One thing that we hear asked quite a lot actually got asked to us via our contact form by one of our readers recently… We were asked what the “Best DDR4 Motherboard” is.
If any of you happen to be asking this kind of question to yourself, or have been looking for an answer on Google then you need to know what we told this reader.
What You Need To Know About DDR4
DDR4 is the most up to date type of RAM (Random Access Memory), also known as DDR4 SDRAM. This succeeded DDR3 SDRAM back in 2007 and is set to be succeeded by DDR5 SDRAM some time in 2019.
What This Has To Do With Picking The Best Motherboard
Actually, not a great deal.
One thing that people don’t actually know is that pretty much all motherboards available right now natively support DDR4.
This means that when you’re looking for a motherboard, that asking what the best DDR4 motherboard is might be the wrong question to ask.
This is because there are many factors to picking the right motherboard for you, and the best RAM for that matter. One such thing you need to know about when buying a motherboard is whether it supports AMD or Intel Processors (CPUs). This is a much more important thing to know when looking to buy a motherboard.
In fact there are a lot of different things that you should know about when it comes to buying a motherboard, such as your budget, what generation of processor it supports and so much more.
Finding The Best Motherboard For You
While there is a lot you need to know about actually buying a motherboard, rather than whether it is DDR4 friendly (remember they all are, so really there is no such thing as the best DDR4 motherboard), you should look at the specifications of your CPU and the Motherboard itself.
For example we’ve wrote in great detail about some of the best motherboards for different chipsets, such as this comparison of the Intel Z170 and Z270 Chipsets. Which are both great types of motherboard to get setup on by the way!
One of the reasons we do this is because we believe that you wouldn’t build your house on piss poor foundations, so why would you do that with your PC? You’re probably on the same page as us and you’ve simply not been asking the right questions.
Luckily there’s no such thing as a bad question, so I hope that you found this little guide helpful and decided to check out some of the further reading.
If you simply want to jump past all that and grab a motherboard to get started with as soon as possible, then you can always check out our best motherboard for gaming 2018 guide and grab one of the motherboards on that list. Remember though, make sure that you buy a processor that is supported by the motherboard you look at. In the guide we have all the information you need to help you grab the right processor so don’t worry if you’re not exactly sure what that means.
Hopefully you found this guide useful and now know that you don’t really need to worry about finding the best ddr4 motherboard!