Currently, motherboards supporting the Ryzen 5000 series processors mainly have three chipsets, from low-end to high-end, A520, B550, X570, and a new BIOS version has been launched, and more models will follow.
In addition, the previous generation of B450 and X470 chipset motherboards can also support some ZEN3 architecture processors by upgrading the BIOS according to the current AMD official situation.
It should be noted that even the lowest-end A520 chipset motherboards of this generation include x16 PCIe Gen3 graphics interface, x4 PCIe Gen3 storage interface, and x6 PCIe Gen3 expansion bandwidth and richer USB interfaces, far exceeding the previous generation X470, The specifications of the B450 chipset, except that the CPU cannot be overclocked (the memory can be overclocked), the A520 advantage is very obvious.
ASUS A520 chipset motherboards are mainly distributed in two series of gaming agents TUF GAMING and master series PRIME, mainly based on MATX version.
It is recommended to match Ryzen 7 or below processors, such as Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 5 5600X, etc., and also support AMD’s new generation APU Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G, Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G and other products. Suitable for scenarios such as e-sports, home and office.
Compared with the A520 chipset, the B550 chipset motherboard can support more PCIe3.0 channels and USB ports. It also upgrades the PCIe channel directly connected to the CPU from Gen3 to Gen4, which is PCIe 4.0, which can support faster solid-state drives. And a better graphics card.
ASUS’s B550 chipset motherboards are distributed in ROG STRIX, gaming agent TUF GAMING, and master series PRIME. At the same time, users can find corresponding products in ITX, MATX, and ATX versions. Whether it is stable demand, cost-effectiveness or powerful performance, there is always one suitable.
Moreover, the overall power supply specifications and materials of the B550 chipset motherboard are more sophisticated, and most of them can support the repeated release of the performance of the Ryzen 9-level processor to achieve the purpose of making the best use of the user’s material.
In terms of cost performance, we strongly recommend the gaming agent TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS heavy gunner motherboard, which supports Ryzen 9 5900X.
Users who like fashion, quality and performance or focus on productivity can pay attention to our upcoming ROG STRIX B550-XE GAMING WIFI motherboard. It not only has a single-phase 14+2 power supply module up to 90A, but also supports Thunderbolt 3, 2.5Gbps network cards, WIFI6 and the complimentary M.2 x16 Gen 4 expansion card not only take into account the performance but also the scalability that creative users are more concerned about.
Although the X570 chipset motherboard has been on the market for more than a year, it is still the king of AM4 motherboards. It has completely updated the PCIe Gen 4 channel, has faster and more powerful expansion capabilities, and can enjoy the most complete experience brought by the Ryzen processor.
Our X570 chipset motherboards are distributed in ROG STRIX, TUF GAMING, Master Series PRIME, professional workstation series PRO WS, and ROG CROSSHAIR VIII flagship series, which covers a wider range. User base.
ASUS X570 chipset motherboards can support Ryzen 9-level processors. If you plan to buy Ryzen 9 5900X or 5950X processors, then X570 chipset motherboards would be better.
PRIME X570-PRO and TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) are both good choices, and there are many models of ROG STRIX up to 500 USD, and optional products include MATX and ITX versions.
You can pay attention to the ROG CROSSHAIR VIII series from 600 USD. The ROG CROSSHAIR VIII series not only has higher specifications, but also supports more ASUS proprietary next-generation technologies. It is the best BMW for top players.
In particular, ROG CROSSHAIR VIII DARK HERO came into being following the listing of Ryzen 5000 series CPUs this time. It has been enhanced and upgraded in many ways, providing a better choice for high-end users to build Zen3 consoles.
At present, it is the pre-sale period of Double 11 event, and many ASUS 500 series motherboards have special benefits. Among them, the ASUS B550 heavy gunner motherboard JD.com currently has a special flash sale price of 150 USD, and the TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) price is 250 USD.
As for whether the 400 series chipset motherboard supports the Ryzen 5000 series processors, ASUS will follow AMD’s plan and is expected to release the corresponding BIOS after the code is provided in January next year.