We have listed the best motherboards for the latest released Intel 13th Gen CPUs that will deliver excellent performance.
A good GPU, RAM, and Motherboard are the best partners for a CPU to perform at its best. And when you are building a gaming PC, the combination is a vital part of it. Because the correct Motherboard is the foundation from where it manages everything to maintain your PC’s overall performance, the higher model of Motherboard you choose, the better stability and performance you will get.
But many companies launch new motherboards when any new or next-gen CPU series arrives in the PC gaming market. In this case, gamers or new system builders get confused about which Motherboard they should pick according to the performance and budget or whether they should upgrade their Motherboard. To clear this confusion, we have listed the top 5 best motherboards if you intend to buy any 13th gen Intel CPU.
Best Motherboards for Intel 13th Gen – Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Elite AX
Our 1st Choice goes with Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Elite AX. It has a strong build quality with up to DDR5 7600 MHz RAM support capability. The design of this Motherboard comes under the ATX Form factor and holds a significant amount of SSD support capacity. This Gigabyte motherboard also comes within a range of budget, which makes it the best Motherboard for your latest 13th gen Intel i7 or i9 CPU.
Although from our analysis, we think that some of the I/O features are missing, which could have been easily added, the brand decided to remove them. Also, we are very disappointed that no Wi-Fi 6E hardware is currently present in this Motherboard.
- Reasonable $259.99 Price
- Compatible with a total of 4 numbers of PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD
- 128 GB DDR5 7600 MHz RAM Support
- Very Good Design
- It comes with a backplate
- Special Thermal Guard 3 holder with Fully covered MOSFET Heatsinks
Best Motherboards for Intel 13th Gen – MSI MAG Z790 Wi-Fi Tomahawk
Our 2nd Choice goes with the MSI MAG Z790 Tomahawk ATX motherboard. Currently, MSI holds the “best durable gaming motherboard” tag in the PC gaming market. This MAG Z790 has backward compatibility for your DDR4 RAM support, for which you can still put them into this if you are not currently buying the DDR5. It has excellent quality I/O support and better heatsinks than the MSI Z690.
Although we recommend this board if you are planning to overclock your Intel K Series Chips for gaming or Content creation, the MSI Z790 comes with the PCIe 5.0 port and the Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E.
- Reasonable $309.99 Price
- DDR4 Backward Compatibility
- Very Good I/O support
- Realtek ALC4080 with Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E
- 128 GB DDR5 5333 MHz RAM support
- Excellent quality of Thermal heatsink
Best Midrange Mobo for latest Gen Intel CPU – Gigabyte B660 Aorus Master
Our 3rd Choice goes with the
Although it has one frustrating feature and using the PCIe 3.0 M.2 slot blocks the 2nd one, we can’t expect this from a brand like Gigabyte, and we hope they will keep their eye on the following manufacturing time.
- $169.99 price tag, which is excellent value for the money
- 128 GB 6000 MHz DDR5 RAM support
- DDR4 backward compatibility
- Realtek ALC1220-VB sound with Dynamic AMP-up and WIMA audio
- RGB features with good quality thermal design
Best Motherboards for Intel 13th Gen – ASRock B660M Steel Legend
Our 4th Choice of Intel 13th Gen motherboards includes the AsRock B660m Steel Legend Motherboard. It comes with an mATX form factor. This is an affordable motherboard that comes compact. It has a PCIe 5.0 GPU slot that differs from the others. With RGB features, AsRock’s B660M best suits Intel’s Core i5 13th Gen CPU and gives a very high performance and stability.
Although from our analysis, the Realtek ALC897 lacks sound quality and the I/O support is inferior. Also, it is unfortunate that this Motherboard does not come with DDR5 RAM support.
- Affordable $163.51 price
- Compact in size
- RGB function
- Impressive PCIe Express 5.0 GPU Slot
- 128 GB DDR4 RAM support
- 20Gbps USB-C port
Cheap Motherboard for Intel’s Latest Gen CPU Series – Asus ROG Strix B660-I
Our 5th Choice goes with the Asus ROG Strix B660-I motherboard. Asus has manufactured this board with a mini-its form factor. With its small compact size, it still holds the capability of supporting DDR5 RAM. If you want to build a gaming pc in a compact size along with a cheap budget, then you can go for this Motherboard.
As expected, like other mini-ITX boards, this board also lacks many features. With only three cooling headers, we have seen that many Asus users have complained about its durability factor of it.
- Price $199.99
- DDR4 RAM Backward compatibility
- 64Gb DDR5 RAM support of MAX 6200 MHz speed
- Two slots of M.2 storage
- S1220A audio with AI noise cancellation feature
- Onboard Wi-Fi
So this was all about the Top 5 Best Motherboards for Intel 13th Gen Processors. We haven’t included a Z690 motherboard because of two reasons. The first being the Z690 motherboards are still carrying a hefty price premium, and it’s still last-generation motherboards. Also, remember that if you are currently running a Z690 motherboard, you do not need to upgrade to a Z790 motherboard.
Getting a Z790 will be better for the 13th Gen Processors as it is the newest platform and will have more performance in the future with bios updates. And if you are not looking to spend so much, then the B660 motherboards we have listed are more than enough for you. Only get the Z790 motherboards if you are building or planning to build a PC with the Blue team.
That’s All, Folks!
Alapan, Editor at Xombied and Techuda, is a biomechanical Engineer education-wise. But he wanted to go ahead with his life and pursue his career as both Gaming and Tech Reviewer. He is occasionally invited to host, plan and execute Gaming events with multiple brands. Apart from gaming, he loves playing guitar and singing along to the music.