ASUS ROG Maximus X Apex
ROG Maximus X Apex

THE BOARD FOR EXTREME PERFORMANCE

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.

HARDWARE-LEVEL CONTROLS

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.

CONDENSATION DETECTION

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 Australia 484.11 MHz (12.6pts) 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 (15.7pts) Rankings
PiFast Germany 8sec 380ms (17.6pts) Rankings
SuperPi - 1M Italy 4sec 781ms (0pts) Rankings
Memory Frequency Hong Kong 2764.6 MHz (0pts) Rankings
3DMark 99 Max Slovenia 123700 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark2000 Slovenia 126306 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark2001 SE Hungary 205519 marks (18.7pts) Rankings
3DMark03 Greece 367470 marks (0pts) Rankings
SuperPi - 32M Germany 4min 3sec 31ms (27.5pts) Rankings
3DMark05 Italy 93017 marks (31.9pts) Rankings
3DMark06 Germany 74797 marks (37pts) Rankings
3DMark11 - Performance Sweden 65097 marks (2.5pts) Rankings
3DMark11 - Entry Germany 51881 marks (3.2pts) Rankings
3DMark11 - Extreme Slovakia 25942 marks (9.5pts) Rankings
3DMark Vantage - Performance United States 114320 marks (2.5pts) Rankings
wPrime - 32m Korea (republic) 1sec 468ms (29.5pts) Rankings
MaxxMem Australia 3628.5 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Ice Storm Russian Federation 329857 marks (0pts) Rankings
wPrime - 1024m Germany 44sec 687ms (30pts) 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 Germany 76784 marks (2.5pts) Rankings
VRMark - Orange Room Indonesia 16482 marks (15.3pts) Rankings
VRMark - Cyan Room United States 15516 marks (0pts) Rankings
Unigine Heaven - Basic France 11657.76 DX9 Marks (18.6pts) Rankings
XTU Israel 4659 marks (29pts) Rankings
3DMark - Sky Diver Germany 77506 marks (0.5pts) Rankings
VRMark - Blue Room United States 5376 marks (0.6pts) Rankings
Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Germany 12029.67 DX11 Marks (20.5pts) Rankings
Unigine Superposition - 1080P Xtreme United States 10202 Points (6.2pts) Rankings
3DMark - Fire Strike Sweden 38173 marks (0.2pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 576p United States 91953 marks (0pts) Rankings
PCMark05 Australia 49476 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Fire Strike Extreme Sweden 36806 marks (1.5pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 720p Chile 82293 marks (0pts) Rankings
PCMark Vantage 38586 marks (0.7pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 1080p Chile 50470 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Fire Strike Ultra Sweden 21881 marks (3.1pts) Rankings
PCMark 7 United States 10143 marks (14.3pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 1440p Slovenia 29166 marks (0pts) Rankings
PCMark10 Thailand 8261 marks (0pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 4K Slovenia 14871 marks (0pts) Rankings
PCMark10 Express Australia 7063 marks (0pts) Rankings
GPUPI v3.3 - 1B Germany 4sec 364ms (3.1pts) Rankings
GPUPI - 1B Greece 1sec 488ms (3.1pts) Rankings
3DMark - Time Spy Japan 19018 marks (2.7pts) Rankings
3DMark - Time Spy Extreme Greece 8371 marks (8.3pts) Rankings
Cinebench - 2003 Israel 10194 points (14.1pts) Rankings
Cinebench - R11.5 33.68 points (17pts) Rankings
Cinebench - R15 3110 cb (31.8pts) Rankings
GPUPI v3.3 - 32B Germany 4min 21sec 152ms (2.5pts) Rankings
GPUPI - 32B United States 2min 15sec 518ms (2.5pts) Rankings
GPUPI v3.3 for CPU - 100M United States 6sec 889ms (0pts) Rankings
GPUPI for CPU - 100M Australia 5sec 477ms (3pts) Rankings
GPUPI v3.3 for CPU - 1B Japan 2min 0sec 954ms (0pts) Rankings
GPUPI for CPU - 1B United States 1min 47sec 642ms (17.1pts) Rankings
HWBOT x265 Benchmark - 1080p Israel 103.809 fps (10.8pts) Rankings
HWBOT x265 Benchmark - 4k Israel 24.06 fps (18.5pts) 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 5938 Points (5.3pts) Rankings
Specviewperf 12 CATIA United States 139.11 FPS (0pts) Rankings
3DMark11 Physics United Kingdom 26675 Points (0pts) Rankings
PerformanceTest United States 9248.6 Marks (0pts) Rankings
System Stability Tester 32M Pi Australia 1min 8sec 540ms (0pts) Rankings
HWBOT Prime Germany 9780.63 pps (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Night Raid United States 74800 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark Vantage - Extreme United States 76321 marks (0pts) Rankings
WinRAR United States 30260 KB/s (0pts) Rankings
Cinebench R15 Extreme Italy 646 CB (0pts) Rankings
Black Hole Benchmark United States 38928 marks (0pts) Rankings
Geekbench3 - Multi Core Germany 55204 points (22.2pts) Rankings
Geekbench3 - Single Core Germany 8129 points (19.7pts) Rankings
HWBOT Prime 30min United States 18022577 max prime (0pts) Rankings
AIDA64 - Memory Read 71616 MB/s (0pts) Rankings
HEVC h.265 Decode United States 2860.58 marks (0pts) Rankings
GFXBench - 1080p Manhattan Offscreen Slovenia 47369.2 Frames (0pts) Rankings
Geekbench4 - Single Core Germany 9922 points (20.4pts) Rankings
Geekbench4 - Multi Core Czech Republic 49955 points (14.8pts) Rankings
Geekbench4 - Compute United States 372449 points (0pts) Rankings
Testcpu Australia 5867 999 (0pts) Rankings
GFXBench - 1080p Car Chase Offscreen United States 33467.1 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 United States 8sec 758ms (0pts) Rankings