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ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero (Wi-Fi) Z490 Motherboard Review

Rating: 9.0.

Asus ROG Maximus XII Hero (Wi-Fi) is the entry point for the Asus ROG range of Z490 motherboards that support Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake-S. The model name sounds like a minor upgrade from the Z390 Maximus XI Hero however the VRMs have been overhauled with an increase to 14 stages that are each rated at 60A… and that makes a massive difference!

Full Product Details for Asus ROG Maximus XII Hero (Wi-Fi) can be found HERE.

Key features

  • Form factor: ATX
  • Chipset: Intel Z490
  • Socket: LGA1200 (for 10th Gen. Comet Lake-S)
  • RAM: 4 DIMMs up to 128GB DDR4-4700MHz(OC) in dual channel.
  • Graphics slots: 2× PCIe 3.0 x16 (supports 2-way SLI and 3-way AMD CrossFire).
  • Expansions slots: 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (supports x4), 3× PCIe 3.0 x1
  • Storage: 3× M.2, 6× SATA 6Gb/sec
  • Rear USB:
    • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
    • 3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
    • 4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
    • 2x USB 2.0
  • Front USB:
    • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports
    • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports
    • 4x USB 2.0 ports
  • Graphics output: HDMI 1.4b
  • LAN: Marvell AQ111C 5Gb/sec + Intel I219V Gigabit
  • WiFi/Bluetooth: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 + BT 5.1

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