ASUS releases Maximus XII Extreme Gundam, Mobo Z490 Gundam Special Edition

ASUS will launch the ROG Maximus XII Extreme Gundam motherboard based on the Intel Z490 chipset and the Gundam theme. Images of the motherboard were leaked by Videocardz and the motherboard has an EFSF (Earth Federation Space Force) color theme with EK monoblock for CPU, VRM and PCH.

In fact, this motherboard is a standard version of the ROG Maximus XII motherboard added to the EK monoblock and has an EFSF color theme especially for Gundam fans.

In terms of specs, the Maximus XII Extreme uses a VRM made up of 16 Infineon power stages (TDA21490) that can handle up to 90A, 45A microfine alloy chokes and high quality Japanese capacitors with a lifespan of over 10,000 hours. This 16-phase VRM is powered by a double 8-pin connector which itself supplies power to the PWM unit and the LGA 1200 socket.

Image source: Videocardz

Additional specifications include four DDR4 DIMM slots that can support capacities of up to 128 GB at speeds of up to 4800 MHz + (32 GB capacity works with DDR4-3600 CL16 with Optimem III) This motherboard uses an 8-layer circuit board and comes with the aforementioned EK monoblock, which includes the CPU, VRM and PCH for additional cooling in custom loop setups. There is also an aluminum heat sink cover near the PCIe slot that cools the M.2 slot. ASUS uses highly conductive thermal pads to ensure that heat is effectively transferred to the heat sink block.

This motherboard has 2 PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, one PCIe 3.0 x4 slot and a total of 4 M.2 slots, two of which are cooled by the aluminum case heatsink and two in the DIMM.2 module that comes with this motherboard and has its own heat sink. The Maximus XII Extreme is an EATX size.

The ASUS ROG Maximus XII Extreme costs USD 749.99 (or around 11 million rupiah, current exchange rates), so the limited version of GUNDAM should be sold for around USD 1000 (or around 14 million rupiah, current exchange rate) because it also has one Has monoblock. Premium installed. It is also possible that this motherboard is only available specifically for the Japanese market.

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