ROG sets the benchmark for PC gamers and enthusiasts with the new Maximus X and Strix Z370 series that offer leading-edge performance and design
- ROG Maximus X series features the category-leading Maximus X Hero, Maximus X Code, Maximus X Apex and Maximus X Formula motherboards
- ROG Strix Z370 Gaming series features a wide range of form factors and designs with the Z370-E, Z370-F, Z370-H, Z370-G and Z370-I
- ROG Maximus X Apex sets 8th Generation Core i7-8700K all-core clock frequency record at 7.3GHz and DDR4 memory frequency record at 5529.2MHz
TAIPEI, Taiwan, October 5, 2017 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Maximus X and Strix Z370, a diverse collection of ROG Z370 gaming motherboards featuring support for the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and designed for a range of priorities and budgets. With up to six cores and 12 threads, these 8th Generation (Coffee Lake) chips deliver exceptional performance, unmatched versatility, and considerable overclocking potential, making them the best desktop CPUs for gaming on the market. They also provide huge potential for enthusiasts and power users who do more with their PCs.
The latest ROG gaming motherboard lineup reinforces the role of ROG as both a breeding ground for innovative features and a proving ground for testing the absolute limits of performance. It includes standouts like the Maximus X Apex, a hardcore gaming and overclocking board designed to break performance records; the Maximus X Hero, which blends leading performance with premium extras; the Maximus X Code that redefines the performance essentials for gamers and enthusiasts; and the Maximus X Formula, which is brimming with cutting-edge features fit for showcase PCs.
While the Maximus series covers the higher end of the spectrum, the Strix family opens ROG to a wider audience. It provides everything gamers need in a motherboard at affordable prices. Full-sized ATX options include closely matched contenders for the sweet spot, the Strix Z370-E and Z370-F Gaming, and an unexpected retro revival, the Strix Z370-H Gaming. Smaller form factors are served by the mATX Strix Z370-G Gaming and Mini-ITX Strix Z370-I Gaming.
More information about the all-new ROG Z370 motherboard lineup defined by gamers and powered by innovation can be found at:
Setting the benchmark for records
Lots of motherboard makers claim the best performance, but ROG has the results to prove it. Much of the credit goes to the Apex, an overclocking savant purpose-built for taking new CPUs to the ragged edge at sub-zero temperatures. Apex boards were introduced earlier this year with the Maximus IX series, and they’ve already claimed multiple world records and top scores with Intel’s Z270 and X299 platforms. Now, the ROG internal overclocking team has continued that streak with the new Maximus X Apex, setting the highest 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8700K frequency record by reaching 7.3GHz on all six-core and 12-core threads. In addition, the highest DDR4 memory frequency record with a top speed of 5529.2MHz. The complete story on Z370 overclocking can be found at:
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS Maximus X and ROG Strix Z370 series motherboards are available now in the UK from leading retailers. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information. For a detailed look at all ASUS Z370 boards, including models from the Prime and TUF Gaming families in addition to ROG, see the Z370 motherboard guide at our ASUS Edge Up website: http://edgeup.asus.com/2017/z370-motherboard-guide-coffee-lake/