Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
AM4 is a socket that AMD introduced in 2016 for its Zen architecture microprocessor systems (Ryzen trademark) and those that were supposed to be released later. Motherboards for socket AM4 quickly gained popularity and gained wide acceptance among both ordinary users and professionals, as well as enthusiastic gamers. The editorial staff dedicated today's rating to the five best, according to the opinions of our specialized specialists, motherboards for socket AM4, which are relevant as of the beginning of 2019.
All five motherboards presented in this review have a number of common properties:
- constructional format – ATX;
- 24-pin main power connector.
- passive cooling;
- the latest chipset at the beginning of 2019 – AMDX470;
- B IOS AMI type;
- there is support for EFI;
- multi-core processors are supported;
- 4 slots for installing RAM;
- 2-channel RAM mode;
- the upper limit of the amount of RAM – 64GB;
- IDE controller is not provided (outdated);
- PCIExpress versions 2.0 and 3.0 are supported;
- M.2 port type for solid state drives – PCI-E / SATA3.0;
- there is an interface for connecting an RGB tape;
- audio standard 7.1, HDA, based on the RealtekALC1220 sound card.
- Rating of the best motherboards for socket am4
- ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO (WI-FI)
- ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate
- GIGABYTE X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI (rev. 1.0)
- MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON
- ASUS PRIME X470-PRO
Rating of the best motherboards for socket am4
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best motherboards for socket am4||1||ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO (WI-FI)||RUB 20,443|
|2||ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate||RUB 18 830|
|3||GIGABYTE X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI (rev. 1.0)||RUB 16,221|
|4||MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON||RUB 15 630|
|5||ASUS PRIME X470-PRO||12 220 rub.|
ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO (WI-FI)
The first in our rating is the ROG gaming motherboard from the Taiwanese company ASUS, famous for its high-quality computer components. This is the brightest model in our selection, and it is also the most expensive.
This motherboard supports AMD Ryzen, Athlon X4, and 7th Generation A-series models. The use of DDR4 OP with frequencies from 2133 to 3600 MHz is provided. There are two connectors for the microprocessor power supply – 8-pin and 4-pin.
Disk controllers are organized as follows. SATA with 6 SATA 6Gb / s connectors; RAID controller levels 0, 1, 10 based on AMD X470; two slots for connecting non-mechanical SSD M.2 drives. Slot types: one – Socket3, Mkey, 2242/2260/2280/22110; the other is Socket3, Mkey, 2242/2260/2280.
This motherboard has the widest range of built-in modules for organizing wired and wireless network connections. So, there is an output to a wired Ethernet network from an integrated gigabit network card Intel I211-AT; 802.11ac Wi-Fi radio and a separate module Bluetooth.
The set of interfaces includes 16 USB ports, of which 12 USB 3.1 – 10 are located on the rear panel. There is also an S / PDIF output and two PS / 2 connectors for a mouse and keyboard. In addition, the rear panel has an optical output and a USB Type-C jack.
The shipping kit includes four SATA cables, a Wi-Fi antenna, ROG and Addressable LED expansion cords, Q- and SLI connectors, a set of screws for M.2, a back cover with ports, ROG stickers.
- support for many types of processors;
- built-in wireless modules;
- many interfaces for peripherals;
- design and visuals.
- some users consider the model to be unreasonably expensive.
ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate
The ranking continues with a high-end motherboard made by the Taiwanese company ASRock. Development of motherboards for PCs is one of the specialized and priority areas of the company.
The motherboard supports AMD Ryzen processors and DDR4 memory from 2133 to 3466 MHz. 8-pin and 4-pin connectors are dedicated to power the processor.
The SATA disk controller contains 8 6Gb / s connectors. There is a RAID controller of levels 0, 1, 10 based on AMD X470. There are also three M.2 slots for connecting a solid state drive. Slot types – Ultra M.2, M Key, 2260/2280/22110; Vertical M.2, Key E, WiFi-802.11ac and M Key, 2230/2242/2260/2280.
Network connections are provided by two built-in Ethernet subsystems AQUANTIA AQC107 and Intel I211AT at speeds of 10 Gbps and 1000 Mbps, respectively. There is also an 802.11ac Wi-Fi module and Bluetooth – a module.
The set of interfaces includes 16 USB sockets, of which 12 are USB 3.1 and 8 of them are located on the rear. There is an S / PDIF output, optical output, HDMI and USB Type-C on the rear. There are two PS / 2 interfaces dedicated to connecting a keyboard and mouse.
The package includes four SATA cables, two ASRock WiFi 2.4 / 5 GHz antennas, a pair of M.2 screws, an ASRock SLI_HB_Bridge connector, and a back cover.
- many interfaces for peripherals;
- built-in HDMI interface;
- two network cards;
- only one processor class is supported.
GIGABYTE X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI (rev. 1.0)
Further, within the framework of our rating, we will consider a motherboard made by GIGABYTE – one of the world's most recognized manufacturers of motherboards of various classes.
The motherboard supports AMD Ryzen processors. The original B IOS AMI has built-in disaster recovery facilities. Supports DDR4 RAM from 2133 to 3600 MHz. The processor is powered by 8-pin and 4-pin connectors.
The SATA disk controller contains six SATA 6Gb / s connectors. There are RAID levels 0, 1, 10 based on AMD X470. There are two types of M.2 slots for solid state drives: one – Socket 3, M key, 2242/2260/2280/22110, the second – Socket 3, M key, 2242/2260/2280.
Networking devices include an integrated Gigabit Ethernet card, 802.11ac Wi-Fi module and module Bluetooth.
The set of interfaces includes as many as 17 USB slots, of which 11 are of the 3.1 standard and 8 are located on the rear panel. There is also an optical output, USB Type-C interface, Ethernet and S / PDIF outputs.
The package includes: a set of screws for M.2, an antenna for a Wi-Fi radio module, four SATA cords, a set of Velcro cables, a GC-SLI2PL bridge connector, an expansion cable for RGB strips, a G connector, an adapter cable for LED strips, two thermistor cable.
The manufacturer's official motherboard lifespan is 1095 days and coincides with the official warranty period.
- B IOS with automatic recovery option;
- extended complete set;
- indication of equipment errors at start;
- high-quality cooling;
- the warranty is equal to the officially established service life.
- support for only one class of processors.
MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON
Next in the ranking comes a motherboard made by MSI. This model, in addition to the obviously high technical characteristics, also received one of the best user feedback.
The device supports three classes of processors: Athlon, AMD RYZEN, and A-series processors. Two 8-pin connectors are provided to power the processor. Supports DDR4 RAM at frequencies from 1866 to 3466 MHz.
The SATA controller contains eight SATA 6Gb / s connectors. There is a RAID controller based on AMD X470 levels 0, 1, 10. For solid-state drives, there are two M.2 slots of types 2242/2260/2280/22110 and 2242/2260/2280. There is also an integrated wired Gigabit Ethernet interface from the integrated network card Intel I211AT.
The motherboard contains an extended set of interfaces, which includes 16 USB ports, of which 10 are of the 3.1 standard, and six are located on the rear panel. There are also two PS / 2 interfaces for keyboard and mouse, S / PDIF output, HDMI video output, DisplayPort, optical output and USB Type-C port.
The package includes two SATA cables, an SLI bridge, a set of RGB LED cables, and a rear case cover.
The service life of the device is set by the manufacturer at 1095 days and coincides with the warranty period of service.
- support for three classes of processors;
- extended set of interfaces, including HDMI;
- beautiful lighting;
- indication of equipment errors at system startup;
- ease of memory overclocking;
- the official service life is the same as the warranty period.
- you cannot turn off RGB lighting directly in B IOS.
ASUS PRIME X470-PRO
And the rating of the best motherboards with socket AM4 according to the version is completed by another model from ASUS PRIME series.
The motherboard supports three classes of processors – Athlon X4, AMD Ryzen and 7th Gen A-series processors. An eight-pin connector is dedicated to power the processor. RAM support – DDR4 at frequencies from 2133 to 3600 MHz.
The SATA hard drive controller contains six SATA 6Gb / s connectors. There is a RAID controller based on AMD X470 levels 0, 1, 10. There are two M.2 slots for connecting solid-state drives. Slot types: one – Socket 3, M key, 2242/2260/2280, the other – Socket 3, M key, 2242/2260/2280/22110. Output to a wired Ethernet network – high-speed, gigabit based on an integrated card Intel I211-AT.
The set of interfaces includes 14 USB ports, of which 10 are generation 3.1, and eight are located on the rear panel. The set of interfaces also includes a pair of PS / 2 for connecting a keyboard and mouse, an HDMI video output, one classic COM port, an S / PDIF output, an optical output, and one USB Type-C interface.
The package contains two SATA cables, SLI and Q-type connectors, a screw for M.2, a cover for the rear ports of the case.
The service life is officially set at 1095 days and coincides with the warranty period.
- support for a wide range of processor classes;
- extended set of interfaces, including HDMI;
- the official service life coincides with the guarantee;
- minimum heating;
- the most affordable price in the selection.
- not the most convenient RAM slots due to the latch on only one side;
- not all users are satisfied with the official software.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.