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Intel® Z790 LGA 1700 ATX motherboard with 24 + 0 power stages, DDR5 memory support, five M.2 slots, PCIe® 5.0 M.2 Card with a PCIe 5.0 NVMe® SSD slot, two PCIe 5.0 x16 SafeSlots, PCIe slot Q-Release, WiFi 6E, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C® rear I/O port and additional front-panel connector with Quick Charge 4+ up to 60W, AI Overclocking, AI Cooling II, and Aura Sync RGB lighting

  • Intel® LGA 1700 socket: Ready for 13th Gen Intel® Core Processors and 12th Gen Intel® Core, Pentium® Gold, and Celeron® Processors
  • Upscaled Power Solution: 24 + 0 power solution rated for 105A per stage, high-quality alloy chokes, and durable capacitors to support multi-core processors
  • Optimized VRM Thermals: Massive heatsinks with integrated I/O cover, high-conductivity thermal pads, and connected with a heatpipe
  • Next-Gen M.2 Support: One PCIe® 5.0 M.2 slot on a PCIe 5.0 M.2 expansion card, two PCIe 4.0 slots on an ROG DIMM.2 expansion card, and two on-board PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots with heatsinks
  • Abundant Connectivity: USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C® rear I/O port and additional front-panel connector with Quick Charge 4+ up to 60W, USB 3.2 Gen 2 and Gen 1 ports, PCIe 5.0 x16 SafeSlot
  • High Performance Networking: Onboard WiFi 6E (802.11ax), Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard
  • Intelligent Control: ASUS-exclusive AI Overclocking, AI Cooling II, AI Networking, and Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation simplifies setup and improves performance
  • Immersive Gaming Audio: ALC4080 with 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: PCIe Slot Q-Release, M.2 Q-Latch, pre-mounted I/O shield, Q-Code, Q-LED, FlexKey button, Start button, BIOS FlashBack button, and Clear CMOS button
  • Renowned Software: Bundled 1-year AIDA64 Extreme trial subscription and intuitive UEFI BIOS dashboard with integrated MemTest86


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

Able to overlock very brutally

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ROG Maximus Apex Z790 Faliman Mother Panel


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


    Provides a PCIe 5.0 slot and large heatsink

  • ROG DIMM.2

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

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


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


  • Overclocking
  • Power Design
  • Memory


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


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


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

  • Intelligent Control


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

  • Aura Sync
  • Gaming Audio


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.


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