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ASUS Intel Z490 ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (Wi-Fi) ATX Motherboard + FREE ASUS ROG CETRA HEADSET!

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FREE ASUS ROG CETRA HEADSET! ASUS MAXIMUS XII HERO (Wi-Fi), Intel Z490, S 1200, DDR4, SATA3, 3x M.2, SLi/CrossFire, 5GbE/ax Wifi, USB 3.2 Gen2, ATX

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ROG Maximus XII HERO (Wi-FI) 10th Generation Intel ATX Motherboard from ASUS

ROG Maximus XII Hero Motherboard

Get Yourself off to a Great Start ROG Maximus XII Hero is the perfect foundation to the Republic of Gamers. It's a gaming motherboard that packs substantial power, smart cooling and faster memory support under a stealthy skin. Loaded with renowned ROG features, from AI overclocking and AI cooling to attention-grabbing Aura Sync illumination, Maximus XII Hero is ready to perform and crafted for customisation.

Intel Z490Chipset

LGA 1200CPU Socket

ATXForm Factor

Built to Take the Strain

Power Delivery Enhancements

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.

2. 70A
Power Stage
The VRM has 16 power stages, each rated to handle 70 amps

3.MicroFine
Alloy Chokes
Each Power stage is accompanied by a high-permeability alloy-core choke rated to handle 45 amps.

4. 10K Black
Metallic Capacitors
Input and output filtering is provided by solid-polymer capacitors rated to last thousands of hours at high operating temperatures.

Cooler by Design

COMPREHENSIVE COOLING ZONEEnjoy 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.

Thermometer sensors

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.

Fan detectors and headers

4-pin PWM/DC Fan Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

 bundled extension card

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

Unprecedented Thermal Dominance

Heatsinks

1. VRM
Heatsink
A VRM heatsink is placed on the MOSFETs and chokes, and the embedded heatpipe connects to the aluminum I/O cover.

2. Large Diameter Heatpipe The U-shaped design provides rapid and even heat transfer from the VRM to the extended VRM heatsink.?

3. M.2 HeatsinkThe M.2 heatsink keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.

4.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.

5. Extended
VRM heatsink
The extended heatsink at the end of heatpipe increases thermal mass to offset the additional heat generated by high power consumption.

6. Chipset
heatsink
A dedicated chipset heatsink draws heat away to maintain optimum operating temperatures.?

Push your Memory to Higher Frequencies

Optimem 3

OPTIMEM IIIBoasting 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. 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 Hero with your favorite modules and maximize throughput of the new 10th Generation Intel® Core™ Comet Lake-S processor for applications that demand massive bandwidth.

Support for up to Three M.2 Drives

M.2 Support

Maximus compatibilityMaximus XI Hero comes equipped with three M.2 slots to let you take full advantage of Intel IRST and NVMe RAID for ultimate SSD storage speeds. The drives can be found under the aluminum heatsink covers. Integrated PCIe support ensures compatibility with the latest NVMe SSDs to enable ultrafast transfer speeds.

The Future of Home-Networking

Networking

1. Wi-Fi 6 (AX201) Onboard Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) supports ultrafast network speeds, improved capacity and better performance in dense Wi-Fi environments, providing exceptional online gaming experiences.

2. Marvell® 5Gbps Ethernet Designed to meet the demanding requirements of power users and content creators, 10 Gbps onboard Ethernet provides a new level of home networking. With up to 10X the bandwidth of standard gigabit Ethernet, you'll enjoy streaming uncompressed 4K UHD videos, and backups and file transfers that are faster than ever before.

3. Intel® 1Gbps Ethernet The Hero features Intel® Gigabit Ethernet for faster, smoother gaming. Intel Ethernet controllers have a natural synergy with their processors and chipsets, reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for games and other tasks..

5-Way Optimization

Overclocking Intelligence Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimization is a system-wide tuning utility that overclocks the processor and tunes fan speeds to ensure the best balance between cooling and acoustics. The automated CPU tuning feature of 5-Way Optimization leverages the same on-board intelligence as AI Overclocking, but goes further by running a Prime95 based stress test to deliver a result that's well-tuned from the beginning.

Fan Xpert 4

Flexible Cooling Controls With the ROG MAXIMUS Series you have comprehensive control over fans via Fan Xpert 4 or the media-acclaimed UEFI. Whether you are cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. Extreme Quiet mode reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum assuring your system stays whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.

TPU Insight

CPU Performance Boost Unleash your PC’s full performance with the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility. The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) is the intelligence behind our automated system-tuning utility, offering the ability to fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclock parameters for optimal performance.

EPU Guidance

All-round Energy Efficiency The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) automatically amplifies power consumption and maximises savings with Away mode. The smart setting that produces an extreme energy-saving setup by shutting down unused I/O controllers, with the EPU you will appreciate system-wide power reserves.

Turbo App

Optimization for gamers and professionals Whether you're a professional designer or hardcore gamer, you'll feel the benefit of the ASUS-exclusive Turbo App every day. This intuitive tool allows you to define CPU overclocking, apply fan profiles, prioritize network data and optimize audio settings at app level, meaning your ROG system is perfectly optimized for what you're doing.

DIGI+POWER CONTROL

Digital Power Controls The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, switching frequency and power-efficiency settings, allowing you to fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.

This is Advanced Audio

Audio

1.ESS® ES9023P creates a perfect balance for top-tier audio clarity capable of 112db DNR /-94dB THD+N for superior front-panel output

2.S1220 Codec 10 DAC channels provide simultaneous 7.1-channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front-panel outputsUnique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs.

3.Switching MOSFETS Unique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs.

3.Nichicon® CAPS Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.

Rise Above the Noise

ROG Cetra are USB-C gaming earbuds that support multiple platforms, including mobile phones, PC, Mac and Nintendo Switch. Featuring Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology and the innovative Ambient mode, ROG Cetra lets you fully immerse yourself in your games, music and other media without distraction with the ability to let the sounds of the outside world in instantly when needed. Exclusive 10mm ASUS Essence drivers deliver optimised gaming audio and strong bass, and a choice of three sizes of silicone tips and ear fins, plus a pair of foam ear tips let you achieve a perfect fit that's comfortable and secure.


Lose Yourself in Game

Escape the noise of the city with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology developed with Sony and get fully immersed in your game. ROG Cetra blocks out unwanted noises and provides a more natural audio experience with a better presentation of high frequency sounds and a defined, undistorted low frequencies range. With natural audio reproduction and undisturbed listening in any environment, you'll experience a new level of mobile gaming and entertainment enjoyment.


Ambient Mode

Ambient mode instantly switches off noise cancellation and lets you hear the sounds of the world around you without removing your headphones. Easily activated with a push of a button on the inline controller, it's perfect for times when you need to pay attention to your environment, such as when crossing the street or listening for an airline gate announcement.


Large 10mm ASUS Essence Drivers

Designed with a wide frequency response of 20-40kHz, the exclusive 10mm ASUS Essence driver provides incredibly strong bass and optimised gaming sound, so you'll enjoy an exceptionally immersive and detailed audio experience.


Secure and Comfortable Fit

Get a comfortable, secure, in-ear fit and enhanced noise isolation thanks to the ergonomic design of ROG Cetra. The earbud design is slightly tilted at the front to better fit human ears and comes with a small bump at the base so the earbuds sit more securely on the ear.


Not Just for Mobile Phones

ROG Cetra features a USB-C connector for wide compatibility with mobile phones, PCs, Macs, and Nintendo Switch.


Instant Control at Your Fingertips

ROG Cetra comes with a handy in-line control to adjust volume, play/pause, and activate ANC mode and Ambient mode.


Travel Case Included

ROG Cetra comes with a compact travel case for better storage of your earbuds and ear fins. Three sizes of silicone tips and ear fins as well as a pair of foam ear tips are also included, so you can enjoy a custom fit that's comfortable and secure.


Stylish Lighting

A red ROG logo on each earbud that glows with a subtle lighting effect adds a stylish touch and shows off your gaming cred.


Armoury II

Armoury II software offers extensive controls and an intuitive UI, so you can easily tune ROG Cetra to play your way. Take full control of your audio experience, from equalisation (EQ) to 7.1-speaker level-balancing, and easily create and apply audio profiles for different game types and scenarios, such as first-person shooters and racing titles.

Features

- Active Noise Cancellation technology eliminates environmental noise for immersive gaming experiences anywhere.
- Large, 10mm ASUS Essence drivers deliver incredibly strong bass and optimised gaming audio.
- Ambient mode lets the sounds of the outside world in for times when you need to hear what's going on around you.
- An ergonomic design, three sizes of ear gels and fins, and a pair of foam ear tips ensure a secure and comfortable fit.
- USB-C connector provides multiplatform support for mobile phones, PCs, Mac and Nintendo Switch.

Warranty Information:

Manufacturer asus
Warranty Type Manufacturer via Aria
Manufacturer Website http://www.asus.com
Manufacturer Phone 01442 265548
Number of PCI-E Slots - x160
RAM Slots0
Maximum RAM0
SATA II Ports0
SATA III Ports0
USB 3.0 Ports0
USB 2.0 Ports0

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