Question Which of these 3 mobos are best?

Nov 19, 2020
Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE AX



All 3 above have the features I need but which one is best built and most reliable? Also which ones makes driver and bios updates and installation easy and best? I.e. best driver support and most updates, best working drivers? Any other advise?

Nov 22, 2020
Go with the second one, MSI has a lot of respect for good software. Make sure you buy from the listing where the bios is pre updated for your cpu. Plus it looks cool:oops:
Take this list with a grain of salt.

The 3 motherboard are in the same Tier. Tier A.

Tier S: 300A current draw on little ambient airflow (i.e below a big air cooler in a well-ventilated case), maxed out 5950X and 3950X on liquid nitrogen (LN2) overclocking
Asus: X570 Crosshair VIII Hero, Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
Gigabyte: X570 Aorus Xtreme, B550 Aorus Master
MSI: X570 Godlike, Creation

Tier S-: 250A current draw on little ambient airflow, maxed out 5900X and 3900X on liquid nitrogen (LN2) overclocking
Asus: X570 X570-E, Pro WS Ace, B550 B550-E
Asrock: X570 Taichi, Phantom Gaming X, Creator, B550 Taichi, Extreme 4, Steel Legend (ATX), Velocita
Gigabyte: X570 Aorus Master, B550 Aorus Pro (& AC) (ATX), Vision D
MSI: X570 Ace, Unify, Tomahawk, B550 Tomahawk, Edge (ATX), Carbon

Tier A: 200A current draw on little ambient airflow, maxed out 5950X and 3950X on ambient cooling, 2700x on LN2
Asus: X570 X570-F, TUF Plus, Prime Pro, Crosshair VIII Impact, X570-I, X570-P, B550 B550-A, B550-F, TUF Plus (ATX & mATX & mATX WiFi), X470 Crosshair VII Hero, B450 TUF Pro S (mATX), X370 Crosshair VI Extreme
Asrock: X570 ITX/TB3, X470 Taichi (Ultimate), X370 Taichi, Professional Gaming
Gigabyte: X570 Aorus Ultra, Pro (ATX), B550 Aorus Elite (ATX) X470 Gaming 7
MSI: B550 A-Pro, Gaming Plus, Mortar

Tier B: 160A current draw on little ambient airflow, maxed out 5900X and 3900X, 3950x at 1.2V on ambient cooling, maxed out 1800X on LN2
Asus: X470 X470-F, X370 Crosshair VI Hero, X370-F
Asrock: X570 Extreme4, Steel Legend, Pro4 (ATX & mATX), Phantom 4, B550 Steel Legend (mATX)
Biostar: X570 GT8, X470 GT8, X370 GT7
Gigabyte: X570 Aorus Elite, ITX
MSI: X470 M7 AC, Gaming Pro Carbon

Tier C :125A current draw on little ambient airflow, maxed out 2700, 3900x and 5900X at 1.2V on ambient cooling (P95)
Asus: X370 Prime Pro
Asrock: B550 Pro4 (ATX & mATX), Phantom 4
Gigabyte: X570 UD, Gaming X, B550 Aorus Pro (mATX), Gaming X, X370 Gaming K7, Gaming 5
MSI: X570 Gaming Pro Carbon, B550 Pro-VDH WiFi, Pro-DASH, Bazooka, X470 Gaming Plus, B450 Gaming Pro Carbon (& Max), Tomahawk (& Max), Gaming Plus ATX (& Max), B450-A Pro (& Max) (ATX), Mortar (& Max), Gaming Plus mATX, Bazooka Plus, Gaming Plus ITX, X370 M7 ACK, XPower Titanium

Tier D :100A current draw on little ambient airflow, maxed out 1700, 3700X and 5800X, a tad more than maxed out 2600/1600AF, 105W TDP CPUs at stock with downdraft air cooler
Asus: X470 Prime Pro, X470-I, B450 TUF Pro (mATX and ATX), B450-E, B450-I, X370 X370-I, B350 B350-I
Asrock: X470 Master SLI, K4, ITX, B450 Pro4 (mATX and ATX), Pro4-F, K4, M/AC, Steel Legend, ITX, B350 Pro4, K4
Gigabyte: X470 Gaming 5, Ultra Gaming, B550 Aorus Elite (mATX), Gaming, DS3H, B450 Aorus Elite (mATX), Gaming
MSI: X570 X570-A Pro, Gaming Plus, Edge, X470 Gaming Pro, B450 Pro-VDH (& Max & V2), Bazooka (& Max Wifi & V2), X370 Gaming Pro Carbon, Krait Gaming, SLI Plus, Gaming Plus, Gaming Pro, B350 Gaming Pro Carbon, Krait Gaming

Tier E: 75A current draw on little ambient airflow, maxed out 1600, 3600 and 5600X, a bit more than maxed out 2500X, 95W TDP CPUs at stock with downdraft air cooler
Asus: B550 B550M-A, X470 TUF Plus, B450 B450-F, TUF Plus (mATX and ATX), Prime Plus, X370 X370-A, B350 B350-F, Prime Plus, TUF Plus
Asrock: B450 HDV, X370 Gaming X, Killer SLI, mITX, K4, Pro4, B350 ITX, HDV, AB350M
Biostar: X470 GTA, GTQ, GTN, X370 GT5, GT3, B350 GT5, GT3, GTN
Gigabyte: B450 Aorus Pro (ATX), Aorus Elite (ATX), Aorus M, Gaming X, S2H, DS3H, ITX, X370 Gaming K5, K3, 3, Gaming, DS3H, B350 Gaming 3, Gaming, DASH, DS3H, AB350N Gaming-WiFi
MSI: B450 Pro-M2 (& Max), B350 Gaming Plus, Tomahawk, PC Mate, Bazooka, Mortar, Pro-VDH, Pro-VH Plus, Pro-VD Plus

Tier F: 50A current draw on little ambient airflow, maxed out 1200/2200G (CPU only)/3100/3300X or 65W TDP CPUs at stock with downdraft air cooler
Asus: B550 B550M-K, B450 B450M-K, B450M-A, Dragon, B350 B350M-A, B350M-E, B350M-K
Asrock: B450 HDV R4.0, B350 HDV R3.0, HDV R4.0
Biostar: X570 GT, B350 B45M2, HiFi B350S1, ET2
Gigabyte: B350 D3H, D3V, HD3, DS2, B450 B450 H
MSI: B450 Pro-M2 V2, B450M-A Pro, B350 Gaming Pro

Tier H2O: Liquid cooled only VRM, quite bad if cooled only with air, tier S if liquid cooled
Asus: X570 Crosshair VIII Formula
Asrock: X570 Aqua

Tier W: Workstation features, can appear here and above tiers
Asus: X570 Pro WS Ace (proper ECC certification)
Asrock rack: X570 D2I, D4U-2L2T, D4I-2T, X470 D4U (ECC cert + KVM switch), D4U2-2T (ECC cert + KVM switch)
Nov 19, 2020
I am not worried about the looks of the board as this is for an office build. Also, i dont want to buy a x570 board as i dont want a fan on the chipset which can fail and be loud.

i might be able to get the asus board above for a really good price. How does it compare with the msi? are drivers good and easy to update?