ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus X Apex LGA1151 E-ATX Motherboard

ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus X Apex LGA1151 E-ATX Motherboard

ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus X Apex LGA1151 E-ATX Motherboard


Product Highlights

  • Extended-ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z370 Chipset
  • LGA1151 Socket
  • 2 x Dual-Channel DDR4-4500 (OC) Memory
  • 4 x SATA III, 2 x M.2
  • 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.0
  • Aura Sync RGB Lighting
  • SupremeFX 8-Channel HD Audio S1220A
  • NVIDIA SLI/AMD CrossFire Support
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The ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus X Apex LGA1151 E-ATX Motherboard lets you build an 8th-generation Intel Core processor gaming rig or workstation by featuring an Intel Z370 chipset and LGA1151 socket along with four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots. The Apex motherboard comes equipped with hardware-level controls that aid you in overclocking the system. With overclockers toolkit, you can change between the motherboard's two BIOS chips, halt the system, turn on or off PCIe slots, and more. Moreover, installing and raiding two M.2 SSDs are made possible by an included DIMM.2 module, which supports NVMe drives and installs in the motherboard's single DIMM.2 slot.

The Gamers Maximus X Apex motherboard comes with four SATA connectors for optical and 2.5"/3.5" drives and two DDR4 DIMM slots, so you can install up to 32GB of memory chips. ASUS has also outfitted the motherboard with built-in LEDs and lets you install LED strips to illuminate the insides of your case.

The motherboard has two USB 3.1 and six USB 3.0 ports to access printers, external storage drives, and other external peripherals. The USB 3.1 ports transfer data at up to 10 Gb/s speeds, and one of these ports sports a convenient USB Type-C design. For non-gaming builds, DisplayPort and HDMI outputs are on board to deliver 4K visuals, coming from the processor's integrated graphics chipset. To complete the multimedia experience, you can connect your sound system to the motherboard's six audio ports, which are powered by a SupremeFX S1220A audio processor. There's also a pair of Ethernet ports, and one of the ports has a bandwidth of 5 Gb/s. Adding additional ports can be accomplished by installing optional PCIe cards to the motherboard's two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots.

Intel Z370 Chipset
The Intel Z370 is a single-chipset design that supports 8th-generation Intel Core LGA1151 processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the Z370 provides a maximum of ten USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6 Gbps ports, and 32 Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel Z370 also supports integrated-graphics.
LGA1151 Core Processors
This motherboard supports 8th-generation Intel Core processors in the LGA1151 package. With integrated graphics, memory, and PCI Express controllers, it supports onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, dual-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory, and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.
Overclocker's Toolkit
ROG Maximus X Apex includes an overclocker's toolkit with hardware-level controls to aid your overclocking experience. The motherboard's Dual-BIOS design 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.
  • QLED - four LEDs show the current boot status
  • Slow Mode Switch - reduces the CPU ratio to 8X to bypass benchmark passages
  • Pause Switch - activate to pause the system and fine-tune OC parameters mid-benchmark
  • PCIe Switches - four switches to independently enable or disable any of the four x16-length PCIe slots, for easy debugging
  • LN2 Mode Jumper - enable special options and functions for liquid-nitrogen (LN2) overclocking
  • PROBEIT - check the voltage via integrated measurement points
  • Retry Button - one press instantly initiates a hard reset
  • Safe Boot Button - instantly reset the system and boot directly into a safe mode
  • MEMOK - instantly retune memory settings for a guaranteed boot
  • BIOS Switch (for dual BIOS) - switch quickly and easily between BIOS one and two
DDR4 Overclocking
Two-slot memory design allows for a short trace layout that enables a tight control over impedance and reduced signal interference. It's teamed with ASUS OptiMem to preserve memory signal integrity by routing traces and vias to the optimal PCB layer. These enhancements provide more headroom for overclocking and improved stability, allowing Apex to achieve memory speeds of DDR4-4500 MHz.
ASUS Pro Clock Technology with Extreme Engine DIGI+
The dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator, designed for 8th-generation Core processors, allows an overclocked BCLK frequency record of 584 MHz. This custom solution works in tandem with an ASUS Turbo V Processing Unit (TPU) to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control. Additionally, Maximus X Apex includes Extreme Engine Digi+, which is a digital power controller. With a Digi+ PWM controller, Texas Instruments NexFET MOSFETs, MicroFine alloy chokes, and 10K black metallic capacitors, Extreme Engine Digi+ technology delivers stable power.
The ROG DIMM.2 module is a vertically-installed expansion card that allows two M.2 drives to be connected via a DDR4 interface. You can then add a memory cooler or a fan via the included mounting bracket to direct cool air over the M.2 drives, helping to control thermals and ensure maximum performance. ROG DIMM.2 includes a pair of onboard thermal probe headers that allow control over the speed and acoustics of mounted fans via Fan Xpert 4 software or UEFI.
Aura Sync
ASUS Aura Sync offers full RGB control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as the LED strips connected to the four onboard 4-pin RGB headers. It provides Static, Breathing, Strobing, Rainbow, Color Cycle, Comet, Flash & Dash, Wave, Glowing Yo-Yo, Starry Night, Music, and CPU temperature effects.
Additional Features
  • Specialized circuitry located at the CPU, DRAM, and PCIe sections detects condensation that can buildup on the back of the motherboard
  • ASUS Pro Clock reduces boot time, lowers jitter under higher overclocks, and increases stability during heavy overclocking
  • 5-way optimization optimizes essential aspects of the system by providing overclocking and cooling profiles
  • TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) lets you fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclock parameters for optimal performance
  • Energy Processing Unit (EPU) automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode
  • Each fan header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors, for workload-based cooling
  • Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans
  • Dedicated header supplies up to 3A to PWM or DC water pumps
  • PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups
  • Three full-speed fan headers for targeted airflow during extreme overclocking
  • An integrated circuit protects each fan header from over-temperature and over-current
  • Water-flow module allows for constant monitoring of the flow rate
  • Water In/Out unit monitors the temperature of the input/output from components
  • OC fan bracket attaches to dedicated mounting holes, so you can install an optional fan for directing airflow away from the motherboard
  • 5 Gbps Ethernet provides 5 times the bandwidth of a standard Gigabit Ethernet
  • Intel Ethernet controller reduces CPU overhead and offers high TCP and UDP throughputs
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • Customizable nameplate
  • Dedicated 3D mounts on the motherboard make fitting 3D-printed parts easy
  • SupremeFX audio technology delivers a signal-to-noise ratio of 113 dB on the line-in connection
  • Low-dropout regulator for clean power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220A codec
  • SafeSlot provides strong PCIe device retention and shearing resistance to support heavy graphics cards
  • SafeDIMM slots feature a metal key-pin that increases durability
  • ESD Guards provide electrostatic protection for the PS2, USB, audio, and Ethernet ports
  • Two USB power supplies deliver 5V of power to all USB ports
  • CPU installation tool helps you install your processor
  • Q-Connector for easy connection with your case's front-panel ports
  • Q-Slot for securing graphics cards
  • Q-DIMM for handling memory modules
  • Additional resettable fuse protects connection ports and DRAM from overcurrent and short-circuit damage
  • Q-Shield design on the black, nickel-coated I/O panel
  • ASUS Beyond VR Ready
Software Features
  • Mouse-controlled graphical BIOS provides EZ and Advanced Modes to help novices and seasoned overclockers
  • Fan Xpert 4 provides comprehensive controls over your fans, water pumps, and AIO coolers
  • Turbo Core app lets you assign applications to specific processor cores
  • Overwolf lets you browse the Internet, email, IM, and stream or record gameplay
  • ROG Clone Drive is a cloning solution that quickly and efficiently replicates hard drives or SSDs
  • RAMCache II caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch quickly
UPC: 889349850688
In the Box
ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus X Apex LGA1151 E-ATX Motherboard
  • I/O Shield
  • 4 x SATA 6 Gb/s Cables
  • Support DVD
  • ROG DIMM.2 Fan Stand Pack
  • SLI HB Bridge (2-Way-L)
  • ROG Sticker
  • 2 x M.2 Screw Kits
  • DIMM.2 Extension Card with 2 x M-Key Slots
  • Q-Connector (10-in-1)
  • 31.5" (80 cm) Extension Cable for RGB Strips
  • ROG Coaster
  • Customizable Name Plate Accessory Pack
  • ROG OC Fan Bracket Pack
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    CPU Intel Socket LGA 1151 for 8th-generation Core processors
    Chipset Intel Z370
    Memory 2 x DIMM, Max. 32 GB, DDR4 4500 (OC), 4333 (OC), 4266 (OC), 4200 (OC), 4133 (OC), 4000 (OC), 3866 (OC), 3733 (OC), 3466 (OC), 3400 (OC), 3333 (OC), 3200 (OC), 3000 (OC), 2800 (OC), 2666, 2400, and 2133 MHz non-ECC unbuffered memory
    Graphics Integrated Graphics Processor - Intel HD Graphics support
    Multi-VGA output support: HDMI/DisplayPort
    - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz
    - Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
    Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB
    Expansion Slots 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16, dual x8, or x8/x4/x4)
    1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max at x4 mode)
    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
    NVIDIA 2-Way SLI or AMD 2/3/4-Way CrossFireX
    Audio ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High-Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
    I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
    1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
    1 x DisplayPort
    1 x HDMI
    1 x Intel I219V Gigabit Ethernet
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    1 x Clear CMOS button
    1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button
    5 x Audio jacks
    6 x USB 3.0 (blue)
    1 x USB 3.1 Type-A (red)
    1 x USB 3.1 Type-C (black)
    1 x 5 Gb/s Ethernet port
    Internal Ports 1 x Q_Code
    1 x AAFP connector
    4 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
    3 x USB 2.0 connectors (support additional 6 USB 2.0 ports)
    4 x SATA 6 Gb/s connectors
    1 x CPU Fan connector
    1 x CPU OPT Fan connector
    3 x Chassis Fan connectors
    1 x AIO_PUMP connector
    1 x W_PUMP+ connector
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
    2 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connectors
    1 x 4-pin EZ_PLUG Power connector
    1 x MemOK! button
    1 x Slow Mode switch
    9 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
    2 x Thermal sensor connectors
    1 x Power-on button
    1 x Reset button
    1 x BIOS Switch button
    1 x LN2 Mode jumper
    1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header
    1 x Safe Boot button
    1 x ReTry button
    1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector
    1 x PCIe x16 lane switch
    1 x 3D Mount screw port
    1 x W_IN header
    1 x W_OUT header
    1 x W_FLOW header
    1 x DIMM.2 Slot supports two M.2 drives with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (PCIE 3.0 x4 mode, SATA & PCIE 3.0 x4 mode)
    3 x 4-pin Full Speed Fan connectors
    3 x onboard LED ON/OFF jumpers
    1 x PAUSE Switch
    1 x RSVD Switch
    Form Factor Extended ATX
    Dimensions 12 x 10.7" / 30.5 x 27.2 cm
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.7 x 12.2 x 4.4"


    Republic of Gamers Maximus X Apex LGA1151 E-ATX Motherboard is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satisfied Just got it today and will put it together tomorrow , was not sure about this site since come on amazon, newegg and all the other pc components site i did not think this place was one but i am quite happy
    Date published: 2018-07-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Beast! I'm a total noob and this board got me 5.1Ghz and 3333 Mem. right out of the box! Outstanding documentation too.
    Date published: 2018-08-01
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