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Asus ROG Maximus XII Extreme (Socket LGA 1200) DDR4 EATX Motherboard

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Socket 1200, Support for Intel 10th Generation Comet Lake-S Processors, 4x DDR4 DIMM, 8x SATA, 4x M.2, RGB (Analogue & Digital), Intel 2.5Gb LAN, Marvell 10Gb LAN, Intel WI-FI 6, Bluetooth v5.1

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Packed with features to optimise your gaming, the Asus ROG Maximus XII Extreme ATX Motherboard makes an excellent foundation to any gaming PC. Supporting 10th Gen Intel CPUs and multi-GPU technology, this motherboard packs the performance to keep up with all your gaming needs thanks to its AI software programmes for networking, overclocking, and cooling. Sporting integrated RGB zones, this motherboard brings an element of style to your gaming system.

The Features of Asus ROG Maximus XII Extreme ATX Motherboard at a Glance

  • ATX form factor with Z490 chipset and Socket LGA 1200
  • Compatible with 10th Gen Comet Lake Intel CPUs
  • 4 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA ports for fast and flexible storage solutions
  • Equipped with support for multi-GPU technology from AMD and Nvidia
  • Prime for liquid cooling, perfect for enthusiasts
  • Fully customisable AI software for overclocking, networking, and cooling
  • Fast and stable networking with Intel WiFi 6
  • High-fidelity ROG SupremeFX 7.1 audio for an immersive soundscape

Extreme XII: The Extreme Motherboard

The ASUS ROG Maximus XII Extreme ATX Motherboard is easy to use and highly customisable. The Z490 chipset is compatible with the 10th generation of the Intel Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors, providing your high-end components with all the support they need. To maintain performance, the Asus ROG Maximus XII Extreme is able to switch between power modes effectively. To decrease processing delays, the power stages have been constructed using a teamed power architecture, allowing them to work in tandem. It has 14+2 power stages in total. Each has a specific purpose, enhancing the overall efficiency.

Enjoy smooth image and video rendering thanks to the support for multi-GPU technology. Able to power three monitors as standard, utilising the compatibility with Nvidia 3-Way SLI or AMD 3-Way CrossFireX technology enables your graphics cards to spread the task of rendering. Play your AAA gaming titles in crisp clarity with the Asus ROG Maximus XII Extreme as your PC foundation.

With four DIMM slots, the Asus ROG Maximus XII Extreme can host up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM. With base clocks speeds at 3600MHz, this motherboard offers fast memory and boot speeds with support from memory enhancing software like RAMCache 3 and Intel Extreme Memory Profile. These innovative software packages prioritise favourite gaming apps and facilitate intuitive overclocking presets and profiles – all with the simple click of a button.

Storage with the Asus ROG Maximus XII Extreme is fast and flexible. With 3 x M.2 and 6 x SATA slots available you can install a comprehensive mix of HDDs and SSDs. Two of the M.2 ports are placed on ROG DIMM.2 modules which can support longer drives, up to 110mm in length. What’s more, this motherboard is equipped with Intel Optane Memory which grants your HDDs faster access times and giving them performance potential to rival SSDs.

AI Customisation

In addition to the simple one-click 5-Way Optimisation, the Asus ROG Maximus XII Extreme ATX Motherboard has three AI systems: for overclocking, cooling, and networking. The AI Suite 3 dashboard-style control panel is intuitive and easy to use. It allows users to control settings for performance, cooling, stability, and efficiency.

The AI Overclocking uses an intelligent algorithm which profiles the CPU and cooling hardware, while providing a guide to optimising the setup. Data is gathered and grouped according to core-group, if using a high-core CPU, and then used to predict optimum voltage and frequency settings. Designed by experts, this innovative AI gives a predictive edge and allows for real-time adjustments. The programme can be run with the option of auto-tuning or as a fully customisable platform for more experienced overclockers.

Likewise, the AI Cooling can be operated on automatic or manual settings. It can run fans at their optimum setting by monitoring the current system load and temperature. This software supports an already extensive thermal solution and cooling system. Compatible with air and liquid hardware, the Maximus XII Extreme has a variety of heatsinks placed in prime locations and are made of extremely conductive materials, like aluminium. Collectively, this provides a dynamic thermal solution even during heavy work loads.

The AI Networking is designed to optimise online gameplay. The GameFirst VI software keeps online play smooth using a smarter and faster network, achieved by analysing usage patterns and digital signals then comparing to a database of 200,000 apps. Even when streaming, gaming applications are prioritised and settings adjusted for prime play, while being displaying network data in a real-time graph. Additionally, the Maximus XII Extreme supports this AI with the latest networking technologies. Intel Wifi 6 and an integrated 10Gbps Ethernet provide stable and fast connection, even in Wifi dense areas.

Connectivity, RGB & Audio

With integrated safety features, the Asus ROG Maximus XII Extreme ATX Motherboard is an accessible build for all enthusiasts. Including SafeSlot PCIe ports, Truevolt USB, and ESD guards on all ports, installation and upgrades can be done with confidence. The I/O Shield comes pre-mounted with an easy access Q-code for quick diagnostic information. Additionally, the power and component status or even custom graphics can be shown on the customisable 2” LiveDash OLED display.

As well as integrated RGB LEDs on the I/O shield, armour, and PCH zone, the Asus ROG Maximus XII Extreme has two 4-pin and two 3-pin addressable headers for additional lighting. Utilising the Aura Sync software as part of the Armoury Crate, you can customise the look and feel of your motherboard with a range of pre-set effects and 16.8 million colours. What’s more, you can synchronise the display across other compatible devices for a co-ordinated light show. Armoury Crate offers access a variety of settings for your PC as well as a newsfeed for the Republic of Gamers community, packed with all the latest news and updates.

When it comes to audio, the Asus ROG Maximus XII Extreme ATX Motherboard provides an immersive soundscape and audio jacks are illuminated with LEDs for easy location. Delivered in 10 DAC channels, the ROG SupremeFX can multiple-stream stereo as well as in 7.1 surround sound. Japanese Nichicon capacitors maintain good quality signal, so playback is clear, warm, and has a more natural sound. In addition to this, it supports games with DTS Sound Unbound, playing 3D spatial sound in high fidelity, perfect for VR gaming.

Asus ROG Maximus XII Extreme ATX Motherboard Specifications:

ModelROG Maximus XII Extreme
CPUIntel® Socket 1200 for 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
ChipsetIntel® Z490 Chipset
Memory4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4
/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
Multi-GPUSupports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI® Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
PCIe SlotsIntel® 10th Gen Processors
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
Intel® Z490 Chipset
1 x PCIe 3.0 x4
StorageTotal supports 4 x M.2 slots and 8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Intel® 10th Gen Processors :
1 x ROG DIMM.2 Module supports 2 M.2 Socket 3, with M key,
type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
Intel® Z490 Chipset :
1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M Key,
Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support
1 x M.2_2 socket 3, with M key,
type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
8 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
NetworkingIntel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
Marvell® AQtion AQC107 10Gb Ethernet
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201
2x2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) support 1024QAM/OFDMA/MU-MIMO
Supports up to 2.4Gbps max data rate
Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160
Bluetooth v5.
AudioROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Supports : Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking, up to 24-Bit/192kHz playback
- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input
- ESS™ ES9023 DAC + RC4580 OP AMP
ConnectivityRear USB Port ( Total 12 )
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port(s)
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)(2 + Type-A +1 + USB Type-CTM)
6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(6 x Type-A)
2 x USB 2.0 port(s)(2 x Type-A)
Front USB Port ( Total 10 )
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
4 x USB 2.0 port(s)
Internal Ports1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
2 x W_PUMP+ connector
8 x Radiator Fan Headers
1 x W_IN header
1 x W_OUT header
1 x W_FLOW header
1 x Node Connector(s)
1 x AAFP connector
2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
2 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
2 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin EZ_PLUG Power connector(s)
1 x Slow Mode switch(es)
8 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x BIOS Switch button(s)
1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
1 x Safe Boot button
1 x ReTry button
1 x System panel connector
1 x Speaker connector
1 x DIMM.2 Slot supports 2 M.2 drives (2242-22110)
2 x RSVD Switch
1 x Start button
1 x FlexKey button
Form FactorATX Form Factor
12"x 9.6"
30.5cm x 24.4cm
WarrantyThree Year Warranty
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