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UEFI comes to Gigabyte motherboards
« on: January 25, 2011, 02:58:00 pm »
Gigabyte has just announced today that all new P67 and H67 motherboards on the production line are loaded with the EFI front end.

This is implimented as a EFI/BIOS merger and as such we have the best of both worlds by using the familiar BIOS interface but with all the added functionality that EFI brings with it.

The update will be available for recent higher end motherboards also such as X58 chipset series also.

More information is available here:

http://gigabytedaily.blogspot.com/2011/01/gigabyte-hybrid-efi-technology.html
« Last Edit: January 26, 2011, 08:30:58 am by runn3R »
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Re: UEFI comes to Gigabyte motherboards
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2011, 01:12:02 pm »
Good news but it also said that the bios would be available for other Gigabyte boards.
What about so called current AM3 boards?
Nothing I guess.........
My 890AXA-UD3 is stiil on sale so is that not a current board?

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Re: UEFI comes to Gigabyte motherboards
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011, 02:06:13 pm »
I expect it will be available but it wil take a time for them to rewrite for all the boards in production as well as the new versions coming out now. I heard about a month but to be honest I think that is a bit optomistic personally. I am waiting for the EFI for my GA-X58A-UD7 board as well but we must just be patient.
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Re: UEFI comes to Gigabyte motherboards
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2011, 02:40:11 pm »
Good news but it also said that the bios would be available for other Gigabyte boards.
What about so called current AM3 boards?
Nothing I guess.........
My 890AXA-UD3 is stiil on sale so is that not a current board?

Hi, the information I have is that it will be made available for all current Gigabyte motherboards both Intel and AMD.

As DM says we will just have to wait and I think, from reading between the lines that, the Intel boards will get it first sometime during this quarter with AMD boards to follow, possibly during Q2.
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Re: UEFI comes to Gigabyte motherboards
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2011, 10:33:36 am »
Our GUI BIOS is coming soon:

ZX-S & C64 are still my favourites ;-)

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Re: UEFI comes to Gigabyte motherboards
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2011, 06:58:42 pm »
Looking great!

Hopefully I will be able to get a job for over summer, I am planning on jumping to LGA2011 as it's released!

Also it looks like it is hinting at touch compatible?
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Re: UEFI comes to Gigabyte motherboards
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2011, 07:10:42 pm »
And remote controllable! ;)
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Re: UEFI comes to Gigabyte motherboards
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2011, 08:31:15 pm »
 :o

Will this be available to android phones? Overclocking would be so easy whilst watching a movie downstairs whilst using the phone to do it with!
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Re: UEFI comes to Gigabyte motherboards
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2011, 08:52:43 pm »
I don't know the finer details of it to be honest but I would imagine that it would be from most wireless devices like Cloud OC was.
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Re: UEFI comes to Gigabyte motherboards
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2011, 08:35:46 am »
Never mind anything else it looks like we don't even need an OS any more! ;D ;D ;D
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
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256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
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i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

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Re: UEFI comes to Gigabyte motherboards
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2011, 10:22:55 pm »
:D It looks much better than the old BIOS design, although I will miss it!
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Re: UEFI comes to Gigabyte motherboards
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2011, 09:21:50 am »
Me too but isn't that always the way with anything you are used to using that is being changed ?
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HX850
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Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
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Re: UEFI comes to Gigabyte motherboards
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2011, 10:17:56 am »
This isn't a BIOS, it's a windows application that saves directly to the BIOS, so you can overclock in windows and reboot with the overclock without having to actually enter the BIOS.

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Re: UEFI comes to Gigabyte motherboards
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2011, 05:34:33 pm »
What you call entering the BIOS is still just using a user interface to change settings, as the BIOS is really just a program which initializes devices for the PC when starting up. There is no real difference, except the general BIOS UI can be accessed without the OS.
I just said what I said for simplicity.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2011, 05:36:25 pm by Badbonji »
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