UEFI the bios of the future

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  1. BlackSniper87

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    Not sure if this has been covered but a quick search says it hasnt:

    http://www.uefi.org/home/

    theres also this article from bbc of all places:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11430069

    This looks like a big step forward
     
  2. hate-xfiles

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    Most of us overclocking in the BIOS, can you still overclock in UEFI? i've not seen much on the new to the desktop UEFI.

    Might have a look around today.
     
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    one that apple made quite a few years ago (iirc), it's not that big of a deal is it?

    i mean sure it might be great for devs and uber geeks but from the consumer perspective i feel it's largely a non-event.
     
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    Considering the open community has been working on BIOS alternatives for a while...The "boot in a few seconds" ability has been around for quite a bit.
    => http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coreboot
    => http://www.coreboot.org/Screenshots
    => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuzRsXKm_NQ

    So UEFI does not completely replace the BIOS, as it does not handle things like Power On Self Test (POST). That appears to be the firmware's job.

    Hold on sec...
    Why is this in the Windows part of the forum when its clearly a universal thing that OSX, Linux, HP-UX and OpenVMS also support? :confused:
     
  6. Madllama

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    Macs/ OSX have been using UEFI for years (or is it EFI).
    This is prolly more of a hardware topic, but really where else would you put it? There aint no BIOS type section, or is it appropriate for the Intel section as AMD boxes will move to it too.

    On another note: It looks like Microsoft will start putting pressure on to switch to UEFI
     
  7. kally

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    So is this simply a firmware update for the motherboard or something more significant?
     
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    HP been using EFI for a while now, bloody nice interface on the G6 servers, and the bloody fly when booting.
     
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    apparently it is really not cost effective to implement hence no one wants to do it and raise board prices, obvious apple people will buy at what ever price as long as it after the logo on it.
     
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    as long as they don't go the rout of keeping info or data on a hard drive.
    there are more than big enough flash chips available for it onboard.
     
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    I guess the tipping point will be when one manufacturer boasts UEFI as a selling point, sales go well, everyone jumps on the bandwagon. So the switch will be rapid, just not sure when that will be.
     
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    So... will we still be able to OC with it?
     
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    Yeah, that logo. And also useful things, like efi for example.

    Could you really not comprehend what you were saying? :rolleyes:
     
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    That may often be the case, but it's also over-assuming. I was hesitant to buy a Macbook originally, but it was the only product on the market that mixed aesthetics, quality, battery life and the other things I wanted (keyboard, etc) the option to try out OSX was a bonus, but I've moved over, aside from some games. It's not just Apple worship. I don't have any other of their products, because I either don't need them or can get a better product. Regardless, this isn't the place or time.
    I can't see why not. The manufacturers aren't stupid, they wouldn't go totally against something that many of them advertise as selling points. Besides, it may even just give us a neater interface to overclock in. The Gigabyte BIOS isn't the most... navigable, compared to current-day OSes. That said, it seems to scare the shit out of noobs and that's probably a good thing. :D
     
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    id say so, the interface will be a bit more fancy or something but will still have direct hardware control etc..
    should be great, would allow manufacturers to list things like proper descriptions for every option there, among other things. i guess that will probably increase newb overclocking, but thats surely still a win no matter how you look at it.

    and all you guys currently new to overclocking will look back on the 'old days of bios clocking' like some of us do for the old 'jumper/dip switch overclocks' :lol:
     
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    MSI is already doing it - http://www.msi.com/html/popup/MB/uefi/download.html
     
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    I saw the New dells at tafe a few months ago, they had the mouse in the Bios so im guessing that it is UEFI
     
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    Quite possibly something to that effect. Was it a Poweredge system?

    Apparently UEFI means faster disk read times... :D
     
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    Nope optiplex i think
     
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    If you've ever used a mac, you'll understand one of the advantages of EFI. They wake from sleep in <1 second, and are running at 100% straight away. Means you can save alot of power by sleeping your PC after only 5 mins, but it's still available to use literally the second you want it.
     

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