The ROG Maximus Z790 Apex Encore boasts a sleek all-black design, robust appearance, upgraded power solution and an onboard PCIe® 5.0 M.2 slot for lightning-fast storage.
An ROG Memory Fan Kit offers active cooling to let tinkerers push DDR5 to the limit. And support for Intel® Core™ 14th generation processors lets users set new benchmarks for the wealth of activities that demand peak performance. This motherboard is the ultimate choice for enthusiasts and overclockers seeking style and power in their gaming setup.
- PCIe 5.0 - x1 onboard M.2 slot, and x2 PCIe 5.0 x16 slots
- DDR5 - Max. 96GB, DIMM FLEX, AEMP II
- ROG Memory Fan Kit
- WiFi 7
- ROG DIMM.2 - Adds x2 M.2 slots in a DIY-friendly shell
- AI Overclocking - Effortless performance boost
- AI Cooling II - One-click fan tuning
- 24+0+2 Power Stages - Teamed Power Solution
- DIY-Friendly Design
GameFirst is now integrated into Armoury Crate for an even better user experience. GameFirst optimizes networking performance by allocating bandwidth in real time, based on intelligent algorithms designed for various application customizable usage scenarios and corresponding learning algorithms. The latest update includes dedicated support for NVIDIA® GeForce NOW to ensure the lowest latency possible during intense game streaming cloud gaming sessions. To provide a better user’s experience, GameFirst is now integrated into Armoury Crate.
Up your game with complementary Aura Sync enhanced aesthetics, featuring preset lighting effects that can be easily synchronized across compatible ROG graphics cards, monitors, keyboards, and mice to give your setup a unified look.
USB Ports Supported
4 x SATA III 1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280) - PCIe 5.0 x4* 1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280) - PCIe 4.0 x4 1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280) - SATA & PCIe 4.0 x4 via ROG DIMM.2: 1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280/22110) - PCIe 4.0 x4 via ROG DIMM.2: 1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280/22110) - PCIe 4.0 x4 *shares bandwidth with PCIEX16(G5)_2 and PCIEX16(G5)_1. When M.2_1 is occupied with SSD device, PCIEX16(G5)_2 will be disabled and PCIEX16(G5)_1 will run x8 only
Intel Rapid Storage Technology supports PCIe RAID 0/1/5/10, SATA RAID 0/1/5/10
Intel Wi-Fi 7 2x2 Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) Supports 2.4/5/6GHz frequency band Support Wi-Fi 7 320MHz bandwidth, up to 5.8Gbps transfer rate. Bluetooth v5.4
ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC ALC4080
Rear: 1 x USB 20Gbps Type-C 5 x USB 10Gbps Type-A 4 x USB 5Gbps Type-A Front: 1 x USB 20Gbps Type-C with up to 60W PD/QC4+) 4 x USB 5Gbps 2 x USB 2.0
2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (supports x16 or x8/x8 modes) 2 x PCIe 4.0 x4
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x USB 20Gbps Type-C 5 x USB 10Gbps Type-A 4 x USB 5Gbps Type-A 1 x Wi-Fi Module 1 x Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet 5 x Gold-plated audio jacks 1 x Optical S/PDIF out 1 x BIOS FlashBack button 1 x Clear CMOS button 1 x PS/2 Keyboard 1 x PS/2 Mouse
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x 4-pin CPU Fan 1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan 1 x 4-pin AIO Pump 2 x 4-pin Chassis Fan 2 x 4-pin Full Speed Fan 1 x W_PUMP+ 1 x 2-pin Water In 1 x 2-pin Water Out 1 x 3-pin Water Flow 1 x Extra Flow Fan 1 x 24-pin Main 2 x 8-pin +12V
1 x 8-pin PCIe 3 x M.2 (Key M) 1 x DIMM.2 slot supports 2 x M.2 (Key M) 4 x SATA 6Gb/s 1 x USB 20Gbps Type-C 2 x USB 5Gbps 2 x USB 2.0 1 x 80 Light Bar jumper 3 x Addressable Gen2 headers 1 x Alternative PCIe Mode Switch
1 x Aura RGB 2 x BCLK button 1 x BIOS Switch button 1 x FlexKey button 1 x Front Panel Audio 1 x LN2 Mode jumper 1 x Osc sence 1 x Pause switch 12 x ProbeIt Measurement Points 1 x ReTry button 2 x RSVD switches 1 x RSVD header 1 x Safe Boot button 1 x Slow Mode switch 1 x Start button 1 x 10-1 pin System Panel 1 x Thermal Sensor 1 x Thunderbolt (USB4) 1 x V_Latch switch
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DDR5, Dual Channel Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile II (AEMP II) Supports DIMM Flex
2 x DIMM
Up to 8400+(OC)
1 x ROG DIMM.2 with heatsink 1 x M.2 pad for ROG DIMM.2 2 x M.2 screw package for ROG DIMM.2 1 x Thermal pad for M.2 1 x ROG Memory Fan Kit 1 x ASUS WiFi Q-Antenna 1 x Q-connector 1 x ROG VIP card 3 x M.2 Q-Latch packages for M.2 backplate 3 x M.2 backplate Rubber Packages
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