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EFI is just a fancy "lets make our stuff sound special" name for BIOS. It performs the EXACT same functions.

Kind of like how they call their motherboards "logic boards".
You've made me read into this. It seems like a BIOS 2.0 . Same stuff, but better w/more support for different architectures.
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EFI is just a fancy "lets make our stuff sound special" name for BIOS. It performs the EXACT same functions.

Kind of like how they call their motherboards "logic boards".
I'm pretty sure they're more different than that.
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I'm pretty sure they're more different than that.
EFI performs all the funtions of a traditional BIOS, but adds incredibly useful things like integrated boot loaders, the ability to execute batch files through a shell, using GPT in addition to or in place of a MBR (and thus removing things like the 4 primary partition limit) and complete customization by either the OEM or the end user (either with onboard storage or a EFI partition on the hard drive).
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I think it would be fair to say that an EFI is more like a microkernel OS than a BIOS. Meaning that, in theory, you could write custom programs or plugins for it to perform various functions. One idea I've had lately is a built-in stress test with temperature monitor that would let you stress your overclocks as you're doing them.

Imagine your BIOS being able to run Orthos Prime!
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