ASUS ROG Maximus XII Extreme Intel Z490
Let’s look at why the ROG Maximus XII Hero is considered one of the top-performing boards in the upper mid-of the Asus Z490 family.
Similar to the Gigabyte Z490 Aorus Master, the Asus ROG Maximus XII Hero is in the upper mid-range segment of the Z490 motherboard landscape, priced at around $399.99. In this budget, you get a motherboard with standout features, including 14-phase VRMs, SupremeFX audio, three heatsink-covered M.2 slots, and premium good looks.
The Maximus XII Hero (MXIIH) is from its Republic of Gamers (ROG) line that focuses on gamers developers. Asus currently has 17 different Z490 SKUs, with the Hero Wi-Fi sitting above the Z490-E Gaming ($299.99), priced the same as the overclocking beast Apex ($399.99), and just below the Formula ($499.99), Extreme ($749.99), and Extreme Glacial.
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