ASUS Intel Z490 ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA ATX Motherboard
Brand : Asus
Intel LGA 1200 socket: Designed to unleash the maximum performance of 10th Gen Intel Core processors
Extreme Power Solution: features 16 infineon power stages, each rated to handle 70 amps, high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors to provide reliable power even when push the CPU performance to the limit
Hybrid Cooling System: CrossChill EK III VRM block and Extra-large heatsinks for VRM, chipset and M. 2 slots, solid steel backplate lets you cool with air and water
Fastest Gaming Connectivity: Intel WiFi 6 AX201 (802. 11 ax), Dual Ethernet with Marvell AQtion 10Gb and Intel 2. 5Gb Ethernet with LANGaurd technology, Triple M. 2 slots, USB 3. 2 Gen 2x2 front panel connectors
Unmatched Personalization: 2” Livedash OLED, ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including 2X 4-pin RGB header and 2x Gen 2 addressable RGB headers
Industry-leading Gaming Audio: High fidelity audio with the SupremeFX S1220A codec, DTS Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III draws you deeper into the game action
ASUS Intel Z490 ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA ATX 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.
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.
The VRM has 16 power stages, each rated to handle 70 amps
Each Power stage is accompanied by a high-permeability alloy-core choke rated to handle 45 amps.
4. 10K BLACK
Input and output filtering is provided by solid-polymer capacitors rated to last thousands of hours at high operating temperatures.
COMPREHENSIVE COOLING ZONE
Enjoy 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.
UPGRADED VRM WATERBLOCK
CrossChill 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.
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.
Intel® Socket 1200 for 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors Supports Intel® 14 nm 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.
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).
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 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 *3
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)*4 1 x M.2_2 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*5 6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s) 1 x M.2_3 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*6 Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10 Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
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 Supports CNVI interface
Bluetooth v5.1* *BT 5.1 function will be ready in Windows 10 build 19041 or later.
ROG 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 - 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
Rear USB Port ( Total 10 ) 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)(3 x Type-A + USB Type-CTM) 6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(6 x Type-A) Front USB Port ( Total 9 ) 1 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)
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 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 - CrossChill EK III - Steel backplate
ASUS EZ DIY - BIOS Flashback™ button - Clear CMOS button - Procool II - Pre- mounted I/O shield - SafeSlot
AURA Sync - ROG Aura sync Armor - Standard RGB header(s) - Addressable Gen 2 RGB header(s)
LiveDash OLED 2"
Back I/O Ports
1 x Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s) 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 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 1 x Aquantia AQC-107 10G LAN port
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 2 x W_OUT header 3 x W_FLOW header 1 x AAFP connector 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers 2 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s) 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 4 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 USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector 1 x Speaker connector 1 x Start button 1 x FlexKey button
User's manual Addressable LED extension cable 1 x ROG logo plate sticker 4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s) 2 x M.2 Screw Package 1 x Supporting DVD 1 x ROG big sticker 1 x Q-Connector 1 x Wi-Fi Antenna(s) 1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (40 cm) 2 x ROG weave SATA 6G cable 1 x ROG Thank you card 1 ROG key chain
256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
WOL by PME, PXE
ATX Form Factor 12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
*1 Support PCIe bifurcation for RAID on CPU function.
*2 The PCIEX16_3 shares bandwidth wih M.2_3. When M.2_3 runs x4 mode, PCIEX16_3 will be disabled. When M.2_3 and PCIEX16_3 are both occupied, M.2_3 runs x2 mode, PCIEX16_3 runs X1 mode.
*3 The PCIEX1 shares bandwidth with M.2_1. When M.2_1 runs x4 mode, PCIEX1 will be disabled.
*4 M.2_1 shares bandwidth with PCIEX1. When PCIEX1 is occuppied, M.2_1 runs x2 or SATA mode (when M.2_1 runs SATA mode, SATA6G_2 will be disabled).
*5 M.2_2 shares bandwidth with SATA6G_56. When M.2_2 runs x4 mode, SATA_56 will be disabled. M.2_2 runs x2 mode by default.
*6 M.2_3 shares bandwidth with PCIEX16_3. When PCIEX16_3 runs x4 mode, M.2_3 will be disabled. When M.2_3 and PCIEX16_3 are both occoppied, M.2_3 runs x2 mode, PCIEX16_3 runs X1 mode.