Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA DDR4 10th Gen Intel LGA1200 Socket Mainboard

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Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA DDR4 10th Gen Intel LGA1200 Socket Mainboard

Product Id: 02.01.006.288

Regular Price  54,250
Special Price  51,000

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Quick Overview

Model - Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA
CPU Sockets - LGA1200
Chipset - Intel Z490
Generation - 10th
Memory Channel - Dual Channel
Multi-GPU Support - 2-Way NVIDIA SLI, 3-Way AMD CrossFireX
Audio Chipset - ROG SupremeFX

General

Model
Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA
Chipset
Intel Z490
Form Factor
ATX
Warranty
3 year
Country Of Origin
Taiwan
Made in/ Assemble
China

Compatibility

Sockets Supported
LGA1200
Supported CPU
10th Gen Intel Core and Pentium Gold / Celeron processors
Generation
10th
Supported Operating System
Windows 10

Memory Support

Memory Type
DDR4
Memory MHz
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/ 2133MHz
Memory Channel
Dual
Memory Slot
4
Memory Max.
128GB
Optane Memory Support
Yes

Graphics

Multi-GPU Support
2-Way NVIDIA SLI, 3-Way AMD CrossFireX
PCI Express Slot
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
CrossFire Support
Yes
Sli Support
Yes

Storage

Storage Interface
6.0Gb/s
M.2/SSD Expansion Slot
3
SATA Port
6 x SATA
Raid Support
0, 1, 5, 10

Network & Connectivity

LAN Chipset
Marvell AQtion AQC107 & Intel I225-V
LAN Speed (Mbps)
10Gbps, 2.5Gbps

Ports

USB Port
1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 4 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 10 x USB3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 4 x USB2.0

Audio

Audio Chipset.
ROG SupremeFX
Audio Channel
7.1

Bios Information

BIOS Type
1 x 256 Mbit Flash ROM
BIOS Model
UEFI AMI BIOS

Additional Info

WiFi
2x2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 5.1
Thunderbolt
Yes
Feature
LGA 1200 socket for 10th-gen Intel Core desktop processors, AI Feature, AI Overclocking, AI Cooling and AI Networking (GameFirst VI), Robust power delivery, Optimized power solution with 16 power stages, ProCool II power connectors, MicroFine Alloy chokes and 10K capacitors, Cooling & Performance, OptiMem III, CrossChill EK III, 16 teamed power stages with extended heatsink, high conductive thermal pad, ROG water cooling zone, M.2 heatsink and backplate, Intel Wi-Fi 6, 10 Gb Ethernet and Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet, triple M.2 slots, ATX motherboard for 10th Gen Intel Processor with 16 power stages, EK CrossChill III, OptiMem III, triple M.2, on-board Wi-Fi 6 (AX201), 10 Gb Ethernet and 2.5 Gb Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2, Aura Sync RGB lighting
Others
Wireless Data Network: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201, Bluetooth 5.1, 1 x CPU Fan connector(s), 1 x AAFP connector, 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers, 2 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s), 1 x Thunderbolt header(s), 1 x Thermal sensor connector(s), 1 x System panel connector, 1 x Speaker connector, 1 x Start button, 1 x FlexKey button, 1 x Clear CMOS button(s), 1 x USB BIOS FlashBack Button(s), 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module, 5 x Gold-plated audio jacks, 1 x Aquantia AQC-107 10G LAN port

Details

Model - Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Chipset - Intel Z490, Supported CPU - 10th Generation Intel Core i9 / i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium Gold / Celeron Processors, Generation - 10th, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 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/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Multi-GPU Support - 2-Way NVIDIA SLI, 3-Way AMD CrossFireX, PCI Express Slot - 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 3 x M.2 Socket 3 (1 x M.2 socket 3 (M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)), 1 x M.2 socket 3 (M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)), 1 x M.2 socket 3 (M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode))), LAN Chipset - Marvell AQtion AQC107 & Intel I225-V, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10Gbps, 2.5Gbps, Audio Chipset - ROG SupremeFX, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, WiFi - 2x2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Bluetooth - Bluetooth 5.1, USB Port - 1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 4 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 10 x USB3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 4 x USB2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - No, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, BIOS Type - 1 x 256 Mbit Flash ROM, BIOS Model - UEFI AMI BIOS, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - Yes, RaidSupport - 0,1.5,10, Thunderbolt - 1 x Thunderbolt, TPM Port - No, COM Port - No, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - LGA 1200 socket for 10th-gen Intel Core desktop processors, AI Feature, AI Overclocking, AI Cooling and AI Networking (GameFirst VI), Robust power delivery, Optimized power solution with 16 power stages, ProCool II power connectors, MicroFine Alloy chokes and 10K capacitors, Cooling & Performance, OptiMem III, CrossChill EK III, 16 teamed power stages with extended heatsink, high conductive thermal pad, ROG water cooling zone, M.2 heatsink and backplate, Intel Wi-Fi 6, 10 Gb Ethernet and Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet, triple M.2 slots, ATX motherboard for 10th Gen Intel Processor with 16 power stages, EK CrossChill III, OptiMem III, triple M.2, on-board Wi-Fi 6 (AX201), 10 Gb Ethernet and 2.5 Gb Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2, Aura Sync RGB lighting, Others - Wireless Data Network: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201, Bluetooth 5.1, 1 x CPU Fan connector(s), 1 x AAFP connector, 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers, 2 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s), 1 x Thunderbolt header(s), 1 x Thermal sensor connector(s), 1 x System panel connector, 1 x Speaker connector, 1 x Start button, 1 x FlexKey button, 1 x Clear CMOS button(s), 1 x USB BIOS FlashBack Button(s), 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module, 5 x Gold-plated audio jacks, 1 x Aquantia AQC-107 10G LAN port, Warranty - 3 Year, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China

Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
 

It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard: 


Pick up the Right Socket: You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.


Motherboard Sizes: Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
 

Number of RAM Slots: Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
 

Motherboard ports: It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.
 

Motherboard Chipsets: CPU mainly dictates the compatible chipset options. For Intel motherboards, one can choose from the cheaper options that can’t be overclocked or the expensive ones that can. Chipset with the letter 'Z' in the name has the overclocking feature and chipsets with letters 'B', 'H', 'Q'… do not come with this particular feature.

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