Asus Maximus XII FORMULA Motherboard:
For 10th Gen Intel Socket LGA-1200 Processors
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 latest-generation Formula is all set to make your showcase rig shine
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.
Our ROG engineers developed and extensively-tested intelligent software solutions to ensure your system stays in optimal condition with three new, powerful AI Intiatives for total Maximus performance:
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 optimizes and organizes 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 utilizing 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 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 FORMULA with your favorite modules and maximize 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 37.2° C 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
- Large Diameter Heatpipe
- M.2 Heatsink
- High Conductivity Thermal Pad
- Extende VRM Heatsink
- Chipset Heatsink
- Solid Steel Backplate
- Cooler by Design
ROG Maximus XII FORMULA features the most comprehensive cooling options ever
- Multiple Temperture Sources
- 4-pin PWM / DC Fan
- AIO Pump
- 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+
- Water I/O
- Water Flow
Maximus XII FORMULA is packed with intuitive and flexible tools to allow customization across all system parameters to deliver the performance you want.
The dashboard-style control panel of AI Suite 3 lets you fine-tune almost every aspect of your ROG Maximus XII Formula system with ease. Get the best balance between performance, cooling, stability, and efficiency via one simple and intuitive interface.
- Fan Expert 4
- Digital Power Controls
- Turbo Core App
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.
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.
Maximus XII Formula 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 gaming setups.
- WiFi 6 w/ Intel® AX201 Chipset: 802.11ax + Bluetooth v5.0
- Marvell® Ethernet Chipset: 10Gbps Ethernet
- Intel® Ethernet Chipset: 2.5Gbps Ethernet
Three M.2 slots are wired directly to the PCH. One slot supports both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 modes, while the other two 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.
- USB 3.2 Gen 2 front-panel connectors
Two front-panel USB 3.2 connectors area ready to accommodate a wide variety of devices
- USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
Reversible USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C™ ports provide ultimate flexibility and blazing data-transfer speeds
- Bundled Thunderbolt™ 3 Expansion Card
At a breathtaking 40Gbps you'll experience faster transfers, with four times (4X) the data speeds of any other cable and twice (2X) the video bandwidth
SupremeFX w/ ESS DACs, Op Amp and Nichicon Caps
ROG SupremeFX audio technology has levelled up, delivering an exceptional 113 dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection to provide best-ever recording quality. There's also a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX S1220 codec, an ESS® ES9023P digital-to-analog converter for superior front-panel output, and a Texas Instruments® RC4580 op amp for high gain with low distortion — all to deliver audio that envelops you as never before.
DIY Friendly Features:
In addition to extraordinary performance, Maximus XII Formula provides extensive styling and customization options to let you build a system that truly stands apart.
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.
RAMCache III 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.
Sonic Studio III
Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.
DTS: Surround Sound*
ROG Maximus XII FORMULA includes a pre-loaded DTS Sound Unbound app that envelops you in audio as never before, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By exploiting Windows Sonic spatial technology, DTS Sound Unbound delivers audio in a virtual 3D space — putting you right in the middle of the soundscape, where you can sense the location and direction of every gunshot, footstep or other sound in your virtual environment.
* DTS Sound requires in-game support, check your Games for DTS support.
Integrated LiveDash 50mm OLED Panel
ROG Maximus XII FORMULA motherboards is equipped with LiveDash, a built-in 50mm OLED panel that displays useful information and customizable graphics. During the power-on, self-test (POST) phase, OLED shows key progress stats in simple language, using traditional POST codes. Then, during normal operation, the panel shows a choice of CPU frequency, device temperatures, fan speeds or information from the Water-Cooling Zone. You're also able to customize the default OLED GIF, so it'll display your own image or animation.
- Hardware Monitoring
- FORMULA Exclusive
- BIOS Update
- Customization Content
Armoury Crate is a software utility designed to provide centralized control of supported ROG gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate puts command of all your Aura gear at your fingertips with the new Aura Creator suite ready. The software also provides control of settings for a growing number of ROG products, making it easier to tune the look and feel of your system. Armoury Crate even offers dedicated product registration and ROG news feeds to help you stay in touch with the ROG gaming community.
- Aura Sync
- Device Configuration
- Driver & Manual Download
- Gaming Highlight
- Account Management
Intel® Processor Support:
This ASUS Motherboard supports 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors for Socket LGA-1200.
Operating System Support:
Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit
|Make and Model||ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA Motherboard|
|CPU Support||Intel® Socket LGA-1200 for 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold, and Celeron® Processors|
|Chipset||Intel® Z490 Chipset|
|Memory||Supports 4x DDR4-2933, 2800, 2666, 2400 or 2133 Stock Clocked Unbuffered RAM Sticks, 128GB Max (4x 32GB)
Supports Overclocked Ram: DDR4-4800, 4700, 4600, 4500, 4400, 4266, 4133, 4000, 3866, 3733, 3600, 3466, 3400, 3333, 3200 or 3000 MHz
Dual Channel Memory Architecture DesignSupports Intel® FORMULA Memory Profile (XMP)
|Integrated Graphics||There are no Rear I/O Video ports|
|Storage||Intel® Z490 Chipset:
1x M.2_1 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
2x M.2_2 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x4 mode)
Supports 1x Intel® Optane™ Memory Card
6x SATA 6Gb/s ports
|Expansion Slots||Intel® 10th Gen Processors:
2x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
Intel® Z490 Chipset:
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology
Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI® Technology
|USB Ports||Rear USB Ports:
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type-C port
3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type-A ports
6x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) Type-A ports
Front USB Ports:
|LAN||Marvell® AQtion AQC107 10Gb Chipset:
1x 10Gb RJ45 LAN port
Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Chipset:
|Wireless||Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 Chipset:
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax w/ 2x2 Antennas supports 1024QAM / OFDMA / MU-MIMO
Up to 2.4Gbps Maximum Data Rates
Dual Band 2.4 / 5GHz
Channel Bandwidth: HT20 / HT40 / HT80 / HT160
Supports the CNVI interface
|Bluetooth||Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 Chipset:
* Bluetooth v5.1 is supported by Windows® 10 build 19041 or later
|Audio||Realtek S1220 Audio Chipset:
ROG SupremeFX 7.1 HD Surround Sound
Impedance sensing for front and rear headphone outputs
Supports: Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
High Quality 120dB SNR stereo playback output and 113dB SNR recording input
ESS™ ES9023P DAC
TI® RC4580 OP AMP
Supports up to 32-Bit / 192kHz playback
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type-C port
3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type-A ports
6x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) Type-A ports
1x 10Gb LAN port
1x Optical S/PDIF out
1x Clear CMOS Button
|Software||ROG Exclusive Software:
- Mem Tweakit
- RAMCache III
- ROG CPU-Z
- GameFirst VI
- Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
- Sonic Radar III
- DTS® Sound Unbound
- BullGuard Internet Security (1-year full version)
ASUS Exclusive Software:
AI Overclocking Guide
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
|ASUS Features||ROG FORMULA OC kit
- FlexKey button
- ReTry button
- Start button
- Aluminum M.2 heatsink cover
- ChrossChill EK III
- Steel backplate
ASUS EZ DIY
- ROG Aura sync backplate
- Standard RGB headers
- Addressable Gen 2 RGB headers
50mm LiveDash OLED Display
|Internal I/O||1x CPU Fan connector
1x CPU OPT Fan connector
3x Chassis Fan connectors
1x AIO_PUMP connector
1x H_AMP fan connector
1x W_PUMP+ connector
1x W_IN header
2x W_OUT headers
3x W_FLOW headers
1x AAFP connector
2x Aura RGB Strip Headers
2x Addressable Gen 2 header
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 connectors for 4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2x USB 2.0 connector for 4x USB 2.0 ports
3x M.2 Socket 3 Slots
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x Thunderbolt header
1x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1x Thermal sensor connector
1x ReTry button
1x System panel connector
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector
1x Speaker connector
1x Start button
1x FlexKey button
|BIOS||256Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS|
|Manageability||WOL by PME, PXE|
|Operating System||Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor: 305 x 244mm|
- ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA Motherboard w/
- 1x User Manual
- 1x Addressable LED extension cable
- 1x ROG logo plate sticker
- 4x SATA 6Gb/s cables
- 2x M.2 Screw Packages
- 1x Supporting DVD
- 1x ROG big sticker
- 1x Q-Connector
- 1x Wi-Fi Antenna
- 1x 400mm Extension Cable for RGB strips
- 2x ROG weave SATA 6G cable
- 1x ROG Thank you card
- 1x ROG key chain