The ASUS Maximus IX Apex was one of the most mysterious Z270 motherboards, and even before the Z270 chipset launch, people were going nuts over what some of the motherboard's unique features could be. It seems as if every new Intel launch brings about fierce competition, with each vendor producing what they think will be the best overclocking motherboard. In many cases the vendors take a risk and produce full-sized motherboards built for only one thing; overclocking.
The Maximus IX Apex is a new breed of ASUS ROG motherboards. It carries over the features that make the Impact and Extreme motherboards crazy good overclockers and combines them into a much different package. In fact, the Maximus IX Apex has more unique features than most of these novel overclocking motherboards. ASUS has added condensation detection, DIMM.2, customizable name plates, interesting PCB design, and their own water cooling features.
Without further delay, let's take a look at one of the most interesting motherboards on the market.
The Maximus IX Apex does have a good amount of normal consumer features. It offers two M.2 slots (through DIMM.2), eight USB 3.0 ports, USB 3.1, high-end audio, RGB LEDs and headers, Intel LAN, and SATA6Gb/s ports.
The Maximus IX Apex costs $288.99.
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United States: The ASUS ROG Maximus IX Apex (Intel Z270) Motherboard retails for $289 at Amazon.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging and Maximus IX Apex Overview]
- Page 3 [ASUS Maximus IX Apex Circuit Analysis]
- Page 4 [ASUS Maximus IX Apex Circuit Analysis Continued]
- Page 5 [BIOS and Software]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup]
- Page 7 [Overclocking]
- Page 8 [CPU, Memory, and System Benchmarks]
- Page 9 [System IO Benchmarks]
- Page 10 [Thermal Imaging and Power Consumption]
- Page 11 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]