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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 #11 of 30
Can't vote until OP clarifies.
post #12 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by wumpus View Post
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.
GBT boards have UEFI. It's just not GUI driven.
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post #13 of 30
Worthless to me, mouse support is a joke. At least on my board it is, I still have to use the enter button to confirm. So I navigate it via keyboard, also I find bios alot easier to navigate and find the things im looking for. Its not randomly thrown in with other parts.
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post #14 of 30
I liked how fast the UEFI bios went roaring through POST & got to the desktop, but prefer the traditional bios over the GUI.
    
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post #15 of 30
i skipped asus and msi boards for my gigabyte board solely because gigabyte was still using bios. i prefer the look of bios and i also prefer the feel of bios. it feels natural to me and i feel a lot more comfortable in it when im overclocking or whatever.

* actually i also went gigabyte because i know their boards well.
 
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post #16 of 30
I went with Gigabyte specifically because they kept bios,I know how it works and where everything is.Using a mouse to adjust settings is not really faster than using directional keys and hot keys.
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post #17 of 30
Thread Starter 
I am just talking about the GUI/UEFI aspect of the BIOS that everyone associates with UEFI. I know UEFI isn't a type of BIOS, i know it doesn't = GUI either, i also know MSI had their Click BIOS a few years ago.

I just wanna know if that GUI part of the BIOS and UEFI tech is what makes or breaks a sale.
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post #18 of 30
UEFI could potentially add a lot of features, but also really bad security holes and other things to go wrong.
post #19 of 30
Seriously i preferr the old style
    
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post #20 of 30
I'm fine without it. I do like them though, If for nothing else, hopefully soon it will turn into more than just a bios and be more of a truly instant boot "OS". With memory prices and things, For another $50 or so, It isn't illogical to conceive a mobo that has a simple linux distro installed to the bios as a default OS. Coreboot/splashtop etc....
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