I am looking into for a top-tier motherboard that is supported out-of-the-box by Ubuntu.
In order to give more context, I am building my own machine. I am choosing the 12900k processor. I will install Ubuntu on the machine, and plan to use overclocking to increase the computational power, hoping to gain extra speed so that my PC can comfortably handle lengthy multiple background jobs (e.g. building indexes ...), and still remain highly responsive for me as a user. Hence, I can see some value form milking the last bit of juice from the unlocked CPU (i.e. overlocking).
It seems that MSI PRO Z690-A WI-FI works out out of the box with Ubuntu 22.04 as mentioned here https://askubuntu.com/a/1389944/1239676. However, I am thinking of a more upscale motherboard that allows for better leverage of CPU overclocking.
Hence, here is what we are looking in the motherboard:
Works out of the box with Ubuntu: There is very minimal pain when installing Ubuntu (or no pain at all). By pain I mean, things such as missing drivers, not properly functioning hardware, and the need to spend hours and hours of doing/searching for fixes. (I had a very bad experience installing Ubuntu on HP Omen, which never succeeded by the way). Top-tier motherboard: I mean something like, MSI MEG/MPG line of motherboards (for example: MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WiFi), or a ASUS ROG Strix line (for example: ASUS ROG Strix Z690-E). Handles moderate to extreme overclocking over long periods. Finally, I would like a recommendation for such a motherboard!