Scan code: LN107129 Manufacturer code: ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI)

ASUS Intel Z490 ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (Wi-Fi) ATX Motherboard

ASUS MAXIMUS XII HERO (Wi-Fi), Intel Z490, S 1200, DDR4, SATA3, 3x M.2, SLi/CrossFire, 5GbE/ax Wifi, USB 3.2 Gen2, ATX

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Scan code: LN107129 Manufacturer code: ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI)
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ROG Maximus XII HERO (Wi-FI) 10th Generation Intel ATX Motherboard from ASUS

ROG Maximus XII Hero Motherboard

Get Yourself off to a Great Start ROG Maximus XII Hero is the perfect foundation to the Republic of Gamers. It's a gaming 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 customisation.

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.

Unprecedented Thermal Dominance

Heatsinks

1. VRM
Heatsink
A VRM heatsink is placed on the MOSFETs and chokes, and the embedded heatpipe connects to the aluminum I/O cover.

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.​

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 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.

Support for up to Three M.2 Drives

M.2 Support

Maximus compatibilityMaximus 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.

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. Marvell® 5Gbps 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® 1Gbps Ethernet The Hero features Intel® 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..

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.

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.

Livedash OLED Display

Z390 Aura RGB Z390 Aura RGB

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.

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.

Discover the Features of the ROG Maximus z490 Hero Plus

ROG Maximus Hero Video
Specifications
Core Specifications
Edition ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (Wi-Fi)
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(OC)
  • DDR4 - 2933(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3300(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3333(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3466(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3733(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3866(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4000+(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4133(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4266(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4400(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 Requires Processor Graphics or Discrete GPU
On-Board Graphics Connectors HDMI 1.4
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x M.2, 22-42/60/80, PCIe Gen3x4
  • 1 x M.2, 22-42/60/80, PCIe Gen3x4/SATA3
  • 1 x M.2, 22-42/60/80/110, PCIe Gen3/SATA
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16
SATA Support SATA3 / M.2
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 (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 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 Q_Code
  • 1 x ReTry Button
  • 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 5 Gigabit LAN (100/1000/2500/5000)
  • Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)
Network Chip/Modules
  • 1 x Intel (Gigabit LAN)
  • 1 x Intel 802.11ax WiFi + BT5 Module
  • 1 x Marvell 5GbE
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 1 x 100/1000/2500/5000 (LAN)
  • 1 x 5.1 Audio I/O
  • 1 x BIOS Flashback Button
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4b
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 4 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 LN107129
Model Number ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI)
GTIN 4718017664097
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
36 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
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Telephone:
01442 265548
Reviews
ASUS MAXIMUS XII HERO (Wi-Fi), Intel Z490, S 1200, DDR4, SATA3, 3x M.2, SLi/CrossFire, 5GbE/ax Wifi, USB 3.2 Gen2, ATX is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ROG Maximus Hero XII Excellent Product I have used Asus products for many many years since I first started building my own computers as a hobby. Asus products seem to go from strength to strength as the years pass. As regards to this motherboard the build quality is excellent. I have installed an I7 10Th Generation 9700k cpu in it and had it running for a couple of weeks now with no issues. I can totally recommend this product.
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product The ASUS board was always my first choice. Build quality is excellent and the project to build my new machine was very easy Loads of features but using the headers for the RGB Aura software was easy and gives nice effects. Suggest though you may want to get a separate splitter to allow expansion. The bios does look complex at first but Asus have set it out clearly and- if you do want to over lock the s it’s very easy. Q Fan control too is much simpler to use than in the past. Expensive - yes - But you do get what you pay for - highly recommended
Date published: 2020-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great overclocking motherboard Great motherboard with easy to use UEFI bios, overlcocked 10900k to 5.2GHz all core stable easily with a bit of tweaking.
Date published: 2020-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic board! I have long been an Asus user and the Maximus XII does not disappoint! Plenty of headers for water cooling including flow / temp rates, nice layout and a stunning looking board. The m.2 shields are a nice touch and access to everything is nice and easy. This board paired with the i9 10900k hits the sweet spot in every way. The frequency and voltage controls in the bios are nice and easy to navigate, as are pretty much all the features but in fairness this is something Asus always get bang on the money!
Date published: 2020-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Premium Motherboard I got this motherboard today and also a I9 10900k CPU, I installed it into my Cooler Master PC ATX case with little problems. The motherboard is excellent at keeping the temps down on the new CPU, I have done many benchmarks that prove the new i9 10900k does run at much less temps at higher speed then it's predecessor. Just an excellent motherboard and would highly recommend
Date published: 2020-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great balance of cost and performance Incredible motherboard with all of the features required for an over-clocked gaming rig. Running with an i9 and 32GB RAM and getting >5.1GHz speeds. Easy to setup and the BIOS option are detailed and easy to navigate.
Date published: 2020-05-29
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