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The Asus ROG Maximus XII motherboard series will have 4 variants: new leak

The ROG Maximus Hero for once may be getting a new generation soon. (Source: Asus)
The ROG Maximus Hero for once may be getting a new generation soon. (Source: Asus)
The high-end Asus ROG Maximus line-up is rumored to be back with Z490 support this time around. Their allegedly leaked product info sheet indicates that it has multiple SKUs, which have PCI-Express 3.0, gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1. They are also DDR4-4800 memory-compatible.
Deirdre O Donnell,

Earlier leaks had confirmed the existence of the XII-generation of the ROG Maximus motherboards. Now, VideoCardz has published what it claims is this series' full product data-sheet, leaked courtesy of WhyCry. It shows that this line-up consists of 5 options: the XII Hero (Wi-Fi); Apex; Formula; Extreme and Extreme Glacial.

They are backed up by images and spec sheets, with the exception of the latter, which is thought to be a SKU of the XII Extreme in a different color (white?... or, perhaps, icy blue?...) in any case. As all of these boards support PCI Express 3.0 rather than 4.0, they are now all thought to be destined for Comet Lake-S processors.

All 4 boards as described also support the latest in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth standards, although they diverge in terms of wired cards. The XII Formula and Extreme are set up to support 10-gigabit (Gb) Ethernet, whereas the best the new Hero and Apex can do is 5 and 2.5Gb respectively.

Then again, the latter is the only one of the apparent new series to support up to 2xDDR4-5000 memory, whereas the rest have 4 slots for overclocked DDR4-4800 memory. They all have a power stage design equal to 16, as well as multi-card SLI/CFX interfaces. Unfortunately, this apparently official product info does not stretch to a launch date for this new hardware.

The ROG Maximus XII's alleged new photos and specs. (Source: WhyCry via VideoCardz)
The ROG Maximus XII's alleged new photos and specs. (Source: WhyCry via VideoCardz)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-04-20 (Update: 2020-04-20)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.