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ROG Maximus X Apex Intel Z370 (Socket 1151) DDR4 E-ATX Motherboard
The ASUS Maximus X APEX has a striking aesthetic with its distinct X-shaped PCB. The motherboard uses the Z370 chipset and supports Intel's 8th generation Coffee Lake processors. The Z370 chipset architecture lets the ASUS Maximus X APEX automatically overclock compatible K-series CPUs.
The ASUS Maximus X APEX can truly be at the heart of a graphically dynamic system with support for NVIDIA's SLI and AMD's CrossFireX technology which enables you to install and link multiple graphics cards to enhance performance.
The Features of the ASUS Maximus X APEX at a Glance:
- 4× PCIe (3.0) x16 (x16/x16/x8/x4) & 2× PCIe x1
- 2× USB 3.1 / 8× USB 3.0 / 6× USB 2.0
- 2× M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4) / 4× SATA 6G
- Supports max. 32 GB DDR4-RAM at 4.266 MHz (OC)
- Integrated LED lighting with ASUS Aura support
- Convenient CPU overclocking via multiplier
The ASUS Maximus X APEX in detail:
The ASUS Maximus X APEX has an E-ATX form factor and uses the cutting edge Z370 chipset so it is compatible with Intel's 8000-series Core processors (Coffee Lake). This architecture enables compatible K-series CPUs to be automatically overclocked.
Since the motherboard is compliant with NVIDIA's SLI- and AMD's CrossFireX technologies, graphic performance can be further enhanced by linking multiple GPUs.
The ASUS Maximus X APEX has numerous technical innovations, enhancements and an array of storage solutions. There are four PCIe x16 slots, one of which uses a full 16 lanes to connect to the chipset, as well as two PCIe x1 slots. It has dual M.2 slots capable of running ultra fast NVMe-M.2 SSDs, resulting in a data transfer rate of nearly 4 GB/s. This makes M.2 PCIe SSDs up to eight times faster than SATA 6G SSDs. There are also four SATA 6G connectors for 3,5"- or 2,5" hard drives and -SSDs (incl. RAID support). Up to 32GB of RAM can be added across 2 DIMM slots.
The Asus Strix Z370-I also takes advantage of Intel's advance Optane Memory system, which improves communication between system RAM and the CPU, leading to overall faster performance.
The ASUS Maximus X APEX offers excellent options for connecting external peripherals. The motherboard comes with an I/O panel boasting an array of the very latest and greatest connectivity standards including eight USB 3.1 and six USB 2.0 ports.
Network connections can be made via a 5Gbps Ethernet port.
Video is displayed via an HDMI or DisplayPort 1.2 while Asus's SupremeFX S1220A CODEC provide excellent audio output.
The Asus Strix Z370-I includes support for Asus's own Aura lighting standard. This enables users to coordinate RGB lighting components to achieve effects such as static, breathing and strobing.
The motherboard also includes useful performance indicator LEDs for CPU, DRAM and PCIe so you can check your system's health at a glance.
|CPU|| Intel® Socket 1151 for 8th generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports 14nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 3.0*
*Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types
|Chipset||Intel® Z370 Chipset|
|Memory|| 2 x DIMM, Max. 32GB DDR4
MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Please refer to Memory QVL(Qualified Vendors List) for details.
|Multi-GPU Support|| Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way/Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD® 4-Way/Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
|PCI Slots|| New 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Safeslots (supports x16, x8/x8)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x 16 Safeslot (max. at x8/x4 mode)
Intel® Z370 Chipset
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (max. at x4 mode)*
2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
|Storage|| Intel® Z370 Chipset with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, and Intel Rapid Storage Technology 15 support
ROG DIMM.2 Ext. Card
- 1 x M.2_1 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110(supports PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA modes)
- 1 x M.2_2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIE 3.0 x4 mode)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
- Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology *
- Ready for Intel® Optane Memory**
*This function will work depending on the CPU installed.
**Intel® OptaneTM Technology only supported when using 8th Generation Intel® Processors. Before using Intel® OptaneTM memory modules, ensure that you have updated your motherboard drivers and BIOS to the latest version from ASUS support website.
|USB|| Intel® Z370 Express Chipset
- 8 x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports ( 2 ports at mid-board [grey])
- 6 x USB 2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board [black])*
ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller:
- 2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 ports( 1 x Type-A and 1 x Type-C)
*2 x USB2.0 port at mid-board shares with ROG extension (ROG_EXT) port.
|Audio||ROG SupremeFX S1220A Codec
- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback*
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, and Front Panel Jack-retasking
- Optical S/PDIF out port at back panel
|LAN|| Aquantia AQC-108 5G LAN
Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN- Dual interconnect between the integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)
|Form Factor||EATX Form Factor, 12"x 9.6" (30.5cm x 27.2cm) X-SHPAED PCB|
|Warranty||Three Year Manufacturer Warranty|
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