ASUS ROG Maximus XII Apex LGA 1200 ATX Intel Z490

ASUSSKU: ROG MAXIMUS XII APEX

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£453.50
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PERFORMANCE PUSHED TO THE APEX
ROG Maximus XII Apex is the premiere overclocking platform for extreme OC enthusiasts looking to unlock the full potential of the latest generation Intel Core processors. Its optimized layout, enhanced power delivery and control, and striking design with a myriad of customization options will appeal to overclockers, gamers, and PC builders alike.

Intelligent Motherboard

Our ROG engineers developed and extensively-tested intelligent software solutions to ensure your system stays in optimal condition.

AI Overclocking
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
AI Cooling automatically manages and controls motherboard-connected fans, ensuring the most efficient settings depending on the current system load and temperature.

OVERCLOCKING
Push the performance envelope with hardware-level overclocking controls, intelligent power solution and enhanced memory support.

Overclocker's Toolkit
An Overclocker's Tookit with hardware-level controls will aid your overclocking experience. They're quick and easy time-savers designed to help you break more records.

Condensation Detection
Specialized circuitry allows Maximus XII Apex to detect when condensation occurs on the back of the board. Divided into three distinct sections — CPU, DRAM and PCIe — the feature provides a useful warning when an area may be at risk of short-circuiting.

High Quality Components
Maximus XII Apex utilizes an intelligent VRM design fed by dual eight-pin auxiliary power connectors. Sixteen teamed power stages help eke out the last few MHz at the limits of the silicon.

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 optimize memory for high frequency settings, or low latency settings. Stack Maximus XII Apex with your favorite modules and maximize throughput of the new 10th Generation Intel Core Comet Lake-S processor for applications that demand massive bandwidth.

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 specialization, 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.

OPTIMIZATION
Maximus XII Apex 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 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.

Storage
Three PCIe 3.0 M.2
ROG Maximus XII Apex features three M.2 slots wired directly to the Z490 PCH. Two slots support both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 modes, and the other slot supports PCIe 3.0 x4 for NVMe. Additional Intel Optane memory recognizes, remembers, and speeds up access to most frequently used files, applications, and games for faster, more responsive performance.

ROG DIMM.2
The ROG DIMM.2 module is an innovative expansion card that allows two M.2 drives to be connected via a DDR4 interface. Add a metal heatsink to handle the heat generated at maximum performance, while at the same time giving your build a bit of style.

WiFi 6 (AX201)
Onboard WiFi 6 (802.11ax) supports ultrafast wireless-networking speeds, improved capacity and better performance in dense WiFi environments, providing exceptional online gaming experiences.

Intel 2.5G Ethernet
Onboard Intel 2.5G Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with up to a 2.5X improvement over standard Ethernet connections for faster file transfers, smoother lag-free gaming and high-res video streaming.

PERSONALIZED FOR YOU
The unique X-shaped PCB gives you extensive styling and customization options to let you build a system that stands apart from the rest.

Grow Your Gaming World
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.

Addressable Gen 2 RGB header
The addressable Gen 2 RGB headers now feature software that can automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new headers also offer backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.

RAMCache lll software utility turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options, RAMCache lll utilizes uniquely intelligent technology to effectively cache any storage device, so favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.
Internal I/O
Number of M.2 (M) slots 2
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) connectors 1
12V power connector Yes
Supported storage drive interfaces Serial ATA III
USB 2.0 connectors 3
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors 1
Number of SATA III connectors 6
Number of chassis fan connectors 2
Front panel audio connector Yes
ATX Power connector (24-pin) Yes
RGB LED pin header Yes
Technical details
Motherboard chipset family Intel
Motherboard chipset Intel Z490
Parallel processing technology support 2-Way CrossFireX,2-Way SLI
Motherboard form factor ATX
Component for PC
Audio
Audio output channels 7.1 channels
Performance
Supported storage drive types HDD & SSD
Windows operating systems supported Windows 10 x64
Motherboard chipset family Intel
Motherboard chipset Intel Z490
RAID levels 0,1,5
Audio output channels 7.1 channels
Motherboard form factor ATX
Component for PC
Processor
Processor manufacturer Intel
Compatible processor series Intel® Celeron®, Intel® Core™ i3, Intel Core i5, Intel Core i7, Intel Core i9, Intel® Pentium®
Maximum number of SMP processors 1
Processor socket LGA 1200
Memory
Number of memory slots 2
Memory slots type DIMM
Supported memory types DDR4-SDRAM
Memory channels Dual-channel
Supported memory clock speeds 2133,2666,2800,2933,3000,3200,3300,3333,3400,3466,3600,3866,4000,4133,4266,4400,4500,4600,4700,4800 MHz
Maximum internal memory 64 GB
Storage controllers
Supported storage drive types HDD & SSD
Supported storage drive interfaces Serial ATA III
RAID levels 0,1,5
Graphics
Parallel processing technology support 2-Way CrossFireX,2-Way SLI
Rear panel I/O ports
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity 5
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity 4
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity 1
S/PDIF out port Yes
PS/2 ports quantity 2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports 1
Network
Ethernet LAN Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards 802.11a,802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n),Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac),Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Wake-on-LAN ready Yes
LAN controller Intel I225-V
Ethernet interface type 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet,Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 5.1
Features
Windows operating systems supported Windows 10 x64
Motherboard chipset family Intel
Motherboard chipset Intel Z490
Audio output channels 7.1 channels
Motherboard form factor ATX
Component for PC
Audio chip SupremeFX S1220A
Expansion slots
Number of M.2 (M) slots 2
PCI Express x1 (Gen 3.x) slots 1
BIOS
BIOS type UEFI AMI
BIOS memory size 128 Mbit
ACPI version 6.0
Clear CMOS button Yes
System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) version 3.0
Desktop Management Interface (DMI) version 3.0
Software
Windows operating systems supported Windows 10 x64
Weight & dimensions
Width 305 mm
Depth 244 mm

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