When it comes to overclocking, ASUS ROG is a household name, thanks to motherboards which are designed specifically to make it easier for enthusiasts who want to maximize the capabilities of their processors. At its “Incredible Intelligence” launch event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the company showcased one of such motherboards, the Maximus XI Apex.
The Maximus XI Apex is a full ATX motherboard that’s equipped with Intel’s Z390 chipset. It establishes itself as the premiere platform for LN2 junkies with its one-DIMM per channel architecture that supports DDR4 4800+ MHz memory.
For extreme overclocking, the Apex features an enhanced Extreme Digi+ VRM fed by dual eight-pin auxiliary connectors, with the addition of a condensation detection circuit, finned VRM heatsink and Probelt. It also supports double-capacity DIMMs, which feature a unique memory-trace design, allowing up to 32GB per slot, for a total memory capacity of 64GB.
It also features a DIMM.2 module with two M.2 slots in between a passive heatsink. For everyday builds, the Apex has a plethora of fan headers, support for 2-way SLI and 3-way CFX, integrated Intel Wireless-AC 9560, Aura Sync RGB lighting, and a pre-mounted I/O shield.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.