Best Motherboard for Overclocking Intel Core i9-10900K

The Intel Core i9-10900K (Amazon/B&H/Newegg) is one of the best 10th gen Intel processors for overclocking. To get best performance for overclocking Intel Core i9-10900K, you’d better get a high-end motherboard. We have tested and reviewed latest motherboards for Intel Core i9-10900K, and below are top recommended ones for overclocking i9-10900K:

ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII EXTREME (WiFi 6) – Check Price at Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Newegg

Expertly tuned by our ROG Engineers to bring you the ultimate performance. Made to be extreme as the name suggested, is positioned for max performance water-cooling enthusiasts. Combining hardware and software, to achieve optimized overclocking, high-speed memory support and comprehensive water and fan cooling controls, Maximus XII Extreme delivers ultimate performance combined with efficient, reliable operation.

Features:

  • Intel LGA 1200 socket: Designed to unleash the maximum performance of 10th Gen Intel Core processors
  • Extreme Power Solution: features 16 infineon TDA21490 power stages, each rated to handle 90 amps, high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors
  • Superb Thermal Design: Extra-large heatsinks for VRM, chipset and M.2 slots, solid steel backplate, multiple fan headers and a bundled fan extension card, features AI cooling to balance thermals and acoustics by reducing fan speeds and maintaining a 5 Celsius delta
  • Fastest Gaming Connectivity: Intel WiFi 6 AX201 (802.11 ax), Dual Ethernet with Marvell AQtion 10Gb and Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet with LANGaurd technology, Quad M.2 slots with Dimm.2, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 front panel connectors
  • Unmatched Personalization: 2” Livedash OLED, ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including RGB headers and Gen 2 addressable headers.
  • Industry-leading Gaming Audio: High fidelity audio with the SupremeFX S1220A codec, DTS Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III draws you deeper into the game action
  • Exclusive ROG Bundle: 1x Fan Extension Card II , 1x ThunderboltEX 3-TR Card, 1x Fan bracket, 1x ROG assistant Fan( 40mm), 1x ROG multi-bit screwdriver come with the motherboard package

MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE – Check Price at Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Newegg

Features:

  • Supports 10th Generation Intel Core / Pentium Gold / Celeron Processors for LGA 1200 socket
  • Supports dual channel DDR4 memory up to 128GB total (5000MHz)
  • Triple Turbo M.2 with double-side M.2 Shield Frozr – transfer speeds of up to 32 GB/s bandwidth, with M.2 XPANDER-Z GEN4 S accessory card adds two additional M.2 slots
  • 2x Thunderbolt 3 ports on the rear panel provide up to 40GB/s transfer speed. Supports daisy chain configurations and 4K displays.
  • On-board 10G super LAN plus 2.5G LAN with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
  • Frozr Heatsink designed with active cooling, Double Ball Bearings, Zero Frozr Technology, and MOSFET Backplates for high-performance heat dissipation

ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA (WiFi 6) – Check Price at Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Newegg

The ROG Maximus XII Formula (WiFi 6) is designed to explore the upper echelons of gaming and overclocking, plumbed for custom liquid cooling and other enhancements to punctuate premium systems in order to unleash the maximum performance of 10th Gen Intel Core processors.

Features:

  • Extreme Power Solution: features 16 infineon power stages, each rated to handle 70 amps, high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors to provide reliable power even when push the CPU performance to the limit
  • Hybrid Cooling System: CrossChill EK III VRM block and Extra-large heatsinks for VRM, chipset and M. 2 slots, solid steel backplate lets you cool with air and water
  • Fastest Gaming Connectivity: Intel WiFi 6 AX201 (802. 11 ax), Dual Ethernet with Marvell AQtion 10Gb and Intel 2. 5Gb Ethernet with LANGaurd technology, Triple M. 2 slots, USB 3. 2 Gen 2×2 front panel connectors
  • Unmatched Personalization: 2” Livedash OLED, ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including 2X 4-pin RGB header and 2x Gen 2 addressable RGB headers
  • Industry-leading Gaming Audio: High fidelity audio with the SupremeFX S1220A codec, DTS Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III draws you deeper into the game action

 

ASRock Z490 AQUA – Check Price at Amazon/Newegg

Features:

  • Supports 10th Gen and future generation Intel Core Processors (Socket 1200)
  • Supports DDR4 5000MHz+ (OC)
  • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • NVIDIA Quad SLI, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
  • ESS SABRE9218DAC (130dB SNR) + WIMA Audio Caps
  • 8 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4), 2 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
  • 2 Intel Thunderbolt 3 Type-C
  • 5 USB 3.2 Gen2 10Gb/s (Front: 1 Type-C, Rear: 1 Type-C, 3 Type-A)
  • 8 USB 3.2 Gen1 (4 Front, 4 Rear)
  • AQUANTIA 10 Gigabit LAN + Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax (2.4Gbps) + Dragon 2.5 Gigabit LAN
  • Status OLED + Polychrome SYNC