Asus Maximus IX Apex review – overclocking marvel

It is a great joy every time I get a motherboard dedicated to overclocking, and Asus has their special version with each series. As Intel launched Kaby Lake platform, the Z270 boards are running around, as you already seen from my reviews. But today Maximus IX Apex is here and Asus claims this as their supreme overclocking variant of its family.

As facts are better than words, let’s check this piece of technology.




Asus Maximus IX Apex


- Intel Socket 1151 for 7th / 6th Generation Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron

- Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0


- Intel Z270


- 4x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 32GB

- Supports DDR4 4266MHz+

- Dual channel memory architecture


- SupremeFX ALC1220 HD

- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

- Supports S/PDIF output


- 1x Intel I219V Gigabit LAN


- 3x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16, x8/x8, x8/x4/x8/x4)

- 2x PCIe 2.0 x1


Intel Z270 chipset:

- 2x Ultra M.2 Socket 3

- 4x SATA3 ports

- Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel Rapid Recovery Technology

USB ports

Intel Z270 chipset:

- 6x USB 3.0 ports (4 back, 2 by extension)

ASMedia USB 3.1:

- 3x USB 3.1 ports (2 at back panel, Type-A + Type-C)

Form Factor

- E-ATX Form Factor
- 12 x 10.7 inch (30.5 x 27.2 cm)



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