ASUS ROG Maximus IX Apex
ROG Maximus IX Apex


The new ROG Maximus IX Apex delivers bold design and unparalleled power, hearkening back to the origins of the brand. With an optimized layout and radical aesthetics, the Apex is engineered to smash performance boundaries and to look good while doing it. That makes it the perfect motherboard for overclocking addicts who push their system to the limits, or for enthusiasts who want to build a showcase gaming rig!


Maximus IX Apex is a motherboard built for serious performance. The ROG R&D team redefined boundaries with the Apex design -- elevating its overclocking potential to dizzying heights. Manufactured using some of the industry's highest-quality components, the Apex features a convention-breaking two-slot memory design on EATX to enable a highly optimized trace layout that reduces crosstalk and improves signal integrity. The Apex has already surpassed performance peaks by setting multiple world records to achieve global first places, breaking several long-standing records in the process. Among these record-breaking performances is the best Intel© Core™ CPU-frequency since the X58 platform-based motherboards, with a single-core, single-thread frequency of 7.383GHz, and 7.328MHz at four cores and eight threads. The new board has also set a reference base-clock (BCLK) record at 584MHz, and a memory frequency surpassing 5GHz in single channel — turning in a breathtaking 5041MHz!

The ROG team has raised the bar once again on memory overclocking with its latest 7th Gen Intel Core motherboard. Maximus IX Apex has enabled Corsair to showcase our Vengeance RGB DDR4 8GBx2 kit running at an impressive 4266MHz speed at CES 2017.
Thi La – Chief Operating Officer -  CORSAIR

Over the years, G.Skill has always worked closely with ASUS and ROG to develop the highest-performance products for every new platform generation. With the extreme memory-overclocking capability of the ROG Maximus IX Apex motherboard, we are able to develop the fastest DDR4 16GB 8GBx2 memory kit up to 4266MHz with rock-solid reliability — and extreme performance for the 7th Gen Intel Core processors. Tequila Huang — Corporate Vice President - G.skill


The dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator designed for 7th Generation Intel© processors is what allowed Apex to set an overclocked BCLK frequency record of 584MHz*. This custom solution works in tandem with the ASUS TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control — providing an exciting new way to boost performance to extreme heights. And, of course, Maximus IX Apex includes Extreme Engine Digi+ — ROG's revered digital power controller. With Texas Instruments NexFET™ MOSFETs, and with MicroFine alloy chokes, the Digi+ PWM controller with 10K black metallic capacitors and Extreme Engine Digi+ technology always delivers consistently stable power.

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MBMODEL overclocking records

Benchmark Worldrecord Links
Reference Frequency Poland 583.94 MHz (35pts) Rankings

ROG Maximus IX Apex used in other benchmarks

Benchmark Worldrecord Links
3DMark - Cloud Gate Slovakia 79002 marks (15pts) Rankings
3DMark - Fire Strike Sweden 36007 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Fire Strike (GPU) 37839 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Fire Strike Extreme United States 23511 marks (6.2pts) Rankings
3DMark - Fire Strike Ultra United States 14366 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Ice Storm Germany 323884 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Germany 309368 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Russian Federation 304977 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Night Raid Romania 69485 marks (0pts) Rankings
PYPrime - 2b with BenchMate Finland 8sec 130ms (26.6pts) Rankings
3DMark CPU PROFILE MAX Russian Federation 5278 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark CPU PROFILE 1 THREAD Russian Federation 940 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Wild Life Extreme Slovakia 22766 marks (0pts) Rankings
AIDA64 - Memory Read United Kingdom 65561 points (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Storage Benchmark Belgium 1687 points (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Port Royal Argentina 9149 marks (2.8pts) Rankings
3DMark - Sky Diver Slovakia 66634 marks (29pts) Rankings
3DMark - Time Spy Japan 17907 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Time Spy Extreme United States 7534 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Time Spy (GPU) Puerto Rico 5087 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Wild Life 92946 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark 99 Max 129196 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark Vantage - Extreme France 52082 marks (4.8pts) Rankings
3DMark Vantage - Performance Slovenia 110477 marks (41pts) Rankings
3DMark Vantage - Performance (GPU) Finland 80259 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark03 Germany 353660 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark05 Slovenia 91967 marks (32.8pts) Rankings
3DMark06 France 70144 marks (40.5pts) Rankings
3DMark11 - Entry Slovakia 51368 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark11 - Extreme United States 23471 marks (10.8pts) Rankings
3DMark11 - Performance Greece 54254 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark11 Physics Italy 28103 Points (0pts) Rankings
3DMark2000 Czech Republic 107537 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark2001 SE Sweden 214987 marks (0pts) Rankings
7-Zip 47468 MIPS (0pts) Rankings
Aquamark Italy 694174 marks (20pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 1080p Germany 63251 marks (0pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 1440p United States 41467 marks (0pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 4K Germany 13141 marks (0pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 576p Germany 78237 marks (0pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 720p Germany 78838 marks (0pts) Rankings
Cinebench - 2003 Slovenia 10119 cb (18pts) Rankings
Cinebench - R11.5 Slovenia 32.96 cb (34.6pts) Rankings
Cinebench - R15 United States 3026 cb (34.8pts) Rankings
Cinebench - R20 Romania 6644 cb (4.8pts) Rankings
Cinebench - R23 Multi Core with BenchMate Netherlands 8179 cb (35pts) Rankings
Cinebench - R23 Single Core with BenchMate 1615 cb (6pts) Rankings
CPU Frequency Korea (republic) 7430.71 MHz (0pts) Rankings
Geekbench3 - Multi Core Slovenia 53236 points (31.4pts) Rankings
Geekbench3 - Single Core 7825 points (70pts) Rankings
Geekbench4 - Compute United States 256315 points (0pts) Rankings
Geekbench4 - Multi Core 43805 points (26.8pts) Rankings
Geekbench4 - Single Core Korea (republic) 10108 points (0pts) Rankings
Geekbench5 - Compute Estonia 197364 points (0pts) Rankings
Geekbench5 - Multi Core Russian Federation 10798 points (7pts) Rankings
Geekbench5 - Single Core Italy 1772 points (15pts) Rankings
GPUPI - 1B Japan 4sec 602ms (28pts) Rankings
GPUPI - 32B Chile 9min 58sec 369ms (4.2pts) Rankings
GPUPI for CPU - 100M Slovenia 5sec 708ms (0pts) Rankings
GPUPI for CPU - 1B Slovenia 1min 53sec 744ms (24.2pts) Rankings
GPUPI v3.3 - 1B United States 2sec 466ms (0pts) Rankings
GPUPI v3.3 - 32B Slovakia 2min 35sec 305ms (23pts) Rankings
GPUPI v3.3 for CPU - 100M Slovenia 5sec 369ms (0pts) Rankings
GPUPI v3.3 for CPU - 1B Slovenia 1min 37sec 261ms (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Time Spy Extreme (CPU) Russian Federation 4457 marks (0pts) Rankings
HWBOT x265 Benchmark - 1080p Thailand 99.826 fps (5pts) Rankings
HWBOT x265 Benchmark - 4k Thailand 22.899 fps (18pts) Rankings
Memory Frequency Malaysia 2520.9 MHz (14.4pts) Rankings
PCMark 7 United States 10100 marks (35pts) Rankings
PCMark Vantage Ukraine 43845 marks (15pts) Rankings
PCMark10 Switzerland 8352 marks (15pts) Rankings
PCMark10 Express United States 8661 marks (10pts) Rankings
PCMark10 Extended United States 11053 marks (7pts) Rankings
PiFast Korea (republic) 8sec 470ms (35pts) Rankings
SuperPi - 1M China 4sec 891ms (34pts) Rankings
SuperPi - 32M China 4min 4sec 438ms (41pts) Rankings
Unigine Heaven - Basic United Kingdom 11960.88 DX9 Marks (33pts) Rankings
Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Germany 11447.9 DX11 Marks (0pts) Rankings
Unigine Superposition - 1080P Xtreme Slovakia 11667 points (36pts) Rankings
Unigine Superposition - 8K Optimized Slovakia 6830 points (32pts) Rankings
VRMark - Blue Room Germany 4778 marks (0pts) Rankings
VRMark - Cyan Room Germany 9395 marks (0pts) Rankings
VRMark - Orange Room United States 14430 marks (4.8pts) Rankings
wPrime - 1024m Czech Republic 47sec 19ms (32.4pts) Rankings
wPrime - 32m Slovenia 1sec 609ms (0pts) Rankings
XTU Thailand 4387 marks (0pts) Rankings
XTU 2.0 Australia 2951 marks (70pts) Rankings
y-cruncher - Pi-10b Japan 27min 38sec 833ms (6pts) Rankings
y-cruncher - Pi-1b United States 55sec 554ms (35pts) Rankings
y-cruncher - Pi-2.5b Australia 2min 39sec 100ms (15pts) Rankings
y-cruncher - Pi-25m Netherlands 0sec 916ms (0pts) Rankings