ASUS ROG Maximus XII HERO Motherboard - Unboxing

The ROG Maximus XII HERO (Wi-Fi) comes in the standard cardboard package. The front is themed in black and red, a color scheme which has been part of ROG products for a while now. You can also note the ASUS ROG logo on the front which looks great and is the first indication that this is the gaming slash enthusiast aimed product.

The front side also lists down support for Intel's 10th generation Core processors, Optane Memory, NVIDIA SLI, AMD Crossfire, and ASUS AURA Sync technologies.

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The backside of the package lists down the specifications and special features of the motherboard such as Optimemem III, Triple M.2 slots, Dual Ethernet, and a Robust power solution that has been featured on the motherboard.


Inside the package is another box that contains the accessories at the bottom and motherboard at the top. It is very easy to access although the accessories are a bit scattered and things could get messy sorting out the various additions.

There are several accessories included in the package. Following is the full list of accessories in the package.

  • User's manual
  • Addressable LED extension cable
  • 1 x ROG logo plate sticker
  • 4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
  • 1 x Supporting DVD
  • 1 x MOS Cooling kit (fan bracket and 40mm x 40mm fan)
  • 1 x ROG big sticker
  • 1 x Q-Connector
  • 1 x Wi-Fi Antenna(s)
  • 1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
  • 1 x ROG Thank you card
  • 2 x M.2 SSD screw package(s)
  • 2 x M.2 Rubber Package(s)
  • 1 ROG key chain

The motherboard is housed on the top section, over the accessories, and has a plastic cover to protect it.

The ASUS ROG Maximus XII HERO (Wi-Fi) motherboard features a very aggressive design scheme compared to the ROG Maximus XI HERO (Wi-Fi) which I reviewed here. The first glace reveals a much more solid design overall with bigger heatsinks and a full black color design which looks super impressive this time around.

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