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I just checked on Gigabyte's site and they have a new BIOS for my board which says "Support GIGABYTE TouchBIOS," their UEFI implementation.

I also checked for a few other P67 boards and sure enough, new BIOSes supporting UEFI are also available.
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yup that is true, not new news though, installt eh new BIOS and then install TouchBIOS.
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It's just an app you run in Windows. Nothing special.
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It's just an app you run in Windows. Nothing special.
I thought TouchBIOS was their version of UEFI?

So you're saying this new BIOS is just to support an app? And that it will still have the old BIOS interface instead of UEFI?
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Originally Posted by 996gt2 View Post
I just checked on Gigabyte's site and they have a new BIOS for my board which says "Support GIGABYTE TouchBIOS," their UEFI implementation.

I also checked for a few other P67 boards and sure enough, new BIOSes supporting UEFI are also available.
+ Rep.

I've been waiting for this for awhile. The BIOS update apparently adds support for 22nm CPUs. Touch BIOS will make it a lot easier for me to screen shot crap, now. Good deal.

Edit: And yeah, Touch BIOS is just a BIOS interface that runs in Windows. The big difference is that you can choose to save the settings through touch BIOS without having to re-enter BIOS at a later point to save your prior configuration. It takes away some of the annoying aspect of having to remember what the heck your settings were.
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I thought TouchBIOS was their version of UEFI?

So you're saying this new BIOS is just to support an app? And that it will still have the old BIOS interface instead of UEFI?
Correct. To use the TouchBIOS software, you must update your BIOS to the latest one, then you can use it. Your mobo BIOS is still blue and straight from the 80s. I updated mine to check TouchBIOS out. Said "meh" and uninstalled. It's just an app for tweaking BIOS in Windows.
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yea GB already has UEFI, FYi UEFI BIOS isn't the correct term UEFI is just a firmware shell, it doesn't = GUI in the BIOS, which GB didn't do.

I find no use for UEFI other than there is no need to hit delete, you can do all your tuning from windows. That is what its meant for, those ppl who are new to BIOS.
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yea GB already has UEFI, FYi UEFI BIOS isn't the correct term UEFI is just a firmware shell, it doesn't = GUI in the BIOS, which GB didn't do.

I find no use for UEFI other than there is no need to hit delete, you can do all your tuning from windows. That is what its meant for, those ppl who are new to BIOS.
So if you overclock using TouchBIOS and the new setting is not stable, you still have to go into the standard BIOS to tune, right? Or is there some sort of auto-recovery built into the program?
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not sure what you mean by "tune"... When you change something in TouchBIOS you have to restart the machine for the settings to apply.
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yea and if its unstable there is auto OC recovery it will reset the system. Its more like you tune from TouchBIOS and then set your major OC from main BIOS, personally i only use main BIOS that is b/c i am used to it.
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