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 (13.6pts) Rankings

ROG Maximus IX Apex used in other benchmarks

Benchmark Worldrecord Links
Aquamark Italy 694174 marks (7.4pts) Rankings
CPU Frequency Korea (republic) 7430.71 mhz (0pts) Rankings
AS SSD Germany 6435 points (0pts) Rankings
PiFast Korea (republic) 8sec 470ms (8.9pts) Rankings
SuperPi - 1M Germany 4sec 937ms (0pts) Rankings
Memory Frequency Japan 2619.1 MHz (25.1pts) Rankings
3DMark 99 Max Germany 94867 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark2000 Czech Republic 107537 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark2001 SE Sweden 223164 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark03 Germany 353660 marks (0pts) Rankings
SuperPi - 32M Korea (republic) 4min 4sec 578ms (23.5pts) Rankings
3DMark05 Sweden 89218 marks (31pts) Rankings
3DMark06 Slovenia 69397 marks (20.4pts) Rankings
3DMark11 - Performance Greece 54254 marks (13.4pts) Rankings
3DMark11 - Entry Germany 35521 marks (0.2pts) Rankings
3DMark11 - Extreme United States 23471 marks (4.7pts) Rankings
3DMark Vantage - Performance Slovenia 110477 marks (24.5pts) Rankings
wPrime - 32m Slovenia 1sec 609ms (9.4pts) Rankings
MaxxMem 5339 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Ice Storm Russian Federation 301241 marks (0pts) Rankings
wPrime - 1024m Slovenia 47sec 800ms (11.7pts) Rankings
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Russian Federation 278298 marks (0pts) Rankings
MaxxMem Read Bandwidth China 45248 MByte/sec. (42.6pts) Rankings
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Russian Federation 304977 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Cloud Gate Slovakia 46859 marks (2.5pts) Rankings
VRMark - Orange Room United States 14430 marks (0.4pts) Rankings
VRMark - Cyan Room Germany 9203 marks (0pts) Rankings
Unigine Heaven - Basic United Kingdom 11960.88 DX9 Marks (32.9pts) Rankings
XTU Germany 3689 marks (28.1pts) Rankings
3DMark - Sky Diver Poland 52808 marks (0.2pts) Rankings
VRMark - Blue Room United States 3583 marks (0.5pts) Rankings
Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Germany 11447.9 DX11 Marks (0pts) Rankings
Unigine Superposition - 1080P Xtreme Germany 6529 Points (17.3pts) Rankings
3DMark - Fire Strike Sweden 36007 marks (0pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 576p Germany 78237 marks (0pts) Rankings
PCMark05 United States 37220 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Fire Strike Extreme United States 23511 marks (0.2pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 720p Germany 78838 marks (0pts) Rankings
PCMark Vantage Australia 37098 marks (3.4pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 1080p Germany 63251 marks (2.2pts) Rankings
3DMark - Fire Strike Ultra United States 14366 marks (0pts) Rankings
PCMark 7 United States 10100 marks (14pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 1440p United States 41467 marks (5.1pts) Rankings
PCMark10 7724 marks (0pts) Rankings
Catzilla - 4K United States 12876 marks (0.2pts) Rankings
PCMark10 Express 5481 marks (0pts) Rankings
PCMark10 Extended United States 4157 marks (0pts) Rankings
GPUPI v3.3 - 1B Serbia 14sec 592ms (0pts) Rankings
GPUPI - 1B 4sec 65ms (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Time Spy Japan 17907 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Time Spy Extreme United States 7534 marks (0pts) Rankings
Cinebench - 2003 Slovenia 9992 points (4.3pts) Rankings
Cinebench - R11.5 Slovenia 31.31 points (8.7pts) Rankings
Cinebench - R15 United States 2961 cb (22.3pts) Rankings
GPUPI - 32B Chile 9min 58sec 369ms (2.3pts) Rankings
GPUPI v3.3 for CPU - 100M Slovenia 5sec 369ms (0pts) Rankings
GPUPI for CPU - 100M Slovenia 5sec 708ms (2.8pts) Rankings
GPUPI v3.3 for CPU - 1B Slovenia 1min 37sec 261ms (0pts) Rankings
GPUPI for CPU - 1B Slovenia 1min 53sec 744ms (8.8pts) Rankings
HWBOT x265 Benchmark - 1080p Japan 56.39 fps (43.4pts) Rankings
HWBOT x265 Benchmark - 4k Japan 13.3 fps (51.4pts) Rankings
y-cruncher - Pi-25m United States 0sec 967ms (0pts) Rankings
y-cruncher - Pi-1b United States 55sec 554ms (0pts) Rankings
Unigine Superposition - 8K Optimized Germany 4952 Points (12.1pts) Rankings
3DMark11 Physics United States 20825 Points (0pts) Rankings
PerformanceTest United States 8929.3 Marks (0pts) Rankings
HWBOT Prime Sweden 8478.45 pps (0pts) Rankings
3DMark - Night Raid United States 32359 marks (0pts) Rankings
3DMark Vantage - Extreme Hungary 49384 marks (0pts) Rankings
WinRAR United States 20385 KB/s (0pts) Rankings
Black Hole Benchmark 26592 marks (0pts) Rankings
Geekbench3 - Multi Core Slovenia 50157 points (10.6pts) Rankings
Anvils SSD - 1GB Germany 80941.85 points (0pts) Rankings
Geekbench3 - Single Core Sweden 7812 points (0pts) Rankings
Anvils SSD - 32GB Germany 40195.28 points (0pts) Rankings
AIDA64 - Memory Read Iran 61236 MB/s (0pts) Rankings
HEVC h.265 Decode 1717.54 marks (0pts) Rankings
GFXBench - 1080p Manhattan Offscreen United Kingdom 11075.5 Frames (0pts) Rankings
Geekbench4 - Single Core Korea (republic) 9971 points (0pts) Rankings
Geekbench4 - Multi Core Slovenia 41908 points (0pts) Rankings
Geekbench4 - Compute France 272116 points (0pts) Rankings
Testcpu France 5895 999 (0pts) Rankings
GFXBench - 1080p Car Chase Offscreen Germany 19362.7 Frames (0pts) Rankings
GFXBench - 1080p T-Rex Offscreen United Kingdom 23369.5 Frames (0pts) Rankings
GFXBench - 1080p Manhattan 3.1 Offscreen United Kingdom 9483.62 Frames (0pts) Rankings
GFXBench - 1440p Manhattan 3.1.1 Offscreen United Kingdom 5714.25 Frames (0pts) Rankings
Parallel PI United States 13sec 669ms (0pts) Rankings