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Asus motherboard with UEFI demoed on video

By Emil
Nov 4, 2010
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  1. compu4

    compu4 TS Rookie Posts: 46

    BIOS is quite outmoded, and I am honestly surprised that it has not been altered in the last 25 years. UEFI should make it much easier for PC enthusiasts to tweak their machines.
     
  2. TwiztidSef

    TwiztidSef TS Rookie Posts: 49

    I got to thinking and i got a little worried. If this new BIOS replacement is too standardized, then the viruses may start targeting it. If your UEFI get corrupted, I would bet that you would be pretty screwed. I once had to upgrade the bios firmware on a computer. The tool ran with still in windows. I don't know, its just worrisome.
     
  3. Afenix

    Afenix TS Rookie Posts: 51

    Now that's awesome. Thats really really awesome. I can't wait for UEFI to grow in to the MB manufacturing process, and come as normal thing. BIOS is already pretty boring, and a bit hard for everyone to understand (Especially the overclocking). I'm still running my i7 920 at the stock clock for over half a year, cause i'm afraid to ruin it while overclocking in the not so handy bios menu! Can you believe that?
     
  4. b44g6

    b44g6 TS Rookie Posts: 29

    I hated that my Laptop's BIOS cant boot from external drive and the feature couldn't be installed, I hope in uefi it is more flexible, not just the interface,
     
  5. b44g6

    b44g6 TS Rookie Posts: 29

    I kinda feel sad, in 2012 we might have to say good bye to 2 dear friends, Mr.HDD and Mr.BIOS,
    Cant wait for my next upgrade!
     
  6. theruck

    theruck TS Rookie Posts: 46

    i am affraid that this will be a new place to have bugs and instability due to every vendor would like to have its own UI
     
  7. Have this in a motherboard ROM, so it is impervious to a Microsoft operating system infection ... It would run before a operating system was started... I certain hope this is not a Microsoft or Intel design being adopted/licensed and built by Asus.

    Asus was a very large manufacture of many Intel Motherboards in the past...

    The consumer grade Motherboard Bios needs to be independent of Operating Systems, my only major concern...
     
  8. arkantos

    arkantos TS Member Posts: 51

    this is great! the BIOS that we knew is a thing of the past and touchscreen monitors too.
     
  9. spyx

    spyx TS Rookie Posts: 57

    I need to get my hands on this thing, it would help me in...........life
     
  10. white2010

    white2010 TS Rookie Posts: 16

    cool stuff , may be I will but ones to use (replace my old motherboard)
     
  11. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Enthusiast Posts: 429   +19

    Everything is changed & upgraded why not the BIOS too.
     
     
  12. Appzalien

    Appzalien TS Rookie Posts: 96

    Now if they would only make it removable like the old bios chips were, and standardize the module plug so when they come out with UEFI2 (and you know they will) you can just remove the old one and replace it without buying a new Mobo.
     
  13. DarKSeeD

    DarKSeeD TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    Tried on a P5Q Deluxe motherboard and though it looked good it moved slowly and sometimes it "forgot" to remember the settings. It's beta from 1 year now and it's bad Asus stopped providing software support for a pretty damn popular motherboard.
    It is indeed the future and looking forward to it.
     
  14. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 124

    Its nice to see UEFI taking over BIOS. But how virus proof is this?
     
  15. wizardB

    wizardB TS Rookie Posts: 52

    Yep thats what I want a purdy interface so people think it okay to play with great.... more thing to fix for the mindless masses,leave the interface alone just change what you can do with it and all will be well
     
  16. wizardB

    wizardB TS Rookie Posts: 52

    Yep thats what I want a purdy interface so people think it okay to play with great.... more thing to fix for the mindless masses,leave the interface alone just change what you can do with it and all will be well
     
  17. xcelofjkl

    xcelofjkl TS Rookie Posts: 86

    Hope UEFI gets implemented asap. BIOS needs to retire seriously..
     
  18. Hi All, Some very interesting comments, especially about Virus Concerns, I have noticed that some motherboard Manufacturers (EVGA and more you know of) still say that flashing the BIOS via a floppy disc is "the preffered method" ??? whats a floppy disc? and with 16Gb pensticks who wants to know?
    I think booting into Crysis is a bit silly (+1 kudos for comment lol) or looking like an iphone is also a bit sad when people invite there friends to watch there BIOS screens (only something Sheldon would do in Big Bang).
    What does it for me though is the implementation for MB's to negate the 2.2> Gb restriction (Windows 7 x64 can handle HDD's around 256Tb each) so the only bottleneck as such is the BIOS. It is without a doubt that with Hitatchi announcing there 3Tb drives and Western Digital also announcing (but with some pci SCUSSI adaptor to negate BIOS) the future is definately here and UEFI has to be adopted, those that wont will be left behind, so.......

    Im getting my coat,,, will the last person in the AMI BIOS workshop please turn off the light on there way out.
     


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