The 4 Best Motherboard for RX 7900 XTX Reviews
ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme
Let’s start the list with one of the best motherboards in the market, the ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme. The ROG series by Asus is dedicated to catering to the enthusiast sector of gamers and tweakers that won’t settle for anything but the best.
It comes with the AM5 socket and is probably the best motherboard in its category with not a lot of competition. The VRMs on this beast are based on the Infineon ASP2205 power management IC (PMIC) and Vishay SIC850 110A smart power stages, arranged in a 20+2 power configuration, making it the ideal candidate for high-end tweakers who like to tinker with the base clocks of the hardware to get the maximum performance out of it. The board also comes with 4 DIMM slots which can host up to 128 GB of DDR5 RAM that can be overclocked to reach frequencies of up to 6400 MHZ using the EXPO mode.
The board has a form factor of EATX making it a bigger board than the usual ATX boards, which is why it has many features and ample space to plug in all your hardware with space to spare. It comes with 2 x16 expansion slots, with both slots protected with Safe Slot retention brackets to avoid GPU sag, the slots also support PCIe 5.0 technology with a bandwidth of up to 64 GB/s making the board an ideal candidate for hosting an RX 7900XTX, which is the flagship current-gen GPU offered by AMD.
In terms of storage, it has you covered as it has two onboard M.2 slots with heatsinks and multiple USB 3.2 Type C ports as well as USB 4 Type C ports. It also comes with a premium audio module that contains ROG SupremeFX audio technology for crystal-clear audio.
Since this is one of the best motherboards in the market that money can buy right now. While it doesn’t lack in the performance department, the aesthetic department has also been a key focus area as well. It looks the part of a high-end premium motherboard and it comes with Aura Sync, LiveDash OLED, and Anime Matrix LED to further enhance the aesthetic look of your PC so you can show it off online to your friends and strangers alike. The only downside to this board is that it comes with an expensive price tag so get ready to dig deep into your pockets.
GIGABYTE X670E Aorus Xtreme
Gigabyte is a veteran when it comes to designing motherboards and with the newer AM5 socket coming in to support the newer Ryzen 7000 series they have not disappointed. They have given us the GIGABYTE X670E Aorus Xtreme which comes with an advanced design and premium features.
The board is designed to host a high-end PC that just exudes performance. It comes with 18+2+2 power stages which means that it is designed for overclocking, making it a preferred choice for overclockers and tweakers. The board comes with 4 DIMM slots which can support up to 128 GB of DDR5 RAM which is capable of being overclocked to up to 7600 MHZ.
Other features include PCIe 5.0 slots, along with the upcoming M.2 25110 slot which has double the bandwidth of the current PCIe 4.0 slots, making it the right candidate for hosting an RX 7900 XTX and extracting the maximum performance out of the flagship GPU.
Since the board has been designed for Overclocking it comes with an expansive thermal design which includes M.2 Thermal Guard III, Fins-Array III with Nano Carbon Coating, 12 W/mK Thermal Pad, 8 mm Mega Heatpipe, and a Nano Carbon Baseplate to ensure that heat dissipation occurs at a fast rate and your system remains stable even under extreme conditions.
The X670E Aorus Extreme has a very pleasing outlook and to further enhance the aesthetic value of your PC it comes with the Gigabyte proprietary RGB software, the RGB Fusion which gives you more LED customizations than before, giving you complete control over the outlook of your PC so that it appears visually pleasing to the eye. The Aorus Logo is also an eye-catcher that gives the motherboard a premium finish. It’s a worthy motherboard that will be able to host all your high-end components and give you the ability to draw out their full potential as it has all the right features in the right places suited for overclocking.
ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Extreme
Now that we have covered AMD motherboards, it’s time to switch to Intel. Once again, I have a recommendation from the ROG series, what can I say we are a sucker for the ROG products, not just because of our bias, but because they actually give top performance and always stand out from the competition.
The Asus ROG Maximus Z790 Extreme is a top-end motherboard that is designed for Intel 13th gen processors and takes them past their breaking point and beyond. Just like its name it is designed to take the performance of the components to the maximum. The VRMs on the board feature 24+1 Power stages which can handle 105 amps on each stage. The 4 DIMM slots on board are capable of hosting 128 GB of DDR5 RAM which can be overclocked to 7800 MHz using the XMP mode.
In terms of cooling the board comes packed with features that will keep the temps down and low even when you are running the hardware in tweaked conditions to keep the system as stable as possible. It comes with a VRM heatsink that is connected to an embedded heat pipe, multiple thermal pads, a chipset heatsink, M.2 heatsink and backplates, and a solid metal backplate which will dissipate heat at a faster rate making it an ideal motherboard for overclocking a high-end Intel build.
In terms of expansion, it comes with PCIe 5.0 slots, multiple USB ports which include two thunderbolt 5 Type C ports, and, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C front-panel connector with quick charge 4+ which allows you to charge your devices up to 60W.
It comes with 5 onboard M.2 slots and 6 SATA ports for fast and large storage as well. It also comes with AI suite 3 which intuitively boosts your CPU frequencies while keeping the system stable. You can also tweak the specific processor cores with the Turbo Core App the motherboard comes with.
The motherboard comes with all the top-end performance features that you can get in a high-end board. It also comes with a ton of personalization options that helps you set a visual aesthetic of your PC using features like the Proprietary Aura Sync software to set the color scheme, then you can customize the Anime Matrix LED, and the Live dash Color OLED adds another dimension of customization to further enhance the visual fidelity of your PC outlook, making it a sight to behold.
The board also comes with Sonic Studio III and the DTS Sound Unbound giving you access to crystal-clear audio whether you are gaming, watching movies, or hearing songs. The only downside is that it comes with an expensive price tag but given the features, it is offering in return is definitely worth the cash spent. It’s a perfect fit for hosting an Intel build featuring the RX 7900 XTX monster GPU.
Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Ultra
We have covered the high-end motherboards for hosting the RX 7900 XTX, now we have a budget offering as not all of us have an unlimited budget. The Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Ultra comes with the older Z690 chipset that was designed to host the 12th Gen Intel processors which is why it’s cheaper as compared to newer boards.
The board is no slouch either in terms of performance, it comes with a 16+1+2 power design which gives you ample headroom to OC your processor to a decent amount without the fear of instability. Since it is designed to overclock the hardware, it comes with an advanced thermal design which helps keep the temps down. The thermal design includes features like fully covered MOSFET heatsinks, thermal guard III, Fins Array II, Thermal pads, and a direct touch heat pipe which is responsible for dissipating the heat at a faster rate.
The 4 DIMM slots on board can host 128 GB of DDR5 RAM which can be overclocked to reach frequencies up to 6200 MHz with XMP mode turned on. The DIMM slots also come with Ultra Durable SMD Memory Armor for durability.
It comes with 4 PCIe 4.0 slots which can host 4 M.2 storage devices that are protected by enlarged thermal guards to keep your storage cool during Data transmission. Since the 7900XTX is the current-gen GPU it needs PCIe 5.0 to operate at full capacity. Despite being an older board, it comes with a single PCIe 5.0 slot which can operate in x16 mode letting you experience the full capabilities of the flagship GPU without any lag.
For large storage, the board comes with 6 x SATA 6 GB/s slots. Multiple USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports are present as well which include two Type C ports too. The Audio module is also a high-quality one as it contains ALC4080 Audio, High-End Audio Capacitors, and AudioPhile Grade WIMA Capacitors to make sure that you get high-grade audio no matter whether you’re gaming, watching a movie, or hearing songs.
The board has an orange color scheme with the Aorus Logo drawing a lot of attention to itself. Nonetheless, it comes with the RGB Fusion 2.0 software to give you customization options so your PC looks great while it is running. It’s a pure value-to-money motherboard that gives you great performance options and lets you run the latest GPU as well. Investing in this motherboard to build a high-end Intel PC isn’t a bad option at all.