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UEFI GUI, how important is it to you?

Poll Results: How Important is UEFI To you? Does it determine whether you buy a board or not?

 
  • 16% (10)
    Yes its very important, i wont buy a board without it
  • 21% (13)
    Yes its important, but i don't base my buying decision on it
  • 22% (14)
    Nah not that important, i can live without it, but i prefer it
  • 39% (24)
    No its worthless
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post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 
I wanted to make ths thread to see how important having a BIOS with a GUI is for you?

Would you base your buying decision of a motherboard based on the fact that a BIOS has a GUI(Graphical User Interface)?


I am making this thread to answer the above question but to also gauge how you guys are? Compared to other forums, such as at TPU the UEFI GUI is everything to them, at XS it means nothing.

For me its not that much, i honestly could care less, b/c i don't spend my life in the BIOS, unless i am OCing, and then I know exactly where my settings are.

The only things I do like on the boards I have tried, are #1 MSI's memory test feature, and #2 ASUS's Auto OC that keeps pushing. kind of worthless Tech for good OCers, but not a bad start.
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post #2 of 30
Is this only about the GUI aspect of UEFI because UEFI is much more than just a GUI.
post #3 of 30
I love it, but the one and only thing that bugs me comparing UEFI to BIOS is that when you hold down a button in UEFI, it doesn't repeat, whereas in BIOS it does. That's the only thing.
post #4 of 30
I like it.

For me, it makes things a lot more organized, but I don't know if it would be a deciding factor in a purchase.

If I had 2 boards that had the same features, one with and one without UEFI, I would probably choose the one with, unless there was a big price difference.

Just my 2c worth,

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we all got along fine without it before.. yeah its nice but its not at all needed.
    
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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post
Is this only about the GUI aspect of UEFI because UEFI is much more than just a GUI.
This. UEFI is not really about the GUI.
post #7 of 30
Could care less about mouse support, I just want a BIOS that offers more features.
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post #8 of 30
Not really needed, I can live without it like I've done in the past. It's not bad though, I don't mind either/or.
post #9 of 30
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Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post
I am making this thread to answer the above question but to also gauge how you guys are? Compared to other forums, such as at TPU the UEFI GUI is everything to them, at XS it means nothing.

For me its not that much, i honestly could care less, b/c i don't spend my life in the BIOS, unless i am OCing, and then I know exactly where my settings are.

The only things I do like on the boards I have tried, are #1 MSI's memory test feature, and #2 ASUS's Auto OC that keeps pushing. kind of worthless Tech for good OCers, but not a bad start.
you already answered yourown question....it really depends on the demographic that you are asking. Over clockers like myself and many members at XS don't care at all about EFI and some may even prefer the traditional BIOS.

Other users like inexperienced over clockers and people who may have been a little intimindated and prefer the EFI GUI. Or maybe people who like the fast boot or pretty looks or (IMO) the useless mouse support.

Seeing as how gigabyte was able to put out the new features that were supposed to be only EFI specific into a traditional BIOS really just tells me it's the new gimmick at this point in the game. Once there are REAL good benefits from using it then it would make sense to spend money on implementing it, but right noe there is not one I would prefer over the other.

Though overclock.net is kindof a mixed bag so the results will be interesting
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The only things I do like on the boards I have tried, are #1 MSI's memory test feature, and #2 ASUS's Auto OC that keeps pushing. kind of worthless Tech for good OCers, but not a bad start.
My old DFI s939 Board had memtest integrated into the BIOS. That was really neat.. Wish gigabyte would do the same. (not that I liked overclocking memory, but still neat none the less)
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