The ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Apex has returned to build on the legacy of its predecessors, ready for the latest 11th Generation Intel Processors with upgraded power delivery and added overclocking enhancements, smart cooling and the latest generation of connectivity hidden beneath a stealthy exterior.
Packed with renowned ROG features like AI-enhanced controls, customisable Aura Sync LED control and bolstered by a few new additions like PCIe 4.0 technology, Quad M.2, USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Connectivity, industry-leading SupremeFX audio and a premounted I/O shield combined with DIY friendly build features. All of this makes the ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Apex a true top-shelf motherboard and a perfect cornerstone for any high-end build.
CPU Socket: LGA1200
Supported CPU: Intel 10th & 11th Gen
Memory Slots: 2
PCIe Gen 4 X16 Slots: 2
Form Factor: ATX
Intel Socket LGA 1200
ASUS-Exclusive AI-Driven Enhancements
Robust Power Solution
Optimised Thermal Design
About the ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Apex Motherboard
The Apex of Performance
For generations, streamlined layouts that reduce latency and increase bandwidth have enabled ROG Apex series motherboards to dominate numerous world records. The ASUS ROG 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.
A high-end battle station needs robust cooling to deliver peak performance. ROG Maximus XIII Hero employs an enlarged cooling array for the VRM and chipset, plus four M.2 sinks teamed with backplate blocks to wick heat away from critical components. That rugged foundation is backed by complimentary headers for fans, AIOs and liquid loops, paired with flexible control options that allow you to keep thermals in check at all times.
Maximum Power Delivery
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.
The VRM features 18 power stages, each rated to handle 90 amps. Each Power stage is accompanied by a high-permeability alloy-core choke rated to handle 45 amps.
Input and output filtering is provided by solid-polymer capacitors rated to last thousands of hours at high operating temperatures.
Two ProCool II Power Connectors ensure a snug and reliable connection to the EPS 12V Power Lines.
Intel Wi-Fi 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.
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.
PCIE 4.0 READY
The ROG Maximus XIII is equipped with four onboard m.2 slots, with two offering the latest PCIe 4.0 support for the latest GPUs and High-Speed SSDs.
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.
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.
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 optimisation accessible to new recruits and savvy PC DIY veterans alike.
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.
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.
The GameFirst VI utility optimises 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.
Max supported memory speeds
Supported memory types
Realtek ALC1220-VB codec ESS SABRE9118 DAC chip
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band (2.4GHz, 5GHz) up to 433 Mbps
Intel GbE Gigabit LAN chip (10 Mbit/100 Mbit/1 Gbit)
PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 Slots
PCIe Gen 4.0 x16 Slots
Internal I/O Connectors
Front Audio Panel Connector
On-Board USB2.0 Headers
On-Board USB3.0 Headers
1 x Aura RGB Strip Headers 3 x aRGB
On-Board USB3.0 Type C Headers
Back Panel Connectors
Intel GbE Gigabit LAN chip (10 Mbit/100 Mbit/1 Gbit)