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Quick OverviewModel - Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA
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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.