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Gigabyte Gives Touchscreen Support to Latest BIOS Setup Program

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Apart from a brand new CPU architecture, Intel's Sandy Bridge LGA1155 platform saw the mass introduction of EFI (extensible firmware interface) to the PC, a new BIOS-replacement component that can eliminate several limitations of BIOS, most notably, the ability to boot from volumes bigger than 3 TB in size. While most motherboard manufacturers have given their LGA1155 models support for UEFI, not everyone has a graphical user interface (GUI) based UEFI setup program that uses mouse as a pointing device, and presents users with UI elements such as radio buttons, drop-lists, and checkboxes to make changes. Gigabyte has been one such manufacturer with its first wave of P67 and H67 based motherboards.

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Gigabyte NEVER had UEFI of any kind, they modified the Award BIOS to add support for GPT boot and drives larger than 2.2TB.
This doesn't look like a UEFI either, it looks like a Windows utility to me, but hey...
 

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I don't know if it is just me, but the design of every UI the motherboards or GPU programs have look so outdated. Too much glossy rounded buttons and shadows.
 
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I don't know if it is just me, but the design of every UI the motherboards or GPU programs have look so outdated. Too much glossy rounded buttons and shadows.
I can't say I like mouse n stuff in bios, we have it on hp laptops here at work and everyone hates it.
its slower than the old method, the posetive side about EFI is that they can put in the manual, and more information now.
thats about all we need isnt it ?
 
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So.. is P67 getting UEFI or not?
 

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Gigabyte NEVER had UEFI of any kind, they modified the Award BIOS to add support for GPT boot and drives larger than 2.2TB.
This doesn't look like a UEFI either, it looks like a Windows utility to me, but hey...
Since when does a manufacturer need to change anything in a BIOS to support 2TB+ drives? 3TB is still far away from the 48bit LBA limit. Booting from one can't be done though due to that GPT requirement.
 
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sounds to me its a virtual EFI inside windows :p
much like Virtualbox, runs windows inside windows
 

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Since when does a manufacturer need to change anything in a BIOS to support 2TB+ drives? 3TB is still far away from the 48bit LBA limit. Booting from one can't be done though due to that GPT requirement.
Don't know but MSI's last update added it to mine too.
 
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Well, you try to install a 3TB hard drive on a motherboard without BIOS support and you'll see how well that goes...
 
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