Asus ROG MAXIMUS Z790 APEX, Intel Z790, 1700, ATX, 2 DDR5, Wi-Fi 6E, 2.5G LAN, PCIe5, RGB, 5x M.2

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A relentless focus on overclocking makes the Maximus Apex Z790 a dream for upper-echelon enthusiasts.

Bountiful power delivery and similarly capable cooling stack the odds in your favor for reaching 6 GHz and higher with the latest 13th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors. PCB trace optimizations allow DDR5 memory to strut timings and frequencies far beyond the capabilities of 4-DIMM-slot designs. A plethora of quality-of-life features and controls afforded by onboard components and software utilities make it all readily accessible for users of all stripes. Get ready for the highest performance numbers... ever.


  • AI Overclocking - Effortless performance boost
  • AI Cooling II - One-click fan tuning
  • Gen 5 Support - x2 PCIe 5.0 x16 slots
  • PCIE 5.0 M.2 - Provides a PCIe 5.0 slot and large heatsink
  • ROG DIMM.2 - Adds x2 M.2 slots in a DIY-friendly shell
  • 24 + 0 Power Stages
  • DDR5 8000+ MT/s, AEMP II, XMP
  • WiFi 6E

USB Ports Supported
6 x SATA III 1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280) - PCIe 1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280) - SATA & PCIe 1 x M.2 via PCIe 5.0 M.2 card (2242/2260/2280/22110) - PCIe DIMM.2_1 via ROG DIMM.2 (2242/2260/2280/22110) - PCIe DIMM.2_2 via ROG DIMM.2 (2242/2260/2280/22110) - PCIe
Intel Rapid Storage Technology supports PCIe RAID 0/1/5/10, SATA RAID 0/1/5/10
Wi-Fi 6E 2x2 Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) Supports 2.4/5/6GHz frequency band Bluetooth
ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC ALC4080
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C (at back) 5 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A (at back) 8 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (4 at back, 4 at mid-board) 4 x USB 2.0 (at mid-board) 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C front panel connector
2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (supports x16 or x8/x8 modes) 1 x PCIe 4.0 x4 1 x PCIe 4.0 x1
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C 5 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A 1 x Wi-Fi Module 1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet 5 x Gold-plated audio 1 x Optical S/PDIF out 1 x BIOS FlashBack button 1 x Clear CMOS button 1 x PS/2 Keyboard (purple) 1 x PS/2 Mouse (green)
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x 4-pin CPU Fan 1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan 1 x 4-pin AIO Pump 3 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 24-pin Main 2 x 8-pin +12V 1 x 6-pin PCIe
2 x M.2 (Key M) 1 x DIMM.2 slot 6 x SATA 6Gb/s 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 2 x USB 2.0 1 x 80 Light Bar jumper 3 x Addressable Gen2 1 x Aura RGB 1 x Front Panel Audio
1 x LN2 Mode jumper 1 x Osc sense 1 x Pause switch 12 x ProbeIt Measurement Points 2 x RSVD switches 1 x RSVD header 1 x Slow Mode switch 1 x V_Latch switch 1 x 10-1 pin System Panel 1 x Thunderbolt (USB4) Buttons_ BIOS Switch, FlexKey, 2x BCLK, Safe Boot, ReTry, Start
PCI/PCI Express
Motherboard Type
Click here for CPU support
Form Factor
Intel 1700
Intel Z790
#Hide#DDR Type
CPU Support
RAM Technology
DDR5 (Dual Channel)
RAM Slots
4 x DIMM
RAM Speeds
Up to 8000+(OC)
Maximum Memory
Graphics Ports
ROG DIMM.2 with Heatsink PCIe 5.0 M.2 Card with Heatsink 1 x Thermal pad for M.2 1 x DDR5 Fan holder 1 x DDR5 Fan 1 x DDR5 Fan screw 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi moving antennas 1 x Q-connector 1 x ROG overclocking medal 1 x ROG thank you card 2 x M.2 Q-Latch packages for M.2 backplate 2 x M.2 backplate Rubber Packages

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