The Best Socket AM3+ Motherboards

Motherboards with socket AM3+ were designed for AMD’s line of Bulldozer processors. Some CPUs with the Piledriver architecture are also compatible with AM3+ socket motherboards.

All Bulldozer based processors will fit in a motherboard with socket AM3+ - FX-41xx (four thread processors), FX-61xx (six thread processors), and FX-81xx (eight thread processors).

The following Piledriver based processors will fit in socket AM3+ motherboards - FX-43xx (four thread processors), FX-63xx (six thread processors), and FX-83xx (eight thread processors). FX- 9590 and FX-9370 will also fit in these boards.

Piledriver a-series processors will not fit in an AM3+ socket motherboard; you will need a motherboard with a socket FM2 for these CPUs.


ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Motherboard
Motherboard ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
Socket Type AM3+
Chipset 990FX
Form Factor ATX
Year Released 2012
Expansion Slots 4 x PCI Express
1 x PCI
Onboard Graphics No
RAM Slots 4 x DDR3
Maximum RAM 32GB

ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z

ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z Motherboard
Motherboard ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z
Socket Type AM3+
Chipset 990FX
Form Factor ATX
Year Released 2014
Expansion Slots 6 x PCI Express
Onboard Graphics No
RAM Slots 4 x DDR3
Maximum RAM 32GB

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Motherboard
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
Socket Type AM3+
Chipset 990FX
Form Factor ATX
Year Released 2013
Expansion Slots 6 x PCI Express
1 x PCI
Onboard Graphics No
RAM Slots 4 x DDR3
Maximum RAM 32GB

MSI 970A-G43

MSI 970A-G43 Motherboard
Motherboard MSI 970A-G43
Socket Type AM3+
Chipset 970
Form Factor ATX
Year Released 2013
Expansion Slots 4 x PCI Express
2 x PCI
Onboard Graphics No
RAM Slots 4 x DDR3
Maximum RAM 32GB

ASRock 990FX Extreme9

ASRock 990FX Extreme9 Motherboard
Motherboard ASRock 990FX Extreme9
Socket Type AM3+
Chipset 990FX
Form Factor ATX
Year Released 2013
Expansion Slots 4 x PCI Express
2 x PCI
Onboard Graphics No
RAM Slots 4 x DDR3
Maximum RAM 64GB