ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) Review & Specs

ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero Z490 (WiFi 6) LGA 1200 DDR4 Triple M.2 Aura Sync ATX

ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero Z490 (WiFi 6) LGA 1200 DDR4 Triple M.2 Aura Sync ATX

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Intel LGA 1200 Socket: Designed To Unleash The Maximum Performance Of 10Th Gen Intel Core Processors
Robust Power Solution: 14+2 Power Stages With Procool II Power Connector, High-Quality Alloy Chokes And Durable Capacitors To Provide Reliable Power Even When Push The CPU Performance To The Limit
Optimized Thermal Design: Except Comprehensive Heatsink, Heatpipe And Fan Headers, Features Low-Noise AI Cooling To Balance Thermals And Acoustics By Reducing Fan Speeds And Maintaining A 5 Celsius Delta
Fastest Gaming Connectivity: Dual Ethernet With 5Gb And Gigabit Ethernet , Langaurd, Dual M. 2, USB 3. 2 Gen 2, And Intel Wifi 6 AX201 (802. 11 Ax)
Industry-Leading Gaming Audio: High Fidelity Audio With The Supremefx S1220A Codec, DTS Sound Unbound And Sonic Studio III Draws You Deeper Into The Game Action
Unmatched Personalization: ASUS-Exclusive Aura Sync RGB Lighting, Including RGB Headers And Gen 2 Addressable Headers
DIY Friendly Design: Pre-Mounted I/O Shield, BIOS Flashback, Q-Code And Flexkey


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Specs Overview

Model ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI)
Release Date May 2020

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series ROG
Socket LGA1200
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel Z490
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4400Mhz 4500Mhz 4600Mhz 4700Mhz 4800Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM compatibility support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset ROG SupremeFX High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
Audio Channels 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Aquantia AQC111C
Max LAN Speed 5Gbps + 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
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
Wireless LAN
PCI-Express x16 Slots 3
PCI-Express x4 Slots 0
PCI-Express x1 Slots 3
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 3
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 128GB

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