H670 has most of the I/O that the Z690 chipset offers but you cannot overclock the CPU. So you should not pair it with an unlocked K-series CPU. Memory overclocking is supported as long as the CPU supports it as well. The H670 chipset comes with 2x 20Gbps USB3 ports, 4x 10Gbps USB3 ports, 8x 5Gbps USB3 ports, 14x USB2 ports, and 8x SATA 6 Gbps ports. In this article, we are going to go over some of the best H670 motherboards that you can buy right now for the Intel 12th Generation CPUs.
If you are interested in learning about the difference between the different 600 series chipsets then you can check out our article; Z690 Vs H670 Vs B660 Vs H610 Chipsets: What Is The Difference?
Note that H670 options are relatively limited right now. While different motherboard manufacturers have revealed their H670 motherboards, they are not listed right now. We will add them once they are listed on retail sites such as Amazon and Newegg.
Best H670 Motherboards For Intel 12th Generation CPUs
The ASUS TUF Gaming H670-PRO WiFi D4 comes in a stealthy all-black design with plenty of armor around the VRMs and chipset. The armor extends and integrates with the I/O shield which makes it easy to install. This is an ATX motherboard that supports PCIe 5.0 and the top PCIe slot is reinforced for better GPU support.
The motherboard has a 14+1 DrMOS power design and a single 8-pin power connector provides power to the CPU. This is fine as the motherboard does not support CPU overclocking. The chipset does support memory overclocking as long as the CPU supports it.
There is some RGB lighting on the sides but this is an Asus motherboard so you get RGB headers for lighting customization. There are 4 M.2 slots that are Gen4 but only 3 of them have a heatsink.
Other features include Wi-Fi 6, rear USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C, front panel header for USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, Thunderbolt 4 support, and Intel2.5Gb Ethernet.
The ASUS Prime H670-PLUS D4 is a pretty basic motherboard so you do not get a lot of armor on the board and there is no RGB lighting either. There is a heatsink on the VRMs and the chipset. The motherboard supports PCIe 4.0 and the top PCIe slot is reinforced for better graphics card support.
There are three M.2 Gen4 slots but only one of them comes with a heatsink. Furthermore, there is another M.2 slot that you can use to install a Wi-Fi card. Other than that, there are 4 SATA ports for your HDDs and SATA SSDs. There are 4 DIMM slots that support up to 128GB of RAM running up to 5000MHz.
Other than that, the motherboard supports Thunderbolt 4, comes with DP1.4, HDMI 2.1, USB Type-C, and 2.5Gb Ethernet. While it might not look blingy, it does have all the basic features that you would need.
The ASRock H670M-ITX/AX is an ITX motherboard that is ideal for small form factor PCs. You get a stock cooler with your locked CPU and it does not produce as much heat as an unlocked one, so building a small gaming PC is a great option.
This is a mid-range motherboard, so while there is some armor, it is not over the top. The motherboard has an 8 Phase Dr.MOS Power Design and two DIMM slots that support DDR4 RAM speeds up to 5000MHz. It has a single PCIe 5.0 x16 that is reinforced for better GPU support. So you can upgrade to a PCIe 5.0 supported graphics card when they are available.
There are a pair of M.2 Gen4 slots for your high-speed SSDs. They also come with their heatsinks. Other features include USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C, USB 3.2 Gen2, Front Type-C, 2.5G LAN, WiFi 6E, BT5, DP1.4, HDMI 2.1, and a BIOS Flash button.
These are some of the best H670 motherboards that you can buy right now for the Intel 12th Generation CPUs. You can also check out our article on where you can buy the non-K Intel 12th generation Alder Lake CPUs.