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The 10 Best EATX Motherboards of 2023

Reviewing the best extra large motherboards for enthusiast builds

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I updated this article in June after reviewing the latest E-ATX releases of 2023. Most of my top picks remain the same for this refresh, but I’ve added a couple of decent new alternatives where relevant.

Sometimes, ATX isn’t big enough.

Perhaps you’re looking for a motherboard form factor that can accommodate the most overclocking and be the basis for the most powerful build you can possibly think of.

We’ve put together this feature on the best E-ATX motherboards available after reviewing the decent options and marrying them up between price and quality.

1

MSI MEG Z690 ACE

Overall Best Intel E-ATX Motherboard 

MSI MEG Z690 ACE

Our Rating: 9.5/10

2

ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme

High-End E-ATX Intel Pick

ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme

Our Rating: 9.25/10

3

GIGABYTE X670E

Best AMD E-ATX Motherboard

GIGABYTE X670E AORUS Master

Our Rating: 9.5/10

4

Gigabyte X299X AORUS Master

Best X299 E-ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte X299X AORUS Master

Our Rating: 8.5/10

5

MSI X299 Pro

Budget E-ATX Pick

MSI X299 Pro

Our Rating: 7.5/10

6

gigabyte x299x aorus designare 10g

Best XL-ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte X299X AORUS Designare 10G

Our Rating: 8/10

7

Evga z490 dark

Best Z490 E-ATX Motherboard

EVGA Z490 Dark

Our Rating: 8/10

Intel vs AMD EATX Motherboards

While AMD usually takes the top spot in the mid-range Micro ATX / ATX motherboard sizes, Intel is king for E-ATX.

There are simply more good options available between the Z690 and X299 chipsets in this form factor when building a very high-end PC.

This is why we’ve primarily focussed this guide on Intel options.

That said, we do have a couple of great options for AMD HEDT CPU builds below. You can still build with whichever choice you like, there are just fewer options than Intel.

Now, let’s get to it:

MSI MEG Z690 ACE

Overall Best E-ATX Motherboard: MSI MEG Z690 ACE

One thing that instantly stood out to me over the Z690 ACE is its price point.

Many HEDT motherboards quickly approach the 4-figure range, but the ACE comes in at half that cost while still retaining a ton of great premium features.

Firstly, while the design may not be your primary concern, I was really pleasantly surprised at how gorgeous it was in person. High-end motherboards are slowly moving away from RGB and the ACE’s minimalist black and gold aesthetic is not just stunning, but a great foundation for a ton of different aesthetics.

That said, for you RGB lovers, there are plenty of headers on board (and also a helpful LED dip switch to turn them off as needed).

There’s plenty on offer between USB, M.2, SATA, and 2 x PCI-E 5.0 inputs. The ports are nicely-balanced bandwidth-wise and I think they’ll comfortably match the need of most enthusiast builds.

 

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