THE EXTREME OC BOARD FOR ENTHUSIASTS
Deftly tailored by ROG engineers, and tuned to perfection by the world's best overclockers, the Rampage VI Apex is purpose-built to break performance records. Featuring an optimized 4-DIMM memory trace layout, innovative dual DIMM.2 modules that keep your M.2 SSDs cool, and a distinct X-shaped PCB that's tactfully accented with Aura RGB lighting, the Apex melds no-compromise engineering with radical aesthetics. Build your next showcase rig and push the X299 platform to the limits with the Rampage VI Apex.
WORLD RECORDS SMASHED
Rampage VI Apex is built to break world records — and it's already done just that. With its optimized layout, high-quality components, and its ability to withstand the rigors of sub-zero operation with liquid-nitrogen (LN2) and helium (LHe), Apex has already smashed seven world records and scored 16 global first-places.* These include the highest CPU frequency for Intel Core i7 at 7.562GHz with four cores and eight threads — that's a staggering 75.87% overclock of the chip‘s default 4.3GHz frequency!
“With APEX, ASUS ROG managed to bring the LN2-OC optimizations onto a consumer board which also achieves best clocks for 24/7 overclocking. My go-to board for Skylake-X.”
- ROMAN “DER8AUER” HARTUNG
“One to rule them all – no cold boot bugs thanks to special ROG engineering! And from a performance standpoint, the Apex is simply the best motherboard you can buy!”
DANIEL “DANCOP” SCHIER
Rampage VI Apex includes an overclocker's toolkit with hardware-level controls to aid your overclocking experience. The motherboard's Dual BIOS allows you to experiment with different firmware versions and provides a path for recovery in case one becomes corrupt, and the onboard switch allows you to easily change between the first and second BIOS. The overclocker's toolkit also includes a Pause switch to halt the system, and four PCIe switches for quick slot toggling. Other tools include Safe Boot and ReTry buttons, an LN2 jumper to aid POST at sub-zero temperatures, and a Slow mode switch. Combined, they're quick and easy time-savers designed to help you break more records.
Specialized circuitry allows Rampage VI Apex to detect when condensation occurs on the back of the board. Divided into four distinct sections — CPU, DRAM_L, DRAM_R and PCIe — the feature provides a useful warning when an area may be at risk of short-circuiting.
OPTIMIZED TRACE LAYOUT
It's the combination of intricate and innovative engineering that makes Rampage VI Apex such a big performer. Allotting just one DIMM slot per channel allowed our engineers to create shorter trace distances, which in turn means tighter control over impedance and reduced possibility for signal interference. We also adopted an engineering-first strategy, paring back the number of integrated circuits to enable the best possible trace routing. The end result is a motherboard with better stability and more overclocking headroom, allowing you to get the best performance from your memory kit.
DDR4 OVERCLOCKING STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
ROG engineers adopted a four-slot memory design on an EATX motherboard, enabling a highly optimized layout for memory trace paths to minimize noise and improve signal integrity. Rampage VI Apex allows for DDR4 overclocking to reach up to 4500+MHz in dual channel mode, and 4133MHz+ with 4 DIMMs in quad-channel mode. ROG also works with all the major DDR4 memory vendors to ensure the best compatibility and real-word performance.
ASUS PRO CLOCK II TECHNOLOGY WITH EXTREME ENGINE DIGI+
A dedicated base-clock generator that extends CPU and memory overclocking margins. This custom solution works in tandem with the TPU to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control, providing the flexibility to extract every ounce of performance from Intel® Core™ X-series processors. And, of course, Rampage VI Apex includes Extreme Engine Digi+ — ROG's revered digital power controller. With a Digi+ PWM controller, PowlRstage® IR3555 MOSFETs, MicroFine alloy chokes, and 10K black metallic capacitors, Extreme Engine Digi+ technology delivers consistently stable power.
CUTTING EDGE INNOVATIONS
DUAL ROG DIMM.2
Rampage VI Apex includes two ROG DIMM.2 modules to support a total of four PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 SSDs. ROG DIMM.2 supports a wide variety of existing memory coolers, and the Rampage VI Apex comes with two fan mounts that support up to two 50mm fans or a single 80mm fan, making it easy to chill your M.2 drives. Each module features a pair of onboard thermal-sensor headers for temperature reporting, allowing control over fan speed and acoustics via Fan Xpert 4 software, or the ASUS UEFI. As a finishing touch, the modules have onboard RGB LEDs that are controllable via our Aura software, adding options to accent your build with a range of lighting effects.
RAID & VROC
Use the CPU_DIMM.2 expansion card to take advantage of Intel's Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) feature* by connecting two M.2 drives in RAID. Or maximize storage performance with the addition of an ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 Card** for up to four PCIe® 3.0 x4 M.2 drives and total bandwidth of up to 128Gbps. With VROC, your RAID arrays are easily configured to be bootable, and traditional DMI bottlenecks are eliminated so your storage is not held back by other traffic.
Wired directly to the X299 PCH, the PCH_DIMM.2 module can be installed to enable chipset-based RAID configurations to improve storage performance or provide a layer of redundancy.
VRM AND I/O HEATSINK
The latest high-core-count Intel Core i7 and i9 CPUs consume serious amounts of power, so Rampage VI Apex is equipped with serious VRM cooling. Featuring a high-mass, finned heatsink that connects to the I/O cover via heat pipe, the expansive surface area dissipates heat efficiently. And, for enthusiasts that want to push the platform to the absolute limit, we've even included a bracket that allows you to mount a fan to accelerate the airflow.
OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION
A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs, as well as strips connected to the two onboard 4-pin RGB headers.* And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura Sync-enabled ASUS hardware.
INFINITE LIGHTING POSSIBILITIES
ASUS Aura SDK allows developers to take full advantage of the vast eco-system of Aura Sync-capable PC gear. From in-system illumination to peripherals and beyond, the SDK provides an evolving toolkit of options to enhance games and software with RGB lighting. Game effects, alerts, and audio can all be portrayed via Aura-compatible hardware, creating subtle or dazzling visual cues to augment the action. There's also scope to map system parameters such as temperatures to lighting, giving enthusiasts new ways to monitor vital information.
ILLUMINATED CUSTOMIZABLE NAMEPLATE
Use the bundled DIY kit to customize your nameplate, then see your personal mark illuminated with Aura Sync lighting!
With an asymmetrical X-shaped circuit board and a radical lighting scheme, Rampage VI Apex dares to be different. The unique X design enables simpler, cleaner cable routing, and features Aura RGB backlighting to make your build stand out from the crowd.
One click takes care of all that complex tuning. ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your PC smart. It dynamically optimizes essential aspects of the system, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailored for your rig.
- An automated tuning utility that optimizes overclocking and cooling profiles for your unique system configuration.
- Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and deliver optimal airflow when the system is crunching through CPU or GPU-intensive tasks.
- All-new stress test that allows users to optimize and overclock for CPU or memory-centric workloads.
FLEXIBLE COOLING CONTROLS FOR AIR OR LIQUID
With ROG Rampage VI Apex, you have comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and even all-in-one (AIO) coolers, via either Fan Xpert 4 or our award-wining UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum – keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.
COOLER BY DESIGN
Rampage VI Apex features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.
MEDIA-ACCLAIMED UEFI BIOS
The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more gorgeous. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.
SHIELDED AUDIO, SUPERIOR SOUND
Rampage VI Apex's awesome SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up, delivering an exceptional 113 dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection for best-ever ROG recording quality! We've also added a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220A codec. It all adds up to audio that envelops you as never before!
BEST GAMING NETWORKING
LOWER CPU WORKLOAD, HIGH TCP & UDP THROUGHPUT
ROG Rampage VI Apex features the very latest Intel® Ethernet (I219-V) for faster, smoother gaming. Intel Ethernet controllers have a natural synergy with their processors and chipsets, reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for games and other tasks.
SafeSlot* is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step using a new insert-molding process, SafeSlot integrates the slot with fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.
SafeDIMM slots feature a metal key-pin that increases durability, versus traditional DIMM slots.
ROG GIVES YOU MORE
STAY IN THE GAME
A clever, unobtrusive overlay keeps you in the game and allows you to browse the Web, email, IM, stream or record while you play. The overlay is dressed in color-matched ROG skins to show you're part of an elite pack. Grab it now from the Overwolf Appstore!
ROG CLONE DRIVE
IMAGE YOUR DRIVES, THE SMART WAY
All-new ROG Clone Drive is the smart, convenient cloning solution that quickly and efficiently replicates hard drives or SSDs. Clone Drive is so smart that it can clone one drive to two target drives at the same time, or image any file from your disk at breakneck speeds.
SPEED YOUR GAME LOADS
ROG's uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds, getting to work the moment it's activated. RAMCache II turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times to stratospheric levels.
BEYOND VR READY
ROG Rampage VI Apex isn't just VR Ready — it goes way beyond! The ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready marque means that Apex has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance after you've taken off the headset. ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready opens up a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.
THE POWER OF INTEL
Intel® X299 chipset
The Intel X299 chipset supports LGA 2066-socket Intel Core X-Series processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, X299 provides a maximum 10 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 8 SATA 6Gbps ports and 32Gbps M.2 support for faster data retrieval.
Intel Core™ XSeries processors for LGA 2066 (R4) socket
Intel Core X-Series processors (6 core above): 4-channel (8-DIMM), 44/28 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. Intel Core X-Series processors (4 core): 2-channel (4-DIMM), 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.