- Tech Specs
ROG MAXIMUS XIII APEX
Intel® Z590 ATX gaming motherboard with 18 power stages, PCIe 4.0, OptiMem III, Overclocker’s Toolkit, onboard WiFi 6E (802.11ax), Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, quad M.2 with heatsinks, embedded M.2 backplates, a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 front-panel connector, and Aura Sync RGB lighting
- Intel® Socket LGA 1200: Ready for 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors
- ASUS-Exclusive AI-Driven Enhancements: AI Overclocking, AI Cooling, AI Networking, and Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
- Robust Power Solution: 18 teamed power stages rated for 90 amps, ProCool II power connectors, MicroFine alloy chokes, and 10K Japanese-made capacitors
- Optimized Thermal Design: Enlarged VRM heatsinks plus integrated aluminum I/O cover, high-conductivity thermal pad, M.2 heatsinks with embedded backplates, and ROG Water-Cooling Zone
- High-Performance Networking: Onboard WiFi 6E (802.11ax), Intel ® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, and ASUS LANGuard
- Fastest Gaming Connectivity: PCIe® 4.0, quad M.2, and USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 front-panel connector
- Gaming Audio: ROG SupremeFX ALC4080 codec and Savitech SV3H712 amplifier, along with DTS® Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III
- Unmatched Personalization: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including one RGB header and three addressable Gen 2 RGB headers
- DIY-Friendly Design:Pre-mounted I/O shield, V Latch switch, BIOS FlashBack™, Q-Code, FlexKey, Q-Connector, SafeSlot, and Graphics Card Holder
- Renowned Software: Bundled 1‑year AIDA64 Extreme subscription and intuitive UEFI BIOS dashboard with integrated MemTest86
PUSHED TO THE APEX
For generations, streamlined layouts that reduce latency and increase bandwidth have enabled ROG Apex series motherboards to dominate numerous world records. Maximus XIII Apex continues that legacy by amping power delivery and adding overclocking enhancements for 11th Generation Intel Core processors. Those upgrades are fused with the latest connectivity options to boost the meta and bring the board's racetrack performance to daily rigs.
Enhanced with AI
Intelligent software solutions help ensure that your system performs at its best. The latest ASUS AI-powered enhancements span four pillars of performance, including overclocking, cooling, networking and onboard audio, making advanced tweaks and optimization accessible to new recruits and savvy PC DIY veterans alike.
Tuning is now faster and smarter than ever before. ASUS AI Overclocking profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration and push each system to its limits.LEARN MORE
Balance the thermals and acoustics of any build with a single click. A proprietary ASUS algorithm reduces unnecessary system noise by monitoring CPU temperatures and dynamically adjusting fans to optimal speeds.LEARN MORE
The GameFirst VI utility optimizes networking performance by allocating bandwidth in real time based on application usage scenarios and corresponding learning algorithms.LEARN MORE
Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
This utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to reduce over 500 million types of background noise from incoming or outgoing audio, helping ensure crystal-clear communication in games or calls.LEARN MORE
- Gaming Immersion
- DIY friendly
Extreme Power & Performance
Total Gaming Immersion
*WiFi 6E availability and features are dependent on regulatory limitations and co-existence with 5 GHz WiFi.
ROG Maximus XIII Apex makes overclocking accessible to both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts alike. Its intelligent power solution caters to the demands of the latest Intel processors, while comprehensive controls give you the tools you need to ramp up performance.
- Overclocker’s Toolkit
- Condensation Detection
- Power Solution
An Overclocker’s Tookit with hardware-level controls will aid your overclocking experience. They’re quick and easy time-savers designed to help you break more records.
Four LEDs to show the current boot status.
Jumper to enable special options and functions for liquid-nitrogen (LN2) overclocking.
Safe Boot Button
Instantly reset the PC and boot directly in to Safe mode.
One press instantly initiates a hard reset.
Slow Mode Switch
Instantly reduces the CPU ratio to 8X to keep the system stable during setup for extreme overclocking.
Activate to pause the system and fine-tune OC parameters mid-benchmark.
Includes nine integrated measurement points for advanced tuning.
Easily switch between BIOS 1 and 2.
Full Speed Mode Switch
Instantly sets all fans to maximum RPM.
Specialized circuitry allows Maximus XIII Apex to detect when condensation occurs on the back of the board. Divided into three distinct sections — CPU, DRAM and PCIe — the feature provides a useful warning when an area may be at risk of short-circuiting.
Flashes when condensation is detected near the CPU
Flashes when condensation is detected near the DRAM
Flashes when condensation is detected near the PCIe
Teamed Power Architecture
Modern CPU architectures up the ante for motherboard power design by transitioning from deep power saving modes to full load almost instantaneously. The latest ROG VRM architecture rises to the challenge by utilizing teamed power stages to rapidly swing current, while maintaining exemplary thermal performance.
- A Brief History
- A Shift in CPU Demands
- Bucking the Trend
- Thermal performance
- High-Quality Components
ASUS became the first manufacturer to implement phase doublers when we shipped the A8N32-SLI Deluxe back in 2005. The board’s VRM was lauded for elegantly overcoming the power handling capabilities of components that were available at the time while also reducing voltage ripple. Those benefits lead to phase doublers becoming universally accepted in the industry, and they are still used for similar purposes today.
Today’s CPUs pack more cores than their predecessors, and the latest instruction sets allow them to crunch computationally dense workloads at an incredible pace. As an added bonus, these processors also consume less power at idle and can transition between loads states much more quickly. These improvements necessitated a re-evaluation of power design priorities, because phase doublers add a propagation delay that hampers transient response.
The latest integrated power components can handle higher currents than the devices of yesteryear, making it possible to implement a simple circuit topology that isn’t hamstrung by the processing lag of phase doublers. That’s why the ROG Maximus XIII Apex utilizes teamed power stages to deliver higher burst current per phase, while maintaining the thermal performance of phase-doubled designs.
Each VRM component serves a specific purpose. PWM controllers control the circuit, and the power stages do the heavy lifting from an electrical and thermal standpoint. That's why ROG Maximus XIII Apex utilizes 18 power stages. The high-end power stages feature a low RDSON to reduce switching and conduction losses, helping to improve overall thermal headroom.
Dual 8-Pin ProCool II Power Connectors
Two ProCool connectors ensure a snug and reliable connection to the EPS12V power lines.
18 Power Stages
The VRM features 18 power stages, each rated to handle 90 amps.
MicroFine Alloy Chokes
Each power stage is accompanied by a high-permeability alloy-core choke rated to handle 45 amps.
10K Japanese-Made Black Metallic Capacitors
Input and output filtering is provided by solid-polymer capacitors rated to last thousands of hours at high operating temperatures.
ASUS OptiMem III
With proprietary memory trace layout tweaks that improve signal integrity and mitigate noise, OptiMem III allows memory kits to run at lower latencies and reduced voltages while operating at higher frequencies. Stack ROG Maximus XIII Apex with your favorite modules and maximize the throughput of the 11th Gen Intel Core Rocket Lake processor for applications that demand massive bandwidth.
A robust and comprehensive cooling solution is vital in your pursuit of performance. ROG Maximus XIII Apex includes sturdy heatsinks and a series of fan and water-cooling headers to keep temperatures in check.
Cooler by Design
ROG Maximus XIII Apex features comprehensive cooling options that are configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.
Multiple Temperature Sources
Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling, and all settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or via the UEFI.
4-pin PWM/DC Fan Headers and ASUS HYDRANODE
Every onboard header auto-detects any PWM or DC fan, and three chassis fan headers offer ASUS HYDRANODE support.
A dedicated PWM/DC header supports self-contained water-cooling setups.
Full Speed Fan
Two full speed fan headers allow for targeted airflow during extreme overclocking.
ROG Water-Cooling Zone
Dual water-temperature headers and a flow-rate header feed information straight into the AI Suite utility, allowing you to track coolant temperatures and the flow rate of the entire loop.
A dedicated header can supply over 3 amps to a high-performance PWM or to DC water pumps.
A dedicated header enables monitoring of temperatures at the input/output points of any component.
A dedicated header enables constant monitoring of flow rate throughout the entire loop.
Maximus XIII Apex delivers supersmooth wireless connectivity, extensive M.2 compatibility, and high-end audio – the essentials for any setup.
- USB Ports
Intel® WiFi 6E (Gig+)
Onboard WiFi 6E technology takes advantage of the newly available radio spectrum in the 6 GHz band, providing up to three times the bandwidth of the 5 GHz band and up to seven 160 MHz bands to deliver ultrafast wireless networking speeds along with improved capacity and better performance in dense wireless environments.
Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet
Onboard 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with up to a 2.5X improvement over standard Ethernet connections for faster file transfers, smoother lag-free gaming and high-res video streaming.
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
A USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C® port at the rear and an additional front panel header onboard provide data transfer speeds of up to 20 Gbps for the latest devices.
ROG Maximus XIII Apex is equipped with four onboard M.2 slots, with two offering PCIe 4.0 support for the latest GPUs and high-speed SSDs. To cope with the heat generated by high-performance M.2 SSDs, each drive is protected by a dedicated M.2 heatsink and an embedded backplate.
The ROG DIMM.2 module is an innovative expansion card that allows two M.2 drives to be connected via a DDR4 interface. You can then add metal heatsinks, helping to control thermals for maximum performance while elevating the aesthetics.
*DIMM.2 accommodates M.2 drives up to 22110 (110mm) in length
- ROG DIMM.2 heatsink
- ROG DIMM.2 dual M.2 expansion card
ROG SupremeFX is a unique blend of hardware and software that provides superior audio. In Maximus III Apex, SupremeFX utilizes the ALC4080 codec to increase playback resolution across all channels. The front-panel output is streamed through an integrated Savitech amplifier that’s capable of driving a wide range of gaming headsets and high-fidelity headphones.
>Learn more about ROG audio technology
- Audio Line Shielding
- Savitech SV3H712 Amplifier
- ALC 4080 Codec
- Switching MOSFETS
- Nichicon® CAPS
Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.
The integrated Savitech amplifier greatly improves THD+N performance from 72 dB to 83 dB to deliver pristine audio quality.
The ALC4080 codec improves playback audio resolution from 192 kHz to 384 kHz across all channels.
A unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs.
These fine-quality Japanese-made components produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.
ROG Maximus XIII Apex is packed with intuitive and flexible tools that give you complete control of system performance.
- 5-Way Optimization
- Differential Sensing
Level Up Performance
The dashboard-style control panel of AI Suite 3 lets you fine-tune almost every aspect of your ROG Maximus XIII Apex system with ease. Get the best balance between performance, cooling, stability, and efficiency via one simple and intuitive interface.
- Fan Xpert 4
- Digital power controls
- Turbo Core App
CPU Performance Boost
The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is an intelligent onboard micro-controller that provides an array of system-tuning features, including the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats and adjust overclocking parameters.
All-Around Energy Efficiency
The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode.
Flexible Cooling Controls for Air or Liquid
Enjoy comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers via either Fan Expert 4 or the ASUS UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum — keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.
Precise Digital Power Control
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.
Turbo Core App
Intel processors feature per-core tuning, and the ASUS Turbo app makes use of this feature by letting you assign applications to specific processor cores, prioritizing computing power where it's needed most.
The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as more comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
- MemTest86 Pre-InstalledAdvanced Mode
- EZ Mode
For added convenience, MemTest86 has been pre-installed into ROG UEFI (BIOS). Run the test to pinpoint memory issues with just one click, without the need for any USB stick or going into the OS. The memory report will also be stored in the BIOS archives for reference.
When you’re ready for a deeper dive, delve into the UEFI’s Advanced mode and take complete control. Advanced mode enables full control over every aspect of the motherboard, and a built-in search function helps you quickly find the setting you need.
MemTest86 Learn more
Diagnose faulty RAM and memory problems that cause crashes and corrupt data.
Quickly locate tuning options and add preferred tools to your favorites list.
EZ Flash 3
Flash the latest BIOS via the internet from within the BIOS.
Check your storage device Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) logs to gauge reliability or to identify potential failures.
Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.
Restore your SSDs and NVMe storage to factory settings.
Last Modified Log
Track the last change and save preferred profiles to a USB drive.
SATA Port Renaming
Rename SATA ports for easy identification.
ASUS User Profile
Port configuration settings between different BIOS versions or share them with friends.
Configure the fan's operating speed manually or use pre-configured Standard, Silent, Turbo or Full Speed modes. By default, system fans will automatically switch to full speed if the temperature reaches 75° C.
Designed to simplify setup, EZ mode presents vital settings and stats on a single page. With guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings, your rig will be up and running in no time.
Intuitive graphical fan controls
Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
View SATA port details for easy device recognition.
Fast and easy clock adjustment
Use the mouse to quickly change time and date settings.
Aura On/Off mode (Stealth)
Easily enable or disable Aura RGB lighting or every onboard LED, for a more subdued aesthetic.
Accurate Voltage Monitoring
Conventional motherboards use single-ended sensing circuits that are susceptible to noise and have to tap voltage rails from a location that isn’t ideal for accurate monitoring. These issues lead to a large disparity between the voltage fed to components and the values reported to software. Maximus XIII Apex features a differential-sensing circuit that rejects noise and takes readings directly from the CPU and the end point of major voltage rails. This simplifies overclocking and tuning by allowing you to track voltages more accurately.
In addition to extraordinary performance, ROG Maximus XIII Apex provides extensive styling and customization options to let you build a system that truly stands apart.
- Aura Sync
- RAMCache III
- Gaming Audio
- Armoury Crate
- AIDA64 Extreme
- Graphics Card Holder
- Aura Sync
- RGB Header
Grow Your Gaming World with Aura Sync
Up your game with complementary Aura Sync enhanced aesthetics, featuring preset lighting effects that can be easily synchronized across compatible ROG graphics cards, monitors, mice and keyboards to give your setup a unified look.
- Color cycle
- Starry night
- Music effect
AAddressable Gen 2 RGB Header
Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header
The addressable Gen 2 RGB headers can be controlled with Aura software, which automatically tailors your preferred lighting effects to the number of LEDs present in the connected gear or strip. The new headers also offer backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB components.
RAMCache III software utility turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express® storage options, RAMCache III utilizes uniquely intelligent technology to effectively cache any storage device, so favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.
- Smart Mode
- Real-Time Information
- Health Check
Automatically cache all your storage devices to maximize your system's resources.
An intuitive interface displays real-time drive information, such as current read/write speeds.
Quickly check for corrupt sectors of installed memory modules.
- Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.
Learn more about Sonic Studio III
*A head-related transfer function is an audio algorithm derived from sound data recorded through a dummy head. Test tones are played from a spherical grid around the dummy head to obtain subtle changes in sounds that come from different directions. The results are combined into an algorithm that allows Sonic Studio's virtual surround to process sound true to life.
- Sonic Studio Link
- App-specific profiles
- Sonic Studio virtual mixer
Sonic Studio Link
Easily apply Sonic Studio effects on all playback devices. Simply press the Sonic Studio Link button to enjoy the effect on any playback device.
Apply customized audio settings to different applications, so everything you do is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.
Sonic Studio virtual mixer
Combine audio output from selected apps with audio from the microphone input and stream the compiled mix.
DTS : Sound Unbound
ROG Maximus XIII Apex includes a pre-loaded DTS Sound Unbound app that envelops you in audio as never before, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By exploiting Windows Sonic spatial technology, DTS Sound Unbound delivers audio in a virtual 3D space — putting you right in the middle of the soundscape, where you can sense the location and direction of every gunshot, footstep or other sound in your virtual environment.
* DTS Sound Unbound requires in-game support. Check with developers for titles that offer support.
- Stereo Sound
- Surround Sound
- Spatial Sound
Armoury Crate is a software utility designed to provide centralized control of supported ROG gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate puts command of all your Aura gear at your fingertips with the new Aura Creator suite ready. The software also provides control of settings for a growing number of ROG products, making it easier to tune the look and feel of your system. Armoury Crate even offers dedicated product registration and ROG news feeds to help you stay in touch with the ROG gaming community.
- Hardware Dashboard
- AURA SYNC
- Device Configuration
- Driver & Manual Download
- Gaming Highlight
- Account Management
ROG Maximus XIII series includes a one-year AIDA64 Extreme subscription. This industry-leading system information tool provides detailed information about installed hardware and software, and it also provides benchmarks for measuring performance of the entire system or individual components. AIDA64 Extreme includes a monitoring and diagnostics feature to detect and prevent hardware issues. All vital system sensors can be tracked in real time, allowing voltage readings, fan speeds, and temperature information to be viewed on the desktop, sent to dedicated displays, or the OLED panels of ROG AIO liquid coolers*.
*Support available for ROG Ryujin II and later models.
Learn More About AIDA64 >
- ROG x AIDA64 Extreme
- Hardware Monitor Display
Graphics Card Holder
Featuring a magnetic base, adjustable slider and hinge, the ROG Graphics Card Holder banishes sag and provides support where it’s needed most.
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