10 Best Motherboards for Ryzen 7 3800XT

The Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and the Ryzen 9 3900XT feature increased clock speeds over the base 3000X models. This translates into about a 5 percent increase in performance. The Ryzen 7 3800XT is in the middle of the 3000XT series, packing eight cores and sixteen threads.

The CPU has excellent performance in most productivity apps and its pretty solid choice for gaming, but it’s simply too damn expensive. There’s a bunch of better CPUs out there you should focus on instead. For instance, if you want one of the best gaming CPUs at the moment for less cash there’s the 5600X. On the other hand, you can get the 5800X, which sells for less than twenty percent higher price. If you’re only interested in productivity workloads and are satisfied with the 3800XT performance get the 3700X instead. It’s cheaper and has almost the same performance in both games and productivity benchmarks. The 3800XT is only worth it in case you stumble upon a killer deal on the used market.

If you end up getting the 3800XT you’ll most likely need a new motherboard. We’ve already covered the best boards for the Ryzen 5 3600XT so now’s the time to lineup the best boards for its bigger cousin, the Ryzen 7 3800XT. Below you’ll find a nice selection of budget, mid-range, and high-end boards along with a selection of the best mATX and Mini-ITX boards.

We didn’t include any B450 motherboard since those are getting increasingly harder to find. The only models that are easy to find are usually the worst ones. Affordable boards with disappointing VRM and not a lot of features. And you can count on B450 boards being harder and harder to find in the coming weeks and months because the B550 chipset is here to replace the B450.

If you do manage to find the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max motherboard selling at its regular price, you should get it. It’s good enough to run the Ryzen 3800XT and will give you a lot for the money. But if you care about PCIe 4.0 compatibility skip it and check out some of the B550 and X570 boards featured below.

Best Motherboards for Ryzen 7 3800XT – Our Picks

Best Motherboards for Ryzen 7 3800XT – Our Picks
AwardModel 
Best Budget Motherboard for Ryzen 7 3800XTGigabyte B550 Aorus Elite Gigabyte B550 Aorus Elite
MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus Msi Mpg B550 Gaming Plus
Best Mid-Range Motherboard for Ryzen 7 3800XTGigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WiFi Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro Wifi
Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro AC Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro Wifi
Best High-End Motherboard for Ryzen 7 3800XTGigabyte X570 Aorus Master Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master
ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero Asus Rog X570 Crosshair Viii Hero
Best mATX Motherboard for Ryzen 7 3800XTMSI MAG B550M Mortar Wi-Fi Msi Mag B550M Mortar Wifi
Best Mini-ITX Motherboard for Ryzen 7 3800XTGigabyte B550I Aorus Pro AX Gigabyte B550I Aorus Pro
MSI MPG B550I Gaming Edge WiFi Msi Mpg B550I Gaming Edge Wifi
ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming Asus Rog Strix B550 I Gaming

Best Budget Motherboard for Ryzen 7 3800XT

Gigabyte B550 Aorus Elite

Gigabyte B550 Aorus Elite
ChipsetAMD B550
Memory4 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 128 GB
Storage2 × M.2, 4 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportNone
Expansion Slots3 × PCIe x16, 1 × PCIe x1
Back Panel Ports1 × Q-Flash Plus button
1 × DisplayPort
1 × HDMI
2 × USB 3.2 Gen 2
4 × USB 3.2 Gen 1
2 × USB 2.0
1 × LAN
1 × Optical S/PDIF out
5 × audio jacks
Wi-FiNo

These two boards aren’t the most affordable B550 boards at the moment, but cheaper models could have issues with running the 3800XT due to their less than ideal VRMs. If you want to get a board that will have no issues running the 3800XT, even overclocked, get one of these boards. VRM section is a bit more powerful on the Gigabyte board so if you’re planning on pushing the 3800XT to the max, get the Gigabyte B550 Aorus Elite.

When it comes to the features packed in these two boards, the Gigabyte is again in a slight advantage. It supports faster memory (4733MHz vs. 4400MHz), and it comes with a 2.5Gb LAN port while the MSI B550 Gaming Plus has only 1Gb LAN port. The Gigabyte board also has a better audio section and it offers six USB 3.2 ports on the rear panel while the MSI board has only 4 USB 3.2 ports.

MSI B550 Gaming Plus

MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus
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 × Flash BIOS Button
1 × PS/2
1 × DisplayPort
1 × HDMI
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
2 × USB 3.2 Gen 1
4 × USB 2.0
1 × LAN
1 × Optical S/PDIF out
5 × audio jacks
Wi-FiNo

When it comes to SATA ports, the MSI B550 Gaming Plus is better here. It includes six while the B550 Aorus Elite has only four. Both boards have two M.2 slots (one PCIe 4.0 and the other being PCIe 3.0) with one of them having a heatsink. The B550 Aorus Elite has three PCIe x16 ports in total, but only one is a full-fledged PCIe 4.0 port that words at x16 speed. The other two are PCIe 3.0 slots working at x2 and x1 speeds. Also, the board includes one PCIe x1 port.

The B550 Gaming Plus comes with two PCIe x16 slots. One is a PCIe 4.0 slot working at x16 speed and the other is a PCIe 3.0 slot working at x4 speed. Remember that even the most expensive B550 boards have only one PCIe 4.0 slot. Other slots are PCIe 3.0 and they usually work at x4 speed at best. Overall, we like the B550 Aorus Master more. It looks better, has faster LAN port, better VRM, and better audio section. Yes, it’s a bit more expensive than the B550 Gaming Plus but the price difference is worth it.

Alternatives include the aforementioned B450 Tomahawk Max. If you can find it for its regular price get it. It will work fine with the 3800XT. Next, we have the ASUS TUF Gaming B550 Plus. This board has a weaker VRM even than the MSI model but it should work fine with stock 3800XT. Finally, you have a selection of mATX boards that you can find out more about below.

Best Mid-Range Motherboard for Ryzen 7 3800XT

Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro AC

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WiFi
ChipsetAMD X570
Memory4 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 128 GB
Storage3 × M.2, 6 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportNvidia SLI, AMD Crossfire
Expansion Slots3 × PCIe x16, 2 × PCIe x1
Back Panel Ports1 × HDMI
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
2 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
3 × USB 3.2 Gen 1
4 × USB 2.0
1 × LAN
2 × SMA
1 × Optical S/PDIF out
5 × audio jacks
Wi-FiYes

If you’re looking for an X570 or B550 board to pair with the 3800XT the mid-range market offers by far the biggest selection of quality choices. The two Gigabyte boards are no-brainer picks because they offer lots for the money and pack excellent VRMs. The two boards are also very similar in design and features they offer.

The Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro AC supports DDR4 memory up to 5200MHz but the X570 board is no slouch. It can run DDR4 memory up to 4400MHz. Realistically you probably won’t run anything faster than 3600MHz so when it comes to memory speed support both boards are excellent. Both boards have two M.2 slots but the B550 model offers just one PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots. The X570 Aorus Pro’s both M.2 slots are PCIe 4.0. Both boards have six SATA III slots.

Gigabyte X570 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

Next, both models come with three PCIe x16 slots. You get one slot working at x16 with the other two working at x8 and x4 on the X570 board. The B550 model has the secondary PCIe x16 slots running at x4 and the third running at x2 speed. You get SLI and Crossfire support on the X570 board. The B550 model doesn’t offer multi-GPU support. Both boards come with two x1 slots.

When it comes to audio both boards have pretty good audio sections powered by the Realtek ALC1220-VB audio codec. The B550 board has 2.5Gb LAN while the X570 only has a regular, gigabit LAN port on the rear panel. Rear panels are richly populated on both boards. You get multiple PCIe 3.2 ports, one USB-C port on each board, as well as a selection of audio jacks. What’s interesting is that, while both boards have debug LEDs only the B550 model has the BIOS flashback button.

Alternatives include lots of quality boards. You have the ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming as well as the X570 TUF Gaming Plus. Both of these models come with Wi-Fi variants. There’s also the excellent MSI X570 Tomahawk and well as the B550 Tomahawk. Finally, you have the MSI MPG B550 Gaming Edge.

Best High-End Motherboard for Ryzen 7 3800XT

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master

Gigabyte X570 AORUS Master
ChipsetAMD X570
Memory4 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 128 GB
Storage3 × M.2, 6 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportNvidia SLI, AMD Crossfire
Expansion Slots3 × PCIe 4.0 x16
1 × PCIe 4.0 x1
Back Panel Ports1 × Q-Flash Plus button
1 × Clear CMOS button
2 × SMA antenna connectors
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
3 × USB 3.2 Gen 2
2 × USB 3.2 Gen 1
4 × USB 2.0/1.1
2 × LAN
1 × optical S/PDIF Out
5 × audio jacks
Wi-FiYes

The high-end market also has lots of quality boards. The two we picked are great because they have superb VRMs, have lots of extra features, and are great for overclocking the 3800XT. Let’s start with the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master. It features support for up to 4400MHz DDR4, it has three M.2 slots and six SATA III ports.

You also get three PCIe 4.0 slots out of which one works at x16, one at x8 and one at x4. There’s also one x1 slot along with support for both SLI and Crossfire. The board features dual gigabit LAN (1Gb + 2.5Gb) along with Wi-Fi 6 network card that also includes Bluetooth 5 connectivity. The rear panel includes six USB 3.2 ports along with a number of USB 2.0 ports and one USB-C Port.

The board also has lots of features aimed at overclockers. There’s the usual BIOS flash button on the rear panel. And on the front of the board, you can find the POST code along with debug LEDs. Overall, this is probably the best overall choice that doesn’t cost a small fortune.

ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero

ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero
ChipsetAMD X570
Memory4 x DIMM, DDR4, max. 128 GB
Storage2 x M.2, 8 x SATAIII
Multi-GPU SupportNvidia SLI, AMD CrossFireX
Expansion Slots3 × PCIe 4.0 x16
1 × PCIe 4.0 x1
Back Panel Ports1 × USB BIOS FlashBack Button
1 × Clear CMOS button
7 × USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
1 × USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
4 × USB 3.2 Gen 1
1 × Anti-surge 2.5G LAN (RJ45) port
1 × Anti-surge LAN
1 × Optical S/PDIF out
5 × Gold-plated audio jacks
Wi-FiYes

The ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero is another excellent board. Aside from the phenomenal VRM, this board has support for DDR4 4800MHz memory and it comes with two M.2 slots. One less M.2 slot is replaced with two more SATA III ports than on the Aorus Master, making the number of SATA III ports on the ASUS board eight in total. ASUS’s own high-def audio coded is responsible for the excellent audio section.

When it comes to expansion slots you get three PCIe 4.0 x16 slots. One works at x16, one at x8, and the third one also at x8. There’s support for both SLI and Crossfire along with one PCIe x1 slot. Connectivity options include 2.5Gb LAN. If you need Wi-Fi and Bluetooth look somewhere else. The rear panel includes twelve USB 3.2 ports out of which one is USB-C. Finally, when it comes to OC features you have the usual BIOS flashback and clear CMOS (also present on the Aorus Master) buttons, along with debug LEDs and POST code.

If you want an excellent board with lots of features for a lower price, look at the Gigabyte B550 Aorus Master and ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming. Both boards have superb VRMs, tons of features, as well as variants with Wi-Fi connectivity and OC-friendly features such as debug LEDs and POST code. If you want to overclock, get the MSI MEG X570 ACE. This is an expensive board but it everything you need on a motherboard. Finally, if you want the best of the best for your Ryzen CPU, check out the MSI X570 MEG Godlike or the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula.

Best mATX Motherboard for Ryzen 7 3800XT

MSI B550 Mortar

MSI MAG B550M Mortar Wi-Fi
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 × Flash BIOS Button
1 × PS/2
1 × DisplayPort
1 × HDMI
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2
2 × USB 3.2 Gen 1
2 × USB 2.0
1 × 2.5G LAN
2 × SMA
1 × Optical S/PDIF OUT
5 × audio jacks
Wi-FiYes

While the new B550 chipset doesn’t include a phenomenal mATX board, like the ASUS ROG Strix Z490-G Gaming we have for the 10th gen Intel CPUs, the MSI B550M Mortar is a pretty good mATX board. It features excellent VRM that can deal with every Ryzen CPU along with a nice set of features for an mATX motherboard.

You get support for DDR4 4400MHz along with two M.2 slots, one of which is PCIe 3.0. There are six SATA III ports in total, along with two PCIe x16 slots and two PCIe x1 slots. PCIe x16 slots work at x16 and x4 and while the board support AMD Crossfire we wouldn’t recommend running dual GPUs on this board. Connectivity options include 2.5Gb LAN ports along with Intel Wi-Fi 6 chip that also includes Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity.

The rear panel is populated by four USB 3.2 ports one of which is USB-C, along with a selection of audio jacks and a BIOS flashback button. The board also includes debug LEDs and a solid audio section based on the Realtek ALC1200 codec. This is about the only mATX board we would recommend for running the Ryzen 7 3800XT.

You could run this CPU on the ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-Plus but that board has less than ideal VRM. If you plan on running the 3800XT on that board, make sure your case has excellent airflow. This can also be said about every mATX board offered by ASRock. Sadly, the mATX boards for Ryzen CPUs are of very poor quality and we can wholeheartedly recommend only the B550m Mortar from MSI.

Best Mini-ITX Motherboard for Ryzen 7 3800XT

Unlike the situation with mATX boards, the Mini-ITX market for Ryzen CPUs has lots of quality choices. There are older, X570 boards you can check out. Models such as the ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming, MSI MPG B550I Gaming Edge WiFi, and the Gigabyte X570 I Aorus Pro. Those are all solid boards but the B550 Mini-ITX lineup is less pricey while including most of the features found on the X570 boards.

Gigabyte X570 I Aorus Pro

Gigabyte B550I Aorus Pro AX
ChipsetAMD B550
Memory2 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 64 GB
Storage2 × M.2, 4 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportNone
Expansion Slots1 × PCIe x16
Back Panel Ports1 × Q-Flash Plus button
1 × DisplayPort
2 × HDMI
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
4 × USB 3.2 Gen 1
1 × LAN
2 × SMA
3 × audio jack
Wi-FiYes

The trio from MSI, ASUS, and Gigabyte has all you need to run the Ryzen 7 3800XT inside an SFF case. You get support for fast memory – 5100MHz on the ASUS model, 4600 on the MSI, and 5300 on the Gigabyte model. They all have excellent VRMs for M-ITX boards. You won’t get better VRMs on X570 models since they all feature pretty much the same VRMs.

MSI MPG B550I Gaming Edge WiFi

MSI MPG B550I Gaming Edge WiFi
ChipsetAMD B550
Memory2 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 64 GB
Storage2 × M.2, 4 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportNone
Expansion Slots1 × PCIe x16
Back Panel Ports1 × BIOS Flashback Button
1 × PS/2
1 × HDMI
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
2 × USB 3.2 Gen 1
2 × USB 2.0
1 × LAN
2 × SMA
1 × Optical S/PDIF
5 × audio jack
Wi-FiYes

All three boards come with two M.2 slots along with four SATA III ports. They all have pretty solid connectivity. All three models include 2.5Gb LAN along with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5. You also get a single PCIe x16 slot, which is a regular thing on Mini-ITX boards. Finally, if you need lots of USB ports on the rear panel, get the Gigabyte model. It comes with six USB 3.2 ports while the other two boards include only four USB 3.2 ports.

ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming

ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming
ChipsetAMD B550
Memory2 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 64 GB
Storage2 × M.2, 4 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportNone
Expansion Slots1 × PCIe x16
Back Panel Ports1 × BIOS FlashBack Button
1 × DisplayPort
1 × HDMI
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
3 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
2 × USB 2.0
1 × 2.5G LAN
2 × SMA
3 × audio jack
Wi-FiYes

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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.
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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