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If you are looking to invest in a Ryzen 7 3700x or 3800x build then there two definitive questions that come to mind. Do I future proof my build by going for the X570 motherboard which has been tailor made to work with the new 3000 series chipsets or do I go with the older generation chipset which are still compatible with the older Zen 2 processors manufactured by AMD.

Now there are pros and cons for both the choices. If opt for the more recent X570 motherboards you first of all have future proof hardware and can enjoy blistering speeds with new improvements such as the PCIe 4.0 interfaces. However for these new features you are going to have to shell out a little more cash.

If you opt for the older generation x470 motherboards for your Ryzen 7 3700x or 3800x series chipset then you get good devices at affordable prices while also giving yourself more choices to choose from.

However one thing to keep in mind is the fact that if you are picking up an older X470 or B450 based motherboard you will need to ensure that you are getting one that allows you to perform a BIOS Flashback or atleast get a board that has a compatible BIOS out the box.

If overclocking is what you are going for then the new boards make much better sense to get and if you want to take it a step further and future proof a bit more than you can even go for the new Ryzen 93950x series.

But if the debate is on whether you wanna pick the Ryzen 7 3700x or 3800x then we have a few pointers that you can take into consideration.The Ryzen 7 3800x actually has much lesser power consumption even in overclocked states compared to the older generationThe Ryzen 7 2700x.

So any motherboard that is capable of running this an overclocked Ryzen 7 2700X can easily run the new 3700X and 3800X.

Now let's take a look at some of the best motherboards that we recommend for the Ryzen 7 3700x or 3800x. This selection of motherboard will feature both the older generation of X470 and B450 boards as well as the new X570 variants.

Asus ROG STRIX B450-F

The  Asus ROG STRIX B450-F is a B450 motherboard and is a very powerful board to house the Ryzen 7 3700X. This is mainly because of the excellent VRM quality and great design both of which are offered at a very affordable price.

Looking deeper into the Asus RO STRIX B450 F’s architecture we see that it has a 8 phase design which is made as a 6+2 design. 

This board also holds well when overclocked making it a good choice if you are on a budget.This board also has great slot support, boasting three PCIe x16 slots and three PCIe x1 slots. 

You can pick up your  Asus ROG STRIX B450-F motherboard for the Ryzen 7 3700x and 3800x series chipset here.

Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming Motherboard

ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate

The ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate and ASUS Crosshair VII Hero are two of the best boards for the X470 architecture. If you are looking at overclocking the device then the best thing that we suggest is that you opt for the ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate as it has good overclocking performance with the Ryzen 7 3700x and 3800x series of chips.

They also come in at a cheaper price when compared to aASUS Crosshair VII Hero.

Taking a deeper look at the ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate’s architecture we see that it has a 12 phase VRM design that is in the form of two 6 phase doublers. The Soc has a 4 phase VRM. Having such specs it makes it a good piece of hardware even for overclocking a Ryzen 9 3950X series chipset.

Taking a look at slot support it has a 2x M.2 slot slot one of which has a heat shield built in. The other ports are the USB 3.1 Gen 2 connectivity, Wi-Fi. The board also comes with a Post code readout which is useful for overclocking.

One drawback however is that the X470 Taichi features a wifi which is only rated for 433MBps which is not all that great at 2020 standards.

If you are looking for a high end motherboard that has great overclocking ability then the ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate is a great choice.

You can pick up your  ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate motherboard for the Ryzen 7 3700x and 3800x series chipset here.

ASRock Motherboard

MSI B450I Gaming Plus AC

If you are going for a compact build then the ITX motherboards are the way to go. One of the best ITX  motherboards is the MSI B450I Gaming Plus AC. The MSI B450I Gaming Plus AC has a lot of things going for it like a great VRM, excellent BIOS interface and other great features such as a display Port, which is something that is usually left out in other ITX boards.

This board also has great slop support with 4 SATA connections and even M.2 support. The board has a great architecture and helps resolve any of the heat issues that might arise. This is mainly because the B450I Gaming Plus cannot apply a voltage offset. Nonetheless it is still a great board with a lot of features at a great price point.

You can pick up your  MSI B450I Gaming Plus AC motherboard for the Ryzen 7 3700x and 3800x series chipset here.

MSI B450I Gaming Plus AC

Asus Crosshair VIII Hero

The Asus Crosshair VIII Hero is aimed at pro users and offers a much better deal than its counterparts such as the MSI X570 Godlike and Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme. The Asus Crosshair VIII Hero offers a better power delivery than these two boards at a significantly lower price point.

This board also supports great overclocking speeds because of its architecture. The form factor isn't too big and is the same as any ATX machine. The Asus Crosshair VIII Hero also has great slot support boasting  a whopping 12 USB ports. It also has support for Realtek based LAN and wifi 6 support, making it future proof.

You can pick up your Asus Crosshair VIII Hero motherboard for the Ryzen 7 3700x and 3800x series chipset here.

Asus ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero

MSI MEG X570 ACE

This is again a board based on the X570 architecture and is a board that we recommend for high end users. This board is great for users who want to get great overclocking performance as it offers an excellent VRM architecture.

The slot support is also excellent on this board, boasting of  3 M.2 slots, four SATA III ports and two PCIe 4.0 x16 slots. The board also has support for the large capacity Hard disks and also support for a two terabyte Solid state drive making it highly efficient for any sort of use case.

The audio subsystem that it uses isthe ALC1220 Codec from Realtek that supports high definition 7.1 audio.

The networking layout is also extremely buffed, having 2.5 gigabit Realtek LAN and a gigabit of Intel LAN. It is completely future proof as it has support for WiFi 6 and bluetooth 5.1.

You can pick up your MSI MEG X570 ACE motherboard for the Ryzen 7 3700x and 3800x series chipset here.

MSI MEG X570 ACE

Summary

The Ryzen 7 3700X and 3800X offer a lot of performance due to features like low TDP and great work load handling abilities. In this list we have tried to include a wide range of boards that are compatible with the Ryzen 7 3700X and 3800X so as to fit your different needs.

Let's take a small overview into the different boards we have covered.

Asus ROG STRIX B450-F

The Asus ROG STRIX B450-F has a B450 architecture and offers great performance at a very affordable price point. The Feature set that you get with this board is comparable to the slighter higher models in this price slab and hence it is one of top choices as a B450 board. This is because of the support it provides for the 3700X or 3800X.

ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate

The ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate has a great VRM architecture having a 12 phase design  and boasts of great slot support.

MSI B450I Gaming Plus AC

This is the go to board for the Ryzen 7 3700x and 3800x series of chipsets if you are looking for an ITX board. It provides great compatibility and a rich feature set at a pretty decent price point, making it a good buy.

Asus Crosshair VIII Hero

If you are looking for a board that will give you the ultimate performance for your 3700X or 3800X series of chipsets with great overclocking then look no further than the Asus Crosshair VIII Hero. 

It has top of the lines specs and offers great value for all the features it provides. As a plus it even has a smaller form factor so as to make it fit into any build.

MSI MEG X570 ACE

This is based on the X570 design and it is the board that we recommend for pro users. It has all the high end features such as great VRM design and boasts of great slot supports.

So those were some of the best motherboards for your Ryzen 7 3700x and 3800x chipset. We hope you found your pick and if you have any more suggestions then put then down in the comments below! We would love to read them.

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