Scan code: LN107127 Manufacturer code: ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA

ASUS Intel Z490 ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA ATX Motherboard

ASUS MAXIMUS XII FORMULA, Intel Z490, S 1200, DDR4, SATA3, 3x M.2, SLi/CrossFire, 10GbE, ax Wifi/BT5, USB 3.2 Gen2, ATX

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ROG Maximus XII FORMULA 10th Generation Intel ATX Motherboard from ASUS

ROG Maximus XII FORMULA Motherboard

Plumbed to Perfection Introducing the ROG Maximus XII Formula, This sublime motherboard has been designed to explore the upper echelons of gaming and overclocking. The Formula is plumbed for custom liquid cooling and includes other enhancements to punctuate premium systems. The CrossChill EK III VRM block, co-developed with EK Water Blocks, help cope with higher VRM loads associated with Intel Comet Lake CPUs. Aesthetically, Maximus XII Formula has a stealthy black finish with intricate patterns cut into its reflective armor. The latest-generation Formula is all set to make your showcase rig shine.

Intel Z490Chipset

LGA 1200CPU Socket

ATXForm Factor

Built to Take the Strain

Power Delivery Enhancements

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. 8-pin ProCool II power connector Ensures a snug and reliable connection to the EPS 12V power lines.

2. 70A
Power Stage
The VRM has 16 power stages, each rated to handle 70 amps

3.MicroFine
Alloy Chokes
Each 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.

Thermometer sensors

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.

Fan detectors and headers

4-pin PWM/DC Fan Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

 bundled extension card

AIO Pump A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.

CrossChill hybrid thermal design

Optimem 3

Upgraded VRM WaterblockCrossChill EK III lets you cool with air and water. The redesigned copper cooling channel is wider to provide up to 37.2°C-lower MOSFET temperatures on water, while the standard G1/4" threaded fittings allow it to fit existing setups for efficient, quiet cooling with minimum effort.

1. G1/4" threaded design

2.Watertight rubber gasket

3.Copper water channel

4.Large copper surface area

Unprecedented Thermal Dominance

Heatsinks

Perfect for Water-Cooling Enthusiasts The focus on maximizing performance would be futile without similar dedication to improving the cooling that allows systems to sustain faster speeds. The CrossChill EK III VRM block enables Maximus XII Formula to cope with the high VRM loads of ten core CPUs. The hybrid cooling system sits atop of a heatpipe that’s directly linked to the extended VRM heatsink, giving it cooling capabilities that surpass the requirements of this current generation.

1. CrossChill
Hybrid Thermal Design
Engineered with a copper cooling channel that's incredibly effective at removing heat.

2. Large Diameter Heatpipe The U-shaped design provides rapid and even heat transfer from the VRM to the extended VRM heatsink.​

3. M.2 HeatsinkThe M.2 heatsink keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.

4.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.

5. Extended
VRM heatsink
The extended heatsink at the end of heatpipe increases thermal mass to offset the additional heat generated by high power consumption.

6. Chipset
heatsink
A dedicated chipset heatsink draws heat away to maintain optimum operating temperatures.​

7. Solid steel
backplate
An electro-galvanized, cold-rolled coil construction backplate resists bending, and helps draw heat away from the VRM.

Push your Memory to Higher Frequencies

Optimem 3

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 optimise 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 Formula 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

M.2 Support

Maximus compatibilityThree M.2 slots are wired directly to the PCH. One slot supports both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 modes, while the other two 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

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. 10 Gbps onboard Ethernet Designed to meet the demanding requirements of power users and content creators, 10 Gbps onboard Ethernet provides a new level of home networking. With up to 10X the bandwidth of standard gigabit Ethernet, you'll enjoy streaming uncompressed 4K UHD videos, and backups and file transfers that are faster than ever before.

3. 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

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.

Easy Mode

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.

5-Way Optimization

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.

Fan Xpert 4

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.

TPU Insight

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.

EPU Guidance

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.

Turbo App

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.

DIGI+POWER CONTROL

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

asus RAMCACHE 3

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.

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.

Breathe

Breathe

Colour cycle

Colour Cycle

CPU Temp

CPU Temperature

EQ Effect

Equaliser

Rainbow Effect

Rainbow

Stars Effect

Starry Night

Static Effect

Static

Strobing Effect

Strobing

This is Advanced Audio

Audio

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

2.S1220 Codec 10 DAC channels provide simultaneous 7.1-channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front-panel outputsUnique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs.

3. 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.

Specifications
Core Specifications
Edition ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket 1200
Chipset Intel Z490
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR4 - 2133
  • DDR4 - 2400
  • DDR4 - 2666
  • DDR4 - 2800
  • DDR4 - 2933(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3200(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3333(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3466(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3733(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3866(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4133(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4266(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4500(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4700+(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 128GB
Audio
Audio ROG SupremeFX 8-Ch. HD Audio S1220
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
NVIDIA SLI Support 2-Way SLi
AMD CrossFire Support 3-Way CrossFire
Integrated Graphics Discrete GPU Required for Graphics Output
On-Board Graphics Connectors None
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x M.2, 22-42/60/80/110, PCIe Gen3/SATA
  • 2 x M.2, 22-60/80, PCIe Gen3/SATA
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 Bandwidth)
SATA Support SATA3
RAID Support via Intel® SATA RAID 0/1/10/5
Storage Mode Support
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • Intel Rapid Storage Technology Support
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
  • RAID 5
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 4-pin AIO Pump Connector
  • 3 x 4-pin CHA_FAN connector
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin H_AMP_Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin PCIe (Power)
  • 1 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 2 x Aura Addressable Gen2 Header
  • 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
  • 1 x FlexKey Header
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 1 x ReTry Button
  • 6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x speaker header
  • 1 x System panel connector
  • 1 x Temperature Sensor Header
  • 1 x Thunderbolt header
  • 1 x W_FLOW header
  • 1 x W_IN header
  • 1 x W_OUT header
  • 1 x Water Pump+ Connector (4-Pin)
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type
  • 802.11ax WiFi LAN
  • Wired 10G LAN
  • Wired 2.5 Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000/2500)
Network Chip/Modules
  • 1 x Intel (2.5GbE LAN)
  • 1 x Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (ax WiFi, BT5.1)
  • 1 x Marvell AQtion AQC107 10GbE
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x 10/100/1000/2500 (LAN)
  • 1 x 10GbE RJ45
  • 1 x 5.1 Audio I/O
  • 1 x BIOS Flashback Button
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out (Optical)
  • 6 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
  • 3 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
Additional Specifications
Water Cooled No
Cooling Passive Heatsinks
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions 305 x 244 mm
Note  
Additional Information
Scan Code LN107127
Model Number ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA
GTIN 4718017664899
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
Scan Computers
Telephone:
01442 265548
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ASUS Intel Z490 ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA ATX Motherboard
ASUS Intel Z490 ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA ATX Motherboard