ASUS ROG Maximus X Apex
ROG Maximus X Apex


Every aspect of the ROG Maximus X Apex purposefully defies convention to break performance boundaries and set new standards. Its feature set is carefully selected to optimize component layout and trace pathways for maximum signal integrity. That foundation is backed by all the tools and tweaking options you need to push the platform to the limit, and cooling options to keep everything under control. With a distinct X-shaped PCB that's accented by RGB lighting, and performance-first engineering, the Maximus X Apex is suitable for elevating builds to showcase status, or satisfying overclocking addicts that thrive on the edge.


ROG Maximus X Apex includes an overclocker's toolkit with 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, and four PCIe switches for quick slot toggling. Other tools include Safe Boot and ReTry buttons, a LN2 mode 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.


Specialized circuitry allows Maximus X 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.

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MBMODEL overclocking records

Benchmark Worldrecord Links
Reference Frequency Indonesia 504.66 MHz (0.2pts) Rankings

ROG Maximus X Apex used in other benchmarks

Benchmark Worldrecord Links
Aquamark Germany 694174 marks (34.1pts) Rankings
CPU Frequency Germany 7314.23 mhz (11pts) Rankings
PiFast Italy 8sec 500ms (10.2pts) Rankings
SuperPi - 1M Italy 4sec 781ms (14.7pts) Rankings
Memory Frequency Hong Kong 2764.6 MHz (34.1pts) Rankings
3DMark 99 Max Slovenia 123700 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark2000 Slovenia 126306 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark2001 SE Slovenia 165862 marks (17.2pts) Rankings
3DMark03 Greece 367470 marks (46.3pts) Rankings
SuperPi - 32M Italy 4min 6sec 547ms (23.5pts) Rankings
3DMark05 Italy 92600 marks (33.1pts) Rankings
3DMark06 Germany 74797 marks (35.2pts) Rankings
3DMark11 - Performance Slovakia 44946 marks (0.2pts) Rankings
3DMark11 - Entry Australia 45923 marks (13.3pts) Rankings
3DMark11 - Extreme Slovakia 25942 marks (7.2pts) Rankings
3DMark Vantage - Performance Slovakia 105986 marks (0.2pts) Rankings
wPrime - 32m Romania 1sec 984ms (24.2pts) Rankings
MaxxMem 2083.6 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Ice Storm Russian Federation 329857 marks (0pts) Rankings
wPrime - 1024m Romania 1min 0sec 586ms (30.7pts) Rankings
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Australia 309262 marks (0pts) Rankings
MaxxMem Read Bandwidth France 41702 MByte/sec. (25.2pts) Rankings
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Australia 328925 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Cloud Gate Slovenia 63961 marks (2.5pts) Rankings
VRMark - Orange Room Indonesia 16482 marks (13.7pts) Rankings
VRMark - Cyan Room Italy 2564 marks (0pts) Rankings
Unigine Heaven - Basic France 11657.76 DX9 Marks (29.8pts) Rankings
XTU Italy 3853 marks (37pts) Rankings
3DMark - Sky Diver Slovenia 70774 marks (2.5pts) Rankings
VRMark - Blue Room United States 4778 marks (1.5pts) Rankings
Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Germany 12029.67 DX11 Marks (20.1pts) Rankings
Unigine Superposition - 1080P Xtreme United States 9653 Points (0.5pts) Rankings
3DMark - Fire Strike Sweden 38173 marks (0.2pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 576p Slovenia 88152 marks (0pts) Rankings
PCMark05 Australia 49476 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Fire Strike Extreme Australia 26148 marks (3pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 720p Chile 80305 marks (0pts) Rankings
PCMark Vantage 38586 marks (1.2pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 1080p United States 50153 marks (0.9pts) Rankings
3DMark - Fire Strike Ultra Australia 14641 marks (5.1pts) Rankings
PCMark 7 France 9454 marks (6pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 1440p Slovenia 29166 marks (2.5pts) Rankings
PCMark10 Thailand 8257 marks (0pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 4K Slovenia 14871 marks (2.5pts) Rankings
GPUPI v3.3 - 1B Malaysia 5sec 126ms (0pts) Rankings
GPUPI - 1B United States 3sec 976ms (0.6pts) Rankings
3DMark - Time Spy Japan 19018 marks (2.7pts) Rankings
3DMark - Time Spy Extreme Thailand 6599 marks (0pts) Rankings
Cinebench - 2003 United States 8715 points (20.1pts) Rankings
Cinebench - R11.5 Italy 25.8 points (13.1pts) Rankings
Cinebench - R15 Italy 2352 cb (23.8pts) Rankings
GPUPI v3.3 - 32B United Kingdom 8min 30sec 788ms (0pts) Rankings
GPUPI - 32B United States 4min 38sec 821ms (1.5pts) Rankings
GPUPI v3.3 for CPU - 100M United States 6sec 889ms (0pts) Rankings
GPUPI for CPU - 100M United States 7sec 631ms (24.2pts) Rankings
GPUPI v3.3 for CPU - 1B Japan 2min 0sec 954ms (0pts) Rankings
GPUPI for CPU - 1B Italy 2min 26sec 905ms (4.4pts) Rankings
HWBOT x265 Benchmark - 1080p Italy 85.033 fps (16.1pts) Rankings
HWBOT x265 Benchmark - 4k Italy 19.837 fps (17pts) Rankings
y-cruncher - Pi-25m United States 0sec 758ms (0pts) Rankings
y-cruncher - Pi-1b United States 46sec 674ms (0pts) Rankings
Unigine Superposition - 8K Optimized United States 5792 Points (1.5pts) Rankings
3DMark11 Physics United States 25047 Points (0pts) Rankings
PerformanceTest Australia 7157.6 Marks (0pts) Rankings
HWBOT Prime Germany 9780.63 pps (0pts) Rankings
WinRAR Germany 27858 KB/s (0pts) Rankings
Black Hole Benchmark Germany 34708 marks (0pts) Rankings
Geekbench3 - Multi Core Italy 43753 points (12.6pts) Rankings
Geekbench3 - Single Core Korea (republic) 7918 points (0pts) Rankings
AIDA64 - Memory Read 71616 MB/s (0pts) Rankings
HEVC h.265 Decode Australia 2565.22 marks (0pts) Rankings
GFXBench - 1080p Manhattan Offscreen Slovenia 47369.2 Frames (0pts) Rankings
Geekbench4 - Single Core Italy 9915 points (15.2pts) Rankings
Geekbench4 - Multi Core Italy 43238 points (0pts) Rankings
Geekbench4 - Compute Czech Republic 229376 points (0pts) Rankings
Testcpu Australia 5867 999 (0pts) Rankings
GFXBench - 1080p Car Chase Offscreen Slovenia 24992.9 Frames (0pts) Rankings
GFXBench - 1080p T-Rex Offscreen Slovenia 115743 Frames (0pts) Rankings
GFXBench - 1080p Manhattan 3.1 Offscreen Slovenia 36194.5 Frames (0pts) Rankings
GFXBench - 1440p Manhattan 3.1.1 Offscreen Slovenia 24032.5 Frames (0pts) Rankings
Parallel PI Australia 11sec 100ms (0pts) Rankings