The card we were waiting for the most, built around the latest Intel chipset, has just arrived at the editorial office: the ROG Maximus Z790 APEX from Asus. The resemblance with the Z690 APEX version is striking even if Asus surprised us by opting for a metallic grey PCB.
The APEX series represents the best from Asus for overclockers. The card has many tools implemented on the PCB and benefits from regular BIOS updates. The engineering team being very reactive, several BIOS are already available. If you want to get your CPU temperature below 0°C, this APEX will certainly prove to be one of the best choices for the Z790 chipset. The Raptor Lake processors have set a lot of records.
Thanks to Asus for making this sample available.