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Z790 APEX Availability Overclocking and Playtime Thread : )

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

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Newegg listing November 4th, today:

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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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iBruceypoo
Level 16
Think I'm just gonna shut up until my Apex gets here, probably the best strategy. 😞
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 17
Not really anything I can add with confidence, but being optimistic, a revised BIOS may well sort out issues like this. I've just trawled through the 690/BIOS 2004 thread and some people were reporting issues with XMP not working after the update. After the release of BIOS 2103, reports of issues like that reduced dramatically.

So, I mention this to demonstrate the point that the BIOS version can influence memory performance. I would have guessed as much, I just wanted to find some evidence. As the 790 platform gets a bit more mature, I would hope that further BIOS updates will be able to optimise memory speed and performance.
Z690 Hero, 12900K, BIOS 3501, MEI 2406.5.5.0, ME Firmware 16.1.30.2361, 7000X Case, RM1000x PSU, ASUS TUF OC 3090TI, 2 x 16GB Corsair RAM @ 5200MHz, Windows 11 Pro 23H2, Corsair H150i Elite AIO, 4x Corsair RGB fans, 3x M.2 NVME drives, 2x SATA SSDs, 2x SATA HDs.

kvarq
Level 11
see that there are lots of ppl no booting at all with their Apex, how to update bios & firmware that way... =))

kvarq
Level 11
see that there are some of ppl no booting at all with their Apex with the sticks installed, how to update bios & firmware that way... =))

kvarq
Level 11
so here we go again =))
what's wrong with the Asus's Quality Dept? :))

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kvarq wrote:
so here we go again =))
what's wrong with the Asus's Quality Dept? :))

96464



oh man you guys have me worried. i get binning a motherboard to get the most memory performance ! But binning motherboards just to get a working system? at this price point!!!

wasnt this supposed to be Asus' attempt to claw back some reputation or make it up to us from the z690 woes? first I figured they would lower the price (so did youtube spokesperson jj) but we were wrong. Then i viewed the price as "confidence" and ordered one. NOW I"M WORRIED

kvarq
Level 11
Quality is a mess now, I think Asus doesn't care about oir there are no ppl doing this there
The bending is quite serious now, here some examples from OCN


some can run them w/o problems until a certain frequency or at all not even booting if both slots are populated, but even the ram is working (eventually), the VGA can sit like this =))


indeed I think as well that these are made on a ship on knees, no need for factories anymore, can be manufactured while shipping =))

seriously now, I am quite not sure what motherboard to purchase...
I was using ROG bios since... Z87 I think :))

kvarq
Level 11
Quality is a mess now, I think Asus doesn't care about or there are no ppl doing this there
The bending is quite serious now, here some examples from OCN


some can run them w/o problems until a certain frequency or at all not even booting if both slots are populated, but even the ram is working (eventually), the VGA can sit like this =))


indeed I think as well that these are made on a ship on knees, no need for factories anymore, can be manufactured while shipping =))

seriously now, I am quite not sure what motherboard to purchase...
I was using ROG bios since... Z87 I think :))

Carlyle2020
Level 10
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Some pins i may have to cut short manually on the backside

Carlyle2020 wrote:
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Some pins i may have to cut short manually on the backside


Perhaps after you buy a few more Asus Z790 motherboards your wallet will be lighter and the Z790 Apex board will level out a bit. 😛