Best Socket AM3 Mainboard

  • Supports Socket AM3+ processors
  • supports Socket AM3 processors - AMD Phenom II X6/X4/X3/X2...
  • Supports 8-Core CPU
  • Socket AM3+
  • Chipset: North Bridge AMD 970 & South Bridge AMD SB950
  • Memory: 4x DDR3-2000(OC)/1866/1600/1333/1066 DIMM Slots,...
  • Supports AMD Ryzen & 7th Generation A series/Athlon...
  • Dual channel non ECC unbuffered DDR4, 2 DIMMs
  • Ultra-Fast PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 with PCIe NVMe & SATA mode...
  • CPU: Socket AM3+/AM3, Chipset: North Bridge AMD 970 & South...
  • Memory: 4x DDR3-2400+(OC)/ 2100(OC)/ 1866(OC)/ 1800(OC)/...
  • Slots: 2x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slots (one runs x4), 2x...
  • AMD CPU Fan Bracket Base for AM2 AM2+ AM3 AM3+ FM1 socket...
  • Three piece settings to fit newer motherboards.
  • Socket 1151/Support 8th Gen Intel Core Processors
  • Dual Channel DDR4, 4DIMMs
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (USB3.1) Type A

The term “motherboard” is English and means “motherboard” in the German language. The English synonym “motherboard” repeatedly falls among connoisseurs of the individual components for computers. This is the “heart” of a computer. On the board there is a socket for the CPU and slots for extensions are installed. AM3 is a specific name for a CPU socket. Socket AM3 mainboards are available from computer retailers or online trading platforms.

Our Top Socket AM3 Mainboard Pick

ASRock 760GM-HDV Socket AM3+/AM3/ AMD 760G/ DDR3/ SATA2&USB2.0/ A&V&GbE/MicroATX Motherboard
  • Supports Socket AM3+ processors
  • supports Socket AM3 processors - AMD Phenom II X6/X4/X3/X2 (except 920/940)/Athlon II X4/X3/X2/Sempron processors
  • Supports 8-Core CPU
  • Supports AMD Overdrive with ACC feature (Advanced Clock Calibration)
  • Supports CPU up to 125W

Computer, Notebooks & Tablets: Socket AM3 Mainboard Video Guide

It is important to know the meaning of a CPU to understand the term “socket AM3”. A CPU is a processor that processes data and transports it to other machine/digital elements to set a controller in motion. The CPU receives an input via an input medium, such as the keyboard. This is processed and the CPU ensures that the input is executed. An AM3 CPU is a series from the manufacturer AMD, along with Intel one of the world’s largest manufacturers of CPUs. The socket AM3 can not only be used on boards of a certain manufacturer, but may be installed by all manufacturers. For example, the manufacturer uses Asus socket AM3 on its motherboard. The extension of AM3 is the AM3+ generation.

The socket AM3 is used for AMD CPUs of certain series. A CPU is by no means everything that can fit on a board. RAM slots and slots for graphics and sound cards, for example, are attached to it. This means that individual elements for the PC can be exchanged on the board at any time. If the existing graphics card no longer meets the requirements of the displayed graphics, it can be replaced by a high-quality graphics card. The existing graphics card is removed from its slot and the new one placed there. Important to note that this is compatible with the mainboard. So that external devices can be connected to a PC, connectors such as the USB connector, HDMI or TOSLINK connectors are used. Users can connect the keyboard and the Wireless Mouse plug to a USB plug. Such a motherboard can be found in every computer. Newer compact models like Apple’s MAC, however, do not allow the motherboard to be changed, as the protective cover of the computer is completely closed. In order to be able to assemble a motherboard independently, users have to buy a tower. There are already prefabricated towers with all the elements a computer needs. However, these can easily be opened and individual elements exchanged. Anyone who wants to determine individual elements themselves buys a shell tower that is empty. A socket AM3 mainboard is built into it and all other elements that satisfy the user’s own requirements for making an individual computer.

AMD-based systems are particularly popular with gamers. These indicate the reliability of the components and the good price/performance ratio. Intel manufactures high-quality CPUs, but these are often far above AMD’s price level. The Asus M5A99X Evo motherboard offers a good mix. The motherboard is equipped with an AMD high-end chipset and offers sufficient slots for graphics cards, a high LAN network adapter of up to 1,000 MBit/s, eight USB 2.0 plugs and two 3.0 USB plugs. The latter is very important for a fast and smooth data transfer from/to external data carriers. Users get even better performance with a socket AM3+ mainboard on which all components of the predecessor can be installed.

TOP 5 Socket AM3 Mainboard Bestseller

ASRock 760GM-HDV Socket AM3+/AM3/ AMD 760G/ DDR3/ SATA2&USB2.0/ A&V&GbE/MicroATX Motherboard
  • Supports Socket AM3+ processors
  • supports Socket AM3 processors - AMD Phenom II X6/X4/X3/X2 (except 920/940)/Athlon II X4/X3/X2/Sempron processors
  • Supports 8-Core CPU
  • Supports AMD Overdrive with ACC feature (Advanced Clock Calibration)
  • Supports CPU up to 125W
Gigabyte AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gbps USB 3.0 ATX AM3+ Socket DDR3 1600 Motherboards (GA-970A-DS3P)
  • Socket AM3+
  • Chipset: North Bridge AMD 970 & South Bridge AMD SB950
  • Memory: 4x DDR3-2000(OC)/1866/1600/1333/1066 DIMM Slots, Dual Channel, Max Capacity of 32GB
  • Slots: 2x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slots (one runs at x4), 3x PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Slots, 2x PCI Slots
  • CPU: AMD AM3+ FX processors; AMD AM3 Phenom II processor/ AMD Athlon II processor
ASUS M5A78L-M Plus/USB3 DDR3 HDMI DVI USB 3.0 760G AM3+ based Motherboard,Black
  • AM3+ CPU Support Ready
  • Core Unlocker Unlock true Core performance intelligently
  • Anti Surge Full time Power Guardian Make System Free From Risk
  • ASUS EPU System Level Energy Saving
  • Low EMI protect you: 50% less radiation
ASRock 970A-G/3.1 Socket AM3+/ AMD 970/ DDR3/ Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.1/ M.2/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard
  • CPU: Socket AM3+/AM3, Chipset: North Bridge AMD 970 & South Bridge AMD SB950.Supports Socket AM3 processors: AMD Phenom II X6 / X4 / X3 / X2 (except 920 / 940) / Athlon II X4 / X3 / X2 / Sempron processors
  • Memory: 4x DDR3-2400+(OC)/ 2100(OC)/ 1866(OC)/ 1800(OC)/ 1600(OC)/ 1333/ 1066 DIMM Slots, Dual Channel, Non-ECC, Unbuffered, Max Capacity of 64GB
  • Slots: 2x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slots (one runs x4), 2x PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Slots, 1x PCI Slot
  • SATA: 6x SATA3 Ports, M.2: 1x M.2 Port, Support M.2 PCI-Express 2.0 x4
  • Ports: 2x USB 3.1 Ports (1 Type-A, 1 Type-C), 4x USB 3.0 Ports (2 rear, 2 via header), 8x USB 2.0 Ports (4 rear, 4 via headers), 1x PS/2 Mouse Port, 1x PS/2 Keyboard Port, 1x Optical S/PDIF Out, 1x RJ45 LAN Port, Audio I/O Jacks
AMD CPU Fan Bracket Base for AM2 AM2+ AM3 AM3+ FM1 Socket (3pcs Version for Newer Motherboard)
  • AMD CPU Fan Bracket Base for AM2 AM2+ AM3 AM3+ FM1 socket with Back Plate and Four Screws.
  • Three piece settings to fit newer motherboards.