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Best 10GbE LAN Motherboards For 2024

Upgrade your networking capabilities with a 10GbE LAN motherboard, ensuring lightning-fast data transfer speeds for your high-performance PC build.

Everything in your computer either plugs into your motherboard or connects to something that plugs into it. The form factor of the motherboard (ATX, E-ATX, Micro ATX, or Mini-ITX) determines the size of the PC case required. The socket and chipset define which processors can be installed in your CPU socket.

If you’re not sure which 10GbE LAN motherboard chipset you want, or if you have any other queries that aren’t answered here, check out our motherboard basics page and motherboard buying guide to narrow down your possibilities.

10GbE LAN Motherboards

The list below begins with contemporary Intel motherboards (with AMD motherboards farther down) and includes the top gaming motherboards manufactured for Intel’s 14th, 13th, and 12th generations (Raptor Lake and Alder Lake) CPUs. The following are recommendations for the best motherboards for the Z790, B760M, Z690, B660, and H610. Follow our Intel suggestions below to get the best gaming motherboards for AMD CPUs such as the Ryzen 7000 and 5000. If you’re looking for an older AM4 board, visit our dedicated pages for the best X570 motherboards and best B550 motherboards for more detailed tested recommendations and picks.

Here is the list of best 10GbE LAN Motherboards For 2024

Best High-End Gigabyte Z790 Motherboard

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Socket: LGA 1700
  • Chipset: Intel Z790
  • Form Factor: E-ATX
  • Voltage Regulator: 23 Phases
  • PCIe x16: (1) v5.0, (2) v3.0 (x4, x1)
  • USB Ports: (2) Thunderbolt 4 Type-C (40 Gbps) (10) USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • Warranty: 3 years

REASONS TO BUY:

  • Built-in power delivery
  • 10 GbE included
  • 40 Gbps Thunderbolt ports

REASONS TO AVOID:

  •  Expensive and limited case options due to E-ATX size.

The Z790 Aorus Extreme features 10 Gb Ethernet, 40 Gbps Thunderbolt 4 ports, flagship-class audio, PCIe 5.0 GPU and M.2 support, overkill power delivery, and the high-end appearance you’d expect from a high-end motherboard. MSI’s Z790 Godlike has a few additional features (including seven M.2 connections), but it costs $400 more and is physically larger, making it difficult to recommend to most people unless money is no object.

The Z790 Aorus Extreme also scored admirably in our gaming, productivity, and overclocking tests, as one would expect from a flagship motherboard. Remember that this is an E-ATX variant, so you’ll need a case with a little more space than conventional ATX cases. However, you could buy a larger case with the money you save by choosing this board over other Z790 flagship alternatives.

ASRock Z790 Taichi Lite

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Socket: LGA 1700
  • Chipset: Intel Z790
  • Form Factor: E-ATX
  • Voltage Regulator: 27 Phase (24x 105A SPS MOSFETs for Vcore)
  • PCIe x16: (2) v5.0 (x16, x8/x8) (1) v4.0 (x4)
  • USB Ports: (2) Thunderbolt 4 (40 Gbps) Type-C (2) USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) (6) USB 3.2 Gen 1 (10 Gbps) (2) USB 2.0 (480 Mbps)
  • Warranty: 3 years

REASONS TO BUY:

  • 2x Thunderbolt 4 (40Gbps) Features include Type-C connectors
  • a flagship audio solution
  • Powerful power delivery and extensive storage options.

REASONS TO AVOID:

  • Lacks quality appearance
  • Only supports four M.2 sockets concurrently.

ASRock Z790 Steel Legend


SPECIFICATIONS

  • Socket: LGA 1700
  • Chipset: Intel Z790
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Voltage Regulator: 18 Phase (16x 60A SPS MOSFETs for Vcore)
  • PCIe x16: (1) v5.0 (x16), (1) v4.0 (x4), (1) v3.0
  • USB Ports: (1) USB 3.2 Gen 1 (10 Gbps), Type-C, (1) USB 3.2 Gen 1 (10 Gbps), (8) USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • Warranty: 3 years

REASONS TO BUY:

  • 5 M.2 sockets (one PCIe 5.0)
  • 8 SATA ports
  • 20 Gbps Type-C port (front)

REASONS TO AVOID:

  • Only 4 M.2 sockets can run concurrently
  • The audio codec may be improved.

The Z790 Steel Legend is an excellent choice for budget-conscious consumers who want all of the freedom of Intel’s overclockable platform without having to pay a lot of money. Along with its neutral black-on-silver appearance and bright RGB lighting, you get all of the platform’s features, including a PCIe 5.0 slot and M.2 socket (five total on the latter), eight SATA ports, front-panel 20 Gbps USB Type-C, integrated Wi-Fi 6E, a basic audio codec, an eDP port for an additional monitor, and power delivery capable of handling our flagship-class processor at stock or overclocked speeds.

ASRock’s Steel Legend, which costs around $230, is one of the most feature-rich Intel Z790 alternatives available. The only real sacrifice here is the basic audio codec, which will do for the majority of users. If not, you may always get one of the best PC speakers with a built-in DAC.

ASRock Z790 Nova Wi-Fi

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Socket: LGA 1700
  • Chipset: Intel Z790
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Voltage Regulator: 22 Phase (20x 90A SPS MOSFETs for Vcore)
  • PCIe x16: (1) v5.0 (x16), (1) v4.0 (x4)
  • USB Ports: (1) USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C (20 Gbps) Type-C (4) USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Type-A, (3) USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), (2) USB 2.0 Gen (480 Mbps)
  • Warranty: 3 years

REASONS TO BUY:

  • Premium audio solution
  • Six M.2 sockets (one PCIe 5.0)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi 7 and Killer 2.5 GbE
  • Support for native Intel 14th Gen CPUs.

REASONS TO AVOID:

  • RGB LEDs are bright!
  • Tool-free M.2 design with only one socket.

Unlike most update boards for Intel’s 14th Generation Core, the ASRock Z790 Nova Wi-Fi is an entirely new SKU that offers most of Intel’s platform at a fair price. For between $290 and $330, ASRock provides the basics from the refresh, native 14th-generation functionality, and integrated Wi-Fi 7, making it ideal for consumers who plan to use a lot of M.2 storage.

The black base design with purple and blue highlights complements most design themes, and the integrated RGBs flash brightly to highlight the board and the inside of your chassis. Performance was good across our benchmarking suite, indicating that you can get the most out of any compatible processor as long as you have adequate cooling. MSI, Gigabyte, and Asus all provide similarly equipped motherboards with their unique advantages for purchase. Gigabyte supports the fastest RAM, although it lacks a PCIe 5.0-capable M.2 socket.

ASRock B760M Steel Legend Wi-Fi 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Socket: LGA 1700
  • Chipset: Intel B760
  • Form Factor: Micro ATX
  • Voltage Regulator: 14 Phase (12x 50A SPS MOSFETs for Vcore)
  • PCIe x16: (1) v5.0
  • USB Ports: (1) USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 (20 Gbps) Type-C, (1) USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), (4) USB 3.2 Gen 1 (10 Gbps), (2) USB 2.0 (480 Mbps)
  • Warranty: 3 years

REASONS TO BUY:

  • Three M.2 sockets
  •  Integrated Wi-Fi 6E
  •  eDP for adding an internal monitor

REASONS TO AVOID:

  • Only 8 USB ports on the rear IO.
  • Date audio codec

The Asus Prime B760M-A AXE ($168.99) is the most expensive alternative, but it provides no more functionality than our Steel Legend. Gigabyte’s B760M Aorus Elite AXE ($159.99) misses M.2 storage (two versus three) but compensates with a more premium design. MSI’s Pro B760M-A Wi-Fi ($154.99) is another viable alternative, although it lacks aesthetic appeal and has a low M.2 storage count. ASRock’s B760M Steel Legend Wi-Fi, at around $160, is one of the best Micro ATX solutions for 12th-14th generation Intel processors.