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Z790 APEX Availability Overclocking and Playtime Thread : )

iBruceypoo
Level 16
Newegg listing November 2nd and 3rd:

96062

Newegg listing November 4th, today:

96063

Did Newegg sell out their known incoming quantity of boards as Pre-Orders in 48hours? OR did they simply change the purchasing status?

Who knows right?

Did anyone grab a pre-order?
Z790 Epiphenomenal Raptor Bench

ROG Z790 Apex / Intel 13900KS SP111 P121 E93 MC83
Gskill 8000 kit - TM5 stable at 8200MT/s 38 48 48 121 VDD and VDDQ 1.5v
WD_Black SN850X 1TB 7300MB/s Reads 6300MB/s Writes
LG 32in 4K IPS 32UP83A-W
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jrok96
Level 7
test....

JohnAb
Level 16
Forums seem to be working again now 🙂
Z690 Hero, BIOS 2802, MEI 2336.5.2.0, ME Firmware 16.1.30.2307, 7000X Case, RM1000x PSU, i9 12900K, ASUS TUF OC 3090TI, 2 x 16GB Corsair RAM @ 5200MHz, Windows 11 Pro 22H2, Corsair H150i Elite AIO, 4x Corsair RGB fans, 3x M.2 NVME drives, 2x SATA SSDs, 2x SATA HDs.

JohnAb wrote:
Forums seem to be working again now 🙂


It seems the same. hmm
Z790 Epiphenomenal Raptor Bench

ROG Z790 Apex / Intel 13900KS SP111 P121 E93 MC83
Gskill 8000 kit - TM5 stable at 8200MT/s 38 48 48 121 VDD and VDDQ 1.5v
WD_Black SN850X 1TB 7300MB/s Reads 6300MB/s Writes
LG 32in 4K IPS 32UP83A-W

iBruceypoo
Level 16
Newegg 10days ago listed Z790 Apex as "back in stock" on January 4th 2023 - this week.

Yet has since removed that date. So who knows, maybe today the 1st day after the holidays, business will return to normal and a new "Availability Date" will be posted.

Congratulations to everyone who has already received a new Apex board - I've counted 1pre-order period and only 3single days of availability so far, and each of those days the Apex sold out within a few hours. When you can actually buy them again, hopefully this week, the Z790 Apex is going to sell FAST.

No issues that I've heard of at all. 😮

I'm using Bios 0809, and it's pure heaven.

Best motherboard I've ever owned! Go ROG! And thank you once again! Absolutely LOVE my Z790 Apex.
Z790 Epiphenomenal Raptor Bench

ROG Z790 Apex / Intel 13900KS SP111 P121 E93 MC83
Gskill 8000 kit - TM5 stable at 8200MT/s 38 48 48 121 VDD and VDDQ 1.5v
WD_Black SN850X 1TB 7300MB/s Reads 6300MB/s Writes
LG 32in 4K IPS 32UP83A-W

jrok96
Level 7
why has this thread been abandoned? I still have my 790 apex sitting here waiting on me to have enough time to put together my new build. I enjoy hearing what all issues/solutions you guys come across .

iBruceypoo
Level 16
LOL 😛

Z790 Apex was available to purchase yesterday Jan 4 at Newegg US. The batch sold out in a few hours "as expected" and those boards will ship out tomorrow Jan 6.

Congratulations new Apex owners! 😮
Z790 Epiphenomenal Raptor Bench

ROG Z790 Apex / Intel 13900KS SP111 P121 E93 MC83
Gskill 8000 kit - TM5 stable at 8200MT/s 38 48 48 121 VDD and VDDQ 1.5v
WD_Black SN850X 1TB 7300MB/s Reads 6300MB/s Writes
LG 32in 4K IPS 32UP83A-W

JohnAb
Level 16
Haha, wish I could get one. Seems like you are having a great time with yours Bruce, which is fantastic.
Z690 Hero, BIOS 2802, MEI 2336.5.2.0, ME Firmware 16.1.30.2307, 7000X Case, RM1000x PSU, i9 12900K, ASUS TUF OC 3090TI, 2 x 16GB Corsair RAM @ 5200MHz, Windows 11 Pro 22H2, Corsair H150i Elite AIO, 4x Corsair RGB fans, 3x M.2 NVME drives, 2x SATA SSDs, 2x SATA HDs.

JohnAb wrote:
Haha, wish I could get one. Seems like you are having a great time with yours Bruce, which is fantastic.


You would love the new Apex ROG brother, although every motherboard looks much better mounted on a test bench imho. lol 🙂

Z990 and Panther Lake (my next upgrade) won't be arriving until 2025, so I'm settling in for an extended love affair with Raptor Lake and the Z790 Apex.

Needed to update my EK CPU block from 115x to 1700, so went ahead and color-matched the new water block to the Z790 Apex, which is mostly white silver and mirror finish.

This water block and white lighting accent from EK. They arrived and are brilliant, yet not swapping out my 115x black and plexi block until the 13900KS arrives next week. These EK parts look amazing in photos with white Bitspower fittings, but photos don't seem to work right now in the ROG forum...

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-quantum-magnitude-1700-full-nickel
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-quantum-magnitude-accent-d-rgb

I've only ever ran 4core and 6core processors, never owned an 8core. So decided to treat myself to something nice - the Intel 13900KS i9 high bin.

3770K > 6700K > 6800K > 8700K > 8086K > 11600K > 13600K >>> 13900KS
Z790 Epiphenomenal Raptor Bench

ROG Z790 Apex / Intel 13900KS SP111 P121 E93 MC83
Gskill 8000 kit - TM5 stable at 8200MT/s 38 48 48 121 VDD and VDDQ 1.5v
WD_Black SN850X 1TB 7300MB/s Reads 6300MB/s Writes
LG 32in 4K IPS 32UP83A-W

iBruceypoo
Level 16
Most honorable gentleman over at OCN with a Gskill 8000 mem kit and Z790 Apex running the mem kit at 8800MT/s CL36 1.54v stable on air with bios 0078.

Oh my goodness! :cool:

Thanking Mr. Carillo for the awesome results and congratulations!

Trying to dnld that bios right now and install, woo, Z790 Apex the gift that keeps on giving. 😛
Z790 Epiphenomenal Raptor Bench

ROG Z790 Apex / Intel 13900KS SP111 P121 E93 MC83
Gskill 8000 kit - TM5 stable at 8200MT/s 38 48 48 121 VDD and VDDQ 1.5v
WD_Black SN850X 1TB 7300MB/s Reads 6300MB/s Writes
LG 32in 4K IPS 32UP83A-W

8800 MHz is awesome. What makes the Apex different to other 790 boards? I know you've got to 8000. I'm seeing Extreme owners here with several issues. The Apex just seems to work for some reason, maybe because it has only 2 DIMM slots and the architecture is different somehow? Perhaps BIOS optimisation will solve all issues.

Saw your water block, that's impressive and very shiny. Should look amazing, even if you can't see that fantastic 13900KS hidden below (when it arrives) lol.

I think my upgrade path has been 80286, 80386, Pentium 4, i9-4770K, i9-9900K and currently i9-12900K. In fact, I still have a 386 now, but it hasn't been turned on for 15 years. How time flies. I still just about remember DOS and Windows 3.1/3.2.

Oh by the way, I started a thread asking for overclocking advice on my 5200 memory, but nobody has answered yet. Do you any idea how far I could push it, if at all? Only for the fun of course, my machine is fast enough for everything I do anyway.
Z690 Hero, BIOS 2802, MEI 2336.5.2.0, ME Firmware 16.1.30.2307, 7000X Case, RM1000x PSU, i9 12900K, ASUS TUF OC 3090TI, 2 x 16GB Corsair RAM @ 5200MHz, Windows 11 Pro 22H2, Corsair H150i Elite AIO, 4x Corsair RGB fans, 3x M.2 NVME drives, 2x SATA SSDs, 2x SATA HDs.