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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XIII APEX Motherboard

ROG MAXIMUS XIII APEX

Intel® Z590 ATX gaming motherboard with 18 power stages, PCIe 4.0, OptiMem III, Overclocker’s Toolkit, onboard WiFi 6E (802.11ax), Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, quad M.2 with heatsinks, embedded M.2 backplates, a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 front-panel connector, and Aura Sync RGB lighting

  • Intel® Socket LGA 1200: Ready for 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors
  • ASUS-Exclusive AI-Driven Enhancements: AI Overclocking, AI Cooling, AI Networking, and Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
  • Robust Power Solution: 18 teamed power stages rated for 90 amps, ProCool II power connectors, MicroFine alloy chokes, and 10K Japanese-made capacitors
  • Optimized Thermal Design: Enlarged VRM heatsinks plus integrated aluminum I/O cover, high-conductivity thermal pad, M.2 heatsinks with embedded backplates, and ROG Water-Cooling Zone
  • High-Performance Networking: Onboard WiFi 6E (802.11ax), Intel ® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, and ASUS LANGuard
  • Fastest Gaming Connectivity: PCIe® 4.0, quad M.2, and USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 front-panel connector
  • Gaming Audio: ROG SupremeFX ALC4080 codec and Savitech SV3H712 amplifier, along with DTS® Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III
  • Unmatched Personalization: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including one RGB header and three addressable Gen 2 RGB headers
  • DIY-Friendly Design:Pre-mounted I/O shield, V Latch switch, BIOS FlashBack™, Q-Code, FlexKey, Q-Connector, SafeSlot, and Graphics Card Holder
  • Renowned Software: Bundled 1‑year AIDA64 Extreme subscription and intuitive UEFI BIOS dashboard with integrated MemTest86

 

Specification

CPU

Intel® Socket LGA1200 for 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors & 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors*

Chipset

Intel® Z590 Chipset

MEMORY

Memory Channels:2DDR4 (Dual Channel)

Max Memory Size:64GB

DDR4 5333(OC)/5133(OC)/5000(OC)/4800(OC)/4700(OC)/4600(OC)/4500(OC)/4400(OC) /4266(OC)/4133(OC)/4000(OC)/3866(OC)/3733(OC)/3600(OC)/3466(OC)/3400(OC)/3333(OC)/3200/3000/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*

Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

OptiMem III

* 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7/i9 processors support 2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 natively, others will run at the maximum transfer rate of DDR4 2666MHz.

* 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors support 3200/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 natively.

* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists), and memory frequency support depends on the CPU types.

Multi-GPU Support

NVIDIA 2-Way SLI® Technology*

*Support varies with different graphics cards

Expansion Slots

Intel® 11th &10th Gen Processors*

2 x PCIe 4.0/3.0 x16 slots**

- Intel® 11th processors support PCIe 4.0 x16 or x8/x8 or x8/x4 modes

- Intel® 10th processors support PCIe 3.0 x16 or x8/x8 or x8/x4 modes

Intel® Z590 Chipset

1 x PCIe 3.0 x4 slot***

* Supports PCIe bandwidth bifurcation for RAID on CPU function.

** PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 share bandwidth with M.2_2. PCIEX16_1 will run x8 mode and PCIEX16_2 will run x4 mode when M.2_2 runs x4 mode.

*** PCIEX4 slot shares bandwidth with SATA6G_56. PCIEX4 slot will run x2 mode when SATA6G_56 is populated.

Storage

Supports 4 x M.2 slots and 8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

Intel®11th &10th Gen Processors

M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280

- Only Intel® 11th processors support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode, this slot will be disabled for other CPUs

M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280*

- Intel® 11th processors supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode

- Intel® 10th processors supports PCIe 3.0 x4 mode

Intel® Z590 Chipset

DIMM.2_1 slot (Key M) via ROG DIMM.2, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA modes)**

DIMM.2_2 slot (Key M) via ROG DIMM.2, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 3.0 x4 mode)

8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports***

RAID function for PCIe mode SSD in Intel® Rapid Storage Technology is available with either 1. Intel® SSDs installed in both CPU-attached and PCH-attached slots, or 2. any other 3rd party SSDs installed in PCH-attached slots.

To enable Intel® Optane™ Memory (Hybrid Storage device), it must be installed in PCH-attached slots with Intel® Rapid Storage Technology.

* M.2_2 slot shares bandwidth with PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2. When M.2_2 runs x4 mode, PCIEX16_1 will run x8 mode and PCIEX16_2 will run x4 mode.

** When DIMM.2_1 is operating in SATA mode, SATA6G_2 will be disabled.

*** SATA6G_56 shares bandwidth with PCIEX4 slot. When SATA6G_56 is populated, PCIEX4 slot will run x2 mode and SATA6G_56 will be disabled when PCIEX4 slot runs x4 mode.

Ethernet

ASUS LANGuard

Wireless & Bluetooth

Intel® Wi-Fi 6E
2x2 Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Supports 2.4/5/6GHz frequency band*
Bluetooth v5.2 hardware ready**
* WiFi 6E 6GHz regulatory may vary between countries, and function will be ready in Windows 10 build 21H1 or later.
** Bluetooth v5.2 function will be ready in Windows 10 build 21H1 or later.

USB

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port (1 x USB Type-C®)

5 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (5 x Type-A)

4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 x Type-A)

Front USB:Total 9 ports

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 connector (supports USB Type-C®)

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header supports additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports

3 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 6 USB 2.0 ports

Audio

ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC ALC4080

- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs

- Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking

- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input

- Supports up to 32-Bit/384 kHz playback

Audio Features

- SupremeFX Shielding Technology

- Savitech SV3H712 AMP

- Gold-plated audio jacks

- Rear optical S/PDIF out port

- Premium Japanese audio capacitors

- Audio cover

Back Panel I/O Ports

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port (1 x USB Type-C®)

5 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (5 x Type-A)

4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 x Type-A)

1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module

1 x Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet port

5 x Gold-plated audio jacks

1 x Optical S/PDIF out port

1 x BIOS FlashBack™ button

1 x Clear CMOS button

1 x PS/2 Keyboard (purple) port

1 x PS/2 Mouse (green) port

USB Ports

Fan and Cooling related

1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header

1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan header

1 x 4-pin AIO Pump header

3 x 4-pin Chassis Fan headers

2 x 4-pin Full Speed Fan headers

1 x W_PUMP+ header

1 x 2-pin Water In header

1 x 2-pin Water Out header

1 x 3-pin Water Flow header

Power related

1 x 24-pin Main Power connector

2 x 8-pin +12V Power connectors

1 x 6-pin PCIe Graphics Card connector

Storage related

2 x M.2 slots (Key M)

1 x DIMM.2 slot supports 2 x M.2 slots (Key M)

8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

USB

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 connector (supports USB Type-C®)

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header supports additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports

3 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 6 USB 2.0 ports

Miscellaneous

1 x 80 Light Bar jumper

3 x AURA Addressable Gen 2 headers

1 x AURA RGB header

1 x BIOS Switch button

1 x FlexKey button

1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)

1 x FS Mode switch

1 x LN2 Mode jumper

1 x Pause switch

8 x ProbeIt Measurement Points

1 x ReTry button

2 x RSVD switch

1 x Safe Boot button

1 x Slow Mode switch

1 x Speaker header

1 x Start button

1 x 10-1 pin System Panel header

1 x Thermal Sensor header

1 x Thunderbolt™ header

1 x V_LATCH switch

Intrernal I/O Connectors

ROG Exclusive Software
- Mem Tweakit
- RAMCache III
- ROG CPU-Z
- GameFirst VI
- Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
- Sonic Radar III
- DTS® Sound Unbound
- Overwolf
- BullGuard Internet Security (1-year full version)
ASUS Exclusive Software
Armoury Crate
- Aura Creator
- Aura Sync
- OLED Display
AI Suite 3:
- 5-Way Optimization with AI Overclocking
TPU
EPU
Digi+ Power Control
Fan Xpert 4
Turbo app
- EZ update
AI Charger
WinRAR
UEFI BIOS
AI Overclocking Guide
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
FlexKey

Special Features

Y

Extreme OC Kit

- FlexKey button

- LN2 Mode

- Probelt

- ReTry button

- Safe boot button

- Start button

- Slow Mode

Extreme Engine Digi+

- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors

- MicroFine Alloy Choke

ASUS Q-Design

- Q-Code

- Q-Connector

- Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])

- Q-Slot

ASUS Thermal Solution

- M.2 heatsink backplate

- M.2 heatsink

- VRM heatsink design

ASUS EZ DIY

- BIOS FlashBack™ button

- Clear CMOS button

- ProCool II

- Pre-mounted I/O shield

- SafeSlot

AURA Sync

- AURA RGB header(s)

- Addressable Gen 2 RGB header(s)

Dual BIOS

ASUS HYDRANODE

- 3 x Chassis fan support* (CHA_FAN1P, CHA_FAN2P, CHA_FAN3P)

* Visit ASUS Website for the latest compatibility list.

Software Features

ROG Exclusive Software

- Mem Tweakit

- RAMCache III

- ROG CPU-Z

- GameFirst VI

- Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer

- Sonic Radar III

- DTS® Sound Unbound

- Overwolf

- BullGuard Internet Security (1-year full version)

ASUS Exclusive Software

Armoury Crate

- AIDA64 Extreme (1 year full version)

- AURA Creator

- AURA Sync

- Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation

AI Suite 3

- 5-Way Optimization with AI Overclocking

TPU

EPU

DIGI+ Power Control

Fan Xpert 4

Turbo app

- EZ update

AI Charger

DAEMON Tools

MyAsus

WinRAR

UEFI BIOS

AI Overclocking Guide

ASUS EZ DIY

- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

- ASUS EZ Flash 3

- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode

FlexKey

MemTest86

BIOS

2 x 256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS

Manageability

WOL by PME, PXE

Accessories

Cables

1 x ARGB RGB extension cable

1 x RGB extension cable

8 x SATA 6Gb/s cables

1 x 3-in-1 Thermistor cables pack

ROG DIMM.2 with Heatsink

1 x ROG DIMM.2 with heatsink

1 x M.2 pad for ROG DIMM.2

1 x M.2 screw package for ROG DIMM.2

Miscellaneous

1 x ASUS Wi-Fi moving antennas

1 x M.2 SSD screw package(s)

1 x Q-connector

1 x ROG key chain

1 x ROG stickers

1 x ROG thank you card

1 x ROG Graphics card holder

Installation Media

1 x Support DVD

Documentation

1 x User manual

Operating System

Windows® 10 64-bit

Form Factor

ATX

30.5cm x 24.4cm

Warranty

3 Years

Note*

Price, feature and specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

 

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