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Gigabyte Makes Up For Late UEFI Adoption with 3D UEFI Setup Program

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With the Sandy Bridge LGA1155 platform, announced at the start of this year, the PC motherboard industry saw a wide transition to UEFI, a new board firmware that overcomes many of the limitations of the decades old BIOS, including the archaic user interface. The second biggest motherboard vendor by volumes, Gigabyte, wasn't part of that wave. It continued to use dated Phoenix AwardBIOS with a few riders that made it look like the company was dragging its feet over UEFI adoption.

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Neat. Hopefully, it works like it's supposed to. :)
 
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Looks pretty, and I really like gigabyte
 
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Ugh, I want to upgrade and enjoy all this fancy new shit sooo bad :laugh:
 
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Neat. Hopefully, it works like it's supposed to. :)
True... I wonder if you click on the "gun" pasted to the motherboard, do you get a bullet in the crotch?
 
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Most stupid and ugly feature of a motherboard ever ever ever! A gun? Ok, a mobo for CS/COD players without a clue of computers. lol
 
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Sure doesn't look 3D......
 
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It looks nice and all but will it be offered to all SB boards or just the SB-E? I am thinking the later as my Sniper 2 does not have the hardware on board :banghead:
 
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Yeah, I was half thinking they were trying to add 3d glasses support to their BIOS. That would've been a major facepalm.
 
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um thats not 3d Gigabyte thats normal uefi with a picture of the motherboard in the background. i was expecting to see a 3d model of the board ,click a setting and it takes you to the part of the board your working with.

just read part of the review which does do that so that is actualy pretty good.
 
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No word of compatibility for existing 1155 boards then? :rolleyes:
 

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This looks like a great implementation of UEFI. I reckon I'll be sticking to Gigabyte mobos then. ;)

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No word of compatibility for existing 1155 boards then? :rolleyes:
Good question. It would be great if they'd backport it to the old S775 boards like I've got, but I can't see that happening as they're not being made any more. :ohwell:
 
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OMG were's the puke bin. Like the bios but OMG right from Disney land
 
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at least they make a move to uefi and leave old bios, why they took so long? maybe they need a time to polish it, to lap it like that
glad to hear gigabyte join to put uefi in their board
 
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Nice to see they didn't take any community commentary to heart. Another assassin board with unnecessarily crippled sales.
 
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Good to know, I've been with gigabyte for years mobo wise but was thoroughly disappointed by their P67 UD5 board, looks like LGA2011 is their comeback.
 
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I like the BIOS, but that board is one of the fugliest that I have seen.
 
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That's about as 3D and Red Alert II, still looks kinda cool though. Would be nice if the Advanced options would come on if you right click a part of the board or w/e.
 
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Green, the faux par of mobos, haha. Bios looks quite the nifty.
 
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I think the board with the gun on it is retarded, ooh ooh its got a gun shaped heatsink. But does it cool better....no, just makes you look like a 12yr old kid.

3d uefi is pretty sweet though.