning Click Bios 5 which allows easy navigation through functions like high-resolution scalable font, search function, favourites function and many more. Roll this solid tech and easy set-up together with basic RGB and you’ve got yourself an affordable motherboard that can cope with most modern games.

Gigabyte X470 Aorus Ultra Gaming AM4 ATX Motherboard

+ Solid audio

+ Sleek RGB

-More powerful options available

The next option is from Gigabyte with its Aorus Ultra Gaming motherboard that comes packed with features. It supports the AM4 socket, four RAM slots and two GPU slots as standard so there’s plenty of scope for customisation with this board. Furthermore, the board offers plenty of ports on the sleek looking I/O including an ethernet port, two USB 3.1 ports and 1 USB-C port, among others. The board offers great flexibility in ports and also comes with an overall sleek design which is accentuated by smart RGB. As it’s a Gigabyte board, you’ll also be able to download the App Center which allows you to take full control of this motherboard by tweaking features such as boosting and RGB fusion.

Asus PRIME X470-PRO AM4 DDR4 ATX Motherboard

+ Easy set-up

+ User-friendly BIOS

-Design not for everyone

This X470 motherboard from Asus comes with everything that you could want from a board placed at this price point. You get lots of connectivity options to suit all of your needs, multiple fan hubs plus an additional fan hub for an AIO cooler and water pump. On top of this the board comes with an ultra-efficient M.2 heatsink which is capable of reducing your M.2 SSD temperature by 20°C, so this motherboard is kitted to keep a potential beast cool.

Furthermore, the RAM slots ensure you get the best out of whatever Ryzen memory setup you opt for with memory speeds up to 3600MHz being expected. The board also comes with slick-looking RGB that you can customise to match the rest of your build and ensure it both performs well and looks good. The only downside to this board is that the spaceship-like design might not suit everyone, but if it does, you’ll be getting yourself a solid motherboard for your rig.

ASRock X470 Taichi AM4 DDR4 ATX Motherboard

+ Racing-style design

+ Great scope for upgrading

-Pricey

This X470 board from ASRock is its top-of-the-range board and it’s easy to see why. On the connectivity front it has one HDMI 1.4B port, six USB 3.0 ports and two USB 3.1 ports which is enough to suit all your PC needs. As standard with other motherboards, it comes with six 3.5mm audio jacks thanks to the onboard Realtek ALC 1220 codec, an Intel ethernet port, an Aquantia AQC107 LAN port and a WiFi-based module. As if that wasn’t enough, it comes with eight SATA 6Gbps ports, two M.2 slots and the potential for 64GB GDDR4 RAM meaning all your connectivity and memory needs are met. The board itself has a sleek design and comes with polychrome RGB, so you’ll be able to sync all of your rig lighting through this motherboard.

Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi Motherboard

+ Top-end durability

+ Extensive RGB

-Expensive

If you’re after an X470 motherboard that’s got all the bells and whistles then you want Gigabyte’s Aorus Gaming 7. It supports the AM4 socket and is compatible with Ryzen 7 series CPUs so is the perfect foundation for a top-of-the-line gaming PC. In addition, it comes with four USB 3.0 ports, one USB 3.1 ports, one USB-C port, your standard audio jacks and two USB 2.0 ports meaning connectivity isn’t an issue.

A handy addition to this board is a power switch and reset button on the I/O which allows easy access to power options on your motherboard. Furthermore, this board ensures your rig remains a silent giant, as it has intelligent Smart 5 Fan software that allows you to customise your fans in your entire rig, programming when you want them to pick up speed or slow down. These are just a few of the features this epic motherboard has – but your wallet will take a hit as it’s about as expensive as X470 boards get.

If you’re after a great motherboard that supports the Ryzen series 7 CPU, then the X470 motherboard is a solid choice to house it in. Not only that, the wide choice of X470s means there will be a board out there to suit every need, want and budget.

MSI Tomahawk

MSI Tomahawk
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