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ASUS Intel Z390 ROG MAXIMUS XI APEX 9th Gen ATX Motherboard

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ROG MAXIMUS XI APEX Intel ATX Motherboard by ASUS

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BUILT FOR EXTREME CPU AND GPU POWERThe ROG MAXIMUS XI APEX is built with high intensity gaming in mind and supports the perfect range of CPU's to do it. The latest Intel CPU's are designed to be faster and more efficient than ever before. Added heatsinks and various cooling options as well as a way to monitor them occupy the board to give you the ability to raise your added components to another level whilst keeping your motherboard cool and running at ideal performance. With an optimized layout, enhanced power delivery and control, unique double-capacity DIMM support, and stacks of striking design and customization elements, Apex is engineered for performance, gaming and style enthusiasts alike. Style up your rig with RGB lighting on the ROG MAXIMUS XI APEX and sync it across all ASUS devices with ASUS' Aura Sync Software.

Please note: This motherboard supports Socket 1151 for 9th Gen and 8th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron processors, with integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, dual-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.

Intel Z390Chipset

LGA 1151CPU Socket

Intel 8th/9th GenCompatible CPUs

ATXForm Factor

Link your RGB styles and effects across all ASUS devices

aura sync

ASUS' RGB SOFTWARE AURA SYNCGear up with ROG components, from graphics and monitors to mice and keyboards, and up your game with complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility. The ROG ecosystem is more extensive than any competing brand, so enjoy greater choice as your system expands.

Go Further than Before with DDR4 4800MHZ+(OC)

asus ram memory

ENHANCE AND MAXIMIZE YOUR PERFORMANCEPowerful Processors calculating multi-threaded compute workloads can demand colossal memory space and bandwidth. The Apex features choice Optimem II enhancements to maximize signal integrity and drive high-density memory configurations to speeds previously reserved for low-capacity setups.

Built for Overclocking your System

asus ram memory

SQUEEZE EVERY MHZ FROM YOUR SYSTEMBy default, all of Coffee Lake's major bus frequencies are derived from the same reference clock, limiting the control and flexibility needed to harness their full overclocking potential. ROG Maximus XI Apex features a dedicated onboard clock generator that supplies dynamic reference clocks to the CPU cores, giving you the freedom to coax every MHz of headroom from the system.

Featuring the Most Comprehensive Cooling Options Ever

 

REGULATE MULTIPLE TEMPERATURE SOURCESEach header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors, for workload based cooling. All easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.

Easy-to-use UEFI BIOS

uefi bios

ENHANCE AND MAXIMIZE YOUR PERFORMANCEBe game ready and go for a deeper dive into tweaking your machine, 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.

M.2 Slots with ROG DIMM Expansion Module

dual m.2

EXPANSIVE, FAST M.2 STORAGE OPTIONSThe MAXIMUS XI APEX's exclusive DIMM.2 module is a bundled expansion card that supports up to two NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 SSDs in RAID configurations for great performance, connected via a DDR4 interface. The module is topped off with metal heatsinks that helps to control the SSD thermals for maximum performance, and elevates the aesthetics.

Intel Integrated Ultra Wi-Fi Support

ultra wifi support

ENHANCE AND MAXIMIZE YOUR PERFORMANCEThe integrated adapter pushes wireless data up to 2X faster than other Wi-Fi solutions, so you'll get fast, smooth transfers, even when your rig is further away from the router. The ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI APEX offers Bluetooth 5.0 for connections that are up to 2X faster than ever before, and with up to 4X the range.

ASUS' SupremeFX Onboard Audio

supremefx audio

VAST AMOUNT OF AUDIO OPTIONS AND TWEAKING WITH ASUS' SONIC STUDIOROG is renowned for superior onboard audio, and the MAXIMUS XI APEX is no exception. The front-panel headphone output is able to provide playback that conveys all the subtlety and nuances of an audio track. And, when you want to shift priority to musicality, ASUS' Sonic Studio software provides an array of EQ options, allowing the sound signature to be tweaked to suit you.

ASUS' 5-Way Performance Optimization

OVERCLOCKING INTELLIGENCEAI Suite 3's dashboard-style control panel lets you fine-tune almost every aspect of your ROG MAXIMUS XI APEX system. Get the best balance between performance, cooling, stability, and efficiency via one simple and intuitive interface.

Fan Xpert 4

FLEXIBLE COOLING CONTROLSWith the ROG MAXIMUS XI APEX you have comprehensive control over fans via Fan Xpert 4 or the media-acclaimed UEFI. Whether you are cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. Extreme Quiet mode reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum assuring your system stays whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.

 

TPU Insight

CPU PERFORMANCE BOOSTUnleash your PC’s full performance with the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility. The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is the intelligence behind ASUS' automated system-tuning utility, offering the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclock parameters for optimal performance.

 

EPU Guidance

ALL-ROUND ENERGY EFFICIENCYThe Energy Processing Unit (EPU) automatically amplifies power consumption and maximises savings with Away mode. The smart setting that produces an extreme energy-saving setup by shutting down unused I/O controllers, with the EPU you will appreciate system-wide power reserves.

 

Specifications

Core Specifications
Edition ROG MAXIMUS XI APEX
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket 1151
Chipset Intel Z390
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR4 - 2133
  • DDR4 - 2666
  • DDR4 - 2800(OC)
  • DDR4 - 2933(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3200(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3300(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3333(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3466(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3866(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4133(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4266(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4500(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4700(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4800(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 64GB (2x32GB)
Audio
Audio ROG SupremeFX 8-Ch. HD Audio S1220A
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
NVIDIA SLI Support 2-Way SLi
AMD CrossFire Support 3-Way CrossFire
Integrated Graphics  
On-Board Graphics Connectors None
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x DIMM.2 - 1x M.2, 2242/2260/2280/22110, PCIe
  • 1 x DIMM.2 - 1x M.2, 2242/2260/2280/22110, PCIe/SATA
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 Bandwidth)
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
SATA Support SATA3 / M.2
RAID Support via SATA
Storage Mode Support
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • NVMe Boot (via M.2 PCIe Slot)
  • NVMe Boot (via PCIe 3.0 Slot)
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 4-pin AIO Pump Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin EZ PLUG Power
  • 3 x 4-pin Full Speed Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin W_PUMP+ Connector
  • 2 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 1 x Aura Addressable Strip Headers
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x DIMM.2 Slot
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 1 x High AMP Fan Header
  • 1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
  • 1 x MemOK!-II switch
  • 1 x NODE connector
  • 3 x On-Board LED ON/OFF Jumper(s)
  • 1 x Q_Code
  • 1 x ReTry Button
  • 1 x ReTry jumper
  • 1 x RGB Header
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out Header
  • 1 x Safe Boot Button
  • 6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x START (Power On) button
  • 1 x System panel connector
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Header
  • 1 x W_FLOW header
  • 1 x W_IN header
  • 1 x W_OUT header
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type
  • 802.11ac WiFi LAN
  • Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)
Network Chip/Modules
  • 1 x Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (ac WiFi, MU-MIMO, BT5)
  • 1 x Intel® I219V (Gigabit LAN)
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse
  • 1 x Rear Speaker Out
  • 1 x RJ-45
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out (Optical)
  • 6 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A
  • 3 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
  • 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button
  • 2 x WiFi Antenna connectors

Specifications

Core Specifications
Edition ROG MAXIMUS XI APEX
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket 1151
Chipset Intel Z390
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR4 - 2133
  • DDR4 - 2666
  • DDR4 - 2800(OC)
  • DDR4 - 2933(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3200(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3300(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3333(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3466(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3866(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4133(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4266(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4500(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4700(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4800(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 64GB (2x32GB)
Audio
Audio ROG SupremeFX 8-Ch. HD Audio S1220A
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
NVIDIA SLI Support 2-Way SLi
AMD CrossFire Support 3-Way CrossFire
Integrated Graphics  
On-Board Graphics Connectors None
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x DIMM.2 - 1x M.2, 2242/2260/2280/22110, PCIe
  • 1 x DIMM.2 - 1x M.2, 2242/2260/2280/22110, PCIe/SATA
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 Bandwidth)
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
SATA Support SATA3 / M.2
RAID Support via SATA
Storage Mode Support
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • NVMe Boot (via M.2 PCIe Slot)
  • NVMe Boot (via PCIe 3.0 Slot)
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 4-pin AIO Pump Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin EZ PLUG Power
  • 3 x 4-pin Full Speed Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin W_PUMP+ Connector
  • 2 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 1 x Aura Addressable Strip Headers
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x DIMM.2 Slot
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 1 x High AMP Fan Header
  • 1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
  • 1 x MemOK!-II switch
  • 1 x NODE connector
  • 3 x On-Board LED ON/OFF Jumper(s)
  • 1 x Q_Code
  • 1 x ReTry Button
  • 1 x ReTry jumper
  • 1 x RGB Header
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out Header
  • 1 x Safe Boot Button
  • 6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x START (Power On) button
  • 1 x System panel connector
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Header
  • 1 x W_FLOW header
  • 1 x W_IN header
  • 1 x W_OUT header
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type
  • 802.11ac WiFi LAN
  • Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)
Network Chip/Modules
  • 1 x Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (ac WiFi, MU-MIMO, BT5)
  • 1 x Intel® I219V (Gigabit LAN)
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse
  • 1 x Rear Speaker Out
  • 1 x RJ-45
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out (Optical)
  • 6 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A
  • 3 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
  • 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button
  • 2 x WiFi Antenna connectors