The Best Gaming Motherboards in 2020 – Buying Guide

by Murtaza Ahmed

The motherboard is the main component of a gaming pc, and it connects all the components like ram, HDD, CPU, and GPU together.

In 2019 a lot of things have changed, intel used to dominate the CPU market, but with the release of new ryzen CPUs from AMD, intel’s share in the CPU market started to change.

And so, the motherboards nowadays we see that are more in demand are the ryzen CPU ones but this list has more intel motherboards than the ryzen ones.

Best Overall: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra ($260)best gaming motherboards

The Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra has the latest 8th and 9th gen intel CPU support. It has 4 DIMMs of Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4. It supports high intel optane memory and also features the Advanced Thermal Design with Direct Touch Heatpipe technology.

It has Onboard Intel® CNVi 802.11ac 2×2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi and high-quality audio and microphone capacitors for professional sound.

It has RGB fusion 2.0 which allows you to attach led or RGB strips directly with the motherboard. This motherboard has multiple thermal sensors and fan headers to connect many fans to it.

It supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C and latest-gen M.2 with a thermal guard to make it run cooler.

Reasons to buy:

  • Supports DDr4 up to 4400mhz
  • Multi-cut heatsink for extra cooling while running on 5Ghz
  • Adjustable Voltage USB Port with Dedicated Power Design
  • USB Type-C™ Front Panel Connector
  • 8 Fan / Water Pump Connectors


Best For Overclocking: ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero Wi-Fi ($300)

The Rog Maximus series motherboards are most famous for extra durability and super overclocking capabilities that why ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO WIFI is the best for overclocking motherboard in our list.

It also supports the latest 9th and 8th gen intel CPUs and dual m.2 support. It has the newest USB 3.1 gen2 and onboard 802.11AC Wi-Fi.

The ASUS optimum II technology provides the best stability while overclocking the Dram.

The FanXpert 4 provides excellent dynamic system cooling. The Aura Sync RGB lighting offers the best RGB lighting customisation to the users.

Reasons to buy:

  • Built for overclocking
  • SupremFx provides high quality and clear sound
  • Support for the latest high-performance memory
  • Support for the latest high-performance memory
  • ROG UEFI BIOS to take full manual control


Best For Small Pc Builds: ASUS ROG Strix Z390-I Gaming ($170)best gaming motherboards

The Asus rog Strix z390-I Gaming is the best gaming motherboard for small size pcs due to its small form factor of Mini ITx.If you want a pc of small size then this the right choice for you.

It has Lga 1151 socket and supports 9th and 8th gen intel CPUs.It also has the ASUS Opti-MEM II for better DRAM overclocking stability.

FanXpert 4 technology provides excellent cooling. It has DRAM Overcurrent Protection and Double-decker m.2 heatsink.

It has a Pre-mounted I/O shield for easy installation. Asus Rog Strix z390-I  Supports HDMI 2.0 with max resolution 4096 x 2160 @60hz.

This is also the first motherboard to feature the u-shaped heatsink design.

Reason to buy:

  • Best for small build
  • Aura sync availability
  • AI Overclocking


Excellent Ryzen WiFi Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon WiFi ($250)best gaming motherboards

This the best Ryzen motherboard available on our list which has am4 socket support.

MSI MPG X570 supports 2nd and 3rd gen ryzen CPUs but if you are looking for 1st gen ryzen CPU motherboard, then b350 may your choice.

Anyhow, Msi x570 has an On-board Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with MU-MIMO support.

X570 Mystic light RGB lets you customise RGB lighting according to your preferences, and you can also connect RGB or led lighting strips directly to the motherboard.

The AUDIO BOOST 4 technology provides a super high-quality sound hearing.

The Frozr Heatsink technology along with the double ball bearing gives you the best cooling performance.

The Ai operated fan cooling automatically adjusts the fan speeds according to the temperatures.

Reasons to buy:

  • Wifi6 and Bluetooth
  • Frozr Heatsink design
  • m.2 Sheild frozr
  • Core boost


Best Cheap Option: ASUS TUF H370-Pro Gaming Wi-Fi ($150)TUF H370-PRO GAMING (WI-FI)

If you are looking for a budget option, then ASUS TUF H370-Pro Gaming WiFI is the best option for you.

This ASUS motherboard also features the FanXpert4 which is found in many premium motherboards which are also seen above.

It has long term reliability due to its Tuf protection. This motherboard has Tuf military-grade components like capacitors, Chokes and LAN Guard.H370 Pro also has Aura Sync RGB for customisable RGB lighting.

Reasons to buy:

  • Wifi Support
  • Tuf components
  • DDr4 running compatibility
  • Intel Optane Memory support



Hope you find the best motherboard that consumer should buy in 2020 as per their need. Comment down below to let me know if you have any queries.

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