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ah thats excellent to hear

I will certainly give it a few years and hopefully ditch BIOS
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how does flashing the bios compare to uefi. i bricked one mobo in my lifetime doing a bios flash. the uefi any safer?
flashing the bios is easy as hell, all you need is a thumb drive and 3 minutes of your life, no deleting the old bios, no flashing it on the motherboard, just go into UEFI, install the new bios from the thumb drive and you're done.

i have changed the bios on my mobo 5 times since i got it.
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the thing is people are responding to the in-windows BIOS, and they are responding in the sense that its doing its job, I doubt GB will ditch it anytime soon.

I am certainly not fond of the GB hybrid. In fact, POST is ridiculously slow compared to a normal BIOS or UEFI mobo. I wonder if this is just my board, or if it's a "feature" of this Hybrid EFI? Once it makes it through post (specifically, the SMART test is the slow down), it's into the O/S in seconds. Even with all drives disconnected except my M4, and they are all in excellent health according to all tests. It makes zero difference how they are config'd.
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Great now we have to use UEFI everywhere? and it really offers nothing, if you ask me it makes my system more vulnerable to attack, at least in the server market this wont happen.

I don't care what GB does, but I have always told them that they need to get full UEFI. I hate it tho. i think its a security issue.
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post #26 of 101
I have a board with UEFI. Its really the same as a bios in nearly every respect. The post time on it is the same as any motherboard I have had.
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It's not over. Still phasing in. If i had a penny for every time i've seen a thread like this over the last 3 or 4 years, i'd have some serious change.
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I am certainly not fond of the GB hybrid. In fact, POST is ridiculously slow compared to a normal BIOS or UEFI mobo. I wonder if this is just my board, or if it's a "feature" of this Hybrid EFI? Once it makes it through post (specifically, the SMART test is the slow down), it's into the O/S in seconds. Even with all drives disconnected except my M4, and they are all in excellent health according to all tests. It makes zero difference how they are config'd.
you aren't the target of the touch BIOS infact GB came out and said it is no use to OCers otehr than it provides a way to capture your settings.

Its for those who are too scared to enter BIOS.
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how does flashing the bios compare to uefi. i bricked one mobo in my lifetime doing a bios flash. the uefi any safer?
Most newer boards come with 2 BIOS chips. So if a flash ever went bad, you could revert to your old BIOS.

Hardware wise, the UEFI and BIOS both are installed on chips which are installed in motherboards. If the motherboard had two chips (that's where the trend is headed at the moment) then you will have that extra layer of security in case anything goes wrong.
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post #30 of 101
Well an un-official call of the death of a life cycle in a part is pretty newsworthy...

Even though it's not official till they stop making computers with bios' 100%, which will probably be pretty far still into the future...

So, kind of no it's not really news worthy, but informative, yes!
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