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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XIII APEX Intel Motherboard

CCL Code: MBD3105
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Manufacturer Code: 90MB16E0-M0EAY0
| Manufacturer: ASUS

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Key Features:

  • Socket 1200
  • Intel Z590 Chipset
  • 8 x SATA & 10 x USB Ports
  • DDR4 (max 64GB, 2 slots)
  • ATX Form Factor

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For generations, streamlined layouts that reduce latency and increase bandwidth have enabled ROG Apex series motherboards to dominate numerous world records. Maximus XIII Apex continues that legacy by amping power delivery and adding overclocking enhancements for 11th Generation Intel Core processors. Those upgrades are fused with the latest connectivity options to boost the meta and bring the board's racetrack performance to daily rigs.

Enhanced with AI

Intelligent software solutions help ensure that your system performs at its best. The latest ASUS AI-powered enhancements span four pillars of performance, including overclocking, cooling, networking and onboard audio, making advanced tweaks and optimization accessible to new recruits and savvy PC DIY veterans alike.

AI Overclocking

Tuning is now faster and smarter than ever before. ASUS AI Overclocking profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration and push each system to its limits.

AI Cooling

Balance the thermals and acoustics of any build with a single click. A proprietary ASUS algorithm reduces unnecessary system noise by monitoring CPU temperatures and dynamically adjusting fans to optimal speeds.

AI Networking

The GameFirst VI utility optimizes networking performance by allocating bandwidth in real time based on application usage scenarios and corresponding learning algorithms.

Two-Way AI Noise Cancellation

This utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to reduce over 500 million types of background noise from incoming or outgoing audio, helping ensure crystal-clear communication in games or calls.

OVERCLOCKING

ROG Maximus XIII Apex makes overclocking accessible to both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts alike. Its intelligent power solution caters to the demands of the latest Intel processors, while comprehensive controls give you the tools you need to ramp up performance.

Overclocker’s Toolkit

An Overclocker’s Tookit with hardware-level controls will aid your overclocking experience. They’re quick and easy time-savers designed to help you break more records.

Condensation Detection

Specialized circuitry allows Maximus XIII Apex to detect when condensation occurs on the back of the board. Divided into three distinct sections — CPU, DRAM and PCIe — the feature provides a useful warning when an area may be at risk of short-circuiting.

Teamed Power Architecture

Modern CPU architectures up the ante for motherboard power design by transitioning from deep power saving modes to full load almost instantaneously. The latest ROG VRM architecture rises to the challenge by utilizing teamed power stages to rapidly swing current, while maintaining exemplary thermal performance.

A Brief History

ASUS became the first manufacturer to implement phase doublers when we shipped the A8N32-SLI Deluxe back in 2005. The board’s VRM was lauded for elegantly overcoming the power handling capabilities of components that were available at the time while also reducing voltage ripple. Those benefits lead to phase doublers becoming universally accepted in the industry, and they are still used for similar purposes today.

A Shift in CPU Demands

Today’s CPUs pack more cores than their predecessors, and the latest instruction sets allow them to crunch computationally dense workloads at an incredible pace. As an added bonus, these processors also consume less power at idle and can transition between loads states much more quickly. These improvements necessitated a re-evaluation of power design priorities, because phase doublers add a propagation delay that hampers transient response.

Bucking the Trend

The latest integrated power components can handle higher currents than the devices of yesteryear, making it possible to implement a simple circuit topology that isn’t hamstrung by the processing lag of phase doublers. That’s why the ROG Maximus XIII Apex utilizes teamed power stages to deliver higher burst current per phase, while maintaining the thermal performance of phase-doubled designs.

Thermal Performance

Each VRM component serves a specific purpose. PWM controllers control the circuit, and the power stages do the heavy lifting from an electrical and thermal standpoint. That's why ROG Maximus XIII Apex utilizes 18 power stages. The high-end power stages feature a low RDSON to reduce switching and conduction losses, helping to improve overall thermal headroom.

High Quality Components

  • Dual 8-Pin ProCool II Power Connectors - Two ProCool connectors ensure a snug and reliable connection to the EPS12V power lines.
  • 18 Power Stages - The VRM features 18 power stages, each rated to handle 90 amps.
  • MicroFine Alloy Chokes - Each power stage is accompanied by a high-permeability alloy-core choke rated to handle 45 amps.
  • 10K Japanese-Made Black Metallic Capacitors - Input and output filtering is provided by solid-polymer capacitors rated to last thousands of hours at high operating temperatures.

COOLING

A robust and comprehensive cooling solution is vital in your pursuit of performance. ROG Maximus XIII Apex includes sturdy heatsinks and a series of fan and water-cooling headers to keep temperatures in check.

Cooling Heatsinks

  • VRM and Aluminum I/O Heatsink - A VRM heatsink on the MOSFETs and chokes is connected to the aluminum I/O cover via an embedded heatpipe to increase mass and surface area for dissipation.
  • Extended VRM & M.2 Heatsink - The extended heatsink helps further cool the VRM and an M.2 drive mounted in the primary onboard slot.
  • Aluminum M.2 Heatsink - An aluminum heatsink cover efficiently cools an M.2 drive mounted in the second onboard slot.
  • U-Shaped Heatpipe - The heatpipe efficiently distributes the thermal load across the entire array.
  • High-Conductivity Thermal Pad  -High-quality thermal pads improve thermal transfer from the power stages to the heatsink.
  • M.2 Backplates - The two onboard M.2 slots feature backplate blocks to help cool high-performance drives, even when airflow is restricted.
  • Chipset Heatsink - A dedicated heatsink draws heat away from the chipset to maintain optimum operating temperatures.

Headers

Cooler by Design

ROG Maximus XIII Apex features comprehensive cooling options that are configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.

  • Multiple Temperature Sources - Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling, and all settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or via the UEFI.
  • 4-pin PWM/DC Fan Headers and ASUS HYDRANODE - Every onboard header auto-detects any PWM or DC fan, and three chassis fan headers offer ASUS HYDRANODE support.
  • AIO Pump - A dedicated PWM/DC header supports self-contained water-cooling setups.
  • Full Speed Fan - Two full speed fan headers allow for targeted airflow during extreme overclocking.

ROG Water-Cooling Zone

Dual water-temperature headers and a flow-rate header feed information straight into the AI Suite utility, allowing you to track coolant temperatures and the flow rate of the entire loop.

  • Water Pump+ - A dedicated header can supply over 3 amps to a high-performance PWM or to DC water pumps.
  • Water In/Out - A dedicated header enables monitoring of temperatures at the input/output points of any component.
  • Water Flow - A dedicated header enables constant monitoring of flow rate throughout the entire loop.

CONNECTIVITY

Maximus XIII Apex delivers supersmooth wireless connectivity, extensive M.2 compatibility, and high-end audio – the essentials for any setup.

Networking

Intel® WiFi 6E (Gig+)

Onboard WiFi 6E technology takes advantage of the newly available radio spectrum in the 6 GHz band, providing up to three times the bandwidth of the 5 GHz band and up to seven 160 MHz bands to deliver ultrafast wireless networking speeds along with improved capacity and better performance in dense wireless environments.

*WiFi 6E availability and features are dependent on regulatory limitations and co-existence with 5 GHz WiFi.

Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet

Onboard 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with up to a 2.5X improvement over standard Ethernet connections for faster file transfers, smoother lag-free gaming and high-res video streaming.

USB Ports

USB 3.2 Gen 2x2

A USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C® port at the rear and an additional front panel header onboard provide data transfer speeds of up to 20 Gbps for the latest devices.

Storage

PCIe 4.0-Ready

ROG Maximus XIII Apex is equipped with four onboard M.2 slots, with two offering PCIe 4.0 support for the latest GPUs and high-speed SSDs. To cope with the heat generated by high-performance M.2 SSDs, each drive is protected by a dedicated M.2 heatsink and an embedded backplate.

ROG DIMM.2

The ROG DIMM.2 module is an innovative expansion card that allows two M.2 drives to be connected via a DDR4 interface. You can then add metal heatsinks, helping to control thermals for maximum performance while elevating the aesthetics.

*DIMM.2 accommodates M.2 drives up to 22110 (110mm) in length

Audio

ROG SupremeFX

ROG SupremeFX is a unique blend of hardware and software that provides superior audio. In Maximus III Apex, SupremeFX utilizes the ALC4080 codec to increase playback resolution across all channels. The front-panel output is streamed through an integrated Savitech amplifier that’s capable of driving a wide range of gaming headsets and high-fidelity headphones.

  • Audio Line Shielding - Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.
  • Savitech SV3H712 Amplifier - The integrated Savitech amplifier greatly improves THD+N performance from 72 dB to 83 dB to deliver pristine audio quality.
  • ALC 4080 Codec - The ALC4080 codec improves playback audio resolution from 192 kHz to 384 kHz across all channels.
  • Switching MOSFETs - A unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs.
  • Nichicon® Caps - These fine-quality Japanese-made components produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.

OPTIMIZATION

ROG Maximus XIII Apex is packed with intuitive and flexible tools that give you complete control of system performance.

5-Way Optimization

Level Up Performance

The dashboard-style control panel of AI Suite 3 lets you fine-tune almost every aspect of your ROG Maximus XIII Apex system with ease. Get the best balance between performance, cooling, stability, and efficiency via one simple and intuitive interface.

BIOS

UEFI BIOS

The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as more comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.

Differential Sensing

Accurate Voltage Monitoring

Conventional motherboards use single-ended sensing circuits that are susceptible to noise and have to tap voltage rails from a location that isn’t ideal for accurate monitoring. These issues lead to a large disparity between the voltage fed to components and the values reported to software. Maximus XIII Apex features a differential-sensing circuit that rejects noise and takes readings directly from the CPU and the end point of major voltage rails. This simplifies overclocking and tuning by allowing you to track voltages more accurately.

PERSONALIZE

In addition to extraordinary performance, ROG Maximus XIII Apex provides extensive styling and customization options to let you build a system that truly stands apart.

AURA Sync

Grow Your Gaming World with Aura Sync

Up your game with complementary Aura Sync enhanced aesthetics, featuring preset lighting effects that can be easily synchronized across compatible ROG graphics cards, monitors, mice and keyboards to give your setup a unified look.

Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header

The addressable Gen 2 RGB headers can be controlled with Aura software, which automatically tailors your preferred lighting effects to the number of LEDs present in the connected gear or strip. The new headers also offer backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB components.

RAMCache III

RAMCache III software utility turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express® storage options, RAMCache III utilizes uniquely intelligent technology to effectively cache any storage device, so favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.

Gaming Audio

Sonic Studio III

Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.

DTS : Sound Unbound

ROG Maximus XIII Apex includes a pre-loaded DTS Sound Unbound app that envelops you in audio as never before, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By exploiting Windows Sonic spatial technology, DTS Sound Unbound delivers audio in a virtual 3D space — putting you right in the middle of the soundscape, where you can sense the location and direction of every gunshot, footstep or other sound in your virtual environment.

* DTS Sound Unbound requires in-game support. Check with developers for titles that offer support.

Armoury Crate

Armoury Crate is a software utility designed to provide centralized control of supported ROG gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate puts command of all your Aura gear at your fingertips with the new Aura Creator suite ready. The software also provides control of settings for a growing number of ROG products, making it easier to tune the look and feel of your system. Armoury Crate even offers dedicated product registration and ROG news feeds to help you stay in touch with the ROG gaming community.

AIDA64 Extreme

ROG Maximus XIII series includes a one-year AIDA64 Extreme subscription. This industry-leading system information tool provides detailed information about installed hardware and software, and it also provides benchmarks for measuring performance of the entire system or individual components. AIDA64 Extreme includes a monitoring and diagnostics feature to detect and prevent hardware issues. All vital system sensors can be tracked in real time, allowing voltage readings, fan speeds, and temperature information to be viewed on the desktop, sent to dedicated displays, or the OLED panels of ROG AIO liquid coolers*.

*Support available for ROG Ryujin II and later models.

Graphics Card Holder

Featuring a magnetic base, adjustable slider and hinge, the ROG Graphics Card Holder banishes sag and provides support where it’s needed most.

Main Features

  • 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 Cancellation
  • 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 aluminium 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
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Promotional Period: From August 23rd, 2021 till September 30th, 2021. Claims MUST be made with ASUS. To make a claim, please visit the ASUS Promotion.

Redemption Period: You MUST make your claim with ASUS between September 6th, 2021, and October 14th, 2021 - claims cannot be made before or after this period.

Terms and Conditions

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Specifications

CPU

CPU Brand Intel
CPU Socket Socket 1200
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer Intel
Supported Processors 11th Gen Intel Core Processors & 10th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron Processors
64-bit Support Yes
Socket LGA1200

Rear Panel I/O Ports

USB Ports 1 x USB 3.2 Type-C
5 x USB 3.1
4 x USB 3.0
Keyboard Port 1 x PS/2
Mouse Port 1 x PS/2
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
Audio Line In Ports 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Audio Line Out Ports 3 x 3.5mm Jacks
Microphone In Port 1 x 3.5mm Jack
S/PDIF Port 1 x S/PDIF Optical Out
Antenna Connector(s) 2 x SMA Antenna

Internal I/O Connectors

SATA Connectors 8 x SATA III
USB Connectors 1 x USB 3.2 Type-C header (supports 1 port)
1 x USB 3.0 header (suports 2 ports)
3 x USB 2.0 headers (supports 6 ports)
Speaker 1 x Speaker header
Front Panel Connectors 1 x Front Panel
1 x Front Audio
Cooling Fan Support 1 x CPU fan header
1 x CPU_OPT fan header
1 x AIO pump header
3 x Chassis fan headers
2 x Full-Speed Chassis fan headers
1 x W_PUMP+ header
1 x Water In header
1 x Water Out header
1 x Water Flow header
Thunderbolt Port(s) 1 x Thunderbolt 4 header
Power Connector Port 1 x 24-pin ATX
2 x 8-pin EPS
1 x 6-pin PCIe
Other Connectors 1 x M.2 slot, M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIe Gen 4) for 11th Gen Intel Core processors only
1 x M.2 slot, M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIe Gen 4 or PCIe Gen 3)
1 x M.2 slot via ROG DIMM.2, M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (PCIe Gen 3 or SATA)
1 x M.2 slot via ROG DIMM.2, M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (PCIe Gen 3)
3 x 3-pin AURA ARGB LED headers
1 x 4-pin AURA RGB LED header
1 x Thermal Sensor header

Memory

Memory Bus Speed 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
Memory Type DDR4
Maximum RAM 64 GB
Memory Slot 2 x DIMM

Motherboard

Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Northbridge Z590
RAID Supported No
SATA Supported Yes

Expansion

Number of PCI Express Slots 2 x PCI Express 4.0 x16 slots (@ x16/x0, x8/x8 or x8/x4)
1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4

Graphics Device

Integrated Graphics Supported No

Warranty

Warranty 3 Years

Sound

Integrated Sound ROG SupremeFX ALC4080

Network

Integrated Network Intel
Network Speeds Supported Up to 2.5 Gbps
Wireless LAN Yes (Wi-Fi 6E)
Wireless Network Speed Up to 2.4 Gbps
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version 5.2

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit

System

BIOS 2 x 256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
Jumpers 1 x 80 Light Bar jumper
1 x LN2 Mode jumper
Software Included (may be trial or restricted) Yes
Drivers Yes
SLi/Crossfire Features NVIDIA 2-Way SLI Technology

Physical

Form Factor ATX Motherboard
In The Box ROG MAXIMUS XIII APEX motherboard
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
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
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
1 x Support DVD
1 x User manual
Width 305 mm
Length 244 mm

Key Features

DisplayPort Connection No
Motherboard Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Power Connectors 4 + 4-Pin x 2
Motherboard Chipset Intel Z590
Thunderbolt No
Motherboard Model ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XIII APEX
WiFi Speed 2400 Mbps
USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB Control ASUS Aura Sync
Memory Speed 5333 MHz
RGB Header Type 3-Pin ARGB
Addressable RGB Yes
Firewire No
Wireless Network Yes
Memory Channel Dual
On-board Audio Type 7.1
Number of SATA Ports 8 port(s)
Number of USB Ports 10 port(s)
SATA III Support Yes
USB 3.0 Support Yes
Multi GPU Support nVIDIA SLi
VGA Connection No
DVI Connection No
HDMI Connection No

Item Details

Manufacturer ASUS
Manufacturer Code 90MB16E0-M0EAY0
Alternative Part Number ROG MAXIMUS XIII APEX
EAN 4711081145431
Condition New
Warranty

Warranty Information

Warranty 3 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer ASUS
Manufacturer Code 90MB16E0-M0EAY0
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