UEFI has become a strong performance factor in motherboards. It is now becoming entry level by most manufacturers and gigabyte is showing us how advanced it really is. Just to fill you in if you weren’t completely clued up on what UEFI is. Unified Extensible Firmware Interface(UEFI) is the new BIOS system or firware that most high end motherboard’s run on. It is becoming the new standard of firmware systems as it is more secure and reliable for posting to windows and registering system components. It also allows for other advanced features such as predefined overclocking, memory timings, power management and a host of other things that each manufacturer has to its own in an easy to understand GUI.
Gigabyte was one of the first to adopt UEFI when they launched their sandy bridge in 2010. It has since then become a major factor in deciding what motherboard to purchase.
When you boot your pc and hit the DEL key to enter the setup process, you will be greeted with this screen, a hovering 3D overlay of your motherboard. You will be able to click on parts of the board such as the usb, PCI-E slots, SATA ports and get detailed information back of what is occupying these ports. There are also new elements such as sliders, tick-boxes and radio buttons that bring up a host of other features.
They are definitely taking the GUI of mobo BIOS’s to a whole another level. This is functionality at its best. Have a look at the Time Demo below to get an idea of how all this works. Now we just have to wait to see what the competitors come up with.
It will also feature their latest DualBIOS technology that protects against bad flashes and certain hardware failures.