Having an all-white rig is a dream come true for many gamers. White is a unique and strong color, and it makes your gaming rig stand out. Gamers who want to build that kind of rig have to buy a white motherboard if they want to keep their setups look consistent. However, unlike RGB motherboards, good white motherboards can be hard to find, much harder than most regular motherboards.
This is why we have decided to create a top list of the best white motherboards for both Intel and AMD CPUs. We’ve only picked board models that sport current chipsets. Below, you’ll find the best Z490, Z690, B450, B550, and X570 motherboards. We’ve also tried to include both mATX and Mini-ITX motherboards along with ATX models. Check out our candidates below!
The ASUS ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming is the best white Z490 motherboard for most users. It features lots of white details, with chipset covers, M.2, and VRM heatsinks, along with rear panel armors being completely white. The only downside is the black PCB, but hey, you can’t have it all.
When it comes to specs, the ROG Strix Z490-A is pretty solid. First of all, it features a powerful VRM (12+2 phases) that can run any 10th-gen Intel CPU without issues. You’ve also got support for fast, 4800 MT/s DDR4 memory. Storage options include two M.2 slots (both have heatsinks) and six SATA III ports.
Expansion-wise, you’re looking at three PCIe x16 slots in total. The ROG Strix Z490-A supports only Crossfire. You also get one PCIe x1 slot for additional expansion cards. Connectivity comes in the form of a 2.5Gb LAN chip, along with a dedicated M.2 slot where users can install a Wi-Fi card.
The rear panel is richly populated. We’re talking about two USB 3.2 gen2 ports, two USB 3.2 gen1 ports, and two USB 2.0 ports. One of the gen2 ports is USB-C. Finally, the Realtek S1220A audio Codec powers the audio section. Also, it’s worth noting that the ROG Strix board comes with the BIOS Flashback button on the rear panel.
2. Gigabyte Z490 Vision G: White Z490 motherboard with best design
Gigabyte released two Vision motherboards for Intel and AMD platforms that both look striking. The Z490 model features a white and silver design with a couple of violet details on the sides. We think this is the most attractive white motherboard featuring the Z490 chipset.
The VRM and M.2 heatsinks are silvery-white, while the rear panel armor, chipset heatsink, and metal shroud that covers the audio section are more white than silver. Anyway, together, they create one hell of an attractive board.
Specs-wise, the Z490 Vision G isn’t bad. It has a solid VRM capable of running any 10th gen CPU from Intel. It has support for fast, 5000 MT/s DDR4 memory along with two M.2 slots (both have heatsinks) and six SATA III ports. You get 2.5Gb LAN along with three PCIe x16 slots that support both Crossfire and SLI.
The Realtek ALC1220-VB Codec is powering the audio section. The rear panel hosts eight USB 3.2 ports, one of which is USB-C. Overall, this is a pretty good mid-range board that packs enough specs to be the first choice for many users looking for a white Z490 motherboard.
3. ASRock Z490M Pro4: Best white micro-ATX Z490 motherboard
There aren’t a lot of mATX Z490 boards, and the ASRock Z490M Pro4 is the best mATX board that’s also white. White and silver details are on the chipset and VRM heatsinks along with the single M.2 heatsink.
The PCB also has lots of white details, which are intertwined with black color. Overall, the board looks pretty nice, but it would probably look even better with some white rear panel armor.
When it comes to specs, the board’s solid. Its VRM (10 CPU phases) is weaker compared to the ASUS ROG Strix Z490-G (12 CPU phases), which is the best Z490 mATX board. If you want to see more Z490 boards check out our list of the best motherboards for i9-10900K.
We wouldn’t recommend running something like the 10900K with MCE turned on or overclocking this CPU since the ATX cousin of this board suffered thermal throttle or flat out failed to load Windows when paired with the 10900K. The best pairing for this board would probably be the 10600K, maybe 10700K but watch out for thermals in that case.
This board has poor specs, in line with its affordable price. You get support for 4500MHz DDR4, one M.2 slot, one M.2 slot dedicated for a Wi-Fi Chip, and four SATA III ports. The board has two PCIe x16 slots, two PCIe x1 slots, and support for Crossfire.
The rear panel hosts six USB 3.2 ports, one of which is USB-C. Realtek ALC 1200 codec is powering the audio section, and on the back, you get a 1Gb LAN port. Solid, but there are much better choices out there. But those aren’t white.
4. ASRock Z490M-ITX/ac: Best white mini-ITX Z490 motherboard
Now, this is more of a silver than a white motherboard, but it’s the best white Z490 Mini-ITX board you can get. It looks nice, and it should work with the Core i5-10600K. The board’s VRM is pretty weak (6+2 phase design), so that’s the most powerful K series CPU we would use with this board. If you need more 10600K motherboard options, do check our guide for the best motherboards for i5-10600K.
The ASRock Z490M-ITX/ac packs lots of specs considering its Mini-ITX form factor. It’s got two M.2 slots, both placed on the front and both having a heatsink. You get support for 4400 MT/s DDR4 memory along with four SATA III ports.
The board includes Wi-Fi 5 wireless chip along with Bluetooth 4.2. Not the best wireless connection combo, but it’s solid considering the price. The good thing is that the Wi-Fi chip is placed inside a dedicated M.2 slot on the rear of the board, which means you can replace it with one that supports Wi-Fi 6 if you want.
The rear panel hosts a single 2.5Gb LAN port in addition to six USB 3.2 and two USB 2.0 ports. Finally, the Realtek ALC1200 Audio Codec is powering the audio section. Overall, this is a solid board, but it’s not made for anything stronger than the 10600K. You have been warned.
5. ASUS Prime X570-Pro: Best white X570 motherboard
If you want to get the best white X570 motherboard, the Prime X570-Pro from ASUS is the best pick. You have lots of white details along with subtle RGB effects under the chipset heatsink and rear panel shroud. Those effects combine beautifully with the white and dark grey PCB. This is a highly attractive white board.
When it comes to specs, the Asus Prime X570-Pro is no slouch. The VRM section (12+2 phases) is good enough to run overclocked Ryzen 9 3950X. The memory support goes up to DDR4 4400 MT/s which should be fast enough for almost any user. The board includes six SATA III ports along with two M.2 slots, with just one slot having a heatsink.
Two PCIe x16 slots support PCIe 4.0, while the third one is a PCIe 3.0 slot that works at x4 mode. You also get three PCIe 4.0 x1 slots. The board supports both SLI and Crossfire.
The LAN port is capped at 1Gb, and the board doesn’t include wireless connectivity. The rear panel includes eight USB 3.2 ports in total, which is pretty nice. Finally, you have the Realtek S1220A codec powering the audio section.
6. Gigabyte B550 Vision D: Best white AM4 motherboard
Again, Gigabyte and its Vision motherboard take the award for the best-looking white motherboard, this time for Ryzen CPUs. The Vision D is a triumph of industrial design with its pure white heatsinks and shrouds along with a very clean PCB design. The only negative is the fact that both M.2 heatsinks are dark grey instead of blinding white.
But the Vision D isn’t just a pretty-looking board; it also has excellent specs. First of all, the VRM is excellent. You can freely pair this board up with any Ryzen CPU. Next, the board has support for DDR4 5000 MT/s ECC memory, which should be interesting for professionals who use their PC 24/7.
Storage-wise, you get two M.2 slots, one of which is PCIe 4.0, along with four SATA III connectors. There are three PCIe x16 slots in total running at x16, x8, and x4 mode, respectively. The board supports AMD Crossfire.
The Gigabyte B550 VISION D includes Wi-Fi 6 connectivity along with Bluetooth 5. You also get dual gigabit LAN (1Gb+1Gb), but we would prefer to see a single 2.5Gb LAN port. Rear Panel hosts six USB 3.2 ports along with two USB-C ports. Overall, this is an excellent B550 motherboard that also includes the best design out of all B550 boards.
7. Gigabyte B450 I Aorus Pro: Best white mini-ITX AM4 motherboard
When it comes to the AM4 Mini-ITX boards, there isn’t a lot of choice for those in need of a white motherboard. Your best bet is the Gigabyte B450 I Aorus Pro WiFi, which isn’t white but silver, but oh well. It isn’t like you can choose. So, technically, this is the best white Mini-ITX board based on the AM4 socket.
Anyway, the board’s pretty solid looking, but it doesn’t offer lots of extra features. First of all, the VRM unit is average at best (4+2 phase design), and the most powerful CPU to pair with this board should be the 3700X. Put something more powerful, and you’ll probably get a free heater in your room since the VRM will melt.
The board includes one M.2 connector, four SATA III ports, and support for up to 3600MHz DDR4 memory. You get a single PCIe x16 port without support for Crossfire or SLI. The Realtek ALC1220-VB codec is powering the audio section, and the rear panel hosts a single 1Gb LAN port. On the back, you can also find six USB 3.1 ports.
The Wireless connectivity supports Wi-Fi 5, but the wireless chip also includes Bluetooth 5 connectivity. Overall, this is a solid Mini-ITX board that will pair nicely with any Mini-ITX case. Just remember to not equip it with anything more powerful than the Ryzen 7 3700X.
8. ASRock Z690 Steel Legend: Best budget white Z690 motherboard
There are lots of Z690 motherboards rocking white heatsinks. If you’re looking for the best white Z690 motherboard that won’t break the bank, our recommendation goes to the Z690 Steel Legend from ASRock. If you don’t need wireless connectivity, there’s a WiFiless version of the board.
Whichever version you pick, you’ll get a beautiful motherboard with all-white heatsinks mounted on top of a winter camo-like PCB. Yes, the PCB isn’t all-white, but despite this, it does rock lots of white details and looks a lot better than PCBs found on most other white Z690 motherboards. You also get a generous amount of RGB LEDs.
As for the hardware specs, the Z690 Steel Legend supports DDR4 memory up to 5000 MT/s and comes with twelve 50A CPU power phases. Not amazing, but good enough to run the 12900K at stock settings. Storage-wise you have three PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots coupled with eight SATA III ports.
The board includes one PCIe 5.0 PCIe x16 slot, one PCIe 4.0 x16 slot working at x4, and one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot working at x4. The board also includes two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. As for the connectivity, you get a regular 2.5Gbps LAN chip and 2×2 Wi-Fi 6E that you won’t find on some pricier boards, which is a definite plus.
Finally, there’s also Bluetooth 5.2. Do note that ASRock uses an M.2 Key-E slot for hosting the Wi-Fi chip. This allows users to replace the chip with a faster solution down the line.
Moving on to the audio section, we have the Realtek ALC897 audio codec. This is a budget solution and if you need quality audio output from the motherboard, look elsewhere.
The rear I/O houses only six USB ports (1xUSB-C 10Gbps; 1xUSB-A 10Gbps; 4xUSB 5Gbps) and doesn’t include a 20Gbps USB-C port, found on many budget Z690 boards.
Other ports are as follows: 2x Wi-Fi antennas, a PS/2 port, an RJ-45 port (LAN), HDMI + DisplayPort combo, five audio jacks, and a S/PDIF (optical) out. There’s also the BIOS flashback button. Overall, a great-looking motherboard that lacks a bit in the features area.
9. Colorful CVN Z690 Gaming Frozen V20: Best Z690 white motherboard overall
The CVN Z690 Gaming Frozen V20 from Colorful, mostly known as a GPU OEM, is the best white Z690 board on the market. This doesn’t mean it also packs a ton of features. But, as long as we talk about design, this is the best Z690 board.
The biggest plus is the all-white PCB, not found on any other Z690 motherboard. Combine the white PCB with silvery-white heatsinks rocking large copper elements, and you’ve got yourself a winner. If only the DIMM slots and SATA ports were also white, this would be a near-perfect all-white motherboard.
Now, while the design is top-notch, the feature list leaves lots to be desired. First of all, you have DDR4 support that only goes to DDR4 4800 MT/s. Next, Colorful hasn’t shared VRM details on its website, which is always a red flag.
From what we can tell by looking at official photos, it seems like the board has ten, maybe twelve CPU power phases. Enough for the 12600K, and most likely sufficient for the 12700K. The 12900K, even at stock, could encounter issues if you don’t have a high airflow case.
Storage support includes only three M.2 slots, two of which are PCIe 4.0. The third M.2 slot supports PCIe 3.0 only. There are also six SATA III ports. The board has four expansion slots in total: primary PCIe 4.0 x16, secondary PCIe 3.0 x16 working at x4, and two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots.
The audio chip found here is labeled only as “8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC.” So yeah, we wouldn’t expect much from it. Connectivity-wise, you have a 2.5Gbps LAN chip and Wi-Fi 6.
No mention whatsoever regarding Bluetooth connectivity. On the rear side, you can find eight USB ports (1xUSB-C 10Gbps; 1xUSB-A 10Gbps; 2xUSB 5Gbps; 4xUSB 2.0), HDMI + DisplayPort combo, an RJ-45 port, Wi-Fi antennas, six audio jacks, and a BIOS flashback button.
As this is an aesthetics category, we recommend the CVN Z690 Gaming Frozen V20 to everyone looking for an all-white Z690 motherboard featuring a white PCB, unless you’re rocking the 12900K.