Best Z370 Motherboards for Coffee Lake Processors [Budget & High-end]

If you are building a Gaming PC or a normal Desktop PC using the latest Intel 8th Generation Coffee Lake Processors then you need Intel 300 series motherboard. This is because 8th generation Intel Coffee Lake Processors only support Intel 300 series motherboards. Currently there is only one chipset for Intel 300 series which is Intel Z370. This Z370 chipset is designed especially for the Intel 8th generation Core series processors and cannot be used for other Intel processors in the same LGA 1151 package.

Intel 300 series or Z370 chipset motherboards use the same physical LGA 1151 Socket but due to difference in the pin-layout of the Intel Coffee Lake processors, these motherboards only support 8th Generation Intel Coffee Lake processors and you cannot use Kaby Lake and Skylake processors with them. So here in this post I am going to list down the best Z370 motherboards for every budget for gaming and for building a powerful Gaming PC using the 8th generation Intel Coffee Lake Processors.

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Best Intel Z370 Chipset Motherboards [LGA 1151 Socket]

Here are the best Z370 Chipset Motherboards that supports the latest Intel 8th Generation Coffee Lake processors. These motherboards can be used for gaming and high-end professional work. All these Intel Z370 motherboards only support DDR4 memory and they also include the support for Intel Optane memory, and are Windows 10 Ready too.

Best Budget Z370 Motherboards

Here are the best budget Z370 motherboards that you can use to build a budget gaming PC using Intel Coffee Lake Processors.

MSI Z370-A PRO Motherboard

MSI Z370-A PRO is a budget Z370 Motherboard and is one of the cheapest motherboards based on the latest Z370 chipset from Intel. This is a basic Z370 chipset motherboard having ATX form factor, but it comes with all the features and necessary ports /slots that you need for building a budget gaming PC or a work PC using the latest 8th generation Coffee Lake processors.

This is a solid motherboard and it comes with two PCI-E x16 graphics cards slots and support 2-way AMD Crossfire multi-GPU technology. The motherboard also comes with an M.2 Slot that supports high speed NVMe Solid State Drives. So if are in search for a reliable budget Z370 motherboard then you won’t find anything better than this. Recommended by me for users on tight budget.

MSI Z370-A PRO Motherboard Specifications
Socket Type LGA 1151
Form Factor ATX
Chipset Z370
Processor Support 8th Generation Intel Core i7 /Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i3 processors in the LGA1151 package
RAM Support DDR4 4000+ MHz (OC), up to 64GB
Slots DIMM x 4, PCI-E 3.0 x 16 x 2, PCIex1 x 4, M.2 x 1
Ports SATAIII x 6, USB 3.1 x 8, USB 2.0 x 6
Features Onboard 8 channel audio, Onboard Gigabit LAN, Click BIOS 5, VR Ready, Supports AMD 2-Way Crossfire, EZ Debug LED (white), PCI-E Steel Armor, UEFI BIOS
Display Output VGA, DVI, DisplayPort

Buy MSI Z370-A PRO Motherboard

MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS Motherboard

Another budget Z370 motherboard from MSI but this one is a gaming certified motherboard. There is not much difference between the specifications of this and the above mentioned MSI motherboard, but this one is better optimized for gaming. This is also an ATX motherboard and comes with two PCI-Express x16 slots and supports 2-way AMD Crossfire for multi-GPU setup.

The motherboard comes with a Turbo M.2 slot for connecting high speed PCIe NVMe SSDs up to 32Gb/s. This is a VR ready motherboard and comes with RED LED lighting. So if you are looking for a budget gaming motherboard based on the Z370 chipset then you should get this.

MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS Motherboard Specifications
Socket Type LGA 1151
Form Factor ATX
Chipset Z370
Processor Support 8th Generation Intel Core i7 /Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i3 processors in the LGA1151 package
RAM Support DDR4 4000+ MHz (OC), up to 64GB
Slots DIMM x 4, PCI-E 3.0 x 16 x 2, PCIex1 x 4, M.2 x 1
Ports SATA III x 6, USB 3.1 x 8, USB 2.0 x 6
Features Onboard 8 channel audio, Onboard Gigabit LAN, Click BIOS 5, VR Ready, Supports AMD 2-Way Crossfire, EZ Debug LED, PCI-E Steel Armor, UEFI BIOS, DDR4 Boost, Audio Boost
Display Output VGA, DVI, DisplayPort

Buy MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS Motherboard

MSI Z370 SLI PLUS Motherboard

This is a bit higher end budget Z370 motherboard. This ATX budget gaming motherboard comes three PCI-E x16 slots and supports Nvidia 2-Way SLI and AMD 3-way Crossfire for setting up multiple GPUs or graphics cards. This motherboard has got two turbo M.2 slots for connecting high speed PCI Express NVMe Solid State Drives (up to 32Gb/s). Major features of this VR Ready gaming motherboard include RGB LED Mystic lighting with 17 effects, PCI-E Steel Armor slots. Overall a great budget gaming motherboard that comes with all the high-end features and is not too costly either.

MSI Z370 SLI PLUS Motherboard Specifications
Socket Type LGA 1151
Form Factor ATX
Chipset Z370
Processor Support 8th Generation Intel Core i7 /Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i3 processors in the LGA1151 package
RAM Support DDR4 4000+ (OC), up to 64GB
Slots DIMM x 4, PCIe 3.0 x16 x 2, PCIe x 1 x 3, M.2 x 2
Ports SATAIII x 6, USB 3.1 x 9, USB 3.0 Type C, USB 2.0 x 6
Features 2-way SLI and 3-way Crossfire support, Mystic RGB LED Lighting, PCI-E Steel Armor, DDR4 BOOST, AUDIO BOOST 4, Click BIOS 5, X-Boost, VR Ready
Display Output DVI, HDMI

Buy MSI Z370 SLI PLUS Motherboard

Best Mid-range Z370 Motherboards

Here are the best mid-range Z370 motherboards that you can use for building a powerful mid-range gaming PC for 1440p gaming.

Gigabyte Z370 HD3P Motherboard

Gigabyte Z370 HD3P is a budget mid-range motherboard that is based on the latest Z370 chipset. This is a very reliable ATX motherboard and it comes with two PCIe x16 slots for graphics cards and support 2-way AMD Crossfire multi-GPU technology. The good thing is that you can find a normal PCI slot in this motherboard which is now a rare thing in modern motherboards. This PCI slot may come handy for some people to connect older expansion cards with PCI slot.

The motherboard also comes with dual M.2 slot for connecting high speed NVMe and SATAIII SSD storage devices to it. Overall a no non-sense motherboard from gigabyte with good build quality and nice set of features.

Gigabyte Z370 HD3P Motherboard Specifications
Socket Type LGA 1151
Form Factor ATX
Chipset Z370
Processor Support 8th Generation Intel Core i7 /Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i3 processors in the LGA1151 package
RAM Support DDR4 4000(O.C.), up to 64GB
Slots DIMM x 4, PCIe x16 x 2, PCIe x1 x 4, PCI x 1, M.2 x 2
Ports SATA3 x 6, USB 3.1 x 7, USB Type-C x 2, USB 2.0 x 7
Features Onboard 8 channel audio & LAN, 2-way AMD Crossfire support, RGB FUSION for RGB LED Strips, Dual BIOS, PCIe Armor slot
Display Output VGA, DVI, HDMI

Buy Gigabyte Z370 HD3P Motherboard

ASUS TUF Z370-PRO GAMING Motherboard

This is an ultra durable and tough Z370 motherboard from Asus. The TUF range of gaming motherboards from Asus is designed for rock solid stability and high performance, even under full load. This Z370 motherboard comes with three PCI-E x16 slots and support Nvidia 2-Way SLI and AMD 2-Way CrossFireX multi-GPU technology. For high-speed storage connectivity, the motherboard comes with dual M.2 slots for NVMe and SATA SSDs. This motherboard is made of TUF components that include Asus SafeSlot, TUF LANGuard, TUF Chokes, TUF Capacitors, and TUF MOSFETs.

The edge side of the motherboard comes with an orange LED that really looks very cool and gives this motherboard a unique character. So if you are looking for a robust Z370 motherboard then this motherboard will not let you down.

ASUS TUF Z370-PRO GAMING Motherboard Specifications
Socket Type LGA 1151
Form Factor ATX
Chipset Z370
Processor Support 8th Generation Intel Core i7 /Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i3 Processors in the LGA1151 package
RAM Support DDR4 4000(O.C.), up to 64GB
Slots DIMM x 4, PCIe x16 x 3, PCIex1 x 3, M.2 x 2
Ports SAT 8Gb/s x 6, USB 3.1 x 10, USB 2.0 x 6
Features Nvidia 2-Way SLI, AMD 2-Way CrossFireX, ASUS Safeslot, Onboard 8 channel audio & gigabit LAN, TUF Components: TUF LANGuard, TUF Chokes, TUF Capacitors, and TUF MOSFETs, Edge side Orange LED
Display Output DVI, HDMI

Buy Asus TUF Z370 PRO GAMING Motherboard

MSI Z370 KRAIT GAMING Motherboard

This is a very stylish, good looking, feature rich and one of best mid-range Z370 motherboards that you can buy for your Coffee Lake Processor. This ATX gaming motherboard from MSI comes with three PCI-Express x16 slots and include the support for 2-Way NVIDIA SLI & 3-Way AMD Crossfire for multi-GPU setups. It also includes dual M.2 Sockets or slots that support PCIe NVMe and SATA Solid State Drives. The motherboard comes with RGB  LED Mystic Lighting and high quality heatsinks for major components.

MSI Z370 KRAIT GAMING Motherboard Specifications
Socket Type LGA 1151
Form Factor ATX
Chipset Z370
Processor Support 8th Generation Intel Core i7 /Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i3 Processors in the LGA1151 package
RAM Support DDR4 4000 (O.C.), up to 64GB
Slots DIMM x 4, PCIe x 16 x 3, PCIex1 x 3, M.2 x 2
Ports SATAIII x 6, USB 3.1 x 9, USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 2.0 x 6
Features 2-Way NVIDIA SLI & 3-Way AMD Crossfire support, VR Ready, Mystic Light and Mystic Light Sync, Click BIOS 5, DDR4 Boost, Audio Boost, STEEL ARMOR PCI-E slots, Onboard 8  channel audio and Gigabit LAN
Display Output DVI, HDMI

Buy MSI Z370 KRAIT GAMING Motherboard

ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING Motherboard

This is a Z370 chipset mini-ITX motherboard that can be used to build a small form factor mini-ITX gaming PC or a powerful SFF workstation using mini-ITX case. ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING is powerful Z370 mini-ITX motherboard that comes with all the latest features and essential expansion ports. This mini-ITX motherboard has got one PCI-E 3.0 x16 slot and comes with two M.2 slot for NVMe and SATA SSD. Also this motherboard comes with Dual Band Wi-Fi & Bluetooth and RGB LED lighting. So if you in search for a good mini-ITX motherboard for 8th generation Coffee Lake Processors then you should definitely go for this.

ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING Motherboard Specifications
Socket Type LGA 1151
Form Factor Mini-ITX
Chipset Z370
Processor Support 8th Generation Intel Core i7 /Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i3 Processors in the LGA1151 package
RAM Support DDR4 4333(O.C.), up to 32GB
Slots DIMM x 2, PCIe x16 x 1, M.2 Socket 3 Type M x 2
Ports SATAIII x 4, USB 3.1 x 7, USB 2.0 x 6
Features Aura Sync RGB LED lighting, M.2 heatsink, Dual Band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Asus SafeSlot, Onboard 8 channel audio and LAN, VR Ready
Display Output HDMI, DisplayPort

Buy Asus ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING Motherboard

MSI Z370M GAMING PRO AC Motherboard

This is a micro-ATX Z370 chipset motherboard from MSI that has small form factor and comes with all the advanced features and ports. This is a powerful compact gaming motherboard for coffee lake processors and it comes with two PCI-Ex16 slots and supports 2-Way NVIDIA SLI & 2-Way AMD Crossfire multi-GPU setups.

For NVMe and SATA Solid State Drives, the motherboard comes with twin Turbo M.2 slots or sockets. The motherboard comes with onboard Wireless LAN which comes in very handy for fast paced online gaming and wireless internet connectivity. So if you have a smaller mini-tower or mid-tower case then you can definitely get this motherboard for your new 8th generation coffee lake processors.

MSI Z370M GAMING PRO AC Motherboard Specifications
Socket Type LGA 1151
Form Factor Micro-ATX
Chipset Z370
Processor Support 8th Generation Intel Core i7 /Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i3 Processors in the LGA1151 package
RAM Support DDR4 4000 (OC) MHz, up to 64GB
Slots DIMM x 4, PCI-Ex16 x 2, M.2 x 2
Ports SATAIII x 6, USB 3.1 x 9, USB Type-C x 2, USB 2.0 x 4
Features SLI and CrossFire support, Red LED Lighting, Onboard Audio and LAN, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Gaming Heatsinks, DDR4 Boost, Audio Boost, PCI-E Steel Armor, VR Ready
Display Output DisplayPort, HDMI

Buy MSI Z370M GAMING PRO AC Motherboard

Best High-end Z370 Motherboards

Here are the best high-end Z370 motherboards that you can use for building a high-end gaming PC for 1440p or 4K gaming using the latest high-end graphics cards.

Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 5 Motherboard

AORUS is the gaming brand of Gigabyte that makes high quality Gaming products that includes motherboards, graphics cards and gaming desktop PCs. Here we have a Z370 gaming grade motherboard from it, which is Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 5. This is a beautiful, feature rich and high quality motherboard that comes with three PCI-E x16 slots and supports 2-Way SLI and 3-Way /2-Way Crossfire technology.

For PCI-Express NVMe and SATA SSDs, the motherboard comes with three M.2 Sockets. Other major features of this gaming motherboard include onboard AC Wi-Fi and RGB Fusion LED lighting. There is also a higher model of this motherboard, Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 which is a bit expensive.

Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 5 Motherboard Specifications
Socket Type LGA 1151
Form Factor ATX
Chipset Z370
Processor Support 8th Generation Intel Core i7 /Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i3 Processors in the LGA1151 package
RAM Support DDR4 4133(O.C.), up to 64GB
Slots DIMM x 4, PCIe x16 x 3, PCIe x1 x 3, M.2 x 3
Ports SATAIII x 6, USB 3.1 x 7, USB Type-C x 2, USB 2.0 x 6
Features 2-Way SLI and 3-Way Crossfire support, Onboard Wi-Fi, Gaming LAN, 8 channel audio, RGB Fusion LED, Thunderbolt 3 AIC support, VR Ready
Display Output  

Buy Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 5 Motherboard

MSI Z370 GAMING M5 Motherboard

This is a high-end gaming motherboard from MSI based on the latest Z370 chipset. The motherboard comes with three PCI-E x16 slots and support both SLI and CrossFire multi-GPU technologies. For connecting NVMe and SATA SSDs, it comes with two M.2 Slots with protection and heatsink. This Z370 gaming motherboard has got great build quality and incorporates rock solid components. It also includes Mystic Light effect with RGB lighting that really lights up your PC case. Overall it is a very good ATX motherboard for Gaming Enthusiasts and it is also not that expensive either.

MSI Z370 GAMING M5 Motherboard Specifications
Socket Type LGA 1151
Form Factor ATX
Chipset Z370
Processor Support 8th Generation Intel Core i7 /Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i3 Processors in the LGA1151 package
RAM Support DDR4 4000+(OC), up to 64GB
Slots DIMM x 4, PCI-Ex16 x 3, PCIex1 x 3, M.2 x 2
Ports SATAIII x 6, USB 3.1 x 7, USB Type-C x 1, USB 2.0 x 7
Features SLI & CrossFire support, Mystic RGB LED Lighting, VR Ready, Onboard 8 channel Audio and LAN, Click BIOS 5, PCI-E Steel Armor, DDR4 Boost, Audio Boost, Killer LAN, M.2 Shield
Display Output HDMI, DisplayPort

Buy MSI Z370 GAMING M5 Motherboard

Final Words

At the end I would like to say that the introduction of new motherboards for the same LGA 1151 Socket for new Coffee Lake processors might have upset some of the users. This is because if they want to upgrade their processor to 8th generation Intel Core series processor from Kaby Lake or Skylake processors then have to upgrade their motherboards too. This can prove a costly affair but we literally cannot do anything about it. Here I have tried to list the best Z370 chipset motherboards for every budget and you can choose any one of them according to your needs or budget. If you have got any queries regarding Intel Coffee Lake processors or Intel 300 Series motherboards then you can ask me your questions by leaving a comment below.

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