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Quick OverviewModel - Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA
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Bring ultimate performance to your gaming experience with the ROG Maximus XII Formula LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard from ASUS. Designed for gamers, enthusiasts, professionals, and content creators who want to pack a ton of power into their desktop computer systems, this ATX motherboard is powered by the Intel Z490 chipset and supports 10th generation Intel processors with the LGA 1200 socket. It takes full advantage of the PCIe 3.0 data bandwidth to deliver high performance for tasks such as video editing, gaming, and 3D modeling. The motherboard also features an advanced cooling design with extensive support for fans and liquid cooling systems.
Up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, reaching 4800 MHz when overclocked, can be installed across four memory slots. Additionally, up to six Intel Optane-enhanced SATA III storage drives can be installed alongside three M.2 SSDs, which can be put into RAID 0, 1, 5, or 10 configuration. Intel Rapid Storage Technology helps to boost performance and responsiveness of connected storage drives. Dedicated graphics cards can be installed into the PCIe 3.0 x16 slots with support for 2-Way NVIDIA SLI and 3-Way AMD CrossFireX configurations to maximize frame rates, connect 4K monitors, and for faster video rendering times. An additional PCIe 3.0 x1 slot is available alongside a Thunderbolt 3 header for compatible expansion cards.
The USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C ports allow you to transfer data from compatible peripherals at up to 10 Gb/s. Other features include fast network connections with both a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port and a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port quickly transfer data from network attached storage drives and other compatible devices. They operate alongside the built-in 802.11ax Wi-Fi that can reach speeds of up to 2.4 Gb/s over compatible wireless networks.
The ROG Maximus XII Formula also delivers deep and immersive 7.1-channel surround sound through the SupremeFX S1220 audio codec and ESS ES9023P DAC. You can customize your computing experience using the addressable RGB headers to connect light strips, which can be synced with other Aura Sync-compatible peripherals such as mice and keyboards. There is also a 2" LiveDash OLED display built onto the motherboard, which can be programmed to show hardware statistics or customized graphics. Windows 10 64-bit is required to take advantage of all the motherboard's features.
Integrated artificial intelligence features help to optimize overclocking, cooling, and network performance.
Installing multiple graphics cards will enhance the computer's performance for demanding tasks such as gaming, video editing, and more. This motherboard supports a 2-Way NVIDIA SLI and 3-Way AMD CrossFireX configurations.
The integrated 2" LiveDash OLED display can be programmed to show hardware monitoring information, an animated Extreme logo, BIOS updated progress, and custom images such as animated GIFs.
Aura Sync technology allows you to connect, customize, and control lighting equipment such as RGB LEDs and light strips on the onboard RGB headers. You can choose from a variety of lighting presets that include Static, Strobing, and Color Cycle. These presets can be synchronized with Aura Sync-compatible peripherals such as keyboards, mice, monitors, and more. The addressable RGB headers can detect the number of LEDs on a compatible device and control them individually to further tailor the lighting effects.
ASUS Armoury Crate is a suite of management software for system customization. It includes ASUS Aura Sync RGB lighting control, keyboard and mouse preferences, fan speed control, and more.
Brand - Asus, Model - Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA, Chipset Brand - Intel, Chipset - Intel Z490, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Supported CPU - 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, Wi-Fi - Yes, Wi-Fi Technology - Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201, Bluetooth - Bluetooth 5.1, USB Port - 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 10 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 4 x USB 2.0, 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, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - Aura Sync, RGB Connector - 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers, 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 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.