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Gigabyte Socket AM3+ Motherboards Get UEFI BIOS - Finally

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Gigabyte's entire fleet of AMD 9-series chipset socket AM3+ motherboards, launched in 2011 with AMD FX "Bulldozer" processors shipped with Phoenix AwardBIOS, even as other motherboard makers such as ASUS, MSI, Biostar, and Sapphire moved on to AMI Aptio UEFI BIOS. Gigabyte's AwardBIOS implementation did feature the company's biggest excuse for delayed implementation of UEFI across its entire product line, HybridEFI: a BIOS tweak that lets you boot from volumes bigger than 2 TB.

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FAQ #1: Can I...?: No, you can't update older revisions that have AwardBIOS to AMI Aptio. The latest BIOS updates for older revisions do add FX "Vishera" support.
 
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Damn, I bought Gigabyte board 2 months back for AM3+ platform. Still no BIOS(non-Beta) update for the newly launched CPU on website.
 
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They jumped to UEFI?



One of the few main reasons why I chose their motherboard was having none of that UEFI crap. Now that they have it... :mad:
Why Gigabyte? Why? I thought You were good and won't use that crap. But now You did it... Where am I to get my not-soiled-by-UEFI mobos now?? *sob* *sob* *sob*
 
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Why are you so against the UEFI? what's the problem?
 
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Why are you so against the UEFI? what's the problem?
Yes do tell . . . .


If anything you should be upset it took them this long to implement it. UEFI is great, it's nice to be not using a technology older than myself to adjust and control motherboard functions and components.
 
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Good finally one less reason to not buy Gigabyte.