Intel Z490 ATX motherboard for 10th Gen Intel Processor with extreme performance, 16 power stages, OptiMem III, triple M.2, on-board Wi-Fi 6 (AX201), 2.5 Gb Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2, X-shaped PCB, Aura Sync RGB lighting

  • LGA 1200 socket for 10th-gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors
  • Built to Break Limits: Record-breaking performance, Overclocker's toolkit, condensation detection, OptiMem III, optimised trace layout
  • Improved cooling: Integrated heatsink that covers I/O zone, VRM area, PCH area and U shaped 8 mm heatpipe.
  • Next-gen connectivity: ROG DIMM.2 (dual M.2, total 3), onboard Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet
  • Customizable Aesthetics: Distinct X-shaped PCB, customisable name plate, Aura Sync, 1X 4-pin RGB headers, 2 addressable headers
  • AI Enhancements: AI Overclocking and AI Cooling
  • Built to Break Limits: Record-breaking performance, Overclocker's toolkit, condensation detection, OptiMem III, optimized trace layout
  • Improved cooling: Integrated heatsink that covers I/O zone, VRM area, PCH area and U shaped 8 mm heatpipe.
  • Next-gen connectivity: ROG DIMM.2 (dual M.2, total 3), onboard Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet
  • Customizable Aesthetics: Distinct X-shaped PCB, customizable name plate, Aura Sync, 1X 4-pin RGB headers, 2 addressable headers
  • AI Enhancements: AI Overclocking and AI Cooling



 

Cooling

 

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 specialisation, maintaining system stability under any condition.

 

 

ROG Water-Cooling Zone

Dual water-temperature headers and a flow-rate header feed information straight into the AI Suite utility, allowing you to track coolant temperatures and the flow rate of the entire loop.

 

Water pump+

A dedicated header can supply over 3 amps to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.

 

Water in/out

A dedicated header enables monitoring of temperatures at the input/output points of any component.

 

Water flow

A dedicated header enables constant monitoring of flow rate throughout the entire loop.

 

 

 

 

 

Cooler by design

 

Maximus XII Apex features the most comprehensive cooling options ever.

 

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.

 

AIO pump

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

 

Full speed fan

Three full speed fan headers allow for targeted airflow during extreme overclocking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optimisation 

 

Maximus XII Apex is packed with intuitive and flexible tools to allow customisation across all system parameters to deliver the performance you want.

 

 

 

 

 

Accurate Voltage Monitoring

 

Conventional motherboards use single-ended sensing tapped from a location that isn't ideal, leading to a large disparity between the actual voltage fed to the CPU and the value reported to software. Maximus XII Apex features a differential-sensing circuit and delicate IC that simplify overclocking and tuning by allowing you to track voltages more accurately.

 

 

 

 

 

UEFI BIOS

 

The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.

 

 

 

 

Performance Level Up

 

The dashboard-style control panel of AI Suite 3 lets you fine-tune almost every aspect of your Maximus XII Apex system with ease. Get the best balance between performance, cooling, stability, and efficiency via one simple and intuitive interface.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connectivity 

 

Maximus XII Apex is well equipped to deliver supersmooth wireless connectivity and compatibility with multiple input sources and PCIe extensions, all of which are a must have for any setups.

 

Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII APEX, Intel Z490, 1200, ATX, 2 DDR4, XFire/SLI, AX Wi-Fi, 2

£472.00Price

Product Description

Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII APEX, Intel Z490, 1200, ATX, 2 DDR4, XFire/SLI, AX Wi-Fi, 2.5G LAN, RGB Lighting, M.2

Motherboard Type

Desktop

Form Factor

ATX

Socket

Intel 1200

Chipset

Intel Z490

CPU Support

Click here for CPU support

RAM Technology

DDR4 (Dual Channel)

RAM Slots

2 x DIMM

RAM Speeds

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.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666/2133 MHz

Maximum Memory

64GB

Graphics

-

Graphics Ports

-

Multi-GPU Support

Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI Technology
Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology

PCI/PCI Express

Intel 10th Gen Processors
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (Single at x16, dual at x8/x8)

Intel Z490 Chipset
1 x PCIe 3.0 x4
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1

Storage

Intel Z490 Chipset
ROG DIMM.2 Module supports 2 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280/22110) - SATA & PCIe
1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280) - PCIe
6 x SATA III

ASMedia SATA 6Gb/s controller
2 x SATA III

RAID

RAID 0, 1, 5, 10

Wireless

Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
Wi-Fi Intel Wi-Fi 6
Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160
Up to 1.73Gbps transfer speed
2 x 2 Wi-Fi 6 with MU-MIMO
Supports dual frequency band 2.4/5GHz
Bluetooth v5.1

LAN

2.5GB LAN & GB LAN

Audio

ROG SupremeFX 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A

USB Ports Supported

5 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (4 Type-A & 1 Type-C at back)
7 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (5 at back, 2 at mid-board)
5 x USB 2.0 (at mid-board)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector

Back Panel I/O Ports

1 x PS/2 keyboard
1 x PS/2 mouse
1 x LAN (RJ45)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x Clear CMOS button
1 x USB BIOS FlashBack Button
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks

Internal I/O Connectors

1 x Node
2 x Aura Addressable Strip
1 x ReTry jumper
3 x USB 2.0
1 x S/PDIF out
2 x 8-pin EATX 12V
1 x 4-pin EZ_PLUG
1 x Front audio
1 x LN2 Mode jumper
1 x System panel
1 x W_Pump+
1 x AIO PUMP

 

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel
1 x DIMM.2 Slot supports 2 M.2
2 x 4-pin Full Speed Fan
3 x onboard LED ON/OFF
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
1 x Q-Code
1 x RGB
1 x FS Mode switch
W_IN, W_OUT, W_FLOW
Buttons: Clear CMOS, Safe Boot, ReTry, Start

Accessories

1 x ROG big sticker
1 x Q-Connector
3 x M.2 screw kit
1 x Wi-Fi Antenna
1 x Ext Cable for RGB strips
1 x Ext cable for Addressable LED
1 x ROG coaster
1 x Customizable Name Plate Accessory Pack
1 x ROG Thank you card
1 x ROG DIMM.2 with heatsink
1 x M.2 Pad for ROG DIMM.2

Additional Features

See Overview

Package Type

Retail

Package Weight

3.1900 kg

Warranty

3 Years