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    There's an interesting feature with Kaby Lake so I understand... if it detects you're running AVX instruction sets it compensates and reduces voltage. So no more issues with AVX causing the CPU to over volt and thus overheat, with adaptive voltage.

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    The AVX offset option is in bios 3007 for M8E, similar to BW-E on X-99 boards it defaults to zero offset and you enter the desired offset you want to down clock to when an AVX load
    The offset is a CPU multiplier, if you are overclocked using a multiplier of 50 for 5.0GHZ and enter an offset of 2 it will downclock to 4.8GHZ when an AVX instruction is detected, allowing a higher stable overclock for gaming

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    Some good and some bad in those pictures. Neither Extreme nor Apex appears to have NVMe nor U.2.

    There are also no switched to disable PCIe sockets. I'm guessing that two of those sockets run PCIe3 from the CPU for one of 16 lanes or two of 8/8. With the other two sockets of different color, they are likely from the PCH.

    There would not be any value in an integrated water block for an extreme cooling overclocker. For me, I would have to see the details and compare with the top-grade CPU blocks. The advantage appears to be that the integrated block cools the VRMs. Sort of like mixing an Extreme with a Formula.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jab383 View Post
    Neither Extreme nor Apex appears to have NVMe
    Maybe back of board?

    EDIT:

    Scanning pics....does it say "M.2_2( SOCKET 3 )" here?

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    ROG Guru: Gold Belt Array Menthol PC Specs
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    ASUS has done away with SATA express and U.2, glad they did
    The Extreme has 2 M.2 slots one under the bottom of full block, water cooling for your M.2 drive, second is under the bottom of the PCH heatsink where Arne pointed out, the block looks fantastic if your building a daily use water cooled system, maybe the block will be optional, or maybe the standard VRM heatsinks are included, we should know pretty soon
    I haven't used sli on my M8E and have never used the pcie lane switches except on the big platforms, X-58-79-99, wish they would add pcie switch for M.2 drives

    The Apex is really a pro bencher board, so probably not necessary to have M.2 but it may on back of board, only 2 ddr4 slots for highest memory speeds and a single ddr3 when you tuned the memory to far and it won't boot flip a switch and boot to the ddr3, seems like an LN2 dream, maybe not my cup of tea but I am glad to see a board designed with extreme OC without the gaming extras attached

    Would like to own either board myself but the Extreme model has always been my preferred board regardless of platform

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    ROG Guru: Gold Belt Array Menthol PC Specs
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    Another tidbit the Apex board has a M.2 board that slots into the ddr3 slot wired to the PCH

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    More info available here http://edgeup.asus.com/2017/01/03/z2...board-guide/5/

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    Another tidbit the Apex board has a M.2 board that slots into the ddr3 slot wired to the PCH, not what I first read about booting to a ddr3 memory module when memory overclock fails

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    More info available here http://edgeup.asus.com/2017/01/03/z2...board-guide/5/

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    Thanks Arne and Menthol. Now I'm beginning to catch up.

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    the extreme have 2 slot M.2 , one is under the active heatsink attached to waterblock and the other is under the southbridge chipset cover

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    The New ASUS Boards are SWEET looking.

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