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ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI)

CPU

Intel® Socket 1200for 10th Gen Intel® Core, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0**
**Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.
Supports Intel® 14nm CPU
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

Chipset

Intel® Z490

Memory

4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 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 Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory *
OptiMem III
* 10th Gen Intel® Core™i9/i7 CPUs support 2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 natively, Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

Graphic

1 x HDMI 1.4b
*Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types.
Integrated Graphics Processor

Multi-GPU Support

Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI® Technology
Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

Expansion Slots

2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8) *1
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode) *2
Intel® 10th Gen Processors
Intel® Z490 Chipset
3 x PCIe 3.0 x1

Storage

Total supports 3 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*3
1 x M.2_2 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*4
1 x M.2_3 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
Intel® Z490 Chipset :
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s),
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

LAN

Intel® I219-V 1Gb Ethernet
Marvell® AQtion AQC111C 5Gb Ethernet
ASUS LANGuard

Wireless Data Network

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201
2x2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) support 1024QAM/OFDMA/MU-MIMO
Supports up to 2.4Gbps max data rate
Supports CNVI interface
Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v5.1*
*BT 5.1 function will be ready in Windows 10 build 19041 or later.

Audio

ROG SupremeFX7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC S1220*6
- ESS™ ES9023 DAC + RC4580 OP AMP
- Audio Cover
- Supports : Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking, up to 24-Bit/192kHz playback
- Premium Japanese audio capacitors
- SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback
- Gold-plated jacks
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- High quality120dBSNR stereo playback outputand113dBSNR recording input
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
Audio Feature :

USB Ports

Rear USB Port ( Total 10 )
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)(3 + Type-A +1 + USB Type-C®)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(4 x Type-A)
2 x USB 2.0 port(s)(2 x Type-A)
Front USB Port ( Total 7 )
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
4 x USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)

Software Features

[ROG Exclusive Software]
- Mem Tweakit
- RAMCache III
- ROG CPU-Z
- GameFirst VI
- Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
- Sonic Radar III
- DTS® Sound Unbound
- Overwolf
- BullGuard Internet Security (1-year full version)

[ASUS Exclusive Software]
Armoury Crate
- Aura Creator
- Aura Sync
AI Suite 3
- 5-way Optimization with AI Overclocking: TPU, EPU, Digi+ Power Control, Fan Xpert 4, Turbo app
- EZ update
AI Charger
WinRAR

[UEFI BIOS]
AI Overclocking Guide
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
FlexKey

ASUS Special Features

ROG Extreme OC kit
- FlexKey button
- ReTry button
- Start button

Extreme Engine Digi+
- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
- MicroFine Alloy Choke

ASUS Q-Design
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-Connector
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])
- ASUS Q-Slot

ASUS Thermal Solution
- Aluminum M.2 heatsink cover

ASUS EZ DIY
- BIOS Flashback™ button
- Clear CMOS button
- Procool II
- Pre-mounted I/O shield
- SafeSlot

AURA Sync
- Standard RGB headers
- Addressable Gen 2 RGB headers

Back I/O Ports

1 x Marvell® AQtion AQC111C 5Gb Ethernet
1 x Intel® I219-V 1Gb Ethernet
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
1 x USB BIOS FlashBack Button(s)
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module
1 x HDMI
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
2 x USB 2.0

Internal I/O Ports

3 x M.2 Socket 3
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
1 x FlexKey button
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector
1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
1 x Start button
1 x H_AMP fan connector
1 x W_IN header
1 x W_OUT header
1 x W_FLOW header
1 x ReTry button
1 x W_PUMP+ connector
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x AAFP connector
2 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x System panel connector
1 x Speaker connector

Accessories

2 x M.2 SSD screw package(s)
2 x M.2 Rubber Package(s)
1 ROG key chain
Addressable LED extension cable
1 x MOS Cooling kit (fan bracket and 40mm x 40mm fan)
1 x ROG logo plate sticker
1 x ROG big sticker
1 x Q-Connector
1 x Wi-Fi Antenna(s)
1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
1 x ROG Thank you card
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
User´s manual
1 x Supporting DVD

BIOS

256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS

Manageability

WOL by PME, PXE

Operating System

Windows® 10 64-bit

Form Factor

12 inch x 9.5 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
ATX Form Factor

Note

*1 Support PCIe bifurcation for RAID on CPU function.

*2 The PCIEX16_3 shares bandwidth wih M.2_2. The PCIEX16_3 will be disabled when M.2_2 runs x4 mode.

*3 When M.2_1 is operating in SATA mode, SATA6G_2 will be disabled.

*4 M.2_2 shares bandwidth with PCIEX16_3. When M.2_2 runs x4 mode, PCIEX16_3 will be disabled. When M.2_2 runs x2 mode, PCIEX16_3 runs x1 mode.

*5 M.2_3 shares bandwidth with SATA6G_56. When M.2_3 is populated SATA6G_56 will be disabled.

*6 Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 7.1 Surround Sound audio.
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