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 (1.9pts) Rankings

ROG Maximus X Apex used in other benchmarks

Benchmark Worldrecord Links
Aquamark Germany 694174 marks (33.7pts) Rankings
CPU Frequency Germany 7300 mhz (19pts) Rankings
PiFast Germany 8sec 600ms (19.7pts) Rankings
SuperPi - 1M Germany 5sec 173ms (31.1pts) Rankings
Memory Frequency Hong Kong 2764.6 MHz (40.3pts) Rankings
3DMark 99 Max Slovenia 83797 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark2000 Slovenia 124063 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark2001 SE Japan 141788 marks (16.4pts) Rankings
3DMark03 Germany 351156 marks (20.1pts) Rankings
SuperPi - 32M Italy 4min 12sec 221ms (38.3pts) Rankings
3DMark05 Germany 92221 marks (45.6pts) Rankings
3DMark06 Germany 74797 marks (33.1pts) Rankings
3DMark11 - Performance Slovenia 39070 marks (2.5pts) Rankings
3DMark11 - Entry Greece 41969 marks (5.8pts) Rankings
3DMark11 - Extreme Slovenia 20039 marks (2.5pts) Rankings
3DMark Vantage - Performance Slovakia 105986 marks (0.6pts) Rankings
wPrime - 32m Romania 1sec 984ms (22.8pts) Rankings
MaxxMem Malaysia 573.4 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Ice Storm Slovenia 302999 marks (0pts) Rankings
wPrime - 1024m Romania 1min 0sec 586ms (33.6pts) Rankings
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Slovenia 289764 marks (0pts) Rankings
MaxxMem Read Bandwidth France 41702 MByte/sec. (31.4pts) Rankings
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Slovenia 293326 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Cloud Gate Slovenia 63961 marks (2.5pts) Rankings
VRMark - Orange Room United States 14376 marks (3.6pts) Rankings
VRMark - Cyan Room Italy 2564 marks (0pts) Rankings
Unigine Heaven - Basic Germany 10848.45 DX9 Marks (2.5pts) Rankings
XTU Germany 3845 marks (40.3pts) Rankings
3DMark - Sky Diver Slovenia 70774 marks (2.5pts) Rankings
VRMark - Blue Room United States 3606 marks (2.1pts) Rankings
Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Germany 12029.67 DX11 Marks (20.1pts) Rankings
Unigine Superposition - 1080P Xtreme United States 7117 Points (24.1pts) Rankings
3DMark - Fire Strike Sweden 38173 marks (2.1pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 576p Slovenia 88152 marks (0pts) Rankings
PCMark05 Australia 49476 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Fire Strike Extreme Australia 26148 marks (4.7pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 720p 79326 marks (0pts) Rankings
PCMark Vantage Germany 36954 marks (0.7pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 1080p Slovenia 48729 marks (2.5pts) Rankings
3DMark - Fire Strike Ultra Australia 14641 marks (5.8pts) Rankings
PCMark 7 Australia 7621 marks (0.4pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 1440p Slovenia 29166 marks (2.5pts) Rankings
PCMark10 Thailand 8257 marks (0pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 4K Slovenia 14871 marks (2.5pts) Rankings
GPUPI - 1B Greece 7sec 408ms (61.4pts) Rankings
3DMark - Time Spy Japan 19018 marks (3.2pts) Rankings
3DMark - Time Spy Extreme Germany 5531 marks (0pts) Rankings
Cinebench - 2003 Germany 7658 points (10.4pts) Rankings
Cinebench - R11.5 Germany 25.74 points (38.6pts) Rankings
Cinebench - R15 Romania 2350 cb (49.1pts) Rankings
GPUPI - 32B Slovenia 10min 7sec 584ms (2.5pts) Rankings
GPUPI for CPU - 100M Australia 8sec 395ms (16.1pts) Rankings
GPUPI for CPU - 1B Germany 2min 27sec 396ms (42.9pts) Rankings
HWBOT x265 Benchmark - 1080p Germany 84.56 fps (48.2pts) Rankings
HWBOT x265 Benchmark - 4k Greece 19.771 fps (48.3pts) Rankings
Unigine Superposition - 8K Optimized United States 5371 Points (16.1pts) Rankings
3DMark11 Physics Germany 23047 Points (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 43310 points (38.2pts) Rankings
Geekbench3 - Single Core Korea (republic) 7918 points (0pts) Rankings
AIDA64 - Memory Read 71616 MB/s (0pts) Rankings
GFXBench - 1080p Manhattan Offscreen Slovenia 47369.2 Frames (0pts) Rankings
Geekbench4 - Single Core Germany 9806 points (0pts) Rankings
Geekbench4 - Multi Core Italy 43238 points (0pts) Rankings
Geekbench4 - Compute Slovenia 223270 points (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