How to Find Compatible Motherboards for Your Intel® Boxed Desktop Processor





Intel Boxed Desktop Processors can be sold as a retail box to end users who want to build their own desktop PCs.

To find third-party motherboards that are compatible with Intel Boxed Processors, use the Intel® Product Compatibility Tool and select the Desktop and Workstation Processors option.

Desktop and Workstation Processors

Find compatible motherboards for Intel Desktop Processors

  1. Identify your processor number or note the processor you need to look up.
  2. Go to Desktop and Workstation Processors. You will find a list of Intel processor families such as Intel® Core™ X, Intel® Core™ (i9, i7,i5, and i3), Pentium®, and Celeron®.
  3. Select desired processor family.
  4. If your processor is Intel® Core™
    • Use the Brand identifier, such as i9, i7, i5, or i3.
    • Choose from the list the family (example: 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 Processors).
    • Look up the processor. (You can search the list with Ctrl + F.)
  5. If your processor is Intel® Pentium or Celeron
    • Click Intel® Pentium® or Intel® Celeron® family 
  6. Choose  the processor you need from the list and click Select.

A list of compatible motherboards will be displayed. See the example below.

Compatible motherboards