17 Best Motherboards For Ryzen 5 5600X

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AMD has just launched its new Ryzen 5000 CPU lineup with the Ryzen 5 5600X being the most affordable of the bunch. Despite being the entry-level Ryzen 5000 CPU (at least for now) the 5600X is one of the best gaming CPUs you can get right now. It packs six cores and 12 threads, with a boost clock going up to 4.6GHz.

The gaming performance of this 6-core/12-thread CPU is pretty much on par with the R7 5800X, R9 5900X, and R9 5950X, making the R5 5600X a great bang for the buck despite the slightly higher launch price compared to the Ryzen 5 3600X. What increases the value of the 5600X even further is the fact that, on top of being a gaming beast, it actually uses less power than even the R3 3300X even though it packs 50 percent more cores, which is incredible.

This means you can pair the CPU with pretty much any B550 and X570 board around, potentially saving cash and spending it on a better GPU or more memory. Of course, you can get a pricier board with more features, but don’t go overboard. This is probably the end of the line for the AM4 socket meaning that the fantastic upgrade potential of the B450 and X470 platforms is gone. Also, the 5600X can net you just a couple of frames more when overclocked, so we don’t recommend getting a pricier board just to OC the CPU.

As for answering the question of which board is the best pick for the 5600X all we can say is that, if you want to get the CPU now, get a B550 or an X570 board. B450 and X470 boards will receive their Ryzen 5000 BIOS updates on January 2021 at the earliest, so if you already have one of those wait a bit and then get the new CPU, it should work on every B450 and X470 board that gets the BIOS update.

Below you’ll find the best motherboards for the Ryzen 5 5600X. These are mostly budget and mid-range models, but we included a couple of high-end boards just for the sake of having a few high-end options. Do note that B550 boards have limited PCIe 4.0 support. They only have one PCIe 4.0 x16 slot and can host only one PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD. If there are more M.2 slots, others are PCIe 3.0 only.

Best Motherboards For Ryzen 5 5600X – Our Picks

Best Motherboards For Ryzen 5 5600X – Our Picks
AwardModel 
Best Budget B550 Motherboard For Ryzen 5 5600XMSI B550-A Pro Msi B550 A Pro
Best Budget X570 Motherboards For Ryzen 5 5600XASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4S Asrock X570 Phantom Gaming 4S
ASUS Prime X570-P Asus Prime X570 P 3
Best Mid-Range B550 Motherboards For 5600XMSI MAG B550 Tomahawk Msi Mag B550 Tomahawk
Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro Wifi
ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming Asus Rog Strix B550 F Gaming
Best Mid-Range X570 Motherboards For 5600XASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus Asus Am4 Tuf Gaming X570 Plus Wifi
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite Wi Fi
MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk Msi Mag X570 Tomahawk
Best High-End B550 Motherboard For Ryzen 5 5600XGigabyte B550 Vision D Gigabyte B550 Vision D
Best High-End X570 Motherboards For Ryzen 5 5600XMSI MEG X570 Unify Msi Meg X570 Unify
ASRock X570 Taichi Asrock X570 Taichi
Best mATX B550 Motherboards For Ryzen 5 5600XGigabyte B550M DS3H Gigabyte B550M Ds3H
ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-Plus Asus Tuf Gaming B550M Plus
Best mATX X570 Motherboard For Ryzen 5 5600XASRock X570M Pro4 Asrock X570M Pro4 Motherboard
Best Mini ITX B550 Motherboard For Ryzen 5 5600X​ASRock B550M-ITX/AC Asrock B550M Itx Ac
Best Mini ITX X570 Motherboard For Ryzen 5 5600XGigabyte X570 I Aorus Pro Wi-Fi Gigabyte Aorus X570 I Pro Wi Fi Motherboard

Best Budget B550 Motherboard For Ryzen 5 5600X

MSI B550-A Pro

MSI B550-A Pro
ChipsetAMD B550
Memory4 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 128 GB
Storage2 × M.2, 6 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportAMD CrossFire
Expansion Slots2 × PCIe x16, 2 × PCIe x1
Back Panel Ports1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x RJ-45
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
8 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF
5 x Audio Jack
1 x BIOS FlashBack
Wi-FiNo

The Ryzen 5 5600X is an extremely efficient CPU, especially if we take into account its gaming performance. So, if you don’t mind the lack of features, just get the cheapest B550 board right now, the ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming 4 (there’s also a Wi-Fi version) and the CPU will work just fine. The thing is, the low-end B550 offering from ASRock includes the secondary (PCIe 3.0) M.2 slot that works at x2 speed, not at full x4 speed. This can throttle the performance of even mid-range PCIe 3.0 NVMe drives. But if you’re fine with having only one high-speed M.2 slot (the primary, that works at full PCIe 4.0×4) go at it. Another cheap option is the ASRock B550 Pro4, which has the same issue.

The cheapest B550 board without hidden limitations is the B550-A Pro from MSI. The board has excellent VRM for the price, capable of running even the 5950X. The memory support is also pretty good, with the B550-A Pro supporting up to 4400MHz DDR4 memory. You get two PCIe slots (one is PCIe 4.0 at x16, the secondary a PCIe 3.0 at x4) and two PCIe 3.0 slots. Storage options include six SATA III and two M.2 slots. The audio section is pretty limited (it’s based on the Realtek ALC892 codec) and as for the connectivity, you get a gigabit LAN and that’s about it. The rear I/O features two USB 3.2 Gen2 ports (one is USB-C), two USB 3.2 Gen1 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, audio jacks, and a Flash BIOS button.

If you ask us, the B550-A Pro is all you need for the 5600X. The VRM is great for the price, and the board is the cheapest one to come with the Flash BIOS button, allowing you to update BIOS in case the board doesn’t come with Ryzen 5000 support out of the box. Other boards might offer more USB ports, more internal connectors, or better audio. But performance-wise, this is all you need to get the full performance out of the R5 5600X.

Other interesting B550 budget choices include pretty much every budget B550 board. They are all good enough to run the 5600X. Just pick the one that has features you need and don’t overpay for a board you won’t use in full. For instance, if you need a board with an internal USB-C connector in case you have a USB-C port on the front panel of your case, it’s fine paying more for that feature. On the other hand, if you need a board with more fan headers, for instance, it’s better to get a fan hub than getting a pricier board.

Best Budget X570 Motherboards For Ryzen 5 5600X

ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4S

ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4S
ChipsetAMD X570
Memory4 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 128 GB
Storage2 × M.2, 8 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportAMD Quad CrossFireX
Expansion Slots2 × PCIe x16, 2 × PCIe x1
Back Panel Ports1 x HDMI
1 x PS/2
1 x RJ-45
8 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
3 x Audio Jack
Wi-FiNo

As for the best budget X570 board for the 5600X, the award goes to two pretty affordable X570 boards. The ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4S is the cheapest X570 board at the moment and while its VRM isn’t something to be proud of, it’s more than enough for the 5600X. As for memory support, it’s pretty good. The board can run DDR4 memory up to 4600MHz, quite high for a budget model.

Storage options include eight SATA III connectors and two PCIe 4.0×2 M.2 slots, like on most other X570 boards. Connectivity-wise you get a gigabit LAN but also an M.2 Key E socket for installing an M.2 wireless card. The board features two PCIe 4.0 x16 slots; one works at full x16 and the second at x4. You also get two PCIe x1 slots. The rear I/O hosts six USB 3.2 gen2 ports, audio connectors, and that’s about it.

ASUS Prime X570-P

ASUS Prime X570-P
ChipsetAMD X570
Memory4 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 128 GB
Storage2 × M.2, 6 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportAMD CrossFireX
Expansion Slots1 × PCIe x16, 3 × PCIe x1
Back Panel Ports1 x HDMI
1 x PS/2
1 x RJ-45
2 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
3 x Audio Jack
Wi-FiNo

The ASUS Prime X570-P is very similar to the Phantom Gaming 4S. It too has a low-quality VRM that is more than enough for the 5600X along with a pretty basic spec sheet. While the ASUS model supports 4400MHz DDR4 instead of 4600MHz, the X570-P does have four USB 3.2 gen2 ports along with two USB 3.2 gen1 and two USB 2.0 ports. Other specs are pretty much the same. As for other solid budget X570 boards, take a look at the ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 or the MSI X570-A Pro. But if you want a noticeably better board for just a bit more cash, check out our selection of the best mid-range X570 boards for the Ryzen 5 5600X.

Best Mid-Range B550 Motherboards For 5600X

MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk

MSI B550 Tomahawk
ChipsetAMD B550
Memory4 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 128 GB
Storage2 × M.2, 6 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportAMD CrossFireX
Expansion Slots2 × PCIe x16, 2 × PCIe x1
Back Panel Ports1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x Optical S/PDI
1 x PS/2
2 x RJ-45
2 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
5 x Audio Jack
Wi-FiNo

The B550 mid-range market is positioned around the price of the MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk, which is just about in the middle of it. This is an all-around great motherboard that sports a pretty attractive price. It has a great VRM, it supports fast, 4800MHz DDR4 memory, and comes with six SATA III and two M.2 slots both of which have heatsinks. There are two PCIe x16 slots, the secondary working at x4. You also get two PCIe x1 slots. Rear I/O hosts two USB 3.2 gen2 ports (one is USB-C), two USB 3.2 gen1, and two USB 2.0 ports. There’s also the BIOS flashback button and dual (2.5Gb + 1Gb) LAN ports. Finally, the audio section is pretty solid with the Realtek ALC1200 audio codec at its helm. Overall, an excellent board that also looks rather slick.

Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro

Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro AC
ChipsetAMD B550
Memory4 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 128 GB
Storage2 × M.2, 6 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportNone
Expansion Slots3 × PCIe x16, 2 × PCIe x1
Back Panel Ports1 × Q-Flash Plus button
1 × HDMI
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
2 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
3 × USB 3.2 Gen 1
6 × USB 2.0
1 × LAN
2 × SMA
1 × Optical S/PDIF out
5 × audio jack
Wi-FiYes

The Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro is another great mid-range B550 board that’s quite similar to the B550 Tomahawk. The Aorus Pro supports faster memory (up to 5200MHz), it has six USB 2.0 ports in total as well as one extra USB 3.2 gen1 port, and it doesn’t come with dual gigabit LAN, only one 2.5Gb LAN port. The Aorus Pro is also available in Wi-Fi version. Finally, if you want even better VRM, better audio quality, more USB 3.2 gen1 ports, and Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity get the ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming. This one also has an excellent design, but it is more expensive than the B550 Tomahawk.

ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming

ASUS ROG Strix B550-F
ChipsetAMD B550
Memory4 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 128 GB
Storage1 × M.2, 6 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportAMD CrossFireX
Expansion Slots1 × PCIe x16, 3 × PCIe x1
Back Panel Ports1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x Optical S/PDI
2 x RJ-45
2 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
5 x Audio Jack
1 x Flash BIOS Button
Wi-FiNo

As for the alternatives, you have boards such as the Gigabyte B550 Aorus EliteASRock B550 Steel Legend, and the ASUS TUF Gaming B550-Plus (Wi-Fi version) are all great boards costing less than the B550 Tomahawk. On the other side, we have the MSI B550 Gaming PlusGaming Edge, and Gaming Carbon, the ASRock B550 Extreme4, or the ASRock Phantom Gaming B550 PG Velocita. All great boards that cost more than the B550 Tomahawk.

Best Mid-Range X570 Motherboards For 5600X

ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus

ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus
ChipsetAMD X570
Memory4 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 128 GB
Storage2 × M.2, 8 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportAMD CrossFireX
Expansion Slots2 × PCIe x16, 2 × PCIe x1
Back Panel Ports1 × PS/2
1 × DisplayPort
1 × HDMI
4 × USB 3.2 Gen 1
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
2 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 × RJ45
1 × Optical S/PDIF out
5 × Audio jacks
Wi-FiNo

Back on the X570 mid-range market, the three models from ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI are all you need for the 5600X. The ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus (also available in the Wi-Fi flavor) is the cheapest of them all. It has worse VRM than both the Aorus Elite and the X570 Tomahawk but its VRM is good enough even for an overclocked 5950X so that’s fine. The board supports up to 4400MHz DDR4 memory and comes with six SATA III and two M.2 slots.

You also get three PCIe x16 slots (primary running at x16, secondary at x8, and tertiary at x4) and two PCIe x1 slots. Connectivity options include just the gigabit LAN on the regular version and that plus Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5 connectivity on the AC version of the board. The audio section is solid, based on the Realtek ALC S1200A audio codec. Finally, the rear I/O features two USB 3.2 gen2 ports, five USB 3.2 gen1 ports (one of those is USB-C), along with a selection of audio ports. The board doesn’t have the BIOS flashback button on the back so make sure to ask the seller to update the BIOS for you if needed.

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite
ChipsetAMD X570
Memory4 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 128 GB
Storage2 × M.2, 2 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportAMD Crossfire
Expansion Slots2 × PCIe x16, 2 × PCIe x1
Back Panel Ports2 × SMA antenna connectors
1 × HDMI
2 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
4 × USB 3.2 Gen 1
4 × USB 2.0/1.1
1 × LAN
1 × Optical S/PDIF Out
5 × Audio jacks
Wi-FiNo

The Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite is pretty much the same as the ASUS model. VRM is the same, as is memory support. You also get the same number of PCIe slots as well as the same storage options. The Gigabyte Aorus Elite with Wi-Fi has Bluetooth 4.2 support instead of Bluetooth 5 support found on the AC version of the ASUS board. Finally, you get four USB 2.0 ports, no USB-C ports and a BIOS flashback button.

MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk

MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk
ChipsetAMD X570
Memory4 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 128 GB
Storage2 × M.2, 6 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportAMD CrossFire
Expansion Slots2 × PCIe x16, 2 × PCIe x1
Back Panel Ports1 × Flash BIOS button
1 × PS/2
2 × SMA antenna connectors
1 × HDMI
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
3 × USB 3.2 Gen 2
2 × USB 3.2 Gen 1
2 × USB 2.0
1 × LAN
1 × optical S/PDIF Out
5 × audio jacks
Wi-FiNo

Finally, probably the best X570 board looking at the combination between price and features is the MAG X570 Tomahawk from MSI. This board has superb VRM along with a nice selection of features. Compared to our other two picks the Tomahawk supports faster memory (up to 4600MHz DDR4), includes 2.5Gb LAN instead of 1Gb, it has two M.2 heatsinks, and you get four USB 3.2 gen2 ports. Also, the Wi-Fi version of the X570 Tomahawk includes Wi-Fi 6 support. Other mid-range X570 boards are also solid picks but, honestly, the X570 Tomahawk is more than enough even for flagship CPUs let alone the Ryzen 5 5600X.

Best High-End B550 Motherboard For Ryzen 5 5600X

Gigabyte B550 Vision D

Gigabyte B550 Vision D
ChipsetAMD B550
Memory4 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 128 GB
Storage2 × M.2, 4 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportAMD CrossFire
Expansion Slots3 × PCIe x16
Back Panel Ports2 × Antenna Connectors
1 × PS/2
1 × HDMI
1 × DisplayPort
2 × USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
2 × USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
4 × USB 3.2 Gen1
2 × USB 2.0
2 × LAN
1 × Optical S/PDIF-Out
5 × Audio Connectors
Wi-FiYes

We don’t really recommend getting a high-end B550 board for a 5600X but if you want to spend some extra cash the Gigabyte B550 Vision D is one of the most attractive boards around and probably the prettiest white motherboard you can find at the moment. It’s also the only B550 board with Thunderbolt 3 support. The B550 Vision D is packed with features, and it has an excellent VRM as well. You have support for ultra-fast DDR4 5200, 4 SATA III and two M.2 slots, dual gigabit LAN (1Gb+1Gb), and Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 connectivity.

Expansion slots include three PCIe x16 slots (x16, x8, and x4). The rear I/O features two USB 3.2 gen2 ports, two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt support, four USB 3.2 gen1 ports, and two USB 2.0 ports. The audio section is based on the Realtek ALC1220-VB codec. Finally, the board comes with a Qflash button and POST code installed on the PCB. As for the alternatives, other high-end B550 boards don’t come with Thunderbolt 3 support but some, like the Gigabyte B550 Aorus Master, include three M.2 slots. If you do need 3 M.2 slots, it’s better to get an X570 board since there all three slots work at PCIe 4.0×4 speed.

Best High-End X570 Motherboards For Ryzen 5 5600X

MSI MEG X570 Unify

MSI MEG X570 Unify
ChipsetAMD X570
Memory4 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 128 GB
Storage3 × M.2, 4 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportNvidia SLI, AMD Crossfire
Expansion Slots3 × PCIe x16, 2 × PCIe x1
Back Panel Ports1 × Flash BIOS Button
1 × Clear CMOS button
2 × SMA antenna connectors
1 × PS/2
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
3 × USB 3.2 Gen 2
2 × USB 3.2 Gen 1
2 × USB 2.0/1.1
1 × LAN
1 × Optical S/PDIF Out
5 × Audio jacks
Wi-FiYes

The high-end X570 market has a fair share of excellent boards but today, we’re focusing on X570 motherboards that cost about the same as the RX5600. There’s no sense in getting a motherboard that’s more expensive than the CPU it’s powering but if you really want the best of the best, just get one of the most expensive X570 boards and you’ll get the whole package. As for the choices that we actually can recommend the best overall is the MSI MEG X570 Unify if you can find it for a price that’s close to the R5 5600X.

The board has everything you need except Thunderbolt 3 support. It can run up to DDR4 4600MHz memory, it features three PCIe x16 slots (x16, x8, and x4), two PCIe x1 slots, four SATA III ports, and two M.2 slots. Audio quality is pretty good with the Realtek ALC1220 responsible for the sound. As for the connectivity options you have Wi-Fi 6, 2.5Gb LAN, and Bluetooth 5. The rear panel hosts four USB 3.2 gen2 ports (one is USB-C), two USB 3.2 ge1 ports, and two USB 2.0 ports. The board is excellent for overclockers. It features BIOS flash and clear CMOS buttons as well as debug LEDs and a POST code, both found on the PCB alongside power and reset buttons.

The X570 Taichi is similar to the MSI model but the ASRock board comes with eight SATA III ports instead of four, it features 1Gb LAN instead of 2.5Gb, and it comes with less USB 3.2 gen2 ports on the rear I/O (but it has more USB 3.2 gen1 ports).

ASRock X570 Taichi

ASRock X570 Taichi
ChipsetAMD X570
Memory4 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 128 GB
Storage3 × M.2, 6 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportNVIDIA Quad SLI, AMD Triple CrossFireX
Expansion Slots3 × PCIe x16, 1 × PCIe x1
Back Panel Ports2 x Antenna
1 x HDMI
1 x PS/2
1 x Optical S/PDI
1 x RJ-45
6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
6 x Audio Jack
1 × Flash BIOS Button
1 × Clear CMOS button
Wi-FiYes

Best mATX B550 Motherboards For Ryzen 5 5600X

Gigabyte B550M DS3H

Gigabyte B550M DS3H
ChipsetAMD B550
Memory4 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 128 GB
Storage2 × M.2, 4 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportNo
Expansion Slots2 × PCIe x16, 1 × PCIe x1
Back Panel Ports1 × PS/2
1 × DVI-D
1 × HDMI
4 × USB 3.1 Gen 1
4 × USB 2.0/1.1
1 × RJ-45
3 × Audio Jack
Wi-FiNo

The B550 chipset can be found on a solid number of pretty good mATX boards. And since every mATX board can run the 5600X without issues, getting a micro ATX B550 board can save you additional money to spend on other components. The Gigabyte B550M DS3H is a great entry-level board that still supports pretty fast DDR4 4000 memory, comes with four SATA III and two M.2 slots. The second M.2 slot works only at PCIe 3.0×2 but at this price, this shortcoming isn’t an issue. The board comes with two PCIe x16 slots (x16, x4) and one PCIe x1 slot and when it comes to connectivity you get gigabit LAN. The audio is as basic as it gets and the rear I/O hosts four USB 3.2 gen1 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, and audio jacks. You can go even lower in price with something like the ASRock B550M-HDV but the price difference is minimal and the ASRock board comes with just one M.2 slot.

ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-Plus

ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-Plus
ChipsetAMD B550
Memory4 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 128 GB
Storage2 × M.2, 4 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportAMD Dual CrossFireX
Expansion Slots1 × PCIe x16, 1 × PCIe x1
Back Panel Ports1 × PS/2
1 × DisplayPort
1 × HDMI
1 × USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
2 × USB 2.0
1 × RJ-45
3 × Audio Jack
1 × Optical S/PDIF
1 × Flash BIOS Button
Wi-FiNo

If you want something with a better VRM there’s the MSI B550M Bazooka while the ASUS Prime B550M-A/CSM is the cheapest B550M board with a PCIe 3.0×4 secondary M.2 slot. And if you want an all-around mATX board that won’t break the bank check out either the ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-Plus or the MSI B550M Mortar. The B550M TUF Gaming is a bit cheaper and it comes with a pretty solid VRM, support for DDR4 4600 memory, two M.2 slots, four SATA III ports, two PCIe x16 slots (x16, x4), and one PCIe 3.0 slot. The board features a 2.5Gb LAN chip and you can get a Wi-Fi version of the board that comes with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 connectivity. On the back, you can find two USB 3.2 gen2 ports, four USB 3.2 gen1 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, a BIOS flashback button, and a selection of audio jacks. The B550M Mortar is pretty similar to the TUF Gaming. The MSI model has slightly better VRM and that’s about it.

Best mATX X570 Motherboard For Ryzen 5 5600X

ASRock X570M Pro4

ASRock X570M Pro4
ChipsetAMD X570
Memory4 × DIMM, DDR4, max. 128 GB
Storage2 × M.2, 8 × SATA
Multi GPU SupportAMD CrossFire
Expansion Slots2 × PCIe x16, 1 × PCIe x1
Back Panel Ports1 × PS/2
1 × HDMI
1 × DisplayPort
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
6 × USB 3.2 Gen 1
1 × LAN
3 × Audio jacks
Wi-FiNo

The X570 mATX market is made of literally two boards and the only one worth picking up is the ASRock X570M Pro4. The board is pretty basic with average VRM, support for DDR4 4200, two M.2 and eight SATA III ports, two PCIe x16 slots (x16, x8), one PCIe x1 slot, and an okay audio section based on the Realtek ALC1200 codec. The board has a gigabit LAN chip and it also comes with an M.2 Key E socket for installing a Wi-Fi card. Rear I/O features two USB 3.2 gen2 ports, six USB 3.2 gen1 ports, and a selection of audio ports.

Best Mini ITX B550 Motherboard For Ryzen 5 5600X

ASRock B550M-ITX/AC

ASRock B550M-ITX/AC
ChipsetAMD B550
Memory2 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 64 GB
Storage1 × M.2, 3 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportNo
Expansion Slots1 × PCIe x16
Back Panel Ports2 × Antenna
1 × PS/2
1 × DisplayPort
1 × HDMI
3 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
2 × USB 2.0
1 × RJ-45
3 × Audio Jack
Wi-FiYes

Considering the fact that the 5600X is better optimized than even the 3300X, you don’t need anything more powerful than the ASRock B550M-ITX/AC in case you’re building a Mini-ITX PC around the 5600X. The board has pretty solid VRM for its price and the only major thing lacking compared to pricier alternatives is the second M.2 slot. Other improvements seen on higher tier B550 ITX boards include better audio, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 connectivity, and faster LAN.

Other than that, the ASRock B550M-ITX/AC is a pretty good bang for the buck for every future 5600X owner. You have support for 4600 DDR4 memory, one M.2 slot with PCIe 4.0×4 speed along with four SATA III ports, and one PCIe x16 slot. Connectivity options include gigabit (1Gb) LAN, Wi-Fi 5, and Bluetooth 4.2. And on the rear I/O you can find two USB 3.2 gen2, two USB 3.2 gen1, and two USB 2.0 ports. If you need one of the aforementioned upgrades (additional M.2 slot, better audio, BIOS flash button, etc.) feel free to pick the Gigabyte B550I Aorus Pro AX and if you need a front panel USB-C connector there’s the MSI B550I Gaming Edge and the ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ax.

Best Mini ITX X570 Motherboard For Ryzen 5 5600X

Gigabyte X570 I Aorus Pro Wi-Fi

Gigabyte X570 I Aorus Pro Wi-Fi
SocketAM4
ChipsetAMD X570
Memory2 x DIMM, DDR4, max. 64 GB
Storage2 x M.2, 4 x SATA
Multi-GPU SupportNone
Expansion Slots1 x PCIe 4.0 x16
USB Ports2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2 x USB 2.0
Wi-FiYes

The best X570 Mini-ITX board for the Ryzen 5 5600X is the Gigabyte X570 I Aorus Pro Wi-Fi. It’s more expensive than any of the B550 choices but if you really want the X570 chipset and two PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, this is the board to get. Specs are pretty solid and include support for DDR4 4400MHz memory, one PCIe x16 slot, four SATA III ports, and two PCIex4 M.2 slots. The audio is also pretty solid, powered by the Realtek ALC1220-VB codec and when it comes to connectivity you have gigabit LAN (1Gb), Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5. On the rear, there’s two USB 3.2 gen2 ports (one being USB-C), four USB 3.2 gen1 ports, and a selection of audio ports.

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Goran Damnjanovic

Goran Damnjanovic

Goran is Levvvel's senior hardware writer. He studied psychology but found that video games and PC hardware were much more interesting. Over the years he's developed expertise in everything gaming tech related.

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