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Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) Motherboard

ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI)

Maximus XII Hero
ROG Maximus XII Hero is the perfect foundation to the Republic of Gamers. It's a motherboard that packs substantial power, smart cooling and faster memory support under a stealthy skin. Loaded with renowned ROG features, from AI overclocking and AI cooling to attention-grabbing Aura Sync illumination, Maximus XII Hero is ready to perform and crafted for customization.


NEW KEY DESKTOP FEATURES
  • Up to 5.3 GHz clock speed with Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost
  • Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0
  • Memory Support with DDR4-2933
  • Up to 10 cores and 20 threads
  • Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology from the Intel® Core™ i9 to the Intel® Core™ i3 desktop processor
  • New 2.5 G Ethernet
  • New Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+)

 

Specification

CPU

Intel® Socket 1200for 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors

Supports Intel® 14nm CPU

Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0**

* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

**Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.

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 *

Dual Channel Memory Architecture

Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

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).

Graphic

Integrated Graphics Processor

1 x HDMI 1.4b

*Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types.

Multi-GPU Support

Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI® Technology

Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology

Expansion Slots

Intel® 10th Gen Processors

2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8) *1

Intel® Z490 Chipset

1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode) *2

3 x PCIe 3.0 x1

Storage

Total supports 3 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

Intel® Z490 Chipset :

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)

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

Supports up to 2.4Gbps max data rate

Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz

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.

Audio

ROG SupremeFX7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC S1220*6

- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs

- Supports : Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking, up to 24-Bit/192kHz playback

- High quality120dBSNR stereo playback outputand113dBSNR recording input

- ESS™ ES9023 DAC + RC4580 OP AMP

- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback

Audio Feature :

- SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology

- Gold-plated jacks

- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel

- Premium Japanese audio capacitors

- Audio Cover

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 )

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)

4 x USB 2.0 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

1 x HDMI

4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2

4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1

2 x USB 2.0

1 x Optical S/PDIF out

1 x Clear CMOS button(s)

1 x USB BIOS FlashBack™ Button(s)

1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module

5 x Gold-plated audio jacks

Internal I/O Ports

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 H_AMP fan connector

1 x W_PUMP+ connector

1 x W_IN header

1 x W_OUT header

1 x W_FLOW header

1 x AAFP connector

2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers

2 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)

2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)

3 x M.2 Socket 3

6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)

1 x Thunderbolt header(s)

1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)

1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)

1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)

1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)

1 x ReTry button

1 x System panel connector

1 x Speaker connector

1 x Start button

1 x FlexKey button

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector

Accessories

User´s manual

Addressable LED extension cable

1 x ROG logo plate sticker

4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)

1 x Supporting DVD

1 x MOS Cooling kit (fan bracket and 40mm x 40mm fan)

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

2 x M.2 SSD screw package(s)

2 x M.2 Rubber Package(s)

1 ROG key chain

BIOS

256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS

Manageability

WOL by PME, PXE

Operating System

Windows® 10 64-bit

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor

12 inch x 9.5 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

Warranty

3 Years

Note*

Price, feature and specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

*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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