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Quick OverviewModel - Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII EXTREME
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Brand - Asus, Model - Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII EXTREME, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Chipset - Intel Z490, Supported CPU - Intel Core and Pentium Gold / Celeron processors, Generation - 10th, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 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.)/ 3733(O.C.)/ 3600(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 3400(O.C.)/ 3333(O.C.)/ 3200(O.C.)/ 3000(O.C.)/ 2933/ 2800/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Multi-GPU Support - NVIDIA 2-Way SLI, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX, PCI Express Slot - 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x4, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 4 x M.2 Socket 3 (2 x M.2 (M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)), 1 x M.2 (M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support), 1 x M.2 (M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode))), LAN Chipset - Marvell AQtion AQC107 & Intel I225-V, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10Gbps, 2.5Gbps, Audio Chipset - ROG SupremeFX, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, Wi-Fi - Yes, Wi-Fi Technology - Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201, Supports up to 2.4Gbps max data rate, Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz, Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160, Supports CNVI interface, Bluetooth - Bluetooth 5.1, USB Port - 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 10 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 6 x USB 2.0, SATA Port - 8 x SATA, BIOS Type - 2 x 256 Mbit Flash ROM, BIOS Model - UEFI AMI BIOS, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - Yes, RaidSupport - 0,1,5,10, Thunderbolt - 1, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - Aura sync, RGB Connector - 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers, Form Factor - E-ATX, Special Features - Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP), OptiMem III, Intel Rapid Storage Technology supports, Intel Optane Memory Ready, SupremeFX Shielding Technology, Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel, Premium Japanese audio capacitors, Audio Cover, Extreme Engine Digi+, ASUS Q-Design, ASUS Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ DIY, AURA Sync, LiveDash OLED 2, Others - 1 x CPU Fan connector(s), 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s), 2 x Chassis Fan connector(s), 8 x Radiator Fan Headers, 1 x Node Connector(s), 1 x AAFP connector, 2 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s), 1 x Thunderbolt header(s), 1 x Slow Mode switch(es), 8 x ProbeIt Measurement Points, 1 x Thermal sensor connector(s), 1 x BIOS Switch button(s), 1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s), 1 x Safe Boot button, 1 x ReTry button, 1 x System panel connector, 1 x Speaker connector, 1 x DIMM.2 Slot supports 2 M.2 drives (2242-22110), 2 x RSVD Switch, 1 x Start button, 1 x FlexKey button, 1 x Clear CMOS button(s), 1 x USB BIOS FlashBack Button(s), 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module, 5 x LED-illuminated audio jacks, 1 x Aquantia AQC-107 10G LAN port, Warranty - 3 Year, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.