Among the family of Ryzen processors with an APU, the Ryzen 5000G series stand out. We already have a powerful Ryzen 3400G processor that can play most games at 1080p with low to medium settings. However, Ryzen 5600G is a big step ahead.
This processor features 6 cores and 12 threads making it a powerful chip to be used in gaming computers as well as in other CPU-intensive tasks. It features 7 GPU cores and is ready to be overclocked through bios or Ryzen Master software.
The only thing you need to overclock is a decent motherboard. Not every motherboard can overclock well. Whether you go with a B550 chipset or an X570, you should look out for crucial features like VRM, cooling capacity and components compatibility to make sure you don’t get stuck at one point.
For this purpose, I have brought you the list of the top 5 motherboards that are possibly the best choices to use with Ryzen 5600G. These boards ensure that you don’t overspend and get the right performance you need.
When you need the cheapest option without compromising much on the performance, the Asus Prime series kicks in. Asus’s Prime motherboards are affordable and are very popular due to fulfilling all the basic demands of gamers and content creators. The B550 Prime Plus is something you can easily buy under $150 and still get adequate performance with or without overclocking.
There are a total of 10 power stages cooled by decent-sized heatsinks that will be enough for the Ryzen 5600G. However, you shouldn’t think of it maxing out in overclocking as 10 power stages aren’t meant for that. Other features include 2x PCI-E x16 slots and triple PCI-E x1 slots for expansion cards that increase the capability of upgrading further.
There are 4x DIMM slots that support up to 4600MHz memory and a max 128GB size of total system memory. At the I/O, there are a total of 8x USB ports including a Type C but unfortunately, you won’t get any additional features such as an inbuilt Wifi adapter or Bios Flashback options.
MSI’s Tomahawk motherboards have always been fantastic and the B550 Tomahawk will deliver exactly what you need. The board is comprised of a solid 12 power phase VRM where each power stage can handle up to 60A of current. You will need a good VRM like this if you want a stable overclock on the Ryzen 5600G.
This board has all the best features for its price including onboard troubleshooting features, multiple slots and ports for connecting various types of devices and a rich I/O with a lot of ports to connect. On the board itself, it has Debug LEDs for troubleshooting that helps verify the malfunctioning component and a USB Type C port header on the right for the front panel case connection.
It can support up to 8x fans at the same time including a CPU cooler and an AIO cooler which is insane. The board also features an aluminium heatsink on the M.2 connector and the same goes for the secondary M.2 connector as well. On the chipset, there are RGB LEDs you can play with or sync with other components. It’s an overall package for around $160 that features awesome VRM and dual LAN ports that you can’t ignore.
Among all the B550 boards from Gigabyte or even among all the B550 boards from different manufacturers, I like the B550 Aorus Pro AC the most. It is just too good for $200 that has no equal competition at this price. Its strength lies in its VRM which features 14 power phases that are cooled by the very dense heatsinks you won’t find on other motherboards.
It has a fantastic design with multiple PCI-E slots that support a lot of expansion cards. Also, it comes with a Steel armour coated PCI-E x16 slot as well as DIMM slots that strengthens the connection. At the I/O, it has a dozen USB ports including a Type C one. This alone is too good to consider as we gamers want to connect a lot of peripherals at the same time.
Finally, it has very good support for supporting multiple storage devices and expansion cards at the same time due to the proper distribution of PCI lanes from the CPU and the chipset.
If you want native PCI Lanes Gen 4 support, then an X570 chipset is a good upgrade over the B550. With that, the cost of the motherboard will also increase but at the same time, you will enjoy more bandwidth and better components compatibility.
Asus’s Tuf X570 Gaming Plus Wifi is an excellent choice that costs only $200 and still brings awesome features. It’ certainly has its own drawbacks but those are very little considering its price. It features 14 power phases and military-grade Tuf components that are durable and reliable. The design is absolutely fascinating and features RGB lighting too.
The board has an inbuilt wifi adapter to connect to the internet out of the box and a Realtek L8200A LAN that offers 1GB of bandwidth. It has a total of 8x SATA ports and 2x M.2 connectors that can fulfill all of your storage demands always. The board, unfortunately, doesn’t have any onboard troubleshooting features and it’s always rare to see these on a budget high-end chipset board.
Without going at the top level, a mid-end board like the Gaming Pro Carbon Wifi will be more than sufficient for Ryzen 5600G. It features a solid 12 power phase VRM with each stage having the capacity to handle up to 60A of current. The board is a perfect combination of looks and performance and still won’t break your bank.
The heatsinks are dense and there are multiple zones of RGB lighting that will illuminate your chassis from inside. There are a total of 2x PCI-E x16 slots for GPUs and 2x PCI-E x1 slots for cards like Wifi or sound but you won’t need a wifi card as it comes with a super-fast Intel Wifi 6 adapter.
For troubleshooting basic booting malfunctions there are EZ Debug LEDs which is the most prominent feature of MSI boards and at the I/O, you will get 8x USB ports including a Type C and a BIOS Flashback button for upgrading the Bios quickly.
It’s certainly not the best board and also we are not trying to get over the top motherboard because what is more important is that you get the best value for your money which this board is certainly able to deliver.
There are a couple of motherboards more that I wanted to include in this list but since it won’t make much difference in performance, the above-listed ones I feel are the more suitable. Make sure you go for a B550 chipset motherboard if you don’t care much about PCI Lanes distribution from the chipset and you will be still good to go.
Also, because B550 motherboards offer decent VRM for overclocking for a lower price, they make a perfect choice for a 6 core processor like Ryzen 5600G.