Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Apex review

The OC-obsessed Asus Maximus Z690 Apex is one of the most expensive Z690 motherboards out there, but to be fair, it’s well below Asus’ own Maximus Extreme. At $720 (£570, $1199), this is a very expensive motherboard, and its main competitors — the Aorus Tachyon ($550) and the MSI Unify-X ($500) — are significantly less expensive.

Motherboards designed for overclocking have long been on the back burner of supporting RGB-enabled gaming designs. However, overclocking has never gone away, and while the days of taking cheap processors and motherboards and overclocking them to flagship performance levels are long gone, it’s still nice to see all the big manufacturers still catering to the overclocking market, despite the size Small is. Motherboards like Tachyon, Unify-X, and Asus Maximus Apex are often highly regarded, but these days they often cost painfully high.