ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus XII Hero LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard (Wi-Fi)

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ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus XII Hero LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard (Wi-Fi)
Key Features
  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z490 Chipset
  • LGA 1200 Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4-4700+ (OC)
Powered exclusively by 10th Generation Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors, the Republic of Gamers Maximus XII Hero LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard (Wi-Fi) from ASUS packs enhanced memory pathways across different PCB layers, boasts a robust power design with 14+2 power stages with a ProCool II power connector, smart cooling, and faster memory support with ASUS OptiMem III. It has been designed with ROG features that include AI overclocking, AI cooling, and Aura Sync illumination. This motherboard will fit in ATX sized cases, supports the LGA 1200 socket, the Intel Z490 chipset, and is compatible with Windows 10 (64-bit).
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ASUS Maximus XII Hero Overview

Powered exclusively by 10th Generation Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors, the Republic of Gamers Maximus XII Hero LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard (Wi-Fi) from ASUS packs enhanced memory pathways across different PCB layers, boasts a robust power design with 14+2 power stages with a ProCool II power connector, smart cooling, and faster memory support with ASUS OptiMem III. It has been designed with ROG features that include AI overclocking, AI cooling, and Aura Sync illumination. This motherboard will fit in ATX sized cases, supports the LGA 1200 socket, the Intel Z490 chipset, and is compatible with Windows 10 (64-bit).

The ATX form factor of the ROG Maximus XII Hero can support up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM over four dual-channel slots, or 32GB per slot at speeds of 4700+ (OC), 4600 (OC), 4500 (OC), 4400 (OC), 4266 (OC) 4133 (OC), 4000 (OC), 3866 (OC), 3733 (OC), 3600 (OC), 3466 (OC), 3400 (OC), 3333 (OC), 3200 (OC), 3000 (OC), 2933 (OC), 2800 (OC), 2666, 2400, and 2133 MHz non-ECC unbuffered memory. For storage, there are six SATA III 6 Gb/s ports and three M.2 Key M sockets, two of which support type 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, while the other supports type 2242, 2260, and 2280 SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs. The ROG Maximus XII Hero supports Intel Optane Memory and allows its storage to be configured as RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10.

There is one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port (rear panel), three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (rear panel), four USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports (rear panel), two USB 2.0 Type-A ports (rear panel), and more internal USB headers that support USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, USB 3.2 Gen 1, and USB 2.0. For those looking to expand their system using PCIe, there are two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots that support x16 or x8/x8, one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot that supports x4, and three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. Network connectivity is achieved using a Marvell AQtion AQC111C 5Gb Ethernet port or an Intel I219V Gigabit Ethernet port, while wireless connectivity is provided by Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.1.

For delivering sharp, clear graphics, this motherboard has an HDMI 1.4b port, though graphics specs vary between CPU types. For users looking to take advantage of multiple GPUs, the ROG Maximus XII Hero supports AMD 3-Way/2-Way CrossFireX and NVIDIA 2-Way SLI technologies.

Using the ROG SupremeFX S1220 8-Channel HD audio codec, the ROG Maximus XII Hero can support audio with higher fidelity than standard controllers. Audio can also be output using the integrated five 3.5mm audio outputs or optical S/PDIF output. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.

General Features

Intel LGA 1200 Socket

The ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus XII Hero LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard (Wi-Fi) is designed to unleash the maximum performance of 10th Gen Intel Core processors.

Enhanced Power Solution

This motherboard features 14+2 power stages with a ProCool II power connector, high-quality alloy chokes, and durable capacitors to provide reliable power even when the CPU is pushed to its limit.

Optimized Thermal Design

Expect comprehensive heatsink, heatpipe, and fan headers with low-noise AI cooling to balance thermals and acoustics by reducing fan speeds and maintaining a 41°F / 5°C delta.

Fast Connectivity

This motherboard features 5Gb and Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard, three M.2 slots, USB 3.2 Gen 2, and Intel Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax).

Gaming Audio

High-fidelity audio with the SupremeFX S1220A codec, DTS Sound Unbound, and Sonic Studio III draws you deeper into the game action.

Personalization

This motherboard features ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including RGB headers and Gen 2 addressable headers.

DIY Friendly Design

A pre-mounted I/O shield, BIOS Flashback, Q-Code, and FlexKey help make your build DIY friendly.

ASUS Maximus XII Hero Specs

CPU
General
ChipsetIntel Z490
CPU SocketLGA 1200
Back Panel I/O
USB1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
3 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
4 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
ThunderboltNone
Display1 x HDMI 1.4b
Audio5 x 3.5 mm
1 x S/PDIF
Ethernet / Controller1 x 5GbE
1 x Intel I219V Gigabit
Wi-Fi Antenna1 x Connector
ButtonsBIOS Flashback, Clear CMOS
Memory
Memory Slots4 x 288-Pin
Memory SupportDDR4 2133, 2400, 2666, 2800, 2933, 3000, 3200, 3333, 3400, 3466, 3600, 3733, 3866, 4000, 4133, 4266, 4400, 4500, 4600, 4700 MHz
Maximum Capacity128 GB
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
ECC SupportNon-ECC Unbuffered
Storage Expansion
SATA6 x SATA III
M.22 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA III)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
U.2None
Optane Memory SupportYes
RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5, 10
Internal I/O
Expansion Slots2 x PCIe 3.0 x16
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode)
3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
USB1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-A Port)
2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
Multi-GPU Support2-Way, 3-Way AMD CrossFireX
2-Way NVIDIA SLI
Air Cooling1 x 4-Pin CPU
1 x 4-Pin Assistant
4 x 4-Pin System
1 x 2-Pin W_IN
1 x 2-Pin W_OUT
1 x 3-Pin W_FLOW
Liquid Cooling2 x 4-Pin Pump
Power Connectors1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
1 x 8-Pin CPU
1 x 4-Pin ATX
LED Header2 x RGB
AudioNone
DiagnosticsReTry, Start
Add-On1 x Thunderbolt Card Header
BIOS
ROM256 Mb
Front Panel I/O
I/O Connection HeadersAAFP, USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2
Audio
Audio CodecSupremeFX 1220 (8-Channel)
Wireless
Bluetooth5.1
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) (MU-MIMO)
Software
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 10 (64-Bit)
Physical
Form FactorATX
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.38 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.7 x 12.2 x 4.4"
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