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Asus ROG MAXIMUS Z790 APEX ENCORE, Intel Z790, 1700, ATX, 2 DDR5, Wi-Fi 7, 2.5G LAN, PCIe5, Memory Fan Kit, RGB, 5x M.2

Asus ROG MAXIMUS Z790 APEX ENCORE, Intel Z790, 1700, ATX, 2 DDR5, Wi-Fi 7, 2.5G LAN, PCIe5, Memory Fan Kit, RGB, 5x M.2

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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




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 the system to its limits. Predicted values can be engaged automatically or used as a launching ground for further experimentation.

DDR5 Domination
ROG has a long legacy of flexing the fastest memory performance, and DDR5 is no outlier. Thanks to improved signal routing, now enthusiast-grade kits have been driven as far as 8 GT/s on the Maximus Z790 Apex Encore, and who knows how far future DIMMs can go? Seasoned veterans can test their mettle by tinkering with the extensive array of tuning options in the UEFI.
The ROG Maximus Z790 Apex Encore is also equipped with the ROG Memory Fan Kit – a cooling solution to solidify DDR5 stability and unleash memory overclocking. With the ROG Memory Fan Kit, your DDR5 modules can push the boundaries and reach overclocking speeds of 8400+ MT/s. Experience superior cooling performance and unlock the full potential of your memory with ease.

WiFi 7
Next-gen WiFi 7 chipset introduces all-new ultrawide 320 MHz channel bandwidth in the 6 GHz band and 4096 QAM, delivering up to 2.4X ultra-fast WiFi speeds. The revolutionary Multi-Link Operation (MLO) provides a more stable WiFi connection and lower latency, unlocking the realms of the unknown in gaming, streaming, and industrial IoT.

2.5GB Ethernet
Low-latency gaming, speedy file transfers, and high-resolution video streaming are among the many perks of onboard Intel® 2.5 Gbps Ethernet.

AI Cooling II
Balance the thermals and acoustics of any build with a single click. A proprietary ASUS algorithm slashes unnecessary noise while running a quick stress test, and then monitors CPU temperatures to dynamically adjust fans to optimal speeds.

AI Networking

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.

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, keyboards, and mice to give your setup a unified look.



  • Motherboard Type: Desktop
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Socket: Intel 1700
  • Chipset: Intel Z790
  • #Hide#DDR Type: DDR5
  • CPU Support: Click here for CPU support
  • RAM Technology: "DDR5, Dual Channel
    Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile II (AEMP II)
    Supports DIMM Flex"
  • RAM Slots: 2 x DIMM
  • RAM Speeds: Up to 8400+(OC)
  • Maximum Memory: 96GB
  • Graphics: -
  • Graphics Ports: -
  • PCI/PCI Express: 2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (supports x16 or x8/x8 modes)
    2 x PCIe 4.0 x4
  • Storage: "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"
  • RAID: "Intel Rapid Storage Technology supports PCIe RAID 0/1/5/10, SATA RAID 0/1/5/10"
  • Wireless: "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"
  • LAN: 2.5GB LAN
  • Audio: ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC ALC4080
  • USB Ports Supported: Rear:
    1 x USB 20Gbps Type-C
    5 x USB 10Gbps Type-A
    4 x USB 5Gbps Type-A

    1 x USB 20Gbps Type-C with up to 60W PD/QC4+)
    4 x USB 5Gbps
    2 x USB 2.0
  • 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
  • Accessories: 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
  • .: 1 x USB drive with utilities and drivers
    1 x Quick start guide
  • Additional Features: See Overview
  • Package Type: Retail
  • Package Weight: 3.7000 kg
  • Warranty: 3 Years
  • #Hide#M.2 Slot(s): Yes (M.2)
  • #Hide#No. LAN Ports: 1 x LAN
  • #Hide#Max LAN Speed: 2.5GB LAN
  • #Hide#Wi-Fi: Yes (Wi-Fi)
  • #Hide#RGB Lighting: Out of the box RGB lighting
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