16 Best Motherboards For Ryzen 7 5800X

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The Ryzen 7 5800X is stuck right in the middle of the Ryzen 5000 CPU lineup. It’s not a workstation powerhouse like the 5900X and the 5950X but it’s also not a relatively affordable beast of a gaming CPU like the 5600X. That’s not to say that the 5800X doesn’t pack a heavy punch.

This 8-core and 16-thread CPU is trading blows with the 10900K in most productivity apps while achieving basically the same results in games, a solid result against a 10-core CPU that also uses much more power than the 5800X and sells at a noticeably higher price. Still, its awkward pricing makes the 5800X a worse deal than both the 5900X (50 percent more cores for 22 percent higher price) and the 5600X (virtually the same gaming performance but the 5800X sports a 50 percent higher price than the 5600X).

The 5800X could be a solid choice as a future-proof gaming CPU, since 5600X packs just six cores while the 5800X has eight. But the reality is that the 5600X has about the same overall performance as eight-core Zen 2 CPUs found in the PS5 and the Xbox Series X/S. This means that the 5600X should stay an excellent gaming CPU for a considerable future, especially if you play at higher resolutions where the GPU is the main limiting factor and where even the RTX 3080 or 3090 can induce a GPU bottleneck and 1440p and 4K resolutions.

Despite its awkward positioning, the 5800X is an excellent CPU on itself and you didn’t make a mistake of getting one. It’s a much better deal than the 10900K; it’s a gaming beast and should stay one for a long time; and, when needed, it can get any kind of work done without breaking a sweat. Another positive about this CPU is the fact that Ryzen 5000 CPUs have excellent power optimization. The 5800X doesn’t need a state-of-the-art motherboard or a high-end cooling setup to run properly. If you already own a quality B450 or X470 board it should work fine with the 5800X. All you have to do is wait for the BIOS update before getting the CPU.

When it comes to B550 and X570 boards, you can pair this CPU with a large number of budget models, saving some cash while not giving up on performance. Also, overclocking the 5800X (usually increasing all-core clock from 4.5GHz to 4.7GHz) will net you just a percent or two more performance, further reducing the need for a high-end motherboard. Below you can find the best motherboards for the Ryzen 7 5800X. If you want to build a gaming rig, check out the budget and mid-range offerings, as well as the mATX section. Those wanting the best specs no matter the price will find a couple of great high-end boards for the 5800X. Finally, if you want to build an SFF PC, scroll down to the end of the list.

Best Motherboards For Ryzen 7 5800X – Our Picks

Best Motherboards For Ryzen 7 5800X – Our Picks
AwardModel 
Best Budget B550 Motherboard For Ryzen 7 5800XMSI B550-A Pro Msi B550 A Pro
Best Budget X570 Motherboards For Ryzen 7 5800XASUS 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 Mid-Range B550 Motherboards For Ryzen 7 5800XMSI MAG B550 Tomahawk Msi Mag B550 Tomahawk
Gigabyte X570 I Aorus Pro Wi-Fi Gigabyte Aorus X570 I Pro Wi Fi Motherboard
ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming Asus Rog Strix B550 F Gaming
Best Mid-Range X570 Motherboards For Ryzen 7 5800XMSI MEG X570 Unify Msi Meg X570 Unify
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra
Best High-End B550 Motherboard For Ryzen 7 5800XGigabyte B550 Vision D Gigabyte B550 Vision D
Best High-End X570 Motherboards For Ryzen 7 5800XASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero Asus Rog Crosshair Viii Dark Hero
MSI MEG X570 Godlike Msi Meg X570 Godlike
Best mATX Motherboards For Ryzen 7 5800XMSI B550M Mortar Msi Mag B550M Mortar Wifi
ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-Plus Asus Tuf Gaming B550M Plus
Best Mini-ITX B550 Motherboard For Ryzen 7 5800XGigabyte B550I Aorus Pro AX Gigabyte B550I Aorus Pro
Best Mini-ITX X570 Motherboard For Ryzen 7 5800XASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming
Asus Rog Strix X570 I Gaming

Best Budget B550 Motherboard For Ryzen 7 5800X

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 most affordable budget B550 board that comes without hidden limitations is the B550-A Pro from MSI. The board has the secondary M.2 slot that works at full PCIe 3.0×4 (instead of x2 as seen on many cheap B550 boards) and the VRM is also the best in class. This board can handle anything you throw at it so running a 5800X won’t be an issue.

Specs-wise, the B550-A Pro doesn’t pack a ton of goodies but it does offer enough for most users. Support for DDR4 4400, six SATA III, and two M.2 slots (remember, B550 boards come with one PCIe 4.0×4 and one PCIe 3.0×4/2 M.2 slot). There are two PCIe x16 slots (x16 and x4) and two PCIe x1 slots. The board comes with a 2.5Gb LAN port and the audio section is pretty basic, powered by the Realtek ALC892 audio codec. The rear I/O hosts two USB 3.2 gen2 ports (one is USB-C), two USB 3.2 gen1 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, and a Flash BIOS button, allowing you to install BIOS updates without a CPU.

Cheaper alternatives either come with inferior VRM or a crippled secondary M.2 slot, or both. We don’t recommend going below the B550-A Pro in case you want a budget B550 board. There’s the Gigabyte B550 Gaming X, selling at the same price as the B550-A Pro, but that one has much worse VRM so it’s not worth it over the MSI model.

Best Budget X570 Motherboards For Ryzen 7 5800X

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

Now, some of the cheapest X570 boards should run the stock 5800X just fine but the thing is, for only a few more bucks you can get the ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus, a board that has an excellent VRM for the price and that comes with a set of features good enough for most users.

You have support for up to DDR4 4400MHz memory, eight SATA III ports, two M.2 slots, and three PCIe x16 (x16, x8, x4) slots coupled with three PCIe x1 slots. Connectivity options include 1Gb LAN (also Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5 on the AC version of the board that’s about 10 percent more expensive). The audio section is pretty solid, with the Realtek ALC1200 audio codec at its helm. Finally, the rear I/O hosts three USB 3.2 gen2 ports (one of those is USB-C) and four USB 3.2 gen1 ports. You also get the usual selection of audio ports on the back. It’s worth mentioning that the board does not have a BIOS flash button so ask the seller to update the BIOS if needed in order to run a Ryzen 5000 CPU.

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

For a bit more cash you can buy the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite (also available in the Wi-Fi version) that has very similar specs to the ASUS model. The X570 Aorus Elite does have two SATA III ports less, the Wi-Fi version supports only Bluetooth 4.2 instead of Bluetooth 5, and you don’t have USB-C port or the BIOS flash button on the back I/O. Everything else is pretty much the same on both boards. Finally, we have the MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk, which has the highest MSRP of the three (which is way below the price this board is selling these days). The board compensates for its higher price with the best VRM in the class, 2.5Gb LAN instead of 1Gb, Wi-Fi 6 support, four USB 3.2 gen2 ports on the back, and a Flash BIOS button located on the back I/O.

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

Best Mid-Range B550 Motherboards For Ryzen 7 5800X

Do note that, due to the fact that we’ve decided to not recommend any of the cheapest X570 boards, the mid-range X570 boards shown here are way more expensive than the mid-range B550 picks. Look at it this way: mid-range B550 boards shown here are in-line with the budget X570 boards. In other words, they offer great VRMs, solid spec sheets, and lots of features for the price. In fact, in case you don’t need two (or more) PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, it’s better to pick one of these instead of a budget X570 board since B550 boards are cheaper with their only downside being less PCIe 4.0 lanes.

MSI 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 best bang for the buck in this category is the MSI B550 Tomahawk, a great all-around board selling at the same price as similar ASUS and Gigabyte offerings.

The B550 Tomahawk supports memory speeds up to 4800Mhz, it features six SATA III and two M.2 ports as well as two PCIe x16 ports (x16, x4) and two PCIe x1 ports. You also get the Realtek ALC1200 codec as the base for the audio section of the board. Connectivity options include dual gigabit (2.5Gb+1Gb) LAN ports. Finally, the rear I/O hosts two USB 3.2 gen2 ports (one is USB-C), two USB 3.2 gen1 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, a selection of audio connectors, and a BIOS flash button.

As you can see, the B550 Tomahawk has a slightly lower audio quality, less USB 3.2 ports, and only one PCIe 4.0 M.2 slot compared to the budget X570 models. On the flipside, you get support for faster memory, 2.5Gb LAN, and a BIOS flash button, which are meaningful upgrades.

Other solid B550 mid-range boards include models such as the Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro, which is very similar to the B550 Tomahawk in terms of specs. The ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming features the best design in the class, excellent build quality, as well as Wi-Fi 6 support. If you want Wi-Fi connectivity on a B550 MSI board, check out the B550 Gaming Edge or the mATX B550m Mortar Wi-Fi.

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

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

Best Mid-Range X570 Motherboards For Ryzen 7 5800X

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 mid-range X570 boards shown here are way above the quality of the mid-range B550 boards featured on this list. You’re looking at stuff like three M.2 slots, higher audio quality, more USB 3.2 ports, and more OC-friendly features. The best bang for the buck among these boards is the MSI MEG X570 Unify, an excellent board for overclocking that also packs lots of features.

The only major issue with this board is that it comes with only four SATA III ports but everything else is top-notch, including the slick all-black design. You have support for DDR 4600 memory, three M.2 slots, three PCIe x16 slots, and two PCIe x1 slots. The audio quality is in line with mid-range B550 and budget x570 boards thanks to the Realtek ALC1220 codec. Connectivity options include a 2.5Gb LAN as well as a wireless card that includes Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5. On the back, the board hosts four USB 3.2 gen2 ports, two USB 3.2 gen1 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, as well as the Clear CMOS and BIOS flash buttons. Other OC-friendly features include debug LEDs, POST code, as well as PCB-mounted power and reset buttons.

The Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra isn’t made for OC but is instead a feature-rich board with the high build quality, excellent VRM, and lots of RGB. It lacks most OC-friendly features found on the X570 Unify (even a flash BIOS button on the rear I/O) but it does look better, has solid RGB implementation, a bit better audio quality, and six SATA III ports instead of four. If you want a mid-range Gigabyte X570 board overclocking the 5800X, check out the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master.

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra
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 Ports2 × Antenna Connectors
1 × HDMI
1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
2 × USB 3.2 Gen 2
3 × USB 3.2 Gen 1
4 × USB 2.0/1.1
1 × LAN
1 × Optical S/PDIF Out
5 × Audio jacks
Wi-FiYes

Best High-End B550 Motherboard For Ryzen 7 5800X

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

The best high-end B550 motherboard has a lower price than our mid-range X570 picks. Still, the Gigabyte B550 Vision D is a high-quality board with excellent connectivity options that’s in line with mid-range X570 boards. This one though isn’t made for OC but for stability making it the best choice for professionals and gamers who want an extremely attractive board, need a white motherboard for their build, or want a stable board made from high-end components. Another reason for getting this board is Thunderbolt support. The only reason why we would consider a mid-range or high-end X570 board over the Vision D is in case you absolutely need three PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots or more than four SATA III ports.

The Vision D has support for up to 5200 DDR4 memory (ECC memory included) as well as four SATA and two M.2 slots. Expansion slots include three PCIe x16 slots (the board’s tested with Quadro GPUs and works fine) without a single PCIe x1 slot. Connectivity-wise the board’s awesome. You have a dual gigabit (1Gb+1Gb) LAN, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5. And the rear I/O is one of the richest we’ve ever seen on an AM4 motherboard. You have four USB 3.2 gen2 ports (two of those are USB-C with Thunderbolt support), four USB 3.2 gen1 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and a selection of audio connectors. The board also includes the BIOS flash button and POST code, both found on the PCB.

Best High-End X570 Motherboards For Ryzen 7 5800X

ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
ChipsetAMD X570
Memory4 x DIMM, DDR4, max. 128 GB
Storage2 x M.2, 8 x SATAIII
Multi-GPU SupportNvidia Dual SLI, AMD Triple CrossFireX
Expansion Slots3 × PCIe 4.0 x16
3 × PCIe 4.0 x1
Back Panel Ports1 × BIOS Flashback button
1 × Clear CMOS button
8 × USB 3.1 Gen 2
4 × USB 3.2 Gen 1
2 × RJ45
2 × Antenna
1 × Optical S/PDIF out
5 × Audio jacks
Wi-FiYes

The high-end X570 boards deliver maximum OC results. They also target users who want it all in a single package and don’t care about the price. Realistically, you don’t need a board this expensive for the 5800X except if you have money to burn. If you do decide to get a high-end X570 board one of the best choices for OC purposes is the new ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero from ASUS. This board allows Ryzen 5000 CPUs to achieve high-frequency all-core OC while keeping the excellent single-core performance of Ryzen CPUs. The 5800 has a (single core) boost clock set at 4.7GHz so you won’t get any single-core performance benefit by using the Dark Hero. Still, this is one of the best AMD boards around.

First of all, we like the design. The PCB and heatsinks are painted in all shades of black and the addition of subtle RGB effects improves the overall aesthetics. But Dark Hero isn’t just a fancy looking board. It’s packed with features. You have support for up to 4866 DDR4 memory, eight SATA III ports, and three M.2 slots. Then there are three PCIe x16 slots (x16, x8, and x8) and even one PCIe x1 slot. Connectivity options are, again, excellent. There’s a 2.5Gb LAN port, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.1. The audio quality is superb thanks to the high-end setup by ASUS. Finally, the rear I/O has eight (yes, 8!) USB 3.2 gen2 ports, four USB 3.2 gen1 ports, a Clear CMOS, and BIOS Flashback buttons. You also have the POST code, power button, and debug LEDs found on the PCB.

The MSI MEG X570 Godlike is the best alternative to the Dark Hero in the high-end section. The MSI model does come with fewer USB ports, slightly worse audio quality, and it doesn’t feature the cool single-core OC feature of the Dark Hero for Ryzen 5000 CPUs. On the flipside, the Godlike has dual gigabit LAN (1Gb+2.5Gb) and it also comes with a 10Gb LAN add-on card.

MSI MEG X570 Godlike

MSI MEG X570 Godlike
ChipsetAMD X570
Memory4 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 128 GB
Storage3 × M.2, 6 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportNvidia SLI, AMD CrossFire
Expansion Slots4 × PCIe x16
Back Panel Ports1 × Flash BIOS Button
1 × Clear CMOS Button
2 × Antenna Connectors
1 × PS/2
1 × USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
3 × USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
2 × USB 3.2 Gen1
1 × Killer 2.5G LAN
1 × Killer Gigabit LAN
1 × 6.3mm headphone
1 × Optical S/PDIF-Out
5 × Audio Connectors
Wi-FiYes

Best mATX Motherboards For Ryzen 7 5800X

Now, while there’s a number of pretty solid mATX B550 boards, there’s a serious lack of quality mATX boards on the X570 market. You have the ASRock X570m Pro4, and that’s about the only solid pick on the X570 market. If you really want an X570 mATX board get this one, it’s the only decent choice.

MSI B550M Mortar

MSI MAG B550M Mortar
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-FiNo

If you need a quality B550 mATX board take a look at the MSI B550M Mortar and the ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-Plus. Both boards cost the same and both come in Wi-Fi variants (Wi-Fi 6 plus Bluetooth 5.1), priced about ten percent higher than regular editions. When it comes to specs, both boards have pretty solid VRM, with the Mortar taking a close victory in this competition. The Mortar also supports DDR4 memory up to 4400, has six SATA III and two M.2 slots as well as two PCIe x16 (x16, x4) and two PCIe x1 slots.

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

The audio chip found inside the board is the Realtek ALC1200, a standard choice in this market segment. Connectivity options include 2.5Gb LAN and on the rear side, you can find two USB 3.2 gen2 (one is USB-C) ports, two USB 3.2 gen1 ports, and two USB 2.0 ports. There’s also the always handy BIOS Flash button. The ASUS board is pretty much the same. You get a more advanced audio chip (ALC S1200A), four SATA III ports instead of six, one PCIe x1 slot less, and four USB 3.2 gen1 ports instead of two. Everything else is the same and both boards offer lots for the money. If you need an alternative, check out the ASRock B550M Steel Legend. This is another solid mATX B550 board that doesn’t cost too much.

Best Mini-ITX B550 Motheboard For Ryzen 7 5800X

Gigabyte B550I Aorus Pro AX

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

Before we present you our picks for the best 5800X Mini-ITX motherboard, let’s share some findings that show potential issues when pairing Mini-ITX B550 and X570 boards with Ryzen 5000 CPUs. As you can see in the linked video, it seems that the Ryzen 9 5900X and 5950X don’t run at their full clock speeds when installed on B550 and X570 ITX boards. This could be a software bug that a BIOS update can solve. The 5800X isn’t tested but it’s possible it suffers from the same issues. So, in case you’re interested in a Mini-ITX board for a Ryzen 5000 CPU, do some research and see whether board manufactures have resolved the issue before pulling the trigger.

Now, while the basic B550M-ITX/AC from ASRock could probably handle the 5800X without issues, we don’t recommend getting the bottom of the bin board for such an expensive CPU. Your best choice is the quartet of Mini-ITX boards from Gigabyte, ASRockMSI, and ASUS. The B550I Aorus Pro AX is the most affordable of the bunch while featuring basically the same specs as the other three boards. You have a single PCIe x16 slot here as well as four SATA III and two M.2 slots. Memory support goes up to DDR4 4866. The audio section is powered by the Realtek ALC1220-VB codec, a pretty solid choice. Connectivity options include a 2.5Gb LAN, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5. Finally, the rear I/O hosts three USB 3.2 gen2 (one is USB-C), four USB 3.2 gen1 ports, as well as the BIOS Flash button. The only major downside of the Aorus Pro compared to the other three boards is the lack of the front USB-C internal connector. If you want that, get any of the three aforementioned B550 Mini-ITX boards, they all have one.

Best Mini-ITX X570 Motheboard For Ryzen 7 5800X

ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming

ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming
ChipsetAMD X570
Memory2 × DDR4 DIMM, max. 64 GB
Storage2 × M.2, 4 × SATAIII
Multi GPU SupportNone
Expansion Slots1 × PCIe x16
Back Panel Ports1 × HDMI
1 × DisplayPort
1 × USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
3 × USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
4 × USB 3.2 Gen1
1 × LAN
2 × Antenna Connectors
3 × Audio Connectors
Wi-FiYes

The best X570 Mini-ITX board is the ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming. It’s quite expensive but if you manage to find it at its recommended price, it’s worth it thanks to the excellent VRM, slick design, and lots of features packed into a small size. The board supports DDR4 memory up to 4800Mhz and it comes with the usual single PCIe x16 slot, four SATA III ports, and two M.2 slots. The audio chip used is the S1220A and the connection options on this board include gigabit (1Gb) LAN, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5. Rear I/O features four USB 3.2 gen2 ports (one of those is USB-C), four USB 3.2 gen1 ports, as well as a selection of audio connectors. If you want something even better there’s the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Impact but that’s a Mini-DTX board that won’t fit into most Mini-ITX cases. Also, the Crosshair VIII Impact also has an insanely high price.

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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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