Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA, Intel Z490, 1200, ATX, 4 DDR4, XFire/SLI, AX Wi-Fi
ROG Maximus XII series motherboards are 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.
Our ROG engineers developed and extensively-tested intelligent software solutions to ensure your system stays in optimal condition.
Tuning is now faster and smarter than ever before. AI Overclocking profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration for each system.
AI Cooling automatically manages and controls motherboard connected fans, ensuring the most efficient settings depending on the current system load and temperature.
GameFirst VI optimises and organises network bandwidth, effectively reducing jitter and eliminating spike lag to ensure smooth online gameplay.
The Intel Comet Lake processor features 10 cores and a peak single-core Turbo speed that exceeds 5.3 GHz right out of the box. To cope with this increased demand on the system, Maximus XII Formula takes advantage of its intelligent VRM design and uses quality components to ensure the best gaming and daily productive computing experience.
Teamed Power Architecture
Today's CPU architectures place incredible demands on motherboard power design by transitioning from deep power saving modes , going from lower-power mode to full load in an instant. Our latest VRM architecture rises to the challenge by utilising teamed power stages to rapidly swing current, while maintaining exemplary thermal performance.
ASUS Optimem III
Boasting 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 Extreme with your favourite modules and maximise throughput of the new 10th Generation Intel Core Comet Lake-S processor for applications that demand massive bandwidth.
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.
CrossChill EK III
CrossChill EK III lets you cool with air and water. The redesigned copper cooling channel is wider to provide up to 37.2C-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.
CrossChill hybrid thermal design
Engineered with a copper cooling channel that's incredibly effective at removing heat
The U-shaped design provides rapid and even heat transfer from the VRM to the extended VRM heatsink.
A dedicated heatsink keeps the two M.2 SSDs at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.
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.
Extended VRM heatsink
The extended heatsink at the end of heatpipe increases thermal mass to offset the additional heat generated by high power consumption.
A dedicated chipset heatsink draws heat away to maintain optimum operating temperatures.
Solid steel backplate
An electro-galvanized, cold-rolled coil construction backplate resists bending, and helps draw heat away from the VRM.
Cooler by Design
ROG Maximus XII Formula 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.
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.
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.
A dedicated header can supply over 3 amps to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.
A dedicated header enables monitoring of temperatures at the input/output points of any component.
A dedicated header enables constant monitoring of flow rate throughout the entire loop.
Maximus XII Formula is packed with intuitive and flexible tools to allow customization 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 Formula features a differential-sensing circuit and delicate IC that simplify overclocking and tuning by allowing you to track voltages more accurately.
Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA, Intel Z490, 1200, ATX, 4 DDR4, XFire/SLI, AX Wi-Fi, 10GB & 2.5GB LAN, M.2
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DDR4 (Dual Channel)
4 x DIMM
Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technolog
Intel 10th Gen Processors
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
Intel Z490 Chipset
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
6 x SATA III
1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280/22110) - SATA & PCIe
1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280) - PCIe
1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280) - PCIe
RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
2x2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
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
10GB LAN & 2.5GB LAN
ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
USB Ports Supported
4 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (3 Type-A & 1 Type-C at back)
10 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (6 at back, 4 at mid-board)
4 x USB 2.0 (at mid-board)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo
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
1 x USB BIOS FlashBack Button
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
1 x Aquantia AQC-107 10G LAN port
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x CPU Fan
1 x CPU OPT Fan
3 x Chassis Fan
1 x AIO_PUMP
1 x H_AMP fan
1 x W_PUMP+
1 x W_IN
2 x W_OUT
3 x W_FLOW
1 x AAFP
2 x Aura RGB Strip
2 x Addressable Gen 2
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
2 x USB 2.0
3 x M.2 Socket 3
6 x SATA 6Gb/s
1 x Thunderbolt
1 x 24-pin EATX
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V
1 x Thermal sensor
1 x ReTry button
1 x System panel
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel
1 x Speaker
1 x Start button
1 x FlexKey button
Addressable LED extension cable
1 x ROG logo plate sticker
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cables
2 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x ROG big sticker
1 x Q-Connector
1 x Wi-Fi Antenna
1 x Ext. Cable for RGB strips (40 cm)
2 x ROG weave SATA 6G cable
1 x ROG Thank you card
1 ROG key chain