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UEFI on 990 Chipsets.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Doherz, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Doherz New Member

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    As far as I can see only Asus 990 boards seem to feature the new bios system. Are asus the only manufacturer bringing UEFI to AMD?

    Also this question is directed at sandybridge users. Is UEFI really that much of an improvement in real everyday usage?

    Because if it is I'll be looking at Asus boards over manufacturers that don't support the UEFI
     
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    Hi,

    I was wondering that myself.
    There's no way of having modern mobo without some form of UEFI. The thing is that it can sit there as few 'hacks' to enable booting from large partition for example (Gigabyte), or as full replacement for legacy BIOS (Asus).

    I don't see any clear 'everyday' advantage, but just for sake of 'cleaniness' I went for Asus.
    I've got Sabertooth 990FX now, and I'm happy with the way UEFI works here.

    I've got some bad experience with my previous mobo (Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DS5) which used to BSOD when I tried touching any setting via AMD Overdrive, so that may be another reason I wanted full UEFI this time.

    Cheers,
     
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    I agree on UEFI being the way forward, the fact that every sandybridge chipset I've seen has one was what made me wonder.

    How is the sabertooth? that happens to be what I'm looking at specifically.
     
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    Ufei is the biggest step forward since ssds
     
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    I'm pretty sure Gigabyte and MSI both use UEFI with some of their 990 boards.

    I don't know about that. It's a bios with a GUI and mouse support from what I can tell.
     
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    all 990 board use UEFI the difference is Asus is the only one with a sexy GUI aka user interface.
     
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    yeah. gigabyte, asrock, msi and others have started to switch into uefi especially on their high end level, so its about the time until it wide spreads
     
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    I like it very much. I've chosen it over Crosshair V because of 5 year warranty, better VRM cooling (I use watercooling, and VRM+NB are cooled passively in my system) and well... being 'TUF'.
    I was worried that it won't have that much overclocking options freedom as Crosshair, but the BIOS offers everything I'd want and more.

    Cheers,
     
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    I was watching a Windows 8 Demo video youtube vid and Microsofts spokesman claimed a 40% improvement in performance due to this new bios format
     
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