Every aspect of the ROG Maximus X Apex purposefully defies convention to break performance boundaries and set new standards. Its feature set is carefully selected to optimize component layout and trace pathways for maximum signal integrity. That foundation is backed by all the tools and tweaking options you need to push the platform to the limit, and cooling options to keep everything under control. With a distinct X-shaped PCB that's accented by RGB lighting, and performance-first engineering, the Maximus X Apex is suitable for elevating builds to showcase status, or satisfying overclocking addicts that thrive on the edge.
ROG Maximus X Apex is built to break records - and it's already done just that. With its optimized layout and ability to withstand cryogenic temperatures, Apex has already scored 9 global first-places and set a CPU frequency world record of 7.3 GHz on all six cores of the Intel Core i7-8700K. That's a staggering 97.3% overclock of the chip's default 3.7 GHz frequency!
ROG Maximus X Apex includes an overclocker's toolkit with hardware-level controls to aid your overclocking experience. The motherboard's Dual BIOS allows you to experiment with different firmware versions and provides a path for recovery in case one becomes corrupt, and the onboard switch allows you to easily change between the first and second BIOS. The overclocker's toolkit also includes a Pause switch to halt the system, and four PCIe switches for quick slot toggling. Other tools include Safe Boot and ReTry buttons, a LN2 mode jumper to aid POST at sub-zero temperatures, and a Slow mode switch. Combined, they're quick and easy time-savers designed to help you break more records.
ASUS ROG MAXIMUS X APEX - motherboard - extended ATX - LGA1151 Socket - Z370
1 x CPU , 2 x DIMM 288-pin , 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (dual: x8 mode; triple: x8, x4, x4 mode; single card: x16 mode) , 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode) , 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
SATA-600 -connectors: 4 x 7pin Serial ATA - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 , SATA-600 / PCIe 3.0 -connectors: 1 x M.2 , PCIe 3.0 -connectors: 1 x M.2
Intel Smart Response Technology
1 x HDMI , 1 x DisplayPort , 6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 , 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack , 1 x microphone - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack , 1 x TOSLINK , 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 , 1 x USB-C Gen2 , 1 x PS/2 keyboard , 1 x PS/2 mouse , 1 x LAN (5Gigabit Ethernet)
6 x USB 2.0 - header , 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 - header
24-pin main power connector, 4-pin auxiliary power connector, 2 x 8-pin ATX12V connectors
WfM 2.0 support, Multilingual BIOS, ASUS O.C. Profile, USB BIOS Flashback, UEFI BIOS, Dual BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, DMI 3.0 support, SMBIOS 3.0 support, ACPI 6.0 support
C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall), jack retasking, ASUS Anti-Surge Protection, MemOK!, ASUS Q-Design, Q-DIMM, ASUS EZ DIY, Q-LED, Q-Slot, ProbeIt, ASUS Extreme Engine Digi+, CrashFree BIOS 3, ASUS Q-Connector, audio jack detect technology, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), ASUS Q-Shield, NVIDIA 2-way SLI Technology Support, ASUS TPU (TurboV Processing Unit), ASUS DIGI+ VRM, ASUS ROG Extreme OC, Q-Code, SupremeFX Shielding technology, AMD CrossFireX technology support, AMD 3-way CrossFireX technology support, AMD 4-way CrossFireX technology support, Clear CMOS Button, Dual Intelligent Processors 5, LANGuard, ROG SSD Secure Erase, AURA RGB Lighting Control, ASUS Fan Xpert 4, ASUS SafeSlot, 3D printing friendly, Intel Optane Memory Ready, ASUS SafeDIMM, X-shaped PCB
I/O back cover, ROG fan stickers, 2 x M.2 screws, ROG coasters, RGB (RGBW) LED strip extension cable, DIMM.2 extension card, ROG DIMM.2 Fan Stand Pack, Customizable Name Plate Accessory Pack, ROG OC fan bracket pack
4 x Serial ATA cable , 1 x SLI bridge
Drivers & Utilities, ROG CPU-Z, ASUS AI Suite III, Overwolf, ASUS EZ Flash 3, ROG Aura, ASUS ROG RAMCache II, ROG CloneDrive, ASUS Turbo Core App
Service & Support
Limited warranty - 3 years
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