Best motherboard for gaming in 2022

The best motherboards for gaming in 2022 are those models which are competitively priced and support the latest sockets. There are more choices than ever from budget options to higher-end entries for both current-generation Intel and AMD processors.

We’re currently in a transitional period for the best motherboards for gaming, with the upcoming Ryzen 7000 series, and corresponding AM5 socket, set to launch at the end of the month. With this in mind, and with the tried-and-true AM4 socket on its way out, we’ve compiled our top picks to suit all budgets and preferences. And if your AIO needs an upgrade, check out our best CPU cooler guide next.

What’s more, it’s now entirely possible to get yourself an LGA 1700 socket motherboard without breaking the bank. Keep in mind, though, that you’ll need a Z690 model to make the most of Alder Lake’s prowess. Encouragingly, Raptor Lake will be supported on all existing models as well, so you can bag a bargain ahead of Intel’s 13th generation, too.