Motherboard Information

The choice of motherboard can be one of the most difficult decisions when building a custom computer, but because of the effect it has on the rest of the build process we present it first. There has always been a debate over whether Intel or AMD is the best CPU choice in different applications, and the selection of a motherboard determines which processors will be available to pick from; choices over memory type and other related things add to the confusion. Puget Custom Computers has many hardware articles that can help you get up to speed, and by taking the time to give them a look you can make a much more informed decision. In the event that you are uncertain, don't hesitate to contact us.

All of our motherboards have built in LAN support. Motherboards often have other built-in features as well, including USB, Firewire, and RAID controllers. Each of the desktop motherboards listed below has full audio support, and in some cases even 6-channel or 8-channel sound! Make sure to become familiar with what features your motherboard has so you don't waste any money adding controller cards for features you already have!


 Asus TUF B760M-PLUS WIFI IIAsus TUF B650M-PLUS WIFIAsus ProArt Z790-Creator WiFiAsus ProArt X670E-Creator WiFiGigabyte TRX50 AERO D Rev 1.2Asus Pro WS WRX80E-SAGE SE WIFIGigabyte ME03-CE0 ATX SP6ASRock W790 WSAsus Pro WS TRX50-SAGE WIFIASUS Pro WS W790E-SAGE SEAsus Pro WS WRX90E-SAGE SEGigabyte MZ73-LM0 Rev 2.0Intel NUC 13 Extreme (NUC13RNGi9)Puget Systems C17-GASUS RS520A-E12-RS12U 2U Storage ServerASUS RS520A-E12-RS24U 2U Storage ServerASUS RS700A-E12-RS12U-16W10G 1U ServerASUS RS700-E11-RS12U-16W10G 1U ServerASUS ESC4000A-E12 4x GPU 2U ServerMSI G4101 EPYC 4x GPU 4U Rackmount WorkstationTyan Transport HG68-B8016 6U 5 Node Ryzen 7000ASUS ESC8000A-E12 10G 8x GPU 4U ServerASUS ESC8000A-E12P 10G 8x GPU 4U Server
Socket1700AM51700AM5sTR5sWRX8 4677sTR54677sWRX9SP51700 SP5SP5SP54677SP5sTR5AM560966096
CPU CompatibilityAlder LakeAMD Ryzen 7000 Series Desktop ProcessorsRaptor LakeAMD RyzenThreadripper 7000Threadripper ProAMD EPYC 8004 SeriesSapphire RapidsThreadripper 7000Sapphire RapidsThreadripper Pro 7000EPYC 9004 (up to 400W)Intel Core i9 13900K 3.0GHz (Up To 5.8GHz Turbo) 24 Core 125WIntel Core i9 14900HX 2.2GHz (Up To 5.8GHz Turbo) 24 Core 55WAMD EPYC 9004 series (up to 400W)AMD EPYC 9004 series (up to 400W)EPYC 9004 (up to 400W)Xeon Scalable 4th/5th GenAMD EPYC 9004 series (up to 400W)AMD EPYC 9004 series (up to 500W)AMD Ryzen 7000AMD EPYC 9004 series (up to 400W)AMD EPYC 9004 series (up to 400W)
Form FactorMicroATXMicroATXATXATXCEBSSI EEB CEBCEBSSI EEBSSI EEBSSI EEB Notebook2U2U1U1U2U4U6U4U4U
Chipset ManufacturerIntelAMDIntelAMDAMDAMD IntelAMDIntelAMDAMDIntelIntelAMDAMDAMDIntelAMDAMDAMDAMDAMD
ChipsetB760B650Z790X670TRX50WRX80 W790TRX50W790WRX90 Z690HM770   C741  B650  
Front Side BusDMI 4.0 DMI 4.0    DMI 4.0 DMI 4.0             
Network Connectivity2.5G Networking + WiFi 6e2.5G Networking + WiFi 610G + 2.5G Networking + WiFi 6e10G + 2.5G Networking + WiFi 6e10G + 2.5G Networking + WiFi 7Dual 10G Networking + WiFi 6Dual 10G Networking10G + 2.5G Networking + WiFi 6e10G + 2.5G Networking + WiFi 7Dual 10G NetworkingDual 10G NetworkingDual 10G Networking10G + 2.5G Networking + WiFi 6e2.5G Networking + WiFi 6eOnboard Dual Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)Onboard Dual Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)Dual 10G NetworkingDual 10G NetworkingOnboard Dual Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)N/AOnboard Dual Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)Dual 10G NetworkingDual 10G Networking
Network Controller  Marvell 10G + Intel I225 + Intel AX211Marvell AQC113CS + Intel I225-V + Intel AX210Marvell 10G, Realtek 2.5G, Qualcomm QCNCM865 WiFi 7Intel X550-AT2, Intel AX200 Aquantia AQC113CS, Intel I225LM, Intel AX211Marvell AQtion, Intel I226-LM, Intel AX211Intel X710-AT2IntelBroadcom BCM57416AQC113, i226-V, AX1690iIntel E3102, Intel AX211Intel I350-AM2Intel I350-AM2Intel X710-ATIntel X710-AT2Intel I350 Intel I210Intel X710-AT2Intel X710-AT2
Audio ControllerOnboard Realtek ALC4080 HD AudioRealtek 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODECOnboard Realtek S1220A HD AudioOnboard Realtek S1220A HD AudioOnboard Realtek ALC4080 HD AudioOnboard Realtek ALC4080 HD Audio Onboard Realtek S1220A HD AudioOnboard Realtek S1220P HD AudioOnboard Realtek S1220A HD AudioOnboard Realtek ALC1220P HD AudioN/AOnboard Realtek HD AudioOnboard Realtek HD Audio  N/AN/A N/AOnboard HD Audion/an/a
Cooling System  Passive HeatsinkHeatsinkHeatsinkHeatsink and Fan Passive HeatsinkHeatsinkHeatsinkHeatsink and Fan Heatsink and FanHeatsink and FanHeatsink and FanHeatsink and FanHeatsink and FanHeatsink and FanHeatsink and FanLiquidHeatsink and FanHeatsink and FanHeatsink and Fan
Number of Fans     2    3 328889107255
ColorBlackBlackBlackBlackBlackBlack BlackBlackBlackBlackBlueBlackBlackBlackBlackBlackBlackBlackGreyBlackBlackBlack
Notebook-Display
Screen Size             17.3 Inch         
Native Resolution             QHD (2560x1440)         
Surface             Matte Finish         
Memory Support
TypeDDR5DDR5DDR5DDR5DDR5 ECC RegisteredDDR4 ECC Registered DDR5 ECC RegisteredDDR5 ECC RegisteredDDR5 ECC RegisteredDDR5 ECC RegisteredDDR5 ECC RegisteredDDR5 SODIMMDDR5 SODIMMDDR5 ECC RegisteredDDR5 ECC RegisteredDDR5 ECC RegisteredDDR5 ECC RegisteredDDR5 ECC RegisteredDDR5 ECC RegisteredDDR5DDR4 ECC RegisteredDDR4 ECC Registered
Maximum Speed5600 MHz5200 MHz5600 MHz5200 MHz5200 MHz3200 MHz 4800 MHz5200 MHz4800 MHz5200 MHz4800 MHz5600 MHz5600 MHz4800 MHz4800 MHz4800 MHz5600 MHz4800 MHz4800 MHz4800 MHz4800 MHz4800 MHz
Number of Slots444448 8488242224122432121242424
Maximum Size per Slot32 GB48 GB48 GB48 GB256 GB256 GB 256 GB256 GB256 GB128 GB256 GB32 GB48 GB256 GB256 GB128 GB256 GB256 GB256 GB48 GB256 GB256 GB
Maximum Amount Supported128 GB192 GB192 GB192 GB1024 GB2048 GB 2048 GB1024 GB2048 GB1024 GB3072 GB64 GB96 GB3072 GB3072 GB3072 GB4096 GB3072 GB3072 GB192 GB3072 GB3072 GB
Onboard Video
Chipset ManufacturerIntelAMDIntelAMD ASpeed   ASpeedASpeedASpeedIntelnVidiaASpeedASpeedASpeedASpeedASpeedASpeedASpeedASpeedASpeed
Processor TypeCPU DependentRDNA2CPU Dependent  AST2500   AST2600AST2600AST2600UHD Graphics 770NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 MobileAST2600 AST2600AST2600AST2600AST2600AST2600AST2600AST2600
Onboard Memory             16,384 MB    64 MB    
Maximum Resolution 7,680 x 4,320   1920x1200   1920x12001920x12001920x12007680 x 4320 at 60Hz 1920x1200 1920x12001920x1200 1920x12001920x12001920x12001920x1200
Maximum HDMI Resolution 4096x2160 4096x21604096x2160        4096x21604096x3112         
Maximum DisplayPort Resolution 7680x4320            7680x4320      7680x4320  
VGA     1   111  111111111
HDMI1111        11         
HDMI Version2.02.12.02.0        2.12.1         
DisplayPort11 1                2  
Mini DisplayPort             1         
DisplayPort Version1.41.4           1.4      1.4  
USB   4.04.0     4.0            
Notes:  Displayport IN for Thunderbolt OutputsDisplay Port In - usable with dedicated GPU and USB4 displayDisplayport IN for USB 4 video supportVGA output via included expansion bracket    Displayport IN for USB 4 video support 2x Thunderbolt 4 Outputs2x Thunderbolt 4, Supports 4x Total Simultaneous Outputs         
External Connections
USB 2.044 1    221            
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0)21  4  4    2 442264422
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB 3.1)126748 2646262         
USB 3.2 Type C     1                 
USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C         1             
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type C11 1 1  11  1          
USB 4   22     2            
PS/2 Keyboard     No    No            
PS/2 Mouse     No    No            
Audio OutSurround Sound (7.1)Surround Sound (7.1)Surround Sound (7.1)Surround Sound (7.1)StereoSurround Sound (7.1) StereoStereoSurround Sound (7.1)Stereo Surround Sound (7.1)Stereo      Stereo  
Audio InLine-In/MicrophoneLine-In/MicrophoneLine-In/MicrophoneLine-In/MicrophoneLine-In/MicrophoneLine-In/Microphone Line-In/MicrophoneLine-In/MicrophoneLine-In/MicrophoneLine-In/Microphone Line-In/MicrophoneLine-In/Microphone      Line-In/Microphone  
S/PDIF Optical  OpticalOptical OpticalOpticalOptical   Optical         
LAN (RJ45)11222  3222221222221222
Mgmt LAN (RJ45)     2   111  111111111
Wireless Antenna PortYesYesYesYesYesYes YesYesNoNo Yes          
Serial (COM) Port           1         11
Memory Card Reader             No         
Thunderbolt Ports  2    2    22         
Thunderbolt Version  4    4    44         
BIOS FlashbackNoYesYesYesYesYes YesYes Yes      No NoNo  
Internal Connections
USB 2.0222322 2222            
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0)111111 211111   11     
USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C 1                     
USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C1    1   1             
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type C  111  11 1 1          
SATA III 6.0Gbps448488 8484 2 142  6 444
M.2 Connector324443 33341332222 2211
M.2 Support2x 80mm PCIe 4.0, 1x 80mm PCIe 4.0 (x2)1x 42-80mm (PCIe 5.0), 1x 42-80mm (PCIe 4.0)2x 42-110mm NVMe (Gen4), 1x 42-80mm NVMe (Gen4), 1x 42-80mm NVMe (Gen4) + SATA2x 42-80mm (PCIe 5.0), 1x 42-80mm (PCIe 4.0), 1x 42-110mm (PCIe 4.0)1x 80-110mm PCIe 5.0, 2x 80-110mm PCIe 5.0, 1x 80mm PCIe 4.042-110mm NVMe (Gen4) & SATA 1x 30-80mm PCIe 5.0, 3x 60-80mm PCIe 5.02x 42-80mm PCIe 5.0, 1x 80mm PCIe 4.02x 42-110mm PCIe 5.0, 1x 42-110mm PCIe 4.02x 42-110mm PCIe 5.0, 2x 42-80mm PCIE 5.01x 80-110mm PCIe 4.03x 80mm (PCIe Gen4)3x 80mm PCIe 4.02x 80-110mm PCIe 5.0 2x 80mm PCIe 4.02x 80mm PCIe 4.0 1x 80-110mm PCIe 3.0, 1x 80-110mm PCIe 3.0 (x2)2x 80mm PCIe 4.0 (x2 lanes each)1x 80-110mm PCIe 3.01x 80-110mm PCIe 3.0
U.2 Connector     2 1  2   1224  4    
Serial (Com)     1 1111     1      
TPM (module sold separately)  1 11 11111    111 111
Compatible TPM  Asus TPM-SPI Gigabyte GC-TPM2.0 SPI 2.0Asus TPM-SPI  Asus TPM-SPIAsus TPM-SPIAsus TPM-SPIGigabyte CTM010  Asus TPM-SPIAsus TPM-SPIAsus TPM-SPIAsus TPM-SPIAsus TPM-SPIMSI MS-165FTYAN TM-TPM2-MS-IAsus TPM-SPIAsus TPM-SPI
Mini-SAS HD                     22
SlimSAS         22            
Notes:        1 x SlimSAS slot supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode NVMe deviceSlimSAS Supports PCIe 4.0 x4SlimSAS Supports PCIe 4.0 x42x MCIO 8i ports can adapt to 2x U.2 or 8x SATA  Support up to 12 NVMe/SAS/SATA24 x 2.5inch Hot-swap Storage Bays  2 x 2.5inch & 4 x 3.5inch Hot-swap Storage Bays12x 2.5-inch Hot Swap bays supporting NVMeNo SATA drive mounting or power available4x MCIO connectors (x8 link) for NVME backplane4x MCIO connectors (x8 link) for NVME backplane
SATA Controllers
SATA III 6.0Gbps Controller 1Intel B760 (1-4)4x via AMD B650 ChipsetIntel Z790AMD X6704x Via CPUAMD WRX80 Intel W7904x Via TRX50 ChipsetIntel W790AMD WRX90 Intel Z690          
SATA III 6.0Gbps Controller 2    4x Via ChipsetAsmedia    Asmedia            
Expansion Slots
Slot 1PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 4.0 x16Slot not available on this boardSlot not available on this boardSlot not available on this boardPCI Express 4.0 x16 Slot not available on this boardPCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16 PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16
Slot 2Slot not available on this boardPCI Express 4.0 x1PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 4.0 x16 PCI Express 5.0 x16Slot not available on this boardPCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16  PCI Express 5.0 x8 in a x16 sizePCI Express 5.0 x8 in a x16 sizePCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x8 in a x16 sizePCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 4.0 x8PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16
Slot 3PCI Express 4.0 x1PCI Express 4.0 x4 in a x16 sizeSlot not available on this boardSlot not available on this boardSlot not available on this boardPCI Express 4.0 x16 Slot not available on this boardPCI Express 5.0 x8 in a x16 sizePCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16  PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x8 in a x16 sizePCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 4.0 x4PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16
Slot 4PCI Express 4.0 x4 Slot not available on this boardSlot not available on this boardSlot not available on this boardPCI Express 4.0 x16 PCI Express 5.0 x8 in a x16 sizeSlot not available on this boardPCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16  PCI Express 5.0 x8 in a x16 sizePCI Express 5.0 x8 in a x16 sizePCI Express 4.0 x8 PCI Express 5.0 x8 in a x16 sizePCI Express 5.0 x16 PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16
Slot 5  PCI Express 5.0 x8 in a x16 sizePCI Express 5.0 x8 in a x16 sizePCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 4.0 x16 PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16   PCI Express 5.0 x8PCI Express 5.0 x16  PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 4.0 x8 in a x16 size PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16
Slot 6  Slot not available on this boardSlot not available on this boardSlot not available on this boardPCI Express 4.0 x16 PCI Express 4.0 x4 in a x16 sizePCI Express 4.0 x4 in a x16 sizePCI Express 5.0 x8 in a x16 sizePCI Express 5.0 x8 in a x16 size   OCP 3.0OCP 3.0  PCI Express 5.0 x8 in a x16 sizePCI Express 4.0 x8 in a x16 size PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16
Slot 7  PCI Express 3.0 x4 in a x16 sizePCI Express 4.0 x2PCI Express 4.0 x16PCI Express 4.0 x16 PCI Express 5.0 x8 in a x16 sizePCI Express 4.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16       PCI Express 5.0 x16  PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16
Slot 8                  PCI Express 5.0 x8 in a x16 size  PCI Express 5.0 x16PCI Express 5.0 x16
Slot 9                  PCI Express 5.0 x16  PCI Express 5.0 x8PCI Express 5.0 x8
Slot 10                  OCP 3.0    
Slot 11                  PCI Express 5.0 x8    
Additional Information
SLI CompatibleNo NoNoNoYes NoNoNoNoNoNo NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Crossfire CompatibleNo No NoYes NoNoNoNoNoNo NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
RAID Support0/1/5/10NVMe RAID 0/1/10 and SATA RAID 0/1/10 via RAIDXpert20/1/5/100,1,100/1/5/100, 1, 10 0/1/5/100/1/5/100/1/5/100, 1, 10N/A0/1/5/10       N/AOptional PIKE II HBA, or Broadcom MegaRAID cardOptional PIKE II HBA, or Broadcom MegaRAID card
Built-in WebcamNo No          YesNoNo  No    
Built-in MicrophoneNo No          YesNoNo  No    
BluetoothYes (5.2)Yes (5.2)Yes (5.2)Yes (5.2)Yes (5.2)Yes (5.0) NoYes (5.2)No  Yes (5.2)Yes (5.2)NoNo  No    
Dual GPU Slot Spacing   3-Slot3-Slot  4-Slot4-Slot4-Slot        2-Slot    
Integrated IO ShieldYesYesYesYesYesYes YesYesYesYesNoYes YesYes YesYesYesYesYesYes
Remote Management     Onboard   OnboardOnboardOnboard  OnboardOnboardOnboardOnboardOnboardOnboardOnboardOnboardOnboard
Includes Rail Kit              NoNoYesYesNoYes NoNo
Hearing Protection Advised                Yes YesYes YesYes
BIOS Features
UEFI BIOSYesYesYesYesYesYes YesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
EZ FlashYesYesYesYesYesYes YesYesYesYesNoYes NoNoNoNo NoNoYesYes
OC ProfilesYesYesYesYesYesYes YesYesNoYesNoNo NoNoNoNo NoNoNoNo
Puget Measured Battery Life
Dimensions
Height244 mm244 mm305 mm305 mm305 mm310 mm 305 mm310 mm305 mm310 mm305 mm318 mm25 mm88.1 mm88.1 mm44 mm44 mm88.9 mm176 mm265.3 mm174.5 mm174.5 mm
Width244 mm244 mm244 mm244 mm264 mm330 mm 227 mm330 mm330 mm330 mm330 mm129 mm396 mm449 mm449 mm449 mm440 mm439.5 mm448 mm447 mm440 mm440 mm
Depth    50 mm   50 mm   337 mm278 mm840 mm840 mm842.5 mm842.5 mm800 mm827 mm682 mm800 mm800 mm
Net Weight1.33 kg1.434 kg1.538 kg1.579 kg2.132 kg2.5 kg 1.756 kg2.259 kg2.793 kg2.5 kg1.681 kg7.378 kg3.29 kg18.8 kg17.95 kg14.94 kg13.7 kg24 kg19.6 kg8.41 kg27 kg27 kg
Power Supply
Input Voltage             100-240 Vac100-240 Vac100-240 Vac100-240 Vac100-240 Vac100-240 Vac200-240 Vac100-240 Vac200-240 Vac200-240 Vac
Wattage at 120V             330 W1600 W1600 W1600 W1600 W1000 W 800 W  
Wattage at 240V                  2600 W3000 W 3000 W3000 W
Redundancy              1+11+11+11+11+11+11+12+12+1
AC Adapter Output
DC Voltage             19.5 V         
Amperage             16.92 A