ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero review

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ROG Maximus XII HERO (Wi-Fi) ranks in the upper top of the Z490 lineup. A set of MicroFine Alloy chokes work with teamed power stages and ASUS ProCool solid pins to deliver stable power to the Intel Core CPU. Conductive thermal pads conduct heat away from the VRM, effectively transferring it to a massive heatsink array. A solid aluminum plate provides additional cooling, dissipating heat from the NVMe storage drives. Maximus XII HERO gives builders access to memory clocks of 4700 MHz and beyond. It features out-of-the-box compatibility with over 80% of 4600 MHz DDR4 kits and has an onboard POST code LED display next to the Power-on, Retry, and Safe Boot buttons. Three M.2 slots are situated underneath the main body armor. An assortment of USB ports is available, including a next-generation USB 3.2 Gen 2. Wired connections come by way of an Intel Ethernet I225-V controller that provides 1 Gbit Ethernet and a 5 Gbps GbE controller. It offers six SATA ports. with support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays. You'll see three full-length PCIe 3.0 slots at x16, x8/x8, and x8/x8/+4, and three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots.








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