February 4, 2023
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The Best B760 Motherboards to Buy in 2023

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Introduction

With the announcement and subsequent release of Intel‘s latest B760 chipset, now is the perfect time to buy into their 13th-Gen platform. In the past 6 months we’ve seen a plethora of launches, and the only affordable option amongst them all was Intel’s latest line of processors.

The launch of the 13th-Gen range was an overwhelming success with Intel offering big generational improvements compared to their predecessors on the renowned 12th-Gen platform. Although Intel have kept their prices at the same level, by contrast to 12th-Gen, the Z790 chipset still stands to be one of the most expensive options for motherboards. This can cause some dismay for consumers looking to gain access to this all-power range of CPUs. But with the launch of the B760 and H770 chipsets, this means that consumers can build an awesome system at a much lower price point compared to the available Z790 options.

However, what is the B760 chipset? And how do you differentiate between the good and bad B760 options out on the market? In this buyers guide we’ll be doing exactly that, detailing the various features to look out for, chipset differences, and of course – the best B760 motherboards to buy in 2023!

Suggested Article: B760 vs B660 Motherboards – What are the Differences?

Our Choices At A Glance

Keep reading for a more in-depth coverage of each motherboard in this roundup!

Motherboards & Chipsets – What Are They?

Before looking at the recommendations there are a few points we need to address beforehand, the first being the difference between a motherboard and a chipset. Although both of these go hand-in-hand, a motherboard and a chipset are not the same thing by definition. Your motherboard is the PCB itself, the physical item that you by from your favourite vendor, housing all of your individual components and features.

ASUS ROG STRIX B760-G Gaming WiFi D4 Top-Half

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The chipset of your motherboard is a traffic controller, and the determinant for the kind of features that consumers will have access to. Your chosen CPU manufacturer (in this case Intel) creates the chipset itself, which acts as a baseline when it comes to features and specs. For example, if we take a look at Intel’s webpage on the B760 chipset, you’ll see a range of specs such as PCI-E lanes, RAID compatibility and USB ports.

These specs then allow the motherboard manufacturers to create a PCB with a plethora of different features based on the baseline that Intel provides. For example, the B760 chipset can house a total of six USB 3.2 Gen1 ports. Dependent on the motherboard you’ve chosen, you may have the max of six, or less based on the manufacturer’s choosing. For this reason, all of the B760 options are not made equal, and all of the manufacturers will have motherboards priced differently, which is determined by the spec of the board.

Gigabyte Z790 AORUS Elite AX Rear IO
To provide more of a visual, this Gigabyte Z790 AORUS Elite AX board features six high speed USB 3.2 ports with an included Type-C Gen2x2.
ASUS ROG STRIX B760-A Gaming WiFi D4 Rear IO
However, this ROG STRIX B760-A from ASUS only has five by contrast on the rear IO. This obviously isn’t a huge difference, but users with this B760 board also gain an audio suite too.

The B760 Chipset

We’ve taken a look at the B760 chipset in plenty of detail in a range of motherboard reviews, buyers guides, and in our Z790 vs B760 chipset article. We recommend checking out the cover we’ve already done for more information on what exactly the B760 chipset has to offer.

However, to briefly describe this chipset, B760 motherboards are more of a budget offering from Intel. These boards provide much of the new features that come with the 12th and 13th-Gen platforms, but less of them overall. This means that users will still be able to enjoy options such as PCI-E 5.0, alongside DDR5 memory support, and Thunderbolt 4, but there will be less of these features on the majority of the boards. This doesn’t necessarily mean that B760 motherboards are bad, but it does mean that these boards are more ideal for a price-conscious buyer looking to utilise Intel’s latest platform without a huge price tag.

B760 vs B660

As we’ve alluded to in our standalone B760 vs B660 motherboard guide, the B760 chipset effectively hasn’t changed compared to its B660 counterparts. The new boards support 13th-Gen CPUs straight out of the box, whereas B660 boards will need a BIOS update. The main overall change we’ve seen is the usage of PCI-E 5.0 on the new boards. Many of the new B760 motherboards have access to the new standard of PCI-E, which offers upgradeability for future GPU generations.

B760 boards unfortunately don’t have CPU overclocking support, much like B660 boards. We were hoping to see this change between generations, but Intel have often restricted CPU overclocking to their flagship Z790 chipset. However, this does mean that consumers can purchase a cheaper non-unlocked CPU, due to not needing any overclocking capability.

Read our full B760 vs B660 motherboard comparison:

ASUS TUF Gaming B760-Plus WiFi D4 Whole Motherboard
Although the B760 chipset hasn’t changed much, we’ve definitely seen motherboards become more refined when it comes to aesthetic.
B660 DS3H AX - Whole Motherboard
This B660 DS3H AX from Gigabyte, is an excellent board when it comes to features, but the TUF Gaming B760 is somewhat more desirable in terms of looks.

Motherboard Compatibility

Whenever Intel or AMD release a new generation of CPUs, compatibility and socket types are often a major point of contention for the average user. Although choosing the right chipset is a vital factor in determining the feature sets for your PC build. However, finding the correct socket type is also essential so that you don’t end up damaging your CPU or motherboard.

Fortunately, for Intel 12th, and 13th-Gen users, compatibility and sockets have stayed exactly the same. All of the 13th-Gen CPUs are supported on the 12th-Gen motherboards, and vice versa with a BIOS update. This means that consumers who are looking to build a cheaper PC, can utilise the slightly less expensive Z690 and B660 motherboards. Intel’s 11th and 10th-Gen ranges unfortunately do not follow suit, as they used an entirely different socket. And this is likely to be the same for a potential 14th-Gen line-up in the future. We’ve created a full B760 CPU compatibility table below:

Intel Core i5 13400F On Box
CPU RangeCPU SocketCompatible Chipset
Intel 13th-Gen CPUsLGA 1700Z790, B760, H770

Z690, H670, B660, H610 (with a BIOS update)
Intel 12th-Gen CPUsLGA 1700Z790, B760, H770 (with a BIOS update)

Z690, H670, B660, H610
Intel 11th-Gen CPUsLGA 1200Z590, H570, B560, H510
Intel 10th-Gen CPUsLGA 1200Z590, H570, B560, H510

Motherboard Pricing

With any new generation of products, there are always concerns regarding pricing. AMD were faced with plenty of backlash regarding the exorbitant prices for their new AM5 platform, and Intel have also been in hot water in the past for similar reasons. Consumers are often faced with buyers remorse as an early adopter, and for obvious reasons this can result in scepticism as to whether a new motherboard is particularly worth the money.

However, Intel’s LGA 1700 platform is on the latter half of it’s life cycle, so many of the new motherboards tend to be much more refined when it comes to features. The biggest advantage of this is that Intel have primarily kept their prices the same compared to the previous generation. Many of the new B760 boards sit at the $200 price point with some other boards coming in well below the $200 mark.

This is an excellent entry-level price for most consumers, especially if you’re looking to build a cheaper more budget-oriented PC. Even DDR5 motherboards seem to be priced well, which opens upgrade paths for those looking to future proof their PC.

Motherboard LevelCost Estimation
Budget$150 – $300
Mid-Range$300 – $500
High-End$500 & above
Table of Motherboard Budgets

These prices are a rough estimate based on US prices, and may change based on country. Price may also change subject to availability.

How Much Should You Expect To Spend For A B760 Board?

B760 motherboards generally tend to cater to the budget and mid-range end of the market. Many of the B760 boards start at $200 or so, and can range up to $400 for DDR5 specced options. A board such as the MSI B760 Tomahawk (pictured on the right/below) can set you back around $250 which is an excellent price for the aesthetic and features.

MSI MAG B760 TOMAHAWK WiFi Whole Motherboard

Features To Look Out For

After assigning a budget and looking at chipsets, it is worth taking a look at the kind of features you’d prefer to have on your motherboard. Intel’s 12th-Gen pioneered plenty of new technology such as PCI-E 5.0, Thunderbolt 4, and support for DDR5 RAM. The B760 chipset has plenty on offer when it comes to features, and we’ve broken down all of the important ones to look out for below:

1. Memory Overclocking

The B760 chipset unfortunately doesn’t feature any CPU overclocking, but these boards can utilise Intel‘s newest XMP profiles both for DDR4 and DDR5. This means you can push your RAM to the limit, potentially unlocking extra levels of performance in certain applications. For DDR4 users, many of the new boards can support 5333MHz speeds. And for consumers with a brand new DDR5 kit, some boards can support up to 7000MHz speeds.

ASUS ROG STRIX B760-G Gaming WiFi D4 RAM

2. DDR4 vs DDR5 Support

One of the major upsides to Intel’s LGA 1700 platform is the usage of DDR4 and DDR5 memory. Based on the manufacturer’s choosing, B760 motherboards can support either generation of memory to accommodate a wide range of consumers. DDR4 RAM still offers excellent performance comparative to DDR5, and will be the go-to for most consumers on this chipset.

However, if you’re looking to future proof your system, DDR5 memory will be the way to go. The current technology isn’t great in terms of performance, but as the memory matures and the prices drop we’ll see a much better value proposition. The introduction of DDR4 memory saw a similar situation quite a few years ago, so we’ll have to wait before DDR5 RAM becomes worth it.

3. Rear & Front IO

The B760 chipset does unfortunately lose a couple of high speed USB ports compared to the Z790 chipset, but the vast majority of motherboards offer a wide range of ports. Unfortunately, the biggest constraint is price, which will limit the amount of ports that your board has overall, and this is also applicable to the front IO too.

ASUS ROG STRIX B760-A Gaming WiFi D4 Rear IO

The front IO shares a similar situation, whereby the amount of ports you have is often constrained to how much you’re willing to spend. Most B760 motherboards tend to have one or two headers for USB 3.2 ports, alongside an extra header for USB 2.0. The rest of the IO is more standardised across all chipsets, and is generally determined by cost, and form factor.

4. Ethernet & WiFi

With the introduction of Intel’s 12th and 13th-Gen platform we’ve seen the rise of WiFi 6 and WiFi 6E. This new 6GHz band of WiFi allows consumers to enjoy extremely fast speeds at much lower latencies. Many of the new B760 motherboards feature either WiFi 6 or 6E. Alternatively, for those that want a more stable connection you’ll want to keep an eye out for a LAN port.

ASUS ROG STRIX X670E-I WiFi Antenna

Much like the options for IO, both of these features are restricted by price. But because B760 motherboards are much cheaper as a general rule, you won’t necessarily have to spend a fortune to secure a WiFi 6E capable module, or even 2.5 Gigabit LAN. A Gigabit LAN port, or WiFi 6 will be enough for most consumers, but there are better options dependent on how much you’re willing to spend.

Important Factors to Consider

Although the type and amount of features your motherboard has is arguably the most important area to consider before choosing a board. There are some alternative factors that can change the price of your chosen board, and ultimately affect the features too. Form factor, and usability features are a couple of considerations to think about before purchasing a motherboard. We’ve noted down the most important factors that we’d recommend considering below:

Form Factor

The form factor of your motherboard can entirely change the features that you have access to. Due to the difference in size, a smaller motherboard will often have less options when it comes to ports and headers. The manufacturer has to cram in as much as possible, and this means at times, some features don’t quite make the cut.

Alternatively, the size of your motherboard can also cause compatibility issues. The main component affected here is your case. Although we’ve seen the rise of more versatile solutions, providing cases that support a range of motherboards. There are still a vast amount of options that can only support Mini-ITX, up to ATX for example. The extreme ends of the spectrum (E-ATX and Mini-ITX), tend to be the most restrictive.

ASUS ROG STRIX B760-G Gaming WiFi D4 Wide
Micro-ATX motherboards are more widely supported than the E-ATX and Mini-iTX options. However, we would still recommend checking your case’s support page.
Aorus Master 700
Although this is somewhat an extreme instance, the Z690 AORUS Master is a gargantuan motherboard, and your case manufacturer might not support this larger form factor.

Aesthetic & Design

Besides the amount of features that your system has, the aesthetic or design is a massive area to consider. Putting aesthetic at the forefront of a PC build is a big drive for many consumers, so securing components that have a great look is important. Although there are many B760 boards that look awesome, budget motherboards do tend to have a more ‘barebones’ look that won’t necessarily fit in with your chosen build design. It may take some savvy shopping in order to find an aesthetic that you prefer. But the B760 chipset has a vast range of options of boards you’ll want to avoid, and others consumers will want to scoop up immediately!

Usability Features

For consumers looking to build a PC for the first time, usability features can entirely change the game. PC building isn’t inherently complicated, but if you’ve never built a PC before, it can be both frustrating and time consuming.

However, many motherboard manufacturers provide either additional accessories in your motherboard box, or they offer extra features on the motherboard itself to help improve your overall building experience. I wholeheartedly recommend finding a motherboard with extra usability features if you’re building for the first time, as it can streamline the entire process.

Z790 GODLIKE Latchless M.2 SSDs
MSI’s Z790 GODLIKE featured a latch-less M.2 design which allows consumers to install their M.2 drives without any tools or screws.
ASUS ROG STRIX B760-G Gaming WiFi D4 Q-Release
The ROG STRIX B760-G from ASUS features their Q-Release button, which allows users to easily remove a GPU without any hassle.

Our Recommendations

It can be difficult choosing a motherboard, especially with the market offering a myriad of options to choose from. Getting the best value when it comes to price, features and aesthetic is one of the most vital parts of building a cost effective system. For this reason, we’ve put together a roundup of our recommendations covering the best B760 motherboards to buy right now!

1. Gigabyte B760 DS3H AX DDR4

Gigabyte B760 DS3H AX DDR4

Key Specs:

  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Supported Memory: 128GB DDR4 5333MHz
  • PCI-E x16 Slots: 1x PCI-E 4.0, 3x PCI-E 3.0
  • PCI-E x4 Slots: 2x PCI-E 4.0
  • Rear IO: 1x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2, 4x USB 2.0
  • Networking: Gigabit LAN, WiFi 6E

Gigabyte’s B660 DSH3 AX was our favourite board on the B660 chipset, and this B760 revision is definitely tying for first place. Gigabyte‘s DS3H range of motherboards offers a very reasonably priced entry point to Intel‘s latest platform. With support for PCI-E Gen4 both for graphics cards and SSDs, consumers are set up to enjoy a blazing-fast system with the right components.

Although there isn’t an integrated IO shield, the B760 DS3H features six ports in total, which includes a Gen2x2 Type-C port, alongside a standalone Gen2 USB port. For networking, consumers have two options – Gigabit LAN or WiFi 6E. With the inclusion of WiFi 6E, this board has incredible value with such a low price tag. Overall, if you’re price conscious buyer looking for a motherboard that prioritises features, the B760 DS3H AX from Gigabyte is an excellent choice to get your started with an entry-level PC build!

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2. ASRock B760 Pro RS D4

ASRock B760 Pro RS D4

Key Specs:

  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Supported Memory: 128GB DDR4 5333MHz
  • PCI-E x16 Slots: 2x PCI-E 4.0, 1x PCI-E 3.0
  • PCI-E x4 Slots: 3x PCI-E 4.0
  • Rear IO: 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C, 5x USB 3.2 Gen1, 2x USB 2.0
  • Networking: 2.5 Gigabit LAN

ASRock‘s B760 Pro RS is an excellent DDR4 motherboard offering a less ‘barebones’ approach than the above Gigabyte DS3H board. The Pro RS features an integrated IO shield, which can aid users during the building process. In terms of IO, the Pro RS has quite an extensive range of high speed ports on offer, with six USB 3.2 Gen1 ports, and an extra USB 2.0 port.

Unfortunately the Pro RS doesn’t feature WiFi of any kind as there isn’t a module on this board, but what it lakes in WiFi, it makes up for with a 2.5 Gigabit LAN port. This is ideal for PC gamers that want to minimise any latency or lag during their games. When it comes to PCI-E, the Pro RS features a Gen4 x16 slot, alongside three Gen4 M.2 slots for those sporting the latest SSDs.

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3. MSI MAG B760 TOMAHAWK WiFi D4

MSI MAG B760 TOMAHAWK WiFi D4

Key Specs:

  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Supported Memory: 128GB DDR4 5333MHz
  • PCI-E x16 Slots: 1x PCI-E 5.0
  • PCI-E x4 Slots: 3x PCI-E 4.0
  • Rear IO: 4x USB 3.2 Gen2, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C, 4x USB 2.0
  • Networking: 2.5 Gigabit LAN, WiFi 6E

MSI‘s MAG B760 TOMAHAWK is a motherboard that we’ve reviewed in full on the website before, and spoiler alert – it is awesome. Another reasonably priced motherboard with an excellent feature set, combined with an awesome aesthetic. The all-black look offers a great aesthetic for any PC build, offering a nice contrast of PCB, and heatsinks.

In terms of features, the B760 TOMAHAWK has a PCI-E 5.0 slot, ready for the next generation of graphics cards. Consumers also have access to three Gen4 M.2 slots, and a massive range of high speed USB ports, alongside 2.5 Gigabit LAN, and WiFi 6E. The TOMAHAWK is an excellent board for consumers that want a great balance of aesthetic and features.

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4. ASUS ROG STRIX B760-G Gaming WiFi D4

ASUS ROG STRIX B760-G

Key Specs:

  • Form Factor: Micro-ATX
  • Supported Memory: 128GB DDR4 5333MHz
  • PCI-E x16 Slots: 1x PCI-E 5.0, 1x PCI-E 4.0
  • PCI-E x4 Slots: 2x PCI-E 4.0
  • Rear IO: 1x USB 3.2 Gen2x2, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2, 3x USB 3.2 Gen1, 4x USB 2.0
  • Networking: 2.5 Gigabit LAN, WiFi 6E

The ROG STRIX B760-G Gaming WiFi D4 is another motherboard that we’ve reviewed in full with the launch of the B760 chipset range. This Micro-ATX board offers an awesome set of features on a smaller form factor, whilst providing an alternative aesthetic with the white and silver heatsinks. ASUS have lowered the amount of RGB on this particular board, which I much prefer compared to other iterations we’ve seen in the past.

Although the B760-G is a much smaller board, consumers still have access to a vast range of options when it comes to slots and ports. The B760-G features a PCI-E 5.0 slot, making it perfect for when the next generation of graphics cards release opening up some upgradeability. The B760-G also offers great options when it comes to networking with a 2.5 Gigabit LAN port, and WiFi 6E for those that prefer a wireless options.

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5. ASUS ROG STRIX B760-A Gaming WiFi D4

ASUS ROG STRIX B760-A

Key Specs:

  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Supported Memory: 128GB DDR4 5333MHz
  • PCI-E x16 Slots: 1x PCI-E 5.0, 1x PCI-E 3.0
  • PCI-E x4 Slots: 3x PCI-E 4.0
  • Rear IO: 1x USB 3.2 Gen2x2, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2, 3x USB 3.2 Gen1, 4x USB 2.0
  • Networking: 2.5 Gigabit LAN, WiFi 6E

The ROG STRIX B760-A Gaming WiFi D4 from ASUS is the big brother of the B760-G offering a bigger set of features due to the increased size. We recommend checking out our full review for more in-depth coverage of the full feature set and design.

Overall we’re big fans of the B760-A. ASUS have provided a motherboard that offers an alternative look for consumers that aren’t fans of the more traditional black look that we see with the majority of products. Users that purchase this board have a plethora of USB ports to plug in a variety of accessories and peripherals. This board is perfect for users looking to build a mid-range PC with an standout design.

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6. Gigabyte B760 AORUS Elite AX

Gigabyte B760 AORUS Elite AX DDR5

Key Specs:

  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Supported Memory: 128GB DDR5 7600MHz
  • PCI-E x16 Slots: 1x PCI-E 4.0, 2x PCI-E 3.0
  • PCI-E x4 Slots: 3x PCI-E 4.0
  • Rear IO: 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2, 4x USB 3.2 Gen1, 4x USB 2.0
  • Networking: 2.5 Gigabit LAN, WiFi 6E

For our final board we’ve picked out Gigabyte‘s B760 AORUS Elite AX. This ATX motherboard offers support for the latest DDR5 spec, but without the large price tag that often comes with DDR5-based motherboards. Gigabyte have crammed their AORUS Elite AX with plenty of features that make the lower price point worth a consideration, if you’re looking to build a future-proofed system.

In terms of PCI-E, consumers have access to a Gen4 primary slot which supports the latest graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD. The AORUS Elite AX also comes with three PCI-E M.2 slots, which are Gen4 ready, compatible with the latest blazing-fast SSDs. On the IO side, this board comes with a bountiful amount, which includes numerous USB 3.2 ports and four USB 2.0 for those wanting extra space for peripherals and accessories.

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Jay joined Geeka Media in April of 2022, bringing with him a wealth of technical knowledge and a background in Computer Science. Jay is an avid gamer, keyboard-builder and tech wizz with years of PC-building passion under his belt.