ASUS Maximus X Apex available

Designed for extreme overclockers

Looking at the Z370 line-up from ASUS not much has changed compared to their Z270 line-up. There is still the "Code" as well as the “Apex”, which specifically targets extreme overclockers. As it was with the Maximus IX Apex in the beginning, it’s still unclear if this board is actually going to be available to the public or not, since when other vendors launched motherboards, which were basically only made for extreme overclocking it was more of a marketing stunt.
The Maximus X Apex is based on an E-ATX form factor and the edges have been shaped to resemble the shape of “X”, which we’d guess stands for “Xtreme”. There are four full-sized and metal-strengthened PCIe slots, which have been wired with 16/8/4/1 lanes top to bottom. Between each PCIe slot there is one slot distance, which allows running multi-GPU setups comfortably.

Checking the SATA connector count there are four of them, while the other models of the same generation feature from six to eight of these connectors. What's not there anymore is the U.2 connector. One of the most unusual features on this board is the “third” DIMM slot. In combination with an adapter card it's possible to put two M.2 SSDs into the DIMM slot.

Looking for additional features we find the usual bells and whistles you'd expect from an overclocking motherboard, such as onboard buttons and a debug display, slow mode, LN2 mode, CMOS button and much more. At a first glance this is certainly a good looking motherboard and judging by the records that have already been broken using this board it is also a highly capable platform.

The previous version was available on Geizhals for 366 Euro and we’d expect a similar price for the Maximus X Apex.

Source: ASUS

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Paul Görnhardt - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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