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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
EFI became UEFI once Intel handed it over to a working group.


HDD over 2TB are pushing EFI since BIOS can't do GPT.
SSDs are also pushing EFI as it takes longer to POST than actually loading the OS.





BIOS is a 20+ year old piece of code.... there is a lot of junk, limitations, and workarounds in there.
The bios has been updated to accomodate technology changes many times before. I read not to long ago that major motherboard vendors and HDD manufacturers are currently working together to develop a new standard for the future. I don't know much about GPT, but I can't see why EFI would be a better candidate.

Post times vary between bios and boards. If it where a major design effort a <3 second post time is probably very achievable with a reasonable number of addon cards. If SMART and other HD checks were cut down or disabled for SSD drives then that could cut down on post times as well. SSD's rarely need it, afterall.

Maybe I am just not getting it but what exactly makes EFI so much more appealing then the typical bios? Point and click functionality will take more time to load do to the increased complexity, and I can't understand how it would be inherently more efficient then a new attack on the traditional text based bios. Some parts of the PC could use a face lift, but I like my white text on blue and black background thank you very much.
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I could careless about the GUI Just give me GPT support and I'll be happy
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My cousin's laptop (she gave it to me) has a UEFI thing on it and it is honestly a piece of crap
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Why does everything need to put their 2c and say something is going to die? Like PC Gaming, etc.? Shoot, PS/2 ports are finally disappearing from motherboards. :/
Because they are fad loving ponzi loving attention whoring killers.
This is nothing but graphics mode bios. I guess someone somewhere wants to get rid of text mode in displays and now that nearly everything is graphical boot. It's possible.
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I don't understand the disdain for something you haven't even tried. I'm all for it. I highly doubt it will kill out BIOS within 3 years though.
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Finally? PS/2 is WAY better than USB for keyboards.

USB 3.0 can do interrupt instead of just polling. (But we still need to have USB 3.0 keyboards first lol)
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No clue what UEFI is. Would it affect overclocking capabilities?
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No clue what UEFI is. Would it affect overclocking capabilities?
No.
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I have heard this same story over and over again and yet all boards still use bios.

People always feel like they need to update things, even things that need no update. Probably was some queer said OOOH LETS MAKE BIOS LOOK ALL PRETTY!
Edited by cl04k3d - 6/8/10 at 5:14pm
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