Motherboards with type C are the “new” type of connector, that are becoming the new standard for USB connection. It has 24 pins builtin, than it’s predecessors and it is symmetrical so it can be plugged regardless of the direction.
The primary purpose of getting rid of all previous USB forms is to avoid any interconnection problems. This means when you connect to a device with your computer, type-c connector at both ends of the cable. USB C will make a connection between different devices and cable replacements easier.
However, you should know that the type-c ports have technically nothing to do with the protocol and high speed. That’s quite a typical mistake, so make a wise decision.
As about the protocols, keep in mind that USB 3.0 also called USB 3.1 Gen1 and gets up at 5Gbps (625 MB/s); on the other hand, “new” USB 3.1 Gen2 can give 10Gbps (1250 MB/s).
As we have observed, that most of the new motherboards offer USB 3.1 Gen2, with Type-A and Type-C connectors on the back.
But you should not get away with this, take a close look at the connector, and always check the full specs of the product to make sure that you will get the desired speed.
Apple Macbook (non-pro version), for an example, comes with a Type-C connector only capable of USB 3.1 Gen 1. 5Gbps.
So, be very careful with USB-C port as a feature. Make sure it’s a USB 3.1 gen 2 USB-C, thunderbolt 3, which also includes USB type c 3.1 gen 2.
Best USB-C Motherboards
Below is list of best usb c motherboards reviews and buying guide in 2020.
- MSI MPG X570 Gaming PRO Carbon Wi-Fi
- Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Master
- GIGABYTE H370N WIFI
- MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
- ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E
- GIGABYTE H370 AORUS Gaming 3
- ASUS ROG Strix B450-F
1. MSI MPG X570 Gaming PRO Carbon Wi-Fi
MPG X570 tops the list of best USB-C motherboard featuring a 12+2 VRM solution, three M.2 slots, and a front panel USB-C header.
MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon is built for gamers looking for a high-performance AM4 motherboard with usb type c and an intense high-speed look. Tune advanced gaming system configurations with Core Boost, DDR4 Boost, Twin Lightning M.2 with M.2 Shield Frozr, and WIFI 6 and dazzle onlookers with a slick carbon finish and Mystic Light RGB.
Feel the thrilling speed with MSI Lightning Gen 4 PCI-E. Bundled with ultra-fast PCI-E 4.0 devices, so you can enjoy up to 64GB/s unidirectional data transfer.
MPG X570 is the motherboard with wifi 6 support, with builtin Intel Wi-Fi 6. OFDMA and two-way MU-MIMO technology helps in optimizing the data transmission and at the speed of 2.4Gbps.
Being a pro gamer, everybody loves colorful lighting effects, so with this good usb c motherboard you can personalize from 16.8 million colors and 29 effects through the Mystic Light APP.
When we talk about high end usb type c motherboard, controlling heat is necessry. The X570 chipset, with its PCI-E Gen4 capabilities, always stay cool to sustain massive data bandwidth.
Its proven that even world’s fastest SSDs slows down the processing when they get too hot. But M.2 SHIELD FROZR eliminates this factor with motherboard’s heatsink over M.2 SSDs, which prevents thermal throttling and keep enhance performance.