AMD X470 motherboards round-up: 14 boards for your Ryzen 2

The best motherboards for the AMD X470 chipset


Who has the best BIOS?

Of each motherboard we have made extensive BIOS screenshots. These can be found on the 'Photos' tab on the product pages of all X470 motherboards. Usually, however, they have a lot in common with boards of the same brand, so that's why we'll keep it a little more general on this page.

If we have to identify one BIOS as the most user-friendly, then that's Asus'. Recently, that manufacturer has added a number of new features to their BIOS, which we encounter on all AMD X470 motherboards of the brand. The built-in search function and the possibility of storing BIOS profiles externally are particularly useful to us. In the BIOS of the Crosshair VII Hero, profiles made by an overclocker for the overclocking of Samsung B-based memory modules can also be found - which distinguishes Asus from others.

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ASRock's bios are quite similar to that of Asus, but as far as we're concerned that's certainly not a disadvantage - it's better to be stolen than badly conceived. A unique aspect is that there is quite extensive RGB control in the BIOS, so you don't necessarily have to install the software to set it up. On the other hand, if you want to synchronize the lighting of different types of hardware with each other, then you can't get out of it anyway.

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MSI's Click BIOS is a bit more graphic than the competition and therefore has its own clear look. This is sometimes useful, but it is somewhat at the expense of how easy it is to operate the BIOS for the seasoned keyboard user. With many connected storage media, for example, the graphical menu for setting the boot priority is pretty useless, because before you know which USB stick belongs to which icon, you would have managed it in the traditional way. A nice extra is the board explorer, a graphical overview of what all the parts on your motherboard serve for.

MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC

Although the easy mode of Gigabyte's BIOS is still fairly informative, we find classic mode with all its extensive settings a little outdated. Moreover, there is generally a lot less room for adjustment, although one might wonder how sensible it is for all these dozens of settings to be. However, the way it is presented - as a virtually uncategorized list of undocumented or barely documented settings with cryptic names - could be much better. As far as we are concerned, Gigabyte would do well to look at what the other manufacturers are doing in this area.

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