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BIOS Coming to The End of The Road.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by CDdude55, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Though this belongs in the Software section, that subforum is rarely visited for the masses of this site to see.

    Full article:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11430069
     
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    I'm all for advancements in technology, as long as it looks and works like BIOS does, I'll be happy with it. I would hate to see EFI come in and not support overclocking options.
     
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    This would be nice, especially if there were a way to replace existing bios on newer (existing)mobos (example X58). I wonder if that would even be possible...?
     
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    Probably not since this is going to be a different chip.
     
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    This should only really effect the back-end. The menus and options you see in the BIOS menu now should be largely unchanged or expanded. From what I read it simply opens the standards up to allow the computer to be more general about how things connect to the computer. I would guess the time savings comes from cutting out now unneeded checks to ports that aren't being used and verifications checks that the devices are hooked up in a particular way. With this UEFI system it seems to just scan once, see X devices, ID's them, and connects to system as input this or output that.
     
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    Does this mean that it would be more accurate to refer to UEFI as simply the next generation of BIOS?
     

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