Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII APEX Z490 Motherboard CPU SOCKET LGA1200 Intel DDR4 WiFi 6

Product Code: 254608978305

Availability: In Stock

Price: $584.90


Build in Intel® Socket 1200 for 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors

Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0**

* Refer to for CPU support list

**Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.


Build in Intel® Z490


Intel® 10th Gen Processors

2 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 4800(O.C.)/4700(O.C)/4600(O.C)/4500(O.C)/4400(O.C)/4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666/2133 MHz Memory *

Dual Channel Memory Architecture

Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

* Double Capcity DRAM support depends on the DRAM models

Multi-GPU Support

Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI® Technology

Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology

Expansion Slots

Intel® 10th Gen Processors

2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (Single at x16, dual at x8/x8)

Intel® Z490 Chipset

1 x PCIe 3.0 x4

1 x PCIe 3.0 x1


Intel® Z490 Chipset :

1 x ROG DIMM.2 Module supports 2 M.2 Socket 3 , with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*1

1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*2

6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)*3

Support Raid 0, 1, 5

ASMedia® SATA 6Gb/s controller :

2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s),

Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready


Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)

Anti-surge LANGuard

Wireless Data Network

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201

Wi-Fi Intel® Wi-Fi 6

Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160. Up to 1.73Gbps transfer speed

2 x 2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) with MU-MIMO supports dual frequency band 2.4/5GHz


Bluetooth v5.1*

*BT 5.1 function will be ready in Windows 10 build 19041 or later.


ROG SupremeFX 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A

- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs

- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input

- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback

Audio Feature :

- SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology

- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel

Premium Japan-made audio capacitors provides warm, natural, and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity

USB Ports

Rear USB Port ( Total 10 )

5 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)(4 + Type-A +1 + Type-C)

5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)

Front USB Port ( Total 8 )

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)

5 x USB 2.0 port(s)

ROG Exclusive Features

Condensation detection

Clear CMOS button


ROG CloneDrive

Slow Mode


ReTry Button

Safe Boot Button

Start Button

Reset Button

LN2 Mode

Extreme Engine Digi+ :

- Infineon TDA21472 Power Stage

- MicroFine Alloy Chokes

- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors

Mem TweakIt

ROG Extreme OC kit :

- OptiMem III

Double Power :

- Dual 8 -pin CPU


UEFI BIOS features :

- O.C. Profile


- Tweakers' Paradise

- ROG SSD Secure Erase

- Graphic Card Information Preview

Extreme Tweaker

ROG Patented Pre-mounted I/O Shield

ROG Exclusive Software

- RAMCache III

Special Features

ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 3 - SMART DIGI+ Power Control :

- 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ VRM, Fan Expert 4, and Turbo App

AI Overclocking

Fan Xpert4

- Fan Xpert 4 featuring Fan Auto Tuning function and multiple thermistors selection for optimized system cooling control

- Advanced fan and liquid controls for ultimate cooling and quietness

ASUS 5X Protection III :

- ASUS SafeSlot Core: Fortified PCIe Slot prevents damage

- ASUS LANGuard: Protects against LAN surges, lightning strikes and static-electricity discharges!

- ASUS Overvoltage Protection: World-class circuit-protecting power design

SafeDIMM slot


- Aura Lighting Control

- Aura RGB Strip Headers

- Aura Lighting Effects Synchronization with compatible ASUS ROG devices

- Addressable Gen 2 Header

ASUS Exclusive Features :

- USB BIOS FlashBack™

- MemOK! II

- AI Suite 3

- Anti-Surge

- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

- ASUS NODE : hardware control interface

- BIOS FlashBack™ Button

- Clear CMOS Button

ASUS Q-Design :

- ASUS Q-Code


- ASUS Q-Slot


- ASUS Q-Connector

Gaming Aesthetics :

- AURA-RGB Lighting

DIY Friendly Design

- ProCool II

- SafeSlot

- Digi+ VRM

- DRAM Overcurrent Protection

- Highly Durable components

- ESD Guards

Armoury Crate

Software Features

ROG Exclusive Software

- Mem Tweakit

- RAMCache III


- Overwolf

- BullGuard Internet Security (1-year full version)

ASUS Exclusive Software Features

Armoury Crate

- Aura Creator

- Aura Sync

AI Suite 3:

- 5-Way Optimization with AI Overclocking



DIGI+ Power contorl

- EZ update

- Fan Xpert 4

- Turbo APP

- WinRAR


- AI Overclocking Guide


- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

- ASUS EZ Flash 3


ASUS Special Features

ROG Extreme OC kit


- FlexKey button

- LN2 Mode

- Probelt

- ReTry button

- Safe boot button

- Start button

- Slow Mode

Extreme Engine Digi+

- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors

- Infineon TDA21472 Power Stage

- MicroFine Alloy Choke

ASUS Q-Design

- ASUS Q-Code

- ASUS Q-Connector


- ASUS Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])

- ASUS Q-Slot

ASUS Thermal Solution

- Aluminum M.2 heatsink cover


- BIOS Flashback™ button

- Clear CMOS button

- Procool II

- Pre-mounted I/O shield

- SafeSlot


- Standard RGB header(s)

- Addressable Gen 2 RGB header(s)


Back I/O Ports

1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)

1 x PS/2 mouse (green)

1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)

4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (red)

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (black)Type-C,

5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (blue)

1 x Optical S/PDIF out

1 x Clear CMOS button(s)

1 x USB BIOS FlashBack™ Button(s)

1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v5.0

5 x Gold-plated audio jacks

Internal I/O Ports

1 x W_IN header

1 x W_OUT header

1 x W_FLOW header

1 x Node Connector(s)

2 x Aura Addressable Strip Header(s)

1 x ReTry jumper

3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 5 USB 2.0 port(s)

1 x S/PDIF out header(s)

2 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connectors

1 x 4-pin EZ_PLUG Power connector(s)

1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)

1 x Clear CMOS button(s)

1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)

1 x Safe Boot button

1 x ReTry button

1 x System panel connector

1 x W_Pump+ Header

1 x AIO PUMP Header

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector

1 x DIMM.2 Slot supports 2 M.2 drives (2242-22110)

2 x 4-pin Full Speed Fan connectors

3 x onboard LED ON/OFF jumper(s)

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)

1 x Start button

1 x Q-Code

1 x RGB Header

1 x FS Mode switch


1 x Supporting DVD

1 x ROG big sticker

1 x Q-Connector

1 x M.2 screw kit (long screw and mount)

2 x M.2 screw kit (short screw and mount)

1 x Wi-Fi Antenna(s)

1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)

1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED

User manual

1 x ROG coaster(s)

1 x Customizable Name Plate Accessory Pack

1 x ROG Thank you card

1 x ROG DIMM.2 with heatsink

1 x M.2 Pad for ROG DIMM.2


2 x 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information.




Operating System

Windows® 10 64-bit

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor

12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

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