Best Budget X470 Motherboards for Gaming in 2018 [AM4 Socket]

AMD X470 Chipset is the high-end motherboard chipset for 2nd generation AMD Ryzen processors (AM4 Socket) that are built on Zen+ architecture and 12nm manufacturing process. These new X470 motherboards supports XFR 2, Precision Boost 2 and Store MI storage acceleration when used with second generation AMD Ryzen Processors. However, they can also be used with the older first-generation Ryzen (Summit Ridge) and second-generation Raven Ridge AMD APUs that supports AM4 Socket. To be honest there is not much of a difference between the older X370 chipset and the newer X470 one, but if you are getting a 2nd generation Ryzen processor then it is better to get the newer X470 chipset for complete support and new features. For older first-generation Ryzen processors there is no point in getting the newer X470 motherboard unless you are planning to upgrade in near future.

Motherboard manufacturers such as Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, ASRock and Biostar have already released their new X470 motherboards for the Ryzen 2000 series CPUs. There are many models of X470 motherboards available based on features and they can be very expensive, but there are some budget models available too, and here I am going to list down the best budget X470 motherboards for gaming, or for building a powerful workstation PC for video editing and for professional work. All these AMD X470 chipset motherboards support overclocking and are very power efficient and offers enhanced performance. If you want a cheaper alternative to X470 motherboards then you can get B450 Motherboards for Ryzen 2nd Generation Processors.

X470 Motherboards Features

  • XFR 2.0 support
  • Precision Boost 2
  • StoreMI Technology
  • Backward Compatible
  • Overclocking support
  • Dual M.2 slots for SSDs
  • Native NVMe RAID support
  • Power Efficient (2019 CEC)

Note: Processors supported by X470 motherboards include AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation, Ryzen 1st Generation, Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics, 7th Generation A-Series and Athlon X4 Processors based on AM4 Socket.

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Top Budget X470 Motherboards for Gaming

Here are some of the most cheapest X470 motherboards for AM4 Socket Ryzen processors.

MSI X470 Gaming Plus Motherboard

MSI X470 Gaming Plus is one of the cheapest X470 motherboards that you can get for building an affordable gaming PC using AM4 Socket Ryzen processors. It is an ATX motherboard and has got all the gaming features and expansion ports that you can find in more expensive high-end motherboards. It comes with three PCI-E x16 graphics card slots that supports 3-Way AMD CrossFire, three PCI-Ex1 slots and dual M.2 slots for NVMe and SATA Solid State Drives. It supports DDR4 RAM up to 3466 MHz in OC mode. This is a pretty solid motherboard and is VR Ready too. The motherboard lacks USB Type-C port which is a bit of letdown. It is very much affordable and is highly recommended by me for users on budget. You can check out the features and specifications of this AMD X470 Chipset motherboard below.

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MSI X470 Gaming Plus Motherboard Specifications
Socket Type AM4
Form Factor ATX
Chipset AMD X470
Processor support AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors and AMD A-series / Athlon Processors for socket AM4
RAM support DDR4 3466+ (OC), up to 64GB, Dual Channel
Slots DIMM x 4, PCI-Ex16 x 3, PCI-Ex1 x 3, M.2 x 2
Ports SATAIII x 6, USB 3.1 Gen 2 x 2, USB 3.1 Gen 1 x 4, USB 2.0 x 2
Features StoreMI technology, PCI-E Steel Armor, Overclocking support, Gaming heatsinks, Gaming LAN, Onboard 8 channel audio, Dual Power connectors, Audio Boost, RGB Mystic Light support, UEFI BIOS, VR Ready, Supports 3-Way AMD Crossfire, RAID 0/1/10 support
Display Output DVI, HDMI

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Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING Motherboard

Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING is budget gaming motherboard based on X470 chipset in the Gigabyte’s AORUS gaming motherboards lineup. This ATX motherboard from gigabyte comes with three PCI-Express x16 graphics card slots supporting both Nvidia SLI & AMD CrossFire, two PCI-Ex1 slots, Dual M.2 slots for PCI-E and SATA SSDs, USB Type-C port and supports DDR4 RAM up to 3200 MHz (OC). It also includes thermal guard or heatsink for the M.2 solid state drive as to keep it cool during heavy loads.

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This is definitely a great pick for gamers who are on budget and want to build a powerful gaming PC using the latest Ryzen 2000 series processors using AM4 Socket. Below are the major specifications and features of this gaming X470 motherboard.

Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING Motherboard Specifications
Socket Type AM4
Form Factor ATX
Chipset AMD X470
Processor support AMD Ryzen Processors and AMD A-series / Athlon Processors for Socket AM4
RAM support DDR4 3200 (OC), up to 64GB, Dual Channel
Slots DIMM x 4, PCIEx16 x 3, PCIEx1 x 2, M.2 x 2
Ports SATA 6Gb/s x 6, USB 3.1 Gen 2 x 1, USB Type-C, USB 3.1 Gen 1 x 4, USB 2.0 x 4
Features Overclocking support, StoreMI technology, Supports NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI / 2-Way NVIDIA SLI technologies and AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire / 2-Way AMD CrossFire, Intel GbE LAN, Onboard 7.1 channel audio, 8+3 Phase Hybrid Digital PWM Design, RGB Fusion support, UEFI BIOS, Smart Fan 5, Heatsinks, PCIe Armor, M.2 Thermal Guard / Heatsink, RAID 0/1/10 support
Display Output HDMI

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Affordable Mid-range X470 Motherboards for Gaming

These are all mid-range X470 motherboards for gaming that are priced slightly higher than the budget ones mentioned above.

ASUS PRIME X470-PRO Motherboard

This is a very good X470 ATX motherboard from Asus that is reliable and has got lots of features and expansion ports. ASUS PRIME X470-PRO is great motherboard for gaming as well as building a powerful workstation using the 2nd gen Ryzen processors. The build quality if this motherboard is very good good and it comes with heatsinks for chipset and M.2 SSD.

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The motherboard comes with three PCI-E x16 slots that supports SLI and CFX, three PCI-E x1 slots, Dual M.2 slots for NVMe / SATA SSDs and supports DDR4 3466 (OC) RAM. The motherboard is affordable and you can check out its major specs and features below.

ASUS PRIME X470-PRO Motherboard Specifications
Socket Type AM4
Form Factor ATX
Chipset AMD X470
Processor support AMD AM4 Socket AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation/Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics/Ryzen 1st Generation/7th Generation A-series/Athlon X4 Processors
RAM support DDR4 3466 (OC), up to 64GB, Dual Channel
Slots DIMM x 4, PCI-Ex16 x 3, PCIex1 x 3, M.2 x 2 (for PCIE & SATA SSD)
Ports SATAIII x 6, USB 3.1 Gen 2 x 3, USB 3.1 Gen 1 x 8 (including USB Type-C), USB 2.0 x 4
Features Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI and Supports AMD CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology, Overclocking support, StoreMI Technology, M.2 Heatsink, Asus Aura Sync support, NVMe Raid support, Onboard 8 channel audio, Intel Gigabit LAN, RAID 0/1/10 support, Asus SafeSlot
Display Output HDMI, DisplayPort

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MSI X470 GAMING PRO Motherboard

MSI X470 GAMING PRO is a budget gaming grade motherboard based on the latest AMD X470 Chipset. This ATX gaming motherboard comes with three PCI-Ex16 slots with CrossFire support, three PCI-Ex1 slots, Dual M.2 slots for NVMe and SATA SSDs and DDR4 RAM up to 3466 in OC mode.

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 MSI X470 GAMING PRO is a great looking solidly built motherboard and is VR Ready. Some special features include RGB LED lighting, LAN protect, PCI-E Steel Armor, A-XMP and 11 Phase Power design for rock solid stability during overclocking. You can check out its major specifications and features below. Highly Recommended by me.   

MSI X470 GAMING PRO Motherboard Specifications
Socket Type AM4
Form Factor ATX
Chipset AMD X470
Processor support AMD RYZEN Desktop Processors and AMD A-series / Athlon Processors for socket AM4
RAM support DDR4 3466, up to 64GB, Dual Channel
Slots DIMM x 4, PCI-Ex16 x 3, PCI-EX1 x 3, M.2 x 2 
Ports SATAIII x 6, USB 3.1 Gen 2 x 2, USB 3.1 Gen 1 x 8, USB 2.0 x 6
Features Overclocking support, AMD StoreMI Technology, RGB Mystic Light support, PCI-E Steel Armor, Gaming LAN, Onboard 8 channel audio, Full Gaming I/O Cover, Click BIOS 5, Gaming UEFI BIOS, VR Ready, 3-Way AMD CrossFire support, 11 Phase Power design, RAID 0/1/10 support, Dual power connectors
Display Output DVI, HDMI

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Gigabyte X470 AORUS GAMING 5 WIFI Motherboard

This is one of the best gaming X470 motherboards that you buy for the Socket AM4 Processors, especially for the Ryzen 2000 series. This motherboard comes with almost all the features that you want in a gaming motherboard. It has got three PCI-E x16 slots, two PCI-Ex1 slots, dual M.2 slots and supports DDR4 3200 (OC) memory up to 64Gb capacity. The motherboard does come with in-built Wi-Fi and Bluetooth that comes in very handy as you don’t have to install Add-in card for it.  This is a great looking and sturdy motherboard and has RGB LED Lighting that looks very cool. Overall, an amazing X470 motherboard that is relatively affordable and comes with lots of features. You can check out the specifications and features below of this Ryzen motherboard.

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Gigabyte X470 AORUS GAMING 5 WIFI Motherboard Specifications
Socket Type AM4
Form Factor ATX
Chipset AMD X470
Processor support AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation/ Ryzen with Radeon Vega Gaphics/ Ryzen 1st Generation/ 7th Generation A-Series/ Athlon X4 Processors
RAM support DDR4 3200 (OC), up to 64GB, Dual Channel
Slots DIMM x 4, PCI-Ex16 x 3, PCI-Ex1 x 2, M.2 x 2
Ports SATAIII x 6, USB 3.1 Gen 2 x 1, USB Type-C, USB 3.1 Gen 1 x 8, USB 2.0 x 8
Features Overclocking support, AMD StoreMI Technology, inbuilt Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac & Bluetooth 5, 8+3 Phase Hybrid Digital PWM Design, 2-Way CrossFire/ SLI Graphics Support, PCIe Armor, Gaming Heatsinks, M.2 Guard, RGB FUSION LED support, UEFI BIOS, Onboard 8 channel audio, Intel Gigabit LAN, RAID 0/1/10 support
Display Output HDMI

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MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON Motherboard

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON is an advanced version of the above mentioned MSI X470 GAMING PRO motherboard. It is a rugged gaming motherboard and it comes with better heatsinks and more expansion ports or slots. This is a high-end gaming motherboard that has got three PCI-E x16 slots, two PCIex1 slots, two M.2 slots for NVMe and SATA M.2 SSDs, and support for DDR4 3466 MHz RAM in OC mode. This a very tough and durable motherboard that is built to last forever. You can check its specifications and major features below.

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MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON Motherboard Specifications
Socket Type AM4
Form Factor ATX
Chipset AMD X470
Processor support AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors and AMD A-series / Athlon Processors for socket AM4
RAM support DDR 4 3466 MHz (OC), up to 64GB, Dual Channel
Slots DIMM x 4, PCI-Ex16 x 3, PCI-Ex1 x 2, M.2 x 2
Ports SATAIII x 8, USB 3.1 Gen 2 x 1, USB Type-3 Gen 2, USB 3.1 Gen 1 x 8, USB 2.0 x 6
Features Overclocking support, AMD StoreMI Technology, M.2 Shield, PCI-E Steel Armor, 2 x Power Connectors, Intel Gaming LAN, Onboard 8 Channel Audio, Full Gaming I/O cover and Heatsink, RGB Mystic Light support, Supports 2-Way NVIDIA SLI & 3-Way AMD Crossfire, VR Ready, UEFI BIOS, RAID 0/1/10 support
Display Output DisplayPort, HDMI

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Final Words

At the end I would only like to say that if you are looking to buy an AMD Ryzen 2000 series processor then you should get an AMD 400-series chipset motherboard to get the maximum advantage and performance. The above mentioned X470 motherboards are great for gaming and for professional work. They come will all the essential features and are pretty much affordable. If you have anything to ask then please leave a comment below

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