Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) DDR4 10th Gen Intel LGA1200 Socket Mainboard

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Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) DDR4 10th Gen Intel LGA1200 Socket Mainboard

Product Id: 02.01.006.284

Regular Price  43,940
Special Price  41,000

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Quick Overview

Model - Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO
CPU Sockets - LGA1200
Chipset - Intel Z490
Memory Channel - Dual
Graphic - Integrated Graphics
Multi-GPU Support - NVIDIA 2-Way SLI, AMD 2-Way CrossFireX, AMD

Additional Information

Model Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO
Chipset Intel Z490
Generation 10th
Sockets Supported LGA1200
Supported CPU 10th Generation Intel Core i9 / i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium Gold / Celeron Processors
Memory Slot 4
Memory Max. 128GB
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.)/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz
Memory Channel Dual
Storage Interface 6.0Gb/s
SATA Port 6 x SATA
M.2 Slot 3
Form Factor ATX
Graphics Integrated Graphics
PCI Express Slot 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V
LAN Speed (Mbps) 10/100/1000
HDMI Port 1
Thunderbolt Yes
USB Port 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 4 x USB 2.0
Feature ROG Maximus XII Hero is the perfect foundation to the Republic of Gamers. It is 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. ASUS TUF PROTECTION - ASUS DIGI+ VRM - ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection - ASUS ESD Guards - ASUS LANGuard - ASUS Overvoltage Protection - ASUS SafeSlot Core+ - ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O, ASUS Q-Design: - ASUS Q-DIMM - ASUS Q-Slot - ASUS Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green]), ASUS Thermal Solution: - Aluminum heatsink design, ASUS EZ DIY - Box Headers, AURA Sync - Standard RGB headers
BIOS Model AMI UEFI BIOS
Audio Chipset. ROG SupremeFX
Audio Channel 7.1
BIOS Type 256 Mb Flash
Multi-GPU Support NVIDIA 2-Way SLI, AMD 2-Way CrossFireX, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX
CrossFire Support Yes
Raid Support 0, 1, 5, 10
Optane Memory Support Yes
Supported Operating System Windows 10
Others 1 x Thunderbolt header, 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector, 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector, 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector, 1 x Thermal sensor connector, 1 x ReTry button, 1 x System panel connector, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector, 1 x Speaker connector, 1 x Start button, 1 x FlexKey button, 1 x CPU Fan connector, 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector, 3 x Chassis Fan connector, 1 x AIO_PUMP connector, 1 x H_AMP fan connector, 1 x W_PUMP+ connector, 1 x W_IN header, 1 x W_OUT header, 1 x W_FLOW header, 1 x AAFP connector, 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers, 2 x Addressable Gen 2 header, 1 x Marvell AQtion AQC111C 5Gb Ethernet, 1 x Intel I219-V 1Gb Ethernet, 1 x HDMI, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x Optical S/PDIF out, 1 x Clear CMOS button, 1 x USB BIOS FlashBack Button, 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module, 5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
Warranty 3 year

Details

Model - Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Chipset - Intel Z490, Supported CPU - 10th Generation Intel Core i9 / i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium Gold / Celeron Processors, 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.)/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz, Memory Channel - Dual, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - NVIDIA 2-Way SLI, AMD 2-Way CrossFireX, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX, PCI Express Slot - 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 3 x M.2 (1 x M.2_1 socket 3 M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode), (1 x M.2_2 socket 3 M key type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode), (1 x M.2_3 socket 3 M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)), LAN Chipset - Intel I219-V, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000, Audio Chipset - ROG SupremeFX, Audio Channel - 7.1 - Channel, USB Port - 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 4 x USB 2.0, HDMI Port - 1, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, BIOS Type - 256 Mb Flash, BIOS Model - AMI UEFI BIOS, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Form Factor - ATX, RaidSupport - 0, 1, 5, 10, CrossFire Support - Yes, Thunderbolt - 1, Warranty - 3 Year, Special Features - ROG Maximus XII Hero is the perfect foundation to the Republic of Gamers. It is 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. ASUS TUF PROTECTION - ASUS DIGI+ VRM - ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection - ASUS ESD Guards - ASUS LANGuard - ASUS Overvoltage Protection - ASUS SafeSlot Core+ - ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O, ASUS Q-Design: - ASUS Q-DIMM - ASUS Q-Slot - ASUS Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green]), ASUS Thermal Solution: - Aluminum heatsink design, ASUS EZ DIY - Box Headers, AURA Sync - Standard RGB headers, Others - 1 x Thunderbolt header, 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector, 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector, 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector, 1 x Thermal sensor connector, 1 x ReTry button, 1 x System panel connector, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector, 1 x Speaker connector, 1 x Start button, 1 x FlexKey button, 1 x CPU Fan connector, 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector, 3 x Chassis Fan connector, 1 x AIO_PUMP connector, 1 x H_AMP fan connector, 1 x W_PUMP+ connector, 1 x W_IN header, 1 x W_OUT header, 1 x W_FLOW header, 1 x AAFP connector, 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers, 2 x Addressable Gen 2 header, 1 x Marvell AQtion AQC111C 5Gb Ethernet, 1 x Intel I219-V 1Gb Ethernet, 1 x HDMI, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x Optical S/PDIF out, 1 x Clear CMOS button, 1 x USB BIOS FlashBack Button, 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module, 5 x Gold-plated audio jacks

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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