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Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) Intel LGA 1200 Z490 ATX Gaming Motherboard

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Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) Intel LGA 1200 Z490 ATX Gaming Motherboard

ROG Maximus XII Hero is the perfect foundation to the Republic of Gamers. It's a motherboard that packs substantial power, smart cooling and faster memory support under a stealthy skin. Loaded with renowned ROG features, from AI overclocking and AI cooling to attention-grabbing Aura Sync illumination, Maximus XII Hero is ready to perform and crafted for customization.


AI Overclocking
• Tuning is now faster and smarter than ever before. AI Overclocking profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration for each system.

AI Cooling
• AI Cooling automatically manages and controls motherboard connected fans, ensuring the most efficient settings depending on the current system load and temperature.

AI Networking
• GameFirst VI optimizes and organizes network bandwidth, effectively reducing jitter and eliminating spike lag to ensure smooth online gameplay.

• The Intel Comet Lake processor features 10 cores and a peak single-core Turbo speed that exceeds 5.3 GHz right out of the box. To cope with this increased demand on the system, Maximus XII Hero takes advantage of its intelligent VRM design and uses quality components to ensure the best gaming and daily productive computing experience.

• Maintaining system stability is paramount under high load, so Maximus XII Hero employs large VRM and chipset heatsinks that strike the right balance between surface area and mass. The extra-large armor heatsinks also cover multiple M.2 slots. Featuring premium components and multiple fan headers, Maximus XII Hero is fully armed to provide the best foundation for gaming systems – enabling higher performance at lower temperatures.

• Maximus XII Hero is packed with intuitive and flexible tools to allow customization across all system parameters to deliver the performance you want.

• ROG Maximus XII Hero offers advanced connectivity, including WiFi 6 (AX201) and dual Ethernet with intel 1Gb and Marvell 5Gb Ethernet port to eliminate bottlenecks so you can enjoy exceptionally smooth online and LAN play. Additionally, the M.2 supports Intel OptaneM Memory technology to maximize the speed of your SSD for faster load times, and SupremeFX on-board audio provides superb sound, while saving a PCIe slot.

• In addition to extraordinary performance, Maximus XII Hero provides extensive styling and customization options to let you build a system that truly stands apart.


• Chipset: Intel Z490
• CPU: Intel Socket 1200 for 10th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron Processors Supports Intel 14 nm CPU Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0
• Memory: 4x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4800(O.C.), 4700(O.C), 4600(O.C), 4500(O.C), 4400(O.C), 4266(O.C.), 4133(O.C.), 4000(O.C.), 3866(O.C.), 3733(O.C.), 3600(O.C.), 3466(O.C.), 3400(O.C.), 3333(O.C.), 3200(O.C.), 3000(O.C.), 2933, 2800, 2666, 2400, 2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory Dual Channel Memory Architecture Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) OptiMem III
• Onboard Graphics: Integrated Graphics Processor 1x HDMI 1.4b
• Audio: ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC S1220 - Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs - Supports : Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking, up to 24-Bit/192kHz playback - High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input - ESS ES9023 DAC + RC4580 OP AMP - Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback
• LAN: Intel I219-V 1Gb Ethernet Marvell AQtion AQC111C 5Gb Ethernet ASUS LANGuard
• Wireless Data Network: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 2x2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) support 1024QAM/OFDMA/MU-MIMO Supports up to 2.4Gbps max data rate Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160 Supports CNVI interface Bluetooth v5.1
• Expansion Slots: Intel 10th Gen Processors 2x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8) Intel Z490 Chipset 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode) 3x PCIe 3.0 x1
• Multi-Graphics Technology: Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI Technology Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology
• Storage Interface: Total supports 3 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports Intel Z490 Chipset: 1x M.2_1 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*3 1x M.2_2 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*4 1x M.2_3 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode) 6x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10 Intel Optane Memory Ready
• USB: Rear USB Port (Total 10) 4x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)(3x Type A + 1x USB Type-C) 4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(4x Type A) 2x USB 2.0 port(s)(2x Type A) Front USB Port (Total 7) 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s) 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s) 4x USB 2.0 port(s)
• Internal I/O Connectors: 1x CPU Fan connector(s) 1x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) 3x Chassis Fan connector(s) 1x AIO_PUMP connector 1x H_AMP fan connector 1x W_PUMP+ connector 1x W_IN header 1x W_OUT header 1x W_FLOW header 1x AAFP connector 2x Aura RGB Strip Headers 2x Addressable Gen 2 header(s) 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 front panel Type-C connector 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s) 2x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s) 3x M.2 Socket 3 6x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s) 1x Thunderbolt header(s) 1x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s) 1x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s) 1x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s) 1x Thermal sensor connector(s) 1x ReTry button 1x System panel connector 1x Speaker connector 1x Start button 1x FlexKey button
• Back Panel Connectors: 1x Marvell AQtion AQC111C 5Gb Ethernet 1x Intel I219-V 1Gb Ethernet 1x HDMI 4x USB 3.2 Gen 2 4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 2x USB 2.0 1x Optical S/PDIF out 1x Clear CMOS button(s) 1x USB BIOS FlashBack Button(s) 1x ASUS Wi-Fi Module 5x Gold-plated audio jacks
• Manageability: WOL by PME, PXE
• Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit
• Form Factor: ATX Form Factor (30.5 x 24.4cm)

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  • Stock Availability: Out of Stock!
  • Warranty: 3 Years
  • Manufacturer: Asus Shop
  • Product Found In: Intel Motherboards
  • Model Number: ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI)
  • Part Number: SY12101