The GTX 1070 certainly isn’t a bad video card by any means — in fact, it’s one of the better ones out there that will be able to keep up with many of today’s games. Sure, it might be a couple years old, but the GTX 1070 is still a stout performer. Putting your graphical settings near the top isn’t a problem with the GTX 1070, nor will you have trouble with any heavy graphical lifting, such as video editing. Probably the best aspect of the GTX 1070 is that it costs a fraction of what the RTX 2080 Ti will cost you.
However, if you’re upgrading from some legacy hardware, you might need the right motherboard to go with the GTX 1070 — and for most, figuring out that compatibility between motherboard and video card is a difficult process. That’s why we’ve done most of the work for you — below you’ll find the five best motherboards for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070. Let’s get started.
ASRock Z370 EXTREME 4
Coming at number five place in our list, we have the ASRock Z370 EXTREME 4. If you’re looking for a motherboard that won’t break the bank, but will still offer you top performance with your video card, the EXTREME 4 will be right up your alley. This motherboard has an excellent IO setup, and there are even slots for two video cards. There are actually four DDR4 RAM slots, which allows this motherboard to support up to 64GB of memory. Being a Z370 motherboard, this one will work with all of the latest generation Intel processors.
MSI Z370 Gaming M5
In number four place, we have the Z370 Gaming M5 motherboard. Another one that will work with all of the latest generation processors from Intel, you’ll have no problem creating a killer setup with the Gaming M5 motherboard. Equip this one with a top processor and your GTX 1070 and you’ll be able to handle just about anything. Like the ASRock — and many other top motherboards — the Gaming M5 has four DDR4 RAM slots that support up to a whole 64GB of memory. This one has an excellent IO on it, and even supports 2-way SLI.
The MSI Z370 Gaming M5 has a lot of neat appearance customization options, but beyond that, it’s a decent motherboard for overclocking as well.
ASUS ROG Strix Z370 E-Gaming
Third up on our list, we have the Strix Z370 E-Gaming board. This one come straight out of ASUS’ Republic of Gamers line of motherboards, which means you only get the best of the best here. The Republic of Gamers was created to output only sheer performance, and that’s what you get in the Strix — pure, raw power. It can hold a couple of GTX 1070’s, and supports all of the latest CPUs from Intel. This one even supports ASUS’ own proprietary FanXpert 4 system, which tailors your overclocking profile to meet your individual demands and puts you in control of just how hard you can push your computer.
GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Gaming 7
Coming in as a number two favorite on our list, we have the GIGABYTE AORUS Gaming 7. This is one of our favorites, coming from a video card manufacturer themselves. That said, the AORUS Gaming 7 will support your GTX 1070 no problem. The nice thing about this motherboard is that it’s offered in two models, which allow you to choose between using either AMD or Intel as your go-to processor. It even has their Triple M.2 Support technology that dissipates heat from the board before it causes problems. There are even nine temperature sensors spread across the Gaming 7 to sense cooling issues and keep you running at peak performance no matter how hard your session is.
ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero
And – drum roll please — for our number one pick, we have another selection from ASUS ROG, the Maximus X Hero. The Strix is a high-end motherboard, but the Maximus X Hero might be one of the best out there today. This one was designed to push your processor and video card to the limits through overclocking. This board was built to take a beating, so doing 4K work or high-end gaming is no problem here. It has the same FanXpert proprietary technology found in the Strix, which means you’re able to maximize overclocking performance and keep your machine running cool simultaneously.
So we’ve shown you five of the best motherboards that you can use with the GTX 1070 video card from NVIDIA. You’ll get excellent performance with any of these boards, but if you really want to push the limits on how far your card can go, the Maximus X Hero is definitely a long-term solution that you won’t regret.
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