ROG MAXIMUS XII EXTREME

    ROG Maximus XII Extreme

    Expertly tuned by our ROG Engineers to bring you the ultimate performance. Made to be extreme as the name suggested, is positioned for max performance water-cooling enthusiasts. Combining hardware and software, to achieve optimized overclocking, high-speed memory support and comprehensive water and fan cooling controls, Maximus XII Extreme delivers ultimate performance combined with efficient, reliable operation.

    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.

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    • AI Cooling

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

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    • AI Networking

      GameFirst VI optimizes and organizes network bandwidth, effectively reducing jitter and eliminating spike lag to ensure smooth online gameplay.

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    SPEC OVERVIEW

    • Performance
    • Cooling
    • Gaming Immersion
    • Connectivity
    • DIY friendly

    Extreme Power & Performance

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    1. PROCOOL II POWER CONNECTOR
    2. 16 POWER STAGE​
    3. MULTI-GPU SLI®/ CFX SUPPORT​

      ・ 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Safeslots (x16, x8/x8)​

      ・ 1 x PCIe 3.0 x4 slot (x4)

    4. INTEL® SOCKET LGA 1200

      10th Gen Intel® Core, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors​

    5. DDR4, 4 x DIMM

      ・ OPTIMEM III
      ・ Dual channel

    6. 4 X M.2 SOCKET

      ・ 1 x M.2 2280 supports PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA mode

      ・ 2 x M.2 2280 supports PCIe 3.0 x4

      ・ 2 x M.2 22110 supports PCIe 3.0 x4 mode (from DIMM.2)

    Comprehensive Cooling

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    1. INTERGRATED I/O COVER &
      VRM HEATSINK
    2. DUAL M.2 HEATSINKS
    3. MULTIPLE 4-PIN PWM FAN HEADERS
    4. ROG DIMM.2 HEATSINK DIMM.2
    5. ROG WATER-COOLING ZONE

      ・ W_FLOW tachometer
      ・ W_IN/OUT T-sensor

    Total Gaming Immersion

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    1. I/O & ARMOR ZONE AURA LIGHTING
    2. SupremeFX S1220 CODEC​

      ESS® ES9023P High Definition DAC​
      120dB SNR stereo playback output​
      113dB SNR recording input​
      LED-Illuminated Audio Jacks

      Sonic Studio III

      Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer​

      Sonic Radar III​
      DTS® Sound Unbound​
    3. 2 x 4-pin AURA RGB headers​
    4. 2 x 3-pin Addressable Gen 2 RGB headers​
    5. 2” LIVEDASH OLED​
    6. EDGE ZONE AURA LIGHTING
    7. PCH ZONE AURA LIGHTING

    Full Connectivity

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    1. CLEAR CMOS BUTTON BIOS FlashBack button
    2. 6 X USB3.2 Gen1
    3. 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2

      ・ 1 x USB Type-C®

    4. Marvell® AQtion AQC107 10Gb
    5. 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
    6. Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet
    7. Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201
    8. Optical S/PDIF out
    9. 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2

      Front Panel Connector

    10. 8 x SATA 6Gb/s
    11. Thunderbolt header

    DIY Friendly

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    1. ROG PATENTED PRE-MOUNTED I/O SHIELD
    2. ESD GUARDS

      Greater electrostatic protection than the industry standard. ESD Guards cover the USB, audio and LAN ports.

    3. TRUEVOLT USB

      USB power supplies rock-steady 5V to all USB ports, minimizing power fluctuations for minimal data loss.

    4. LiveDash OLED 2"

      Indicates power status and potential problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device for quick diagnosis.

    5. ASUS Node Connector

      A bi-directional interface that attaches the fan extension card II.

    6. Q-Code

      The Q-Code LED design provides you with a 2-digit error code that displays the system status.

    7. 4 x Q-DIMM

      One sided clips for super-simple, super-secure handling of memory modules.

    8. FlexKey

      At its default, the FlexKey functions as a system reset button, but it can also be easily set to quickly turn Aura lighting on or off, activate Safe Boot or enter the BIOS.

    9. 2 x SAFESLOT

      Provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance.

    10. Q-CONNECTOR

      Sorts all front-panel cables.

      Q-CONNECTOR

    PERFORMANCE

    Maximus XII Extreme is the ideal foundation for your dream gaming build. An intelligent voltage-regulator module (VRM) design and high-quality components ensure that you'll get the most out of demanding latest-generation Intel processors. More firepower and an overclocking edge are yours with Maximus XII Extreme.

    • Power solution
    • Memory

    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.

    • A brief history
    • A shift in CPU demands
    • Bucking the trend
    • Thermal performance
    • High Quality Components

    Teamed
    Power Stage Design

    12V EPS IN

    12V EPS IN

    While doublers help extend the number of effective phases, they do so at the cost of a processing delay. The teamed architecture allows two power stages to work in tandem to provide more power to the CPU. The MOSFETs within the power stages generate the most heat as they are responsible for voltage conversion and delivery to the CPU from the 12V EPS connector.

    Conventional
    Phase-doubled Design

    12V EPS IN

    12V EPS IN

    • We became the first manufacturer to implement phase-doublers when we shipped our A8N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard, back in 2005. The board's VRM was lauded for elegantly overcoming the power handling capabilities of components that were available at the time and also reducing voltage ripple. Those benefits led to phase-doublers becoming universally accepted in the industry, and they are still used for similar purposes today.

    • However, today's CPUs now pack more cores than their predecessors, and the latest instruction sets allow them to crunch computationally dense workloads at an incredible pace. In addition, they consume less power at idle and can transition between load states much more quickly. These improvements necessitate a re-evaluation of power-design priorities because phase-doublers add a propagation delay that hampers transient response.

    • Fortunately, the latest integrated power components can handle higher currents than the devices of yesteryear, making it possible to implement a simple circuit topology that isn't hamstrung by the processing lag of phase-doublers. That's why ROG Maximus XII Extreme utilizes teamed power stages to deliver higher burst current per phase, while maintaining the thermal performance of phase-doubled designs.

    • Each VRM component serves a specific purpose. PWM controllers and phase-doublers control the circuit, and the power stages do the heavy lifting from an electrical and thermal standpoint. That's why ROG Maximus XII Extreme utilizes 16 power stages. The power stage sits at the top of Infineon's lineup and features a low RDSON to reduce switching and conduction losses, helping to improve overall thermal headroom.

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

    • Corsair Memory 2 x 16GB CL 19 @ 4600MHz
    • OptiMem III
      CL 18
    • No OptiMem III
      CL 19
    • Lower the data is better
    Test Configuration: Intel 10th Gen Processor ES Sample | ROG Maximus XII Formula
    • High Frequency
    • Max Capacity without compromise
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    COOLING

    Featuring premium components, multiple fan headers and a bundled fan extension card, Maximus XII Extreme is fully equipped to enable higher performance at lower temperatures. To ensure system stability under heavy CPU loads, Maximus XII Extreme employs large VRM and chipset heatsinks that strike the right balance between surface area and mass. The extra-large heatsinks also cover multiple M.2 slots.

    • Heatsinks
    • Headers
    • Fan Extension Card

    Cooling Heatsinks

    Maximus XII Extreme delivers exceptional overclocking performance without requiring a fan for cooling. This is possible thanks to 16 teamed power stages running 90A MOSFETs on it VRM layout. To further improve heat dissipation, the I/O cover act as a large heatsink and there is also a heat pipe bridging the VRM heatsinks, increasing surface area and improving heat dissipation.

    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. Aluminum I/O cover

      An aluminum I/O cover is connected to the primary heatsink via an embedded heatpipe, increasing mass and surface area for dissipation.

    3. Extended VRM Heatsink

      Helps cool vital motherboard power delivery areas to enhance the overclocking potential of future processors.

    4. Aluminum heatsink cover

      The heatsink cover is crafted from pure aluminum to efficiently cool the two onboard M.2 drives.

    5. 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.

    6. Solid steel backplate

      A steel, cold-rolled coil construction backplate strengthens the motherboard to prevent bending, and adds additional mass to siphon heat from the VRM.

    7. Chipset heatsink

      A chipset heatsink blends seamlessly with the aluminum heatsink cover and prominently features the ROG logo.

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    • Multiple temperature sources
    • 4-pin PWM/DC fan
    • Bundled Fan Extension Card II
    • Water pump+
    • Water in/out
    • Water flow

    Cooler by design

    ROG Maximus XII Extreme 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.

    • Bundled Fan Extension Card II

      Bundled cand includes six additional DC or PWM fan headers, plus three thermal-probe headers.

    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+

      A dedicated header can supply over 3 amps to high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.

    • Water in/out

      A dedicated header enables monitoring of temperatures at the input/output points of any component.

    • Water flow

      A dedicated header enables constant monitoring of flow rate throughout the entire loop.

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    Fan Extension Card II

    ROG Maximus XII Extreme includes the new Fan Extension Card II, which adds six headers that area controllable via FanXpert 4. The card features three temperature-sensor headers to complement the one available onboard, and also comes with three thermistors that can be affixed to different components. In addition to supplying extra headers for cooling, it provides three RGB headers to provide illuminated effects for your RGB fan.

    1. Screw holes allow you to mount the card to the 2.5-inch bay on your chassis.
    2. The ASUS Node connector allows you to connect additional compatible PSU or accessories.

    Optimization

    ROG provides the tools needed to optimize your system quickly and easily. For those who relish complete control, the UEFI BIOS offers advanced customization options so you can tweak every aspect of your system.

    • 5-way optimization
    • BIOS
    • Differential Sensing

    Performance Level Up

    The dashboard-style control panel of AI Suite 3 lets you fine-tune almost every aspect of your ROG Maximus XII Extreme system with ease. Get the best balance between performance, cooling, stability, and efficiency via one simple and intuitive interface.

    • TPU
    • EPU
    • Fan Xpert 4
    • Digital power controls
    • Turbo Core App

    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.

    • Advanced Mode
    • EZ Mode

    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 Extreme features a differential-sensing circuit and delicate IC that simplify overclocking and tuning by allowing you to track voltages more accurately.

    CONNECTIVITY

    ROG Maximus XII Extreme offers advanced connectivity, including WiFi 6 (AX201) and dual Ethernet with intel® 2.5G Ethernet and 10G port to eliminate bottlenecks so you can enjoy exceptionally smooth online and LAN play. Additionally, the M.2 supports Intel® VROC technology to maximize the speed of your SSD for faster load times, and SupremeFX on-board audio provides superb sound, while saving a PCIe slot.

    • Networking
    • USB Ports
    • Storage
    • Audio
    • 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. *

      Pair your motherboard with ASUS WiFi 6 routers to fully experience the networking potential of WiFi 6. Find out more about ASUS WiFi 6 solutions: https://www.asus.com/wifi6/ WI-FI GIG+ 6 BY INTEL
    • 10 Gbps onboard 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. **

    • 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.

    *Actual speed varies, depending on networking conditions. **Minimum Category 6 network cables required for 10 Gbps operation. Category 5e cables support up to 5 Gbps.

    USB

    • 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.

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    Storage

    Maximus XII Extreme supports up to four onboard M.2 drives to maximize storage. Two can be found on the ROG DIMM.2 module, next to the memory slots, and supports drives as long as 110 mm. The other two can be found under the aluminum heatsink cover. PCIe support ensures compatibility with the very latest NVMe SSDs for ultrafast transfer speeds.

    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. You can then add a metal heatsink, helping to control thermals for maximum performance while elevating the aesthetics.

    *DIMM.2 accommodates M.2 drives up to 22110 (110mm) in length

    DIMM.2
    • ROG DIMM.2 heatsink
    • ROG DIMM.2 dual M.2 expansion card

    SupremeFX

    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.
    >Learn more about ROG audio technology

    • Led-Illuminated Audio Jacks
    • ESS® ES9023P
    • S1220 Codec
    • Switching MOSFETS
    • Nichicon® CAPS
    • Allows you to easily identify audio ports and saves you from fumbling around in the dark.

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

    • 10 DAC channels provide simultaneous 7.1-channel playback, independent 2.0-channel, multiple-stream stereo to front-panel outputs

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

    • Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity

    Personalize

    In addition to extraordinary performance, Maximus XII Extreme provides extensive styling and customization options to let you build a system that truly stands apart.

    • Aura Sync
    • Ramcache III
    • Audio
    • Livedash OLED
    • Armoury Crate
    • Aura Sync
    • RGB Header

    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.

    • Static
    • Breathing
    • Strobing
    • Rainbow
    • Color cycle
    • Starry night
    • Music effect
    • Smart
    • AAddressable Gen 2 RGB Header

      header
    • BRGB Header

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    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.

    • Smart mode
    • Real-time information
    • Health check
    • Sonic Studio III
    • DTS

    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.

    Head-related transfer function

    *A head-related transfer function is an audio algorithm derived from sound data recorded through a dummy head. Test tones are played from a spherical grid around the dummy head to obtain subtle changes in sounds that come from different directions. The results are combined into an algorithm that allows Sonic Studio's virtual surround to process sound true to life.

    Learn more
    • Sonic Studio Link
    • App-specific profiles
    • Sonic Studio virtual mixer

    DTS : Sound Unbound

    ROG Maximus XII Extreme 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 Unbound requires in-game support. Check with developers for titles that offer support.

    dts
    • Stereo Sound Stereo Sound
    • Surround Sound Surround Sound
    • Spatial Sound Spatial Sound

    OLED

    ROG Maximus XII Extreme motherboards is equipped with LiveDash, a built-in 2” 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 Monitor
    • Extreme Exclusive
    • BIOS Update
    • Customization Content
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    Armoury Crate

    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.
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    • AURA SYNC
    • Device Configuration
    • Driver & Manual Download
    • Gaming Highlight
    • Account Management