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ASUS Motherboard ROG MAXIMUS XII HEROWIFI LGA1200 Z490 DDR4 ATX Retail

ID: MB-ASUS- ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO WIFI
MODEL/PART#: ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI)
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Brief Description:

ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero (WiFi 6) Z490 LGA 1200(Intel® 10th Gen) ATX gaming motherboard (14+2 power stages, DDR4 4800+, 5Gbps LAN, Intel® LAN, Bluetooth v5.1,Triple M.2, Aura Sync)

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Specification

Brand

ASUS
Series
ROG
Model
MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI)
 
Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type
LGA 1200
CPU Type
Intel Socket 1200 for 10th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron processors*
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list.
Supported CPU Technologies
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.
 
Chipsets
Chipset
Intel Z490
 
Memory
Number of Memory Slots
4×288pin
Memory Standard
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 *
* 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).
Maximum Memory Supported
128GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel
 
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 3.0 x16
Intel 10th Gen Processors*
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16 or x8/x8 modes)
Intel Z490 Chipset
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (supports x4 mode)**
* Support PCIe bifurcation for RAID on CPU function. 
** The PCIEX16_3 shares bandwidth wih M.2_2. The PCIEX16_3 will be disabled when M.2_2 runs x4 mode.
PCI Express x1
3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
 
Storage Devices
SATA 6Gb/s
6 x SATA 6Gb/s
M.2
M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA modes)
M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 3.0 x4 mode)*
M.2_3 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA mode)**
* 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.
** M.2_3 shares bandwidth with SATA6G_56. When M.2_3 is populated SATA6G_56 will be disabled.
Intel Optane Ready
Yes
SATA RAID
0/1/5/10
 
Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset
ROG SupremeFX High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
Audio Channels
8 Channels
* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio.
 
Onboard LAN
LAN Chipset
Aquantia AQC111C
Second LAN Chipset
Intel I219V
Max LAN Speed
5Gbps + 10/100/1000Mbps
Wireless LAN
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
Support 2.4/5GHz Dual-Band
Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160
Supports CNVI interface
Bluetooth
Bluetooth v5.1*
* BT 5.1 function will be ready in Windows 10 build 19041 or later.
 
Rear Panel Ports
Back I/O Ports
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module
1 x Clear CMOS button 
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
1 x HDMI 1.4b port
1 x Intel I219V 1Gb Ethernet
1 x Marvell AQtion AQC111C 5Gb Ethernet
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (3 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 x Type-A)
2 x USB 2.0 ports (2 x Type-A) 
1 x USB BIOS FlashBack button
 
Internal I/O Connectors
Onboard USB
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector (suppports USB Type-C) 
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header supports additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
Other Connectors
Fan and cooling related 
1 x 4-Pin CPU fan header
1 x 4-Pin CPU OPT fan header
1 x 4-Pin AIO Pump header
3 x 4-Pin Chassis fan headers
1 x 4-Pin H_AMP fan header
1 x W_PUMP+ header
1 x 2-pin Water in header
1 x 2-pin Water out header
1 x 3-pin Water flow header
Miscellaneous
2 x AURA addressable Gen 2 headers
2 x AURA RGB headers
1 x FlexKey button 
1 x Front panel audio header (AAFP) 
1 x ReTry button
1 x Speaker header
1 x Start button
1 x 10-1 System panel header
1 x Thermal sensor header
1 x Thunderbolt header
 
Physical Spec
Form Factor
ATX
LED Lighting
RGB
Power Pin
1 x 24-pin main power connector
1 x 8-pin +12V power connector
1 x 4-pin +12V power connector
 
Features
Features
Multi-GPU Support:
Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way/2-Way CrossFireX Technology
 
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
 
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
 
BIOS:
256MB Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
 
Manageability:
WOL by PME, PXE 
 
Operating System:
Windows 10 - 64-bit
 
Packaging
Package Contents
Accessories:
Cables
1 x Addressable RGB extension cable
1 x RGB extension cable
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cables 
Additional Cooling Kit
1 x Fan bracket
1 x ROG assistant fan (40mm)
Miscellaneous
2 x M.2 Rubber Packages
2 x M.2 SSD screw packages
1 x Q-connector
1 x ROG key chain
1 x ROG logo plate sticker
1 x ROG stickers 
1 x ROG thank you card 
1 x ASUS 2x2 dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas 
Installation Media
1 x Support DVD
Documentation
1 x User manual