ASUS Intel Z490 ROG MAXIMUS XII APEX 10th Gen ATX Motherboard
ASUS MAXIMUS XII APEX, Intel Z490, S 1200, DDR4, SATA3, DIMM.2, SLi/CrossFire, 2.5GbE, ax Wifi/BT5.1, USB 3.2 Gen2, ATX
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ROG Maximus XII APEX 10th Generation Intel ATX Motherboard from ASUS
Performance Pushed to the Apex Introducing the ASUS Maximus XII APEX, this outstanding motherboard is the premiere overclocking platform for extreme OC enthusiasts looking to unlock the full potential of the latest generation Intel Core processors. Its optimized layout, enhanced power delivery, improved control and striking design combined with a myriad of customization options will appeal to overclockers, gamers, and PC builders alike.
Delve Deeper with the Overclockers toolkit
An Enthusiasts Dream The Overclocker’s Tookit with hardware-level controls will aid your overclocking experience. They’re quick and easy time-savers designed to help you break more records.
1. QLEDFour LEDs to show the current boot status.
2. LN2 Mode Jumper to enable special options and functions for liquid-nitrogen (LN2) overclocking.
3. Slow Mode Switch Instantly reduces the CPU ratio to 8X to bypass finicky benchmark passages.
4. Pause SwitchActivate to pause the system and fine-tune OC parameters mid-benchmark.
5. ReTry ButtonOne press instantly initiates a hard reset.
6. Safe Boot Instantly reset the PC and boot directly in to a safe mode.
7. Probelt Check the voltage via nine integrated measurement points.
8. Full Speed Mode Switch Four LEDs to show the current boot status.
9. BIOS SwitchEasily switch between BIOS 1 and 2.
Built to Take the Strain
POWER DELIVERY ENHANCEMENTS Modern CPU architectures up the ante for motherboard power design by transitioning from deep power saving modes to full load almost instantaneously. Our latest VRM architecture rises to the challenge by utilizing teamed power stages to rapidly swing current, while maintaining exemplary thermal performance.
1. Dual 8-pin ProCool II power connectors Two ProCool connectors ensure a snug and reliable connection to the EPS 12V power lines..
Power Stage The VRM has 16 power stages, each rated to handle 70 amps
Alloy ChokesEach Power stage is accompanied by a high-permeability alloy-core choke rated to handle 45 amps.
4. 10K Black
Metallic Capacitors Input and output filtering is provided by solid-polymer capacitors rated to last thousands of hours at high operating temperatures.
Cooler by Design
COMPREHENSIVE COOLING ZONEEnjoy comprehensive control over fans and water pumps, via either Fan Expert 4 or our UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum — keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.
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.
Bundled Fan Extension Card II Bundled card includes six additional DC or PWM fan headers, plus three thermal-probe headers.
AIO Pump A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.
Unprecedented Thermal Dominance
Extreme Cooling for an Extreme Motherboard A comprehensive cooling solution features carefully-designed heatsinks with the perfect balance of surface mass and air flow. With the addition of fan headers, the onboard cooling of Maximus XII Apex has more than enough capacity for specialization, maintaining system stability under any condition.
& I/O Heatsink A high mass, finned heatsink is connected to the I/O cover via a heat pipe, providing an expansive surface area for efficient heat dissipation.
2. Large Diameter Heatpipe The U-shaped design provides rapid and even heat transfer from the VRM to the extended VRM heatsink.
3. Aluminium Heatsink CoverThe heatsink cover is crafted from pure aluminum to efficiently cool the onboard M.2 drive..
Heatsinks The ROG DIMM.2 module now passively cools M.2 drives with metal heatsinks that also keep your build looking clean.
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
heatsink The extended heatsink increases thermal mass to deal with the additional heat generated by high power consumption.
heatsinkA chipset heatsink blends seamlessly with the aluminum heatsink cover and prominently features the ROG logo.
Push your Memory to Higher Frequencies
OPTIMEM IIIBoasting 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. Stack Maximus XII Apex with your favorite modules and maximize throughput of the new 10th Generation Intel® Core™ Comet Lake-S processor for applications that demand massive bandwidth.
Support for up to Three M.2 Drives
Maximus compatibilityROG Maximus XII Apex features three M.2 slots wired directly to the Z490 PCH. Two slots support both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 modes, and the other slot supports PCIe 3.0 x4 for NVMe. Additional Intel® Optane™ memory recognizes, remembers, and speeds up access to most frequently used files, applications, and games for faster, more responsive performance.
The Future of Home-Networking
1. Wi-Fi 6 (AX201) Onboard Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) supports ultrafast network speeds, improved capacity and better performance in dense Wi-Fi environments, providing exceptional online gaming experiences.
2. Intel 2.5G Ethernet Onboard Intel 2.5G Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with up to a 2.5X improvement over standard Ethernet connections for faster file transfers, smoother lag-free gaming and high-res video streaming.
World Renowned UEFI BIOS
Not just for veteransThe renowned ASUS UEFI BIOS provides everything you need to configure, tweak and tune your system. It offers intelligently simplified options for PC DIY beginners, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
Advanced Mode An intuitive Advanced mode offered via the UEFI lets you take complete control. A built-in search feature makes it easy to find options, and various Advanced functions let you intelligently make nuanced adjustments so you can dial in performance just the way you want.
EZ(Easy) ModeEZ mode displays vital settings and stats and also offers guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings — all to help you get your rig up and running in no time.
Overclocking Intelligence Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimization is a system-wide tuning utility that overclocks the processor and tunes fan speeds to ensure the best balance between cooling and acoustics. The automated CPU tuning feature of 5-Way Optimization leverages the same on-board intelligence as AI Overclocking, but goes further by running a Prime95 based stress test to deliver a result that's well-tuned from the beginning.
Flexible Cooling Controls With the ROG MAXIMUS Series you have comprehensive control over fans via Fan Xpert 4 or the media-acclaimed UEFI. Whether you are cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. Extreme Quiet mode reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum assuring your system stays whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.
CPU Performance Boost Unleash your PC’s full performance with the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility. The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is the intelligence behind our automated system-tuning utility, offering the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclock parameters for optimal performance.
All-round Energy Efficiency The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) automatically amplifies power consumption and maximises savings with Away mode. The smart setting that produces an extreme energy-saving setup by shutting down unused I/O controllers, with the EPU you will appreciate system-wide power reserves.
Optimization for gamers and professionals Whether you're a professional designer or hardcore gamer, you'll feel the benefit of the ASUS-exclusive Turbo App every day. This intuitive tool allows you to define CPU overclocking, apply fan profiles, prioritize network data and optimize audio settings at app level, meaning your ROG system is perfectly optimized for what you're doing.
Digital Power Controls The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.
Boost your Game with Ramcache III
LAUNCH YOUR APPS AT NECK BREAKING SPEEDS RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds. Smart mode automatically caches all your storage devices to maximize your system's resources using an intuitive interface which displays real time drive information. RamCache III also allows you to efficiently check the health status of assigned memory.
Livedash OLED Display
Display your own custom logoROG Maximus XII Extreme motherboards is equipped with LiveDash, a built-in 2” OLED panel that displays useful information and customisable graphics. During the power-on, self-test (POST) phase, OLED shows key progress stats in simple language, using traditional POST codes. Then, during normal operation, the panel shows a choice of CPU frequency, device temperatures, fan speeds or information from the Water-Cooling Zone. You're also able to customise the default OLED GIF, so it'll display your own image or animation.
Outshine the Competition with ASUS Aura Sync
Your Motherboard, Your Way 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.
This is Advanced Audio
1.S1220A Codec 10 DAC channels provide simultaneous 7.1-channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front-panel outputs
2.Switching MOSFETS Unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs.
3. Nichicon® CAPS Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.
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