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ROG Maximus Z790 Apex

A relentless focus on overclocking makes the Maximus Apex Z790 a dream for upper-echelon enthusiasts. Bountiful power delivery and similarly capable cooling stack the odds in your favor for reaching 6 GHz and higher with the latest 13th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors. PCB trace optimizations allow DDR5 memory to strut timings and frequencies far beyond the capabilities of 4-DIMM-slot designs. A plethora of quality-of-life features and controls afforded by onboard components and software utilities make it all readily accessible for users of all stripes. Get ready for the highest performance numbers... ever.

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The ROG Maximus Z790 Apex is the ultimate partner for any Intel 13th Gen processor.
  • AI Overclocking

    Effortless performance boost

  • AI Cooling II

    One-click fan tuning

  • Extensive Gen 5

    x2 PCIe 5.0 x16 slots

  • ROG DIMM.2 CARD

    Provides a PCIe 5.0 slot and large heatsink

  • ROG DIMM.2

    Adds x2 M.2 slots in a DIY-friendly shell

  • 24 + 0 + 2 Power Stages
  • DDR5
  • WiFi 6E

SPEC OVERVIEW

  • Performance
  • Cooling
  • Gaming Immersion
  • Connectivity
  • DIY friendly

SPEC OVERVIEW

  • Overclocking
  • Power Design
  • Memory

OVERCLOCKING

ROG Maximus Apex boards are well-known as a record-setting platform for overclocking enthusiasts. From OC-centric components and design choices, to a massive power delivery system, the beast is back to rock new world records in multiple domains.

  • Heatsinks
  • Headers
  • ROG Water-Cooling Zone
  • Compatibility

COOLING

Massive heatsinks cover the Z790 Apex from top to bottom and across both M.2 expansion cards, giving critical components ample thermal headroom to realize their true potential.

  • USB Ports
  • Networking
  • Audio

CONNECTIVITY

As the Maximus moniker implies, the Z790 Apex is fully equipped with the latest storage, networking, and audio features. 

  • Intelligent Control

OPTIMIZATION

A bevy of innovative tools offers control over every aspect of your system.

  • Aura Sync
  • Gaming Audio

PERSONALIZATION

The Z790 Apex keeps its iconic cross-board slash, but brings a new silver and white color scheme to the Maximus lineup. Onboard components contrast beautifully against a white PCB, and a tasteful touch of RGB on the shroud and chipset heatsink brings customizable color into the mix.

Awards

Video Reviews

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The Ultimate Intel Rig?! | Fractal Design Focus 2 Gaming PC Build | Intel i9 13900K, ROG Z790 APEX

Asus Z790 Apex Overclocking Motherboard Preview

Overclocking, Memory Speeds & Benchmarking the i9-13900KS & Asus Z790 ROG Maximus Apex Review

Build PC GAMER ROG Full White Powered by ASUS à 5000 €

ROG MAXIMUS Z790 APEX comes with a gorgeous new look in white that will appeal to all overclockers.

Able to overlock very brutally

ROG Maximus Apex Z790 Faliman Mother Panel

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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