ASUS MAXIMUS IX APEX

Art-Nr.: 90685287
, Manufacturer's no.: 90MB0T90-M0EAY0
  • E-ATX, Sockel 1151
  • Intel Z270, 2x DDR4 max. 32 GB
  • 4x PCIe (x16), 1x PCIe (x1), CrossfireX, SLI
  • 4x SATA3, M.2, GB-LAN
  • 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Typ C, 2x USB 3.1 Gen2, 8x USB 3.1 Gen1, 6x USB2.0
  • HDMI
In the product range since: February 2017

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Intel Z270 EATX enthusiast motherboard with record-breaking performance, Aura Sync RGB LEDs, DDR4 4266MHz, DIMM.2 dual M.2 expansion card, and USB 3.1 Type-A/C
  • LGA1151 socket: Ready for 7th / 6th Generation Intel® Core™ desktop processors
  • Dual-channel DDR4 4266MHz+ (OC) supported
  • Engineered for performance: Streamlined layout breaks all boundaries
  • DIMM.2: Dual M.2 expansion card allows use of a memory fan to prevent throttling
  • X-shaped PCB: Unique cutouts allow Aura Sync lighting to shine through
  • Illuminated Customizable Nameplate: Your board, your insignia
  • Aura Sync RGB LED: Stunning synchronized effects and two Aura 4-pin RGB-strip headers
  • ROG Water Cooling Zone: Dominate your cooling system
  • 3D Printing Friendly: Make it your own
  • Made for great gaming: 5-Way Optimization, SupremeFX audio, Intel Gigabit Ethernet and LANGuard
  • Best gaming durability: SafeSlot, SafeDIMM and premium components for maximum durability

MAXimus ix Apex
BACK TO WHERE ROG BEGAN

The new ROG Maximus IX Apex delivers bold design and unparalleled power, hearkening back to the origins of the brand. With an optimized layout and radical aesthetics, the Apex is engineered to smash performance boundaries and to look good while doing it. That makes it the perfect motherboard for overclocking addicts who push their system to the limits, or for enthusiasts who want to build a showcase gaming rig!

Redefining the limits

Maximus IX Apex is a motherboard built for serious performance. The ROG R&D team redefined boundaries with the Apex design -- elevating its overclocking potential to dizzying heights. Manufactured using some of the industry's highest-quality components, the Apex features a convention-breaking two-slot memory design on EATX to enable a highly optimized trace layout that reduces crosstalk and improves signal integrity. The Apex has already surpassed performance peaks by setting multiple world records to achieve global first places, breaking several long-standing records in the process. Among these record-breaking performances is the best Intel© Core™ CPU-frequency since the X58 platform-based motherboards, with a single-core, single-thread frequency of 7.383GHz, and 7.328MHz at four cores and eight threads. The new board has also set a reference base-clock (BCLK) record at 584MHz, and a memory frequency surpassing 5GHz in single channel — turning in a breathtaking 5041MHz! In total, Maximus IX Apex has secured 8 WRs and 18 GFPs.

Overclocker's Toolkit
12 HARDWARE-LEVEL CONTROLS

Maximus IX Apex includes an overclocker's toolkit with a dozen hardware-level controls to aid your overclocking experience. The motherboard's Dual BIOS allows you to experiment with different firmware versions and provides a path for recovery in case one becomes corrupt, and the onboard switch allows you to easily change between the first and second BIOS. The overclocker's toolkit also includes a Pause switch to halt the system, DRAM jumpers for quick memory configuration, and four PCIe switches for quick slot toggling. Other tools include Safe Boot and ReTry buttons, an LN2 jumper to aid POST at sub-zero temperatures, and a Slow mode switch. Combined, they're quick and easy time-savers designed to help you break more records!

CONDENSATION DETECTION

Specialized circuitry allows Maximus IX 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.

BAR-RAISING MEMORY
OVERCLOCKING

ROG engineers adopted a two-slot memory design on an EATX motherboard, enabling a highly optimized layout for memory trace paths to minimize noise and improve signal integrity while allowing DDR4 overclocking to 4266MHz and beyond. ROG also works with all the major DDR4 memory vendors to ensure the best compatibility and real-world performance. But don't take our word for it — see what Corsair and G.Skill have to say about Apex's overclocking credentials!

Extreme Engine Digi+

The dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator designed for 7th Generation Intel© processors is what allowed Apex to set an overclocked BCLK frequency record of 584MHz*. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control — providing an exciting new way to boost performance to extreme heights. And, of course, Maximus IX Apex includes Extreme Engine Digi+ — ROG's revered digital power controller. With Texas Instruments NexFET™ MOSFETs, and with MicroFine alloy chokes, the Digi+ PWM controller with 10K black metallic capacitors and Extreme Engine Digi+ technology always delivers consistently stable power.

DIMM.2

Maximus IX Apex's exclusive DIMM.2 module is a bundled expansion card that allows two M.2 drives to be connected via a DDR4 interface. You can then add a memory fan to direct cool air to the M.2 drives to prevent throttling, ensuring maximum performance.

Gen 3 M.2

Maximus IX Apex features the DIMM.2 module which allows two NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 drives to be installed in RAID configurations for great performance. Add a third device to your RAID array via the PCH-side PCIe x16 slot and enjoy the world's fastest data transfer speeds on the Intel 7th Gen platform!

PCB

Maximus IX Apex has an asymmetrical X-shaped circuit board that with a radical lighting scheme that utilizes cutouts to create an impressive backlighting effect.

Aircraft-inspired design

The F-117 stealth fighter-inspired heatsink features sharp, chiseled edges and flat surfaces for serious visual impact.

Illuminated customizable nameplate

Use the bundled DIY kit to customize your nameplate, and the new text or logo will illuminate with Aura Sync lighting.

Aura lighting control

Customize LED effects with intuitive ASUS Aura Sync lighting-control software. Aura allows you to cast a stunning multi-color glow across your build via the ROG Maximus IX Apex's brilliant built-in RGB LEDs or attached RGB strips via the two onboard 4-pin headers. Fire up ASUS Aura and enjoy the creative freedom of nine lighting schemes ─ and watch all of the lights on your rig glow in perfect synchronization!

Outshine the competition

ASUS Aura Sync technology is the control hub for bringing your Maximus IX Apex illumination ambitions to life. With Aura Sync, it's easy to synchronize incredible lighting effects between compatible components, including RGB LED strips, graphics cards, keyboards and even mice! Change all LEDs in unison or employ dynamic modes to flow the illumination effects smoothly across all synchronized devices.

ROG WATERCOOLING ZONE

ROG's innovative Water-Cooling Zone lets you monitor your cooling system like never before. ROG Water-Cooling Zone's dual water-temperature headers and flow-rate header feed information straight into ROG's intuitive Fan Xpert 4 utility ─ so you can stay on top of the heat and stay cool in every game!

One-click overclocking and cooling

You don't need to be an expert to max out gaming performance on your ROG Maximus IX Apex build — because 5-Way Optimization sorts all the complex settings with a click, for instant, highly controllable performance boosts! Exclusive ROG technology dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system, based on real-time use — so you get superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans and networking settings that are tailored for the apps that you are using. In short, 5-Way Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, and productivity!
  • Games run swiftly and smoothly with high-performance and prioritized bandwidth.
  • Fans stay whisper-quiet for everydaay computing, and ensure extreme cooling efficiency whehen gaming.
  • Stutter is eliminated for smooth-running apps, even under heavy loads.
  • Energy waste is reduced so you'll save money and the earth.
COOLER BY DESIGN

Play quieter and cooler with advanced fan and water-pump controls for the ultimate in undisturbed gaming. With onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 4 makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise ─ so you enjoy all the performance you demand with none of the racket!

Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS

The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more gorgeous. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.

SUPREMEFX
SHIELDED AUDIO, SUPERIOR SOUND

Maximus IX Apex's awesome SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up, delivering an exceptional 113 dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection for best-ever ROG recording quality! We've also added a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220A codec. It all adds up to audio that envelops you as never before!

Intel Ethernet

MORE THROUGHPUT AND LESS PROCESSING EQUALS FASTER ONLINE PLAY
ROG Maximus IX Apex features the very latest Intel® Ethernet (I219-V) for faster, smoother gaming. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay.

LANGuard
PUMPED-UP THROUGHPUT, BEST SURGE PROTECTION

LANGuard means safer, more reliable connections for your battles! Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounting processes join forces to protect your ROG Maximus IX Apex motherboard's connection, plus electrostatically guarded and surge-protected components (ESD Guards) for 1.9x greater tolerance to static electricity and 2.5x greater protection (up to 15kV) against surges!

BEST GAMING PRTECTION

Safeslot

SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step, a new insert-molding process integrates the slot with fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the motherboard through additional solder points.

SafeDIMM

SafeDIMM slots feature a metal key-pin that increases durability, versus traditional DIMM slots.
Ist Ihr Rechner zu langsam oder zu alt? Steht eine Generalerneuerung des "Alten" an ist ein neues Mainboard wie das ASUS MAXIMUS IX APEX ein wichtiger, aber auch richtiger Schritt.

Der Einbau des ASUS MAXIMUS IX APEX ist in der Regel sehr einfach - vergewissern Sie sich sicherheitshalber vor dem Kauf ob Ihr Gehäuse E-ATX-Mainboards aufnehmen kann. Asus verbaut einen Intel Z270 Chipsatz. Durch den verwendeten Sockel 1151 lässt sich ein Prozessor schnell einbauen.

Durch den verwendeten DDR4 Arbeitsspeicher können Sie mit minimalem Aufwand ein schnelles System zusammenstellen. Das ASUS MAXIMUS IX APEX bietet 2 Steckplätze zum Einbau von Arbeitsspeicher. Insgesamt unterstützt das ASUS MAXIMUS IX APEX bis zu 32 GB RAM. Unser Tipp: für eine flüssige und schnelle Bedienung des Computers reichen in der Regel 4 GB RAM aus. Sollten Sie aktuelle Spiele oder aufwendige Programme ausführen lohnen sich 8 GB RAM.

Auf dem ASUS MAXIMUS IX APEX steht eine Vielzahl von Anschlüssen bereit um diverse Komponenten einzubauen.
Dank der 4 PCIe x16 Slots haben Sie eine Menge Platz für Erweiterungkarten. Dank dem PCI Express Standard 3.0 steht eine besonders hohe Bandbreite zur Verfügung - gerade für Grafikkarten mit PCI Express 3.0 Unterstützung ist das sinnvoll.

AMD CrossFire zertifiziertes MainboardDas ASUS MAXIMUS IX APEX ist zudem durch AMD als CrossFire kompatibel zertifiziert. Dank dieser fortschrittlichen Multi-GPU Technologie ist es möglich dass Sie mehrere Grafikkarten der AMD Radeon-Serie in Ihren Rechner einbauen und untereinander verbinden. Somit konzentriert sich die volle Rechenleistung mehrerer Grafikkarten auf eine Aufgabe - maximale Grafikleistung und höchste Qualität für Ihre Lieblingsspiele.

NVIDIA SLI zertifiziertes MainboardDurch NVIDIA als SLI kompatibel zertifiziert bietet sich das ASUS MAXIMUS IX APEX vor allem für High End Gaming PCs an. Durch SLI-Unterstützung können Sie mehrere Grafikkarten der GeForce-Serie in das System einbauen und zusammenschalten. Die gesamte Rechenleistungen aller einzelnen Karten steht Ihnen nun auf Abruf bereit um auch die neuesten Spiele in voller Pracht genießen zu können.
Zum Einbau von USB-Controllern, Soundkarten etc. stellt das ASUS MAXIMUS IX APEX zusätzlich noch 1 PCIe x1 Slot zur Verfügung.

Das ASUS MAXIMUS IX APEX bietet Ihnen auch 4 SATA3 Anschlüsse - diese sind durch die hohen Übertragungsraten perfekt für SSDs und schnelle Festplatten geeignet. Der von Asus verbaute Chipsatz unterstützt zudem verschiedene RAID-Modi für die angeschlossenen SATA3-Geräte. Dank der RAID-Unterstützung für SATA2-Geräte ermöglicht das ASUS MAXIMUS IX APEX verschiedene RAID-Verbünde.

Dank der 8 USB3.0 Anschlüsse kann das ASUS MAXIMUS IX APEX externe Festplatten und USB-Sticks schnell mit großen Datenmengen versorgen. Übrigens: Die USB3.0 Anschlüsse sind blau eingefärbt - so können Sie von den USB2.0 Anschlüssen unterschieden werden.
Mäuse, Tastaturen und viele weitere Geräte können über einen der 6 USB2.0 Anschlüsse angeschlossen werden.
Das ASUS MAXIMUS IX APEX kann über ein gewöhnliches Patchkabel in Ihr vorhandenes Netzwerk eingebunden werden - der GB-LAN-Anschluss macht es möglich.

Da das ASUS MAXIMUS IX APEX über einen integrierten Soundchip verfügt benötigen Sie keine separate Soundkarte - wenn Sie jedoch bestmögliche Tonqualität und erweiterte Einstellungsmöglichkeiten wünschen können Sie eine separate Soundkarte in Erwägung ziehen.

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