ASUS ROG Maximus XII Apex Intel ATX Motherboard

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Model Name ROG Maximus XII Apex
CPU Intel® Socket LGA 1200 for 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors
Supports Intel® 14 nm CPU
Supports Intel ® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0**
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
**Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.
Chipset Intel® Z490 Chipset
Memory 2 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 5000+(OC)/4900(OC)/4800(OC)/4700(OC) /4600(OC)/4500(OC)/4400(OC)/4266 (OC)/4133(OC)/4000(OC)*/3866(OC)*/3733 (OC)*/3600(OC)*/3466(OC)*/3400(OC)*/3333 (OC)*/3300(OC)*/3200(OC)*/3000(OC) */2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*

Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
OptiMem III
*Double Capcity DRAM support depends oh the DRAM Models
** 10th Gen Intel® Core i9/i7 CPUs support 2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 natively, Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

Expansion Slots Intel® 10th Gen Processors*
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16 or x8/x8 modes)
Intel® Z490 Chipset
1 x PCIe 3.0 x4 slot
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot
* Support PCIe bifurcation for RAID on CPU function.
Multi-GPU Support Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI® Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
Storage Total supports 3 x M.2 Sockets and 8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Intel® Z490 Chipset
DIMM.2_1 slot (Key M) via ROG DIMM.2, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA modes)*
DIMM.2_2 slot (Key M) via ROG DIMM.2, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA modes)**
M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280(supports PCIe 3.0 x4 mode)***
8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports Raid 0,1,5,10
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
*When DIMM.2_1 is operating in SATA Mode, SATA6G_1&2 will be disabled.
**When DIMM.2_2 is populated, SATA6G_5&6 will be disabled.
***M.2_1 shares bandwidth with PCIe x4 slot, when M.2_1 is populated a x2 device, PCIe x4 slot will running at x1 mode, when M.2_1 is populated a x4 device, PCIe x4 slot will be disabled
Ethernet 1 x Intel® I225V Ethernet
ASUS LANGuard
Wireless & Bluetooth "Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201
2x2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) support 1024QAM/OFDMA/MU-MIMO
Supports up to 2.4/5GHz transfer speed
Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160
Supports CNVI interface
Bluetooth v5.1
*BT 5.1 function will be ready in Windows 10 build 19041 or later."
USB Rear USB (Total 10 ports)
5 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (4 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)
5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
Front USB (Total 8 ports)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector (suppport USB Type-C®)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header supports additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
3 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 5 USB 2.0 ports
Audio ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input
- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback*
Audio Features:
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- Gold-plated audio jacks
- Rear optical S/PDIF out port
- Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors
* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio.
Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module
1 x BIOS FlashBackTM button
1 x Clear CMOS button
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
1 x Intel® I225V Ethernet
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple) port
1 x PS/2 mouse (green) port
5 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (4 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)
5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (5 x Type-A)
Internal I/O Connectors Fan and cooling related
1 x 4-Pin AIO_Pump header
1 x 4-Pin CPU fan header
1 x 4-Pin CPU_OPT fan header
3 x 4-Pin Chassis fan headers
2 x 4-Pin Full speed fan headers
1 x W_PUMP+ header
Power related
1 x 24-pin main power connector
2 x 8-pin +12V power connector
1 x 4-Pin EZ_PLUG connector
Storage related
1 x DIMM.2 slot supports 2 x M.2 slots (Key M)
1 x M.2 slots (Key M)
8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
USB ports
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector (suppports USB Type-C®)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header supports additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 5 USB 2.0 ports
Miscellaneous
2 x AURA addressable Gen 2 headers
2 x AURA RGB headers
1 x Clear CMOS header
1 x FS Mode switch
1 x FlexKey button
1 x Front panel audio header (AAFP)
1 x LN2 Mode jumper
1 x Pause switch
8 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
1 x ReTry button
1 x RSVD switch
1 x Safe Boot button
1 x Slow Mode switch
1 x 10-1 pin System Panel header
1 x Thermal Sensor header
1 x Thunderbolt header