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Asus motherboard with UEFI demoed on video

By Emil
Nov 4, 2010
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  1. CyberChrist

    CyberChrist TS Rookie

    I am glad that I saved my upgrade money for Sandy Bridge. This looks amazing and is exactly what we need at this point. It is definitely time for BIOS to get replaced by something more powerful and easy to use.
     
  2. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 894   +173

    This is the best news Ive heard today, I'm very excited for this! No more BIOS! this UI is destined to be great and even looks sexy :p
     
  3. Colonel Lance

    Colonel Lance TS Rookie Posts: 46

    I love that they're finally replacing the age old BIOS. It was in severe need for a revamp many years ago.

    I hope they do it right and make it all around better than BIOS ever was.
     
  4. therickster90

    therickster90 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    But can it run Crysis?

    In all seriousness though, I'd be glad to be done with BIOS. But I'd like it to do more than just look better. I have had some really crappy BIOS with very little options and lots of problems. A nice, standard, modern, motherboard system would be very nice. Especially a simplified device manager (maybe being able to rename drives or change channels without having to plug it into a different slot/take apart the computer. And while we're at it, let's drop IDE.
     
  5. UT66

    UT66 TS Rookie Posts: 144

    UEFI is nmbr 1 on my top list of features, not going to upgrade until is here, so move yr butt asus, msi, gygabyte, amd, intel,!!!
     
  6. UT66

    UT66 TS Rookie Posts: 144

    edit, watched he video, they really HAVE to work on that gui design, it has to be a lot cleaner an a bit more ... manlier?
     
  7. killamoves

    killamoves TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Looks great can't wait to get my hands on it.
     
  8. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Enthusiast Posts: 156

    Thanks for the info. I was like "new ui? that's it?".
     
  9. zogo

    zogo TS Rookie Posts: 53

    "The video is just a taste of what's to come"
    Obviously this will bring a higher level of tweaking and overclocking. I wonder how stable UEFI will be. Hopefully a lot! :)
     
  10. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    Can you say its about time lol kinda like UEFI Forever ;) if you get that lol. I do have to say that its a great improvement over the current bios but cant say i wont miss the bios its the only thing ive ever known.
     
  11. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,177

    How long before someone finds a security exploit and uses it to infect PC's? I sure hope security was a top priority when designing this new system.
     
     
  12. RealXboxMaster

    RealXboxMaster TS Rookie Posts: 139

    Can't wait. I'm glad I didn't purchased a MB yet to build my RIG. Way to go ASUS.
     
  13. Timonius

    Timonius TS Guru Posts: 587   +34

    Looking forward to it.
     
  14. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,968   +738

    UEFI can, and probably will, support anti-virus software.
    Lets connect the dots...
    Intel was/is the prime mover behind UEFI.....
    McAfee has had uEFI encryption (inc full disc) and anti-virus on the table for some time (relevant portions start page 29)...
    Intel to acquire McAfee for $US7.68bn....
    Intel CPU's, chipsets, I/O hubs and other storage controllers are now basically "UEFI ready"...at least for primetime...since Intel's motherboards (as opposed to Intel chipset) have had the ability to boot with EFI/UEFI since the 975 Express (Bad Axe board) chipset- successfully with server boards, less so with desktop. And of course MSI has already announced that it's future Intel boards will be UEFI capable. Their P45 chipset boards utilising ClickBios already use a version of UEFI
     
  15. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,914   +93

    ...so your saying there's a chance :haha::wave:
     
  16. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,968   +738

    Where there's a software interface there's an exploit waiting to happen.
    My guess, and from what I've read, is that encryption along the same kind of lines as TPM will be available to lessen the chances...or at least make the more nervous/paranoid breathe a little easier.
    Hopefully I've shown in a few links that this technology is not something that has just arrived. By the time it reaches mainstream desktop computing it should be a fairly polished and comprehensive product.
     
  17. ruben1992

    ruben1992 TS Rookie Posts: 32

    This is great, getting a 6970 after they have been out for a month or two then ill do a Mobo/CPU upgrade when UEFI becomes standard :)
     
  18. dlen

    dlen TS Rookie Posts: 32

    Finally! After years of domination of BIOS it will be replaced by something new and fresh.
     
  19. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,933   +126 Staff Member

    You don't need to speak Swedish to understand that leaks like this are important to geeks everywhere, and especially those looking forward to a UEFI future.
    -I can tell you it sure does help though :D

    I LOL:ed :D
     
  20. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    We didn't get to see boot times...
     
  21. kaosss

    kaosss TS Rookie

    It looks good so far
     
  22. Storagebox

    Storagebox TS Rookie Posts: 17

    idk, i like the Bios of today, i dont like to have like image or animation in a Bios, it looks more cartoonish or easy, Bios need to be technical im prolly just oldschool and with SSD system boot under 15sec idk if UEFI can make it faster but has of today its plenty fast
     
  23. techpoppin

    techpoppin TS Rookie

    I can't wait... This technology is long overdue
     
  24. kaosss

    kaosss TS Rookie

    UEFI is not new mac are using them for a while so don't worry
     
  25. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,537   +330

    Follow the Link LNCpapa has on the first page of comments, Boot Times for a Lenovo T60 with the new UEFI.
     


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