ASUS ROG Maximus X APEX Review & Specifications

ASUS ROG Maximus X APEX LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 Z370 EATX

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Designed exclusively for 8th generation Intel Core processors to maximize connectivity and speed with vertically mounted dual M.2, USB 3.1 Gen2, and Intel Optane Memory compatibility
Record-shattering Overclocking Design with a full suite of onboard features like dual BIOS chips, LN2 mode switch, water cooling headers, thermal sensor connectors and probelt measurement points
5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning and FanXpert 4 automatically tailors overclocking profiles to your unique build for maximum OC performance and dynamic system cooling
Advanced Networking Connectivity featuring dual LAN connections (5 Gigabit/1Gigabit)
Unmatched Personalization with ASUS exclusive AURA Sync RGB lighting, four additional RGB headers and a 3D-print friendly design

Specs Overview

Model
  • MAXIMUS X APEX
  • ROG MAXIMUS X APEX
Release Date August 2018
Series ROG
Socket LGA1151
Form factor EATX
Chipset Intel Z370
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4200Mhz 4266Mhz 4333Mhz 4500Mhz
Audio Chipset ROG SupremeFX High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
Audio Channels 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed 5Gbps + 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 2
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 2
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB

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  • CPU

    Intel® Socket 1151 for 8th Generation Core™ Processors

  • Chipset

    Intel® Z370

  • Memory

    2 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR4 4500(O.C)/4333(O.C.)/4266(O.C.)/4200(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory

  • Graphic

    Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support
    Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports
    - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz
    - Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
    Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB

  • Multi-GPU Support

    Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology
    Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX Technology
    Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
    Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology

  • Expansion Slots

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

  • Storage

    1 x ROG DIMM.2 Module support(PCH_DIMM.2), with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
    1 x ROG DIMM.2 Module support(PCH_DIMM.2), with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
    Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology

    Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

  • LAN

    Intel® I219V, Dual interconnect between the Integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY)

  • Audio

    ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
    - Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
    - High quality 120 dB and 113 dB SNR recording input
    Audio Feature :
    - SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
    - Gold-plated jacks

  • USB Ports

    Intel® Z370 Chipset :
    8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (6 at back panel, blue)
    Intel® Z370 Chipset :
    6 x USB 2.0 port(s)
    ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller :
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (Type-A + USB Type-CTM, Reversible)

  • ROG Exclusive Features

    Condensation detection
    Clear CMOS button
    ROG RAMCache II
    ROG CPU-Z
    ROG CloneDrive
    MemOK! Button
    Slow Mode
    Overwolf
    ROG Aura
    - Aura Lighting Control
    - Aura RGB Strip Headers
    Extreme Engine Digi+ :
    - MicroFine Alloy Chokes
    - NexFET™ Power Block MOSFET
    - 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
    ROG Extreme OC kit :
    - ReTry button
    - Safe Boot button
    - Start button
    - Reset button
    - Slow Mode
    - LN2 Mode
    - PCIe x16 Lane Switch
    - EZ Plug
    Double Power :
    - Dual 8 -pin CPU
    ProbeIt
    UEFI BIOS features :
    - O.C. Profile
    - Tweakers' Paradise
    - ROG SSD Secure Erase
    - Graphic Card Information Preview
    USB BIOS Flashback
    Overclocking Protection :
    - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

  • Special Features

    ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5 :
    - 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ VRM, Fan Xpert 4, and Turbo Core App
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - AI Suite 3
    - Anti-Surge
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
    - ASUS EZ Flash 3
    - ASUS USB BIOS Flashback
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - ASUS Q-Shield
    - ASUS Q-Code
    - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
    - ASUS Q-Slot
    - ASUS Q-DIMM
    - ASUS Q-Connector
    Gaming Aesthetics :
    - 3D printing friendly
    - AURA-RGB Lighting

  • Back I/O Ports

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

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x Q_Code
    1 x AAFP connector
    4 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s)
    3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
    1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
    3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
    1 x AIO_PUMP connector
    1 x W_PUMP+ connector
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    2 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
    1 x 4-pin EZ_PLUG Power connector(s)
    1 x MemOK! button(s)
    1 x Slow Mode switch(es)
    9 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
    2 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
    1 x Power-on button(s)
    1 x Reset button(s)
    1 x BIOS Switch button(s)
    1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
    1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
    1 x Safe Boot button
    1 x ReTry button
    1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector
    1 x PCIe x16 lane switch
    1 x 3D Mount screw port(s)
    1 x W_IN header
    1 x W_OUT header
    1 x W_FLOW header
    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

  • Accessories

    User's manual
    I/O Shield
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
    1 x Supporting DVD
    1 x ROG DIMM.2 Fan Stand Pack (s)
    1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-L)
    1 x ROG big sticker
    2 x M.2 screw kit (short screw and mount)
    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 Q-connector(s) (10 in 1)
    1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
    1 x ROG coaster(s)
    1 x Customizable Name Plate Accessory Pack
    1 x ROG OC fan bracket Pack

  • BIOS

    2 x 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information.

  • Operating System

    Windows® 10 64-bit

  • Form Factor

    Extended ATX Form Factor
    12 inch x 10.7 inch ( 30.5 cm x 27.2 cm ) X-SHAPED PCB

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