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ROG MAXIMUS IX APEX

CPU

Intel® for 7th/6th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 14nm CPU
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.

Chipset

Intel® Z270

Memory

2 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR4 4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3800(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3500(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.

Graphic

- Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24Hz
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports
Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB (for iGPU exclusively)

Multi-GPU Support

Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX Technology
Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology

Expansion Slots

1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode, gray)
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 (black)
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8, gray)
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)

Storage

Intel® Z270 Chipset :
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready *1
4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10

LAN

Dual interconnect between the integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)
Intel® I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
ASUS LAN Guard

Audio

ROG SupremeFX8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A*2
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- ESS® ES9023P
- SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel

USB Ports

Intel® Z270 Chipset :
8 x USB 3.0 port(s)
Intel® Z270 Chipset : *3
6 x USB 2.0 port(s)
2 x USB 3.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, , Type-A + USB Type-CTM)
ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller :

ROG Exclusive Features

ROG RAMCache II
ROG CPU-Z
ROG CloneDrive
MemOK! Button
CMOS button
Slow Mode
ROG Aura
- Aura Lighting Control
- Aura RGB Strip Headers
Overwolf
ReTry Button
Safe Boot Button
Start Button
Reset Button
LN2 Mode
- MicroFine Alloy Chokes
- NexFET™ Power Block MOSFET
- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
Mem TweakIt
Extreme Engine Digi+ :
UEFI BIOS features :

Special Features

SafeDIMM slot
Gaming Aesthetics :
- 3D printing friendly
- AURA-RGB Lighting
Performance Optimization :
- Fan Xpert 4 featuring Fan Auto Tuning function and multiple thermistors selection for optimized system cooling control
AURA :
- Aura Lighting Effects Synchronization with compatible ASUS ROG devices
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
- ASUS USB BIOS Flashback®
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
- AI Suite 3
- ASUS Q-Code
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- MemOK!
- Anti-Surge
ASUS EZ DIY :
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-Connector

Back I/O Ports

5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ()Type-A + USB Type-CTM,
6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x USB BIOS Flashback® Button(s)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x Clear CMOS button(s)

Internal I/O Ports

2 x Aura RGB Strip Header(s)
2 x DRAM channel jumper
1 x W_Pump+ Header
1 x AIO PUMP Header
1 x 3D Mount screw port(s)
1 x W_IN header
1 x W_OUT header
1 x W_FLOW header
2 x Thermal sensor connector
1 x DIMM.2 Slot supports 2 M.2 drives (2242-22110)
3 x 4-pin Full Speed Fan connectors
3 x onboard LED ON/OFF jumper(s)
1 x PAUSE Switch
1 x RSVD Switch
1 x PCIe x16 lane switch
1 x Slow Mode jumper(s)
1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector
9 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
1 x Safe Boot button
1 x ReTry button
1 x AAFP connector
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x EZ Plug connector(s) (4-pin Molex power connector)
3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
2 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x BIOS Switch button(s)

Accessories

1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-L)
1 x Q-Connector
1 x 10-in-1 ROG cable label
1 x DIMM.2 extension card with 2 x M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x ROG coaster(s)
1 x Customizable Name Plate Accessory Pack
1 x 3D printing mount package
1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x ROG Logo Sticker(s)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
User´s manual
I/O Shield

Operating System

Windows® 10 64-bit
Windows® 8.1 64-bit *4
Windows® 7 32-bit *4
Windows® 7 64-bit *4

Form Factor

12 inch x 10.7 inch ( 30.5 cm x 27.2 cm )
Extended ATX Form Factor

Note

*1 Intel® Optane Technology only supported when using 7th Generation Intel® Processors. Before using Intel® Optane memory modules, ensure that you have updated your motherboard drivers and BIOS to the latest version from ASUS support website.

*2 Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio and due to Windows 7 limitations, 32-bit playback is unavailable for Windows 7.

*3 2 x USB2.0 port at mid-board share with ROG extension (ROG_EXT) port.

*4 Windows® 8.1 64-bit and Windows® 7 32/64-bit are only supported when using 6th Generation Intel® Processors
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