On the lookout for a motherboard that pairs well with a 3rd Generation Ryzen CPU?
AMD’s 3rd Generation Ryzen processors have changed the game when it comes to mainstream desktop computing.
They offer an unparalleled mix of multi-core and single-core performance – making the 3000-series of Ryzen CPUs an ideal choice for those who need to build a PC for 3D Rendering, Workstations for Adobe After Effects, a Video Editing PC or run as dedicated render nodes.
Navigating the crowd of motherboards out there and picking the perfect one is another story.
Technically, older AM4 motherboards (X470, B450, X370, B350, A320) do support all the 3rd Generation Ryzen CPUs, including the Ryzen 9 3900X. However, this might mean leaving performance on the table depending upon your choice of CPU and motherboard.
Granted, some X470 motherboards will handle high-end CPUs like the 3900X just fine. But I think there are better options available in the X570 product stack.
Note – I’m assuming that you plan to buy a new motherboard for Ryzen’s 3000-series processors.