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 the engineers to create shorter trace distances, which in turn means tighter control over impedance and reduced possibility for signal interference. 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. R
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 50 mm fans or a single 80 mm 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.
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.
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.
Shielded audio, superior sound
Rampage VI Apex's awesome SupremeFX audio technology has leveled up, delivering an exceptional signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection for excellent ROG recording quality! The low-dropout regulator is also added for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220A codec. It all adds up to audio that envelops you as never before!
ASUS ROG RAMPAGE VI APEX - motherboard - extended ATX - LGA2066 Socket - X299
Motherboard - extended ATX
Intel X299 Express
1 x LGA2066 Socket
Max RAM Size
4 DIMM slots - DDR4, non-ECC, unbuffered
6 x SATA-600 (RAID), 3 x M.2
USB / FireWire Ports
USB 3.1, USB-C 1 x USB-C Gen 2 + 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 + 6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 + 2 x USB 2.0 + (1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 + 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 + 3 x USB 2.0 via headers)
1 x CPU , 4 x DIMM 288-pin , 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (dual x16 mode; triple: x16, x8, x8 mode; quad: x16, x8, x8, x8 mode; single card: x16 mode) , 1 x PCIe 3.0 x4
SATA-600 -connectors: 6 x 7pin Serial ATA , PCIe 3.0 , SATA-600 / PCIe 3.0 -connectors: 1 x M.2
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 , 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 , 1 x USB-C Gen2 , 2 x USB 2.0 , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 1 x microphone - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack , 1 x TOSLINK , 1 x PS/2 keyboard , 1 x PS/2 mouse
3 x USB 2.0 - header , 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 - header , 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 - header , 1 x audio - header
24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector
WfM 2.0 support, Multilingual BIOS, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution, USB BIOS Flashback, UEFI BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, SMBIOS 3.0 support, ACPI 6.0 support
C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall), jack retasking, NVIDIA SLI Technology Support, ASUS Q-Design, GPU Boost, ASUS EZ DIY, Q-LED, ProbeIt, ASUS Extreme Engine Digi+, CrashFree BIOS 3, ASUS Q-Connector, audio jack detect technology, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), ASUS Q-Shield, NVIDIA 3-way SLI Technology Support, Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) support, NVIDIA Quad SLI Technology Support, ASUS TPU (TurboV Processing Unit), ASUS DIGI+ VRM, Intel Smart Response Technology, NVIDIA 4-way SLI Technology Support, Q-Code, SupremeFX Shielding technology, AMD CrossFireX technology support, AMD Quad CrossFireX technology support, AMD 3-way CrossFireX technology support, AMD 4-way CrossFireX technology support, Clear CMOS Button, NexFET, Dual Intelligent Processors 5, LANGuard, ROG SSD Secure Erase, ASUS Fan Xpert 4, ASUS SafeSlot, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 3.0, 3D printing friendly, Intel Optane Memory Ready, ASUS SafeDIMM, Intel VROC support
I/O back plate, ROG cable lables, ASUS 2T2R Wi-Fi moving aerials, ROG fan stickers, 2 x M.2 screws, ROG coasters, RGB (RGBW) LED strip extension cable, CPU installation tool, DIMM.2 extension card, ROG DIMM.2 Fan Stand Pack
1 x Serial ATA cable , 1 x SLI bridge , 1 x 4-way SLI bridge , 1 x 3-way SLI bridge
Kaspersky Anti-Virus, ROG CPU-Z, ROG Mem TweakIt Utility, ASUS WebStorage, WinZip, ASUS AI Suite III, ROG RAMDisk, ASUS Turbo App, Overwolf, ASUS EZ Flash 3, ROG Aura, ASUS ROG RAMCache II, ROG CloneDrive, DAEMON Tools