Ryzen motherboard availability check: come and get them


— 11:07 AM on March 30, 2017

So it's been another three weeks and change since we looked into Ryzen motherboard availability, and the situation was tricky. There were previous reports that a few manufacturers would be getting more stock into stores soon. Well, at least over at Newegg, that appears to be the case. No less than a total of sixteen Socket AM4 motherboards are currently in stock at the 'egg. They're going in and out of stock as we write, though, so grab them while they're hot.

MSI has the most variety on offer. Six boards from the company are in stock, from the range-topping X370 XPower Gaming Titanium and its dual M.2 sockets down to the relatively humble B350M Gaming Pro. The B350M Mortar Arctic is probably our value pick from this set thanks to four DIMM slots, USB Type-C connector, and $95 price tag—not to mention that slick white color scheme. The full list of MSI's boards on offer includes:

The next-biggest purveyor of Ryzen-ready motherboards at Newegg is Gigabyte, who has five boards in stock. The top-end Aorus AX370-Gaming K7 offers dual ALC1220 audio codecs, a quartet of USB 3.1 connectors, and both U.2 and M.2 sockets for $210. Down at the other end of the range, Gigabyte offers the GA-AB350M-D23H with 4 DIMM sockets and Gigabyte's Dual BIOS for just $90. Gigabyte's boards on offer include:

Biostar has three Socket AM4 boards in stock right now at Newegg, and two of them are on sale. The X370GT5 looks like it could suit a certain kind of builder just fine with its wide array of legacy I/O—it's $20 off right now, bringing it to $130. Meanwhile, the B350GT5 isn't far behind in terms of functionality, and it's down to $105. Those sale prices end tomorrow, so move quick if you want one. Here's the list of Biostar Ryzen boards at Newegg:

 

Asus has a whole bunch of listings on Newegg, but most of them are sold out. Only two boards are available from the boys with the hard-to-pronounce name. The Prime X370-Pro is a full-featured board with eight SATA ports, a trio of PCIe x16 slots, and an Intel Ethernet controller. Newegg asks $160 for that board. On the other side of the coin, the Prime B350M-A/CSM is a Micro-ATX motherboard from Asus' Corporate Stable Model line that offers just the basics for $90.

Asus isn't the only company with sold-out listings. ASRock doesn't have any boards in stock with Newegg itself as of this writing. You can still pick up one of its boards on the Newegg Marketplace, though. The Marketplace has more motherboards from the other companies, too. However, many of them are selling well over Newegg's own prices. Caveat emptor.

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