Scan code: LN141527 Manufacturer code: ROG MAXIMUS Z790 APEX ENCORE


ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 APEX ENCORE, Intel Z790, S 1700, DDR5, PCIe 5.0, 5x M.2, 2.5GbE, WiFi 7, ATX

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ROG Maximus Z790 APEX ENCORE Intel 14th Gen ATX Motherboard from ASUS

ASUS Z790 Motherboard

Meet The Pinnacle of PerformanceThe 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. Meanwhile, support for PCIE 5.0 components, WiFi 7 connectivity, ROG DIMM.2 card for additional storage and the ROG Memory Fan Kit offers active cooling to let tinkerers push their performance to the limit. 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.

Intel Z790Chipset

LGA 1700CPU Socket

14th/13th/12th Gen IntelCompatible CPU

ATXForm Factor

An Overclockers Dream

ROG Overclocking TechnologiesTried and tested OC features offer extensive control over system performance for seasoned veterans and new recruits alike. Leverage onboard intelligence to automatically adapt CPU performance, or get a headstart on manual tuning and then utilize advanced tools and utilities to stay on the pulse and push boundaries.

4K Recording

The Overclockers Toolkit The ROG Overclocker’s Toolkit is a powerful set of hardware-level controls to enhance your overclocking experience. Some are quick and easy time savers, while others offer masterful functionality to help you smash benchmarks and break records.

SAFE BOOT BUTTONInstantly reset the PC and boot directly into Safe mode.

BCLK BUTTONSAdjust the BCLK frequency to improve system performance.

PROBEITIncludes twelve integrated measurement points for advanced tuning.

RETRY BUTTONInstantly initiates a hard reset with just a press.

SLOW MODE SWITCHReduces the CPU ratio to 8X to keep the system stable during setup for extreme overclocking.

PAUSE SWITCHPause the system and fine-tune OC parameters mid-benchmark.

RSVD SWITCHHelps the system boot under extreme temperatures (≤ -120°C)

LN2 MODEJumper to enable special options and functions for liquid-nitrogen (LN2) overclocking.

BIOS SWITCHSwitches between BIOS 1 and 2.

Teamed Power Architecture

Crafted For PerformanceToday's CPU architectures place incredible demands on motherboard power design by transitioning from deep power-saving modes, going from lower-power mode to full load in an instant. The latest ROG VRM architecture rises to the challenge by utilising teamed power stages to rapidly swing current, while maintaining exemplary thermal performance.

24+0+2 Power StagesThe VRM features 24+0+2 power stages, each rated to handle up to 105 amps

8+8 PIN ProCool II Power ConnectorsDual ProCool connectors ensure a snug and reliable connection to the EPS 12V Power line.

Robust Power solution

MICROFINE ALLOY CHOKESEach power stage is accompanied by a high-permeability alloy-core choke rated to handle 45 amps.

SMD CAPACITORSInput and output filtering is provided by solid-polymer capacitors rated to last thousands of hours at high operating temperatures.

Push It To The Limit

Get the most from your memoryComprehensive memory tuning options are the cornerstone of ROG motherboards. With the ROG Maximus Z790 Apex Encore, you can extract all of the potential out of your DDR5 modules, regardless of if they're from an extreme-speed kit or an entry-level set that would otherwise be locked.

DDR5 memory support

DDR5 DominationROG 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.

ROG Memory Fan KitThe 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.

Keep Your Components Cool

1. VRM HEATSINK ARRAYVRM heatsinks on the MOSFETs and chokes are connected by an embedded heatpipe to increase mass and surface area for dissipation.

2. M.2 heatsink and backplatesThree onboard M.2 slots are thoroughly cooled with heatsinks and backplates for maximum cooling performance.

Maximum Cooling

3. ROG DIMM.2 CARD HEATSINKTwo additional M.2 slots are kept cool with the DIMM.2 card's hefty heatsinks.

4. EXTENDED VRM AND M.2 HEATSINKAn extended heatsink helps further cool the VRM along with an M.2 drive.

Superb Thermal Management

Thermal Headers

Multiple temperature sourcesEach 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 UEFI.

4-pin fan headersIn addition to the pair of CPU fan headers, the Maximus Z790 Extreme features two chassis and two radiator headers, and each supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

AIO Pump HeaderA dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.

Thermal Headers

Water Pump+A dedicated header can supply over 3 amps to a high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.

Water in/outA dedicated header enables monitoring of temperatures at the input/output points of any component.

Water FlowA dedicated header enables constant monitoring of flow rate throughout the entire loop.

Ready for Lightning Speeds?

PCIe 5.0 ReadyFully embracing the new standard, the ROG Maximus Z790 Apex Encore offers abundant Gen 5 support to give unfettered bandwidth to the fastest SSDs and graphics cards available.

Expansion slots

EXPANSION SLOTSBoth of the x16 expansion slots have the PCIe 5.0 treatment to offer incredible speeds up to 64 GB/s for compatible devices. To bear the brunt of massive graphics cards, they are also protected with SafeSlot retention brackets, and the top slot can be released easily thanks to the PCIe Slot Q-Release button.


ROG DIMM.2The ROG DIMM.2 module allows you to easily mount two M.2 drives next to the memory slots, where its large heatsinks convect directly into the path of chassis airflow for optimal temperatures.


THREE ONBOARD M.2 SLOTSThe ROG Maximus Z790 Apex Encore features three onboard M.2 slots, one of which is PCIe 5.0-ready to offer blistering 16 GB/s speeds, while the others offer still-impressive 8 GB/s over PCIe 4.0 interfaces.

Embrace Ultra-Fast Connectivity

WIFI 7 connectivity

WIFI 7Next-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.

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

Breathtaking Personalisation Options

ARMOURY CRATEArmoury Crate is a software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported gaming products, making it easy to tune the look and feel of your system. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate helps you customize RGB lighting and effects for compatible devices and synchronize them with Aura Sync to create a unified lighting scheme across your system. In addition, Armoury Crate’s Fan Xpert4 tool provides comprehensive control over fans, water pumps, and all-in-one (AIO) coolers.

Superb Personalisation

SONIC STUDIO IIISonic 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.

AURA SyncUp 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.

A Fully Comprehensive I/O


1: BIOS FlashBack™ Button
2: Clear CMOS Button
3: PS/2 Keyboard Port
4: PS/2 Mouse Port
5: 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports (4 x Type-A)
6: 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Ports (5 x Type-A)
8: 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Port
9: Wi-Fi 7
10: Optical S/PDIF Out Port
11: 5 x Gold-plated Audio Jacks
12: 1 X USB 3.2 GEN 2X2 Connector
13: 4 x SATA 6Gb/s
13: 1 x Thunderbolt™ (USB 4) Header

Core Specifications
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket 1700
Chipset Intel Z790
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR5
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR5 - 4800
  • DDR5 - 5000
  • DDR5 - 5200
  • DDR5 - 5400
  • DDR5 - 5600
  • DDR5 - 5800(OC)
  • DDR5 - 6000(OC)
  • DDR5 - 6200(OC)
  • DDR5 - 6400(OC)
  • DDR5 - 6600(OC)
  • DDR5 - 6800(OC)
  • DDR5 - 7000(OC)
  • DDR5 - 7200(OC)
  • DDR5 - 7400(OC)
  • DDR5 - 7600(OC)
  • DDR5 - 7800+(OC)
  • DDR5 - 8000(OC)
  • DDR5 - 8200(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 96GB
Audio ROG SupremeFX 7.1 HD Audio ALC4080
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 5.0 (x16)
AMD CrossFire Support N/A
Integrated Graphics  
On-Board Graphics Connectors None
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x M.2, 22-42/60/80, PCIe Gen4x4
  • 1 x M.2, 22-42/60/80, PCIe Gen4x4/SATA
  • 1 x M.2, 22-42/60/80, PCIe Gen5 x4
  • 2 x M.2, 22-42/60/80/110, PCIe Gen4x4
  • 2 x PCIe 4.0 x4
  • 2 x PCIe 5.0 x16
  • 4 x SATA 6GB/s
SATA Support SATA3
RAID Support via  
Storage Mode Support
  • Intel Rapid Storage Technology Support
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
  • RAID 5
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 2-pin W_IN connector
  • 1 x 2-pin W_OUT connector
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 3-pin W_FLOW connector
  • 1 x 4-pin AIO Pump Connector
  • 2 x 4-pin CHA_FAN connector
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan Connector
  • 2 x 4-pin Full Speed Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin W_PUMP+ Connector
  • 2 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 8-pin PCIe (Power)
  • 3 x Addressable Gen 2 Header
  • 1 x Aura RGB Header
  • 2 x Base clock control button
  • 1 x BIOS Switch button
  • 1 x CPU_OV jumper
  • 1 x FlexKey Button
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
  • 3 x M.2
  • 1 x PAUSE Switch
  • 12 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
  • 1 x ReTry Button
  • 1 x RSVD Header
  • 2 x RSVD Switch
  • 1 x Safe Boot Button
  • 4 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x Slow mode booting switch
  • 1 x START (Power On) button
  • 1 x System panel connector
  • 1 x Thermal Sensor Header
  • 1 x Thunderbolt header
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Port
  • 1 x V-Latch Switch
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type
  • 802.11be Wi-Fi 7 LAN
  • Wired 2.5 Gigabit LAN
Network Chip/Modules
  • 1 x 802.11be WiFi 7
  • 1 x Intel (2.5GbE LAN)
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x 10/100/1000/2500 (LAN)
  • 1 x BIOS Flashback Button
  • 1 x Central Speaker Out
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse
  • 1 x Rear Speaker Out
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out (Optical)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
  • 5 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
  • 1 x WiFi Module
Additional Specifications
Water Cooled No
Cooling Passive Heatsinks
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions 305 x 244 mm
Additional Information
Scan Code LN141527
GTIN 4711387361115

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