Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA Z490 Chipset DDR4 10th Gen Intel LGA1200 Socket Mainboard

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Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA Z490 Chipset DDR4 10th Gen Intel LGA1200 Socket Mainboard

Product Id: 02.01.006.288

Regular Price  53,710
Special Price  49,500

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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 Generation Intel Core i9 / i7 / i5 / i3 / 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
Yes
WiFi Technology
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 5.1
FireWire
No
Thunderbolt
Yes
TPM Port
No
COM Port
No
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

Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA

                                                       

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.

Performance Features

  • The ROG Maximus XII Formula features 16 power stages, each rated to support up to 70 amps.
  • Quality chokes and durable capacitors help to deliver strong electrical performance.
  • The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) helps to ensure smooth and clean power delivery. It also allows for direct control over voltages, the switching frequency, and power-efficiency settings to fine-tune the CPU voltage regulation for stability and performance.
  • The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) onboard micro-controller that helps to provide a variety of system-tuning features. It can be used to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking parameters.
  • The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) optimizes power consumption to maximize savings in Away mode, which shuts down I/O controllers.
  • Turbo App utility allows you to customize the computer system's performance for individual applications.

Storage and Memory

  • Three PCIe 3.0 M.2 slots are available, supporting up to type 22110 SATA and NVMe SSDs.
  • Six SATA III ports are available for hard drives and 2.5" SSDs.
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10.
  • Intel Rapid Storage technology enhances the performance and responsiveness of storage drives.
  • Intel Optane modules are supported, which enhances storage drive performance by caching frequently accessed data.
  • Up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4-4800 (OC) memory can be installed across four slots.
  • Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP).
  • The RAMCache III utility can automatically caches all your storage devices so that games and apps load faster.
  • OptiMem III technology enhances memory stability and compatibility.

Comprehensive Cooling

  • The VRM heatsink and thermal pad help to efficiently transfer heat away from the motherboard's electrical systems.
  • The CrossChill EK III design lets you cool the MOSFET with air and water.
  • A dedicated water-cooling zone includes high performance pump headers and monitoring for both flow rate and water temperatures.
  • The motherboard's M.2 slots are covered by large heatsinks to help prevent speed throttling when the SSDs become too hot.
  • Artificial intelligence monitors system temperatures and loads to automatically set fan speeds, which optimizes cooling while keeping noise to a minimum.
  • Fan Xpert 4: Manually or automatically control the speed of your fans to find a balance of cooling performance and noise. Extreme Quiet mode reduces fan speeds to below the default minimum to keep your system quiet during light tasks.

AI Enhancements

Integrated artificial intelligence features help to optimize overclocking, cooling, and network performance.

Fully Connected

  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 features a maximum throughput of 10 Gb/s when used with compatible devices.
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports support data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gb/s.
  • USB 2.0 Type-A ports are included for compatible devices such as mice and keyboards.

Networking Performance

  • 10 Gigabit and 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet ports provide fast wired connections with compatible devices.
  • The built-in 802.11ax Wi-Fi can transfer data at up to 2.4 Gb/s over compatible wireless networks.
  • LANGuard technology improves the tradition Ethernet port by protecting it against surges, providing a cleaner data signal, and reducing the chance of errors without taking up CPU resources.
  • The GameFirst VI network customization tool for ROG routers uses AI-enhanced features that allow you to analyze, optimize, and boost network data traffic to help ensure stability with minimal interference.
  • Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity allows for strong and stable connections when paired with compatible wireless devices.

Upgrade-Friendly

  • The pre-mounted I/O shield streamlines the motherboard installation process.
  • Q-DIMM slots allow you to easily install and remove memory modules.
  • Memory slots support Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
  • A differential-sensing circuit and dedicated IC provide accurate voltage monitoring, allowing you to efficiently overclock and tune your system.
  • SafeSlot technology reinforces the PCIe slots to provide strong device retention and shearing resistance.
  • Onboard Q-LED lights indicate the power status and problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card, or boot device.
  • The ROG AI Overclocking utility helps you get the most out of your build by automatically profiling your CPU and cooling system to predict optimal voltage and frequency settings.

NVIDIA SLI / AMD CrossFireX Support

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.

SupremeFX Audio

  • The integrated SupremeFX S1220 audio technology is designed to deliver a flat frequency response for detailed sound with 7.1-channel playback.
  • 32-bit / 192 kHz playback support.
  • 120 dB stereo output signal-to-noise ratio.
  • 113 dB input signal-to-noise ratio.
  • The ESS ES9023 digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and RC4580 amp deliver high-quality audio to the front panel output.
  • A Texas Instruments RC4580 op amp delivers high gain with low distortion
  • Gold plated audio jacks enhance audio quality and performance
  • The switching MOSFET design allow the audio codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs.
  • Electromagnetic shielding protects against interference from nearby components for cleaner-sounding audio.
  • Nichicon capacitors are designed to produce a warm, natural sound with high clarity.
  • The Sonic Studio III software allows you to customize EQ profiles across different audio devices and applications.
  • The DTS: Sound Unbound app works with Windows Sonic technology to deliver spatial sound to headsets, immersing you into virtual environments and entertainment.

LiveDash OLED

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 RGB Lighting

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.

Armoury Crate

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.

 

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 - Yes, WiFi Technology - Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201, 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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