This is a short article which will guide you through on how to find compatible motherboard for Ryzen 7 5700G and some main factors that might help you in picking the best one. We will not discuss motherboards that are already released or even announced because their original manufacturers know about it more than anyone else, instead we will focus on socket AM4 platform where motherboards are still being updated.
Socket AM4 (Socket-AM4)
Socket AM4 was introduced alongside with the initial launch of Ryzen CPUs, therefore it is being used for both Ryzen 1st and 2nd Gen CPUs. AMD claims that any motherboard with an X470 Chipset will support all their future processors(Ryzen 3rd Gen) but that does not mean you can use them because some BIOS updates are required to boost performance. Nowadays manufacturers are releasing BIOS updates to provide better compatibility with older motherboards but there is still a chance for newer motherboards to have better quality compared to older models, afterall they want people to buy their new boards instead of sticking around. Compatibility issue aside, higher end socket AM4 motherboards might offer better performance due to features overclocking options or even having dual M.2 Slots compared to their less expensive counterparts.
PCIe 4.0 support (PCIe-4)
Although motherboards for Ryzen 7 5700G and indeed all other Ryzen CPUs do not support PCI Express Revision 4 standard but you might be able to find a cheaper motherboard with lower quality components that lack proper VRM cooling or even BIOS updates which would address compatibility issues. If PCIe 3.0 is already enough then why bother about buying the latest model, right?. But there are some other factors such as higher transfer speeds which could lead to better performance when transferring large amount of data between devices such as storage drives or graphics cards. Besides Ryzen 2nd gen outperforms 1st Gen in many applications so it would be better to have the latest specs for your Ryzen CPU
Motherboard Chipset (Chipset-Mobo)
Motherboard chipset is a very crucial factor that determines what kind of features motherboard offers, here you will find main factors that will help you in deciding which one to pick. AMD has two chipsets for each generation of Ryzen CPUs, first being “Pro” and second being “X”. Pro Chipset provides additional features such as memory overclocking but both chipsets provide full compatibility with corresponding CPUs so there is no point spending more on X470 Chip sets when it does not provide anything new or better than B450 Chipset. This means that if you are looking for best motherboard then all you need is X470 chipset motherboards with lower number of features. All Ryzen CPUs have same pin layout so theoretically you can even use cheaper B450 Chipset Motherboard for your new Ryzen 7 5700G but you might need to update BIOS and there is no guarantee that it will work as expected
Processor Model Number (X-98)
This factor only applies if you are planning to upgrade from a previous generation of Ryzen CPUs, however, don’t buy cheapest motherboard just because it is available for a very low price because most likely it will not work as expected unless you know what you are doing or lucky enough to run into compatibility issues which could be resolved by updating BIOS or maybe replacing some components such as capacitors on VRM
Form Factor (Form-Factor)
Form factor is used to determine what kind of space will be required in case you are planning to build your PC into a small chassis or custom built mobile cart which can also include high graphics power for mobile gaming that could be used in the form of detachable laptop with keyboard, mouse and monitor that gets connected through USB ports or even connect it using docking station to get better playing experience either on the go or at home. There are four size factors available for motherboard such as Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX and E-ATX but there is no compatibility issue with any Ryzen CPU so it is best to choose whatever suits your needs if you don’t have enough.