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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) Intel Z490 Gaming Motherboard

ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) Intel Z490 Gaming Motherboard

Brand ASUS | CL SKU 34962
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8-pin ProCool II power connector

ProCool connectors ensure a snug and reliable connection to the EPS 12V power lines.


14+2 power stage

The VRM has 14+2 power stages, each rated to handle 60 amps.


MicroFine alloy chokes

Each Power stage is accompanied by a high-permeability alloy-core choke rated to handle 45 amps.


10K Japanese-made black metallic capacitors

Input and output filtering is provided by solid-polymer capacitors rated to last thousands of hours at high operating temperatures.


Thermal performance

Each VRM component serves a specific purpose. PWM controllers and phase-doublers control the circuit, and the power stages do the heavy lifting from an electrical and thermal standpoint. That's why ROG Maximus XII Hero utilizes 16 power stages. The power stage sits at the top of Infineon's lineup and features a low RDSON to reduce switching and conduction losses, helping to improve overall thermal headroom.

ASUS Optimem III

Boasting proprietary memory trace layout tweaks that improve signal integrity and mitigate noise, ASUS OptiMem III is more compatible with 3600 MHz+ memory kits, allowing them to run at higher frequencies. You can opt to optimize memory for high frequency settings, or low latency settings. With higher capacity memory kits, OptiMem III enables you to run at maximum frequency, whereas other motherboards will trade off frequency for capacity. Stack Maximus XII Hero with your favorite modules and maximize throughput of the new 10th Generation Intel® Core™ Comet Lake-S processor for applications that demand massive bandwidth.


Cooling Heatsinks

  • VRM heatsink - A VRM heatsink is placed on the MOSFETs and chokes, and the embedded heatpipe connects to the aluminum I/O cover.
  • Large diameter heatpipe - The U-shaped design provides rapid and even heat transfer from the VRM to the extended VRM heatsink.
  • M.2 heatsink - A dedicated heatsink keeps the triple M.2 SSDs at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.
  • High-conductivity thermal pad - The high-quality thermal pad improves overall heat transfer from the system by bridging the heat generated by the power stages to the heatsink.
  • Extended VRM heatsink - The extended heatsink at the end of heatpipe increases thermal mass to offset the additional heat generated by high power consumption.
  • Chipset heatsink - A dedicated chipset heatsink draws heat away to maintain optimum operating temperatures.

Storage

Maximus XI Hero comes equipped with three M.2 slots to let you take full advantage of Intel IRST and NVMe RAID for ultimate SSD storage speeds. The drives can be found under the aluminum heatsink covers. Integrated PCIe support ensures compatibility with the latest NVMe SSDs to enable ultrafast transfer speeds.


WiFi6 (AX201)

Onboard WiFi 6 (802.11ax) supports ultrafast wireless-networking speeds, improved capacity and better performance in dense WiFi environments, providing exceptional online gaming experiences


Marvell®5Gbps Ethernet

With up to 5X the bandwidth of standard gigabit Ethernet, you'll enjoy streaming uncompressed 4K UHD videos, backups and file transfers that are faster than ever before. Hero supports intermediate 2.5Gbps connectivity, allowing you to step up to faster networks for maximum flexibility. Choose the bandwidth that meets your needs and enjoy ultra-low latency at any speed.


Intel® 1Gbps Ethernet

Gigabit Ethernet for faster, smoother gaming. Intel Ethernet controllers have a natural synergy with their processors and chipsets, reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for games and other tasks.

Cooler by design

  • Multiple temperature sources - Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling. And all settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.
  • 4-pin PWM/DC fan - Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
  • AIO PUMP - A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.


SupremeFX

ROG SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up, delivering an exceptional 113 dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection to provide best-ever recording quality. There's also a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220 codec, an ESS® ES9023P digital-to-analog converter for superior front-panel output, and a Texas Instruments® RC4580 op amp for high gain with low distortion — all to deliver audio that envelops you as never before.


Audio Line Shielding

Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.

The ESS® ES9023P

The ESS® ES9023P digital-to-analog converter creates a perfect balance for top-tier audio clarity capable of 112db DNR /-94dB THD+N for superior front-panel output


S1220 Codec

10 DAC channels provide simultaneous 7.1-channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front-panel outputs

Switching MOSFETS

Unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs


Nichicon® CAPS

Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity


Grow your gaming world

Gear up with ROG components, from graphics and monitors to mice and keyboards. And up your game with complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility. The ROG ecosystem is more extensive than any competing brand, so enjoy greater choice as your system expands.


Addressable Gen 2 RGB header

The addressable Gen 2 RGB headers now feature software that can automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new headers also offer backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.

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UPC

192876664094

Category

Motherboards - Intel

Supplier Part Number

90MB12R0-M0UAY0

Brand

ASUS

Part Number

ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI)

Warranty

3-Year Warranty

Processor

Socket

LGA1200

Memory

Memory Capacity

128 GB

Max. Memory Speed

4800 MHz

Max. Memory Slots

4

Type

DDR4

Storage

M.2 Support

3x M.2 Ports with PCIe 3.0 x4 or SATA modes

M.2 Slots

3

SATA Ports

6

Motherboard Features

Chipset

Intel Z490

AMD Crossfire

Yes

NVIDIA SLI

Yes

Overclocking

Yes

Form Factor

ATX

Audio Codec

ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220

Wireless Connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 5.1

WiFi

Dual Band 2.4GHz / 5GHz

WiFi Standards

WiFi 6 - 802.11ax

Internal Connectors

USB 3.2 Gen 1 Headers

1

USB 3.2 Gen 2 Headers

1

USB 2.0 Headers

2

PCIe x16 Slots

3

PCIe x4 Slots

0

PCIe x1 Slots

3

External I/O

USB Ports - Type C

1

USB Ports - Type A

9

BIOS Flashback Button

Yes

LAN

5 Gb/s

Audio Output

7.1

Optical S/PDIF

Yes

Clear CMOS Button

Yes