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BIOS vs UEFI

Poll Results: BIOS or UEFI?

 
  • 75% (92)
    UEFI! Innovative, Yet still powerful and reliable!
  • 24% (30)
    BIOS! Old ways are the best!
122 Total Votes  
post #1 of 58
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So I just got a Asrock Extreme and one of it's new features along with other 6series chipsets are UEFI's. UEFI's for whom don't know are the replacement for our old and beloved BIOS. I personally like the new UEFI as I can use my mouse, has a GUI, and can print BIOS screen. So cast your votes for your opinion on whether you the new UEFI OR old school BIOS
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I like BIOS more. EUFI is too much gimmick. Only the SS is a big +.
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post #3 of 58
I have to admit I'm getting into EUFI more and more everyday. Let's be honest here. EUFI is exactly the same thing as a BIOS but more convivial and pleasant to the eyes. I'll just remove my nostalgia goggles for a second and acknowledge that EUFI is / will soon be the new standard. And I happen to like it quite a bit.
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post #4 of 58
bios plus mouse? um yes
post #5 of 58
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Originally Posted by Djankie;12220995 
I like BIOS more. EUFI is too much gimmick. Only the SS is a big +.
Sigh. UEFI > BIOS, fact. Not opinion. BIOS doesn't even support new hard drives >2TB. :facepalm:
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post #6 of 58
UEFI boots faster too!
post #7 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by T3h_Ch33z_Muncha;12221041 
Sigh. UEFI > BIOS, fact. Not opinion. BIOS doesn't even support new hard drives >2TB. :facepalm:

Get your facts straight. http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3647#ov "In addition, GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ now supports booting from 3TB+ (terabytes) hard drives without the need for partitioning, and enables more data storage on a single hard drive. "
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post #8 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by bratas;12223194 
Get your facts straight. http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3647#ov "In addition, GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ now supports booting from 3TB+ (terabytes) hard drives without the need for partitioning, and enables more data storage on a single hard drive. "

Does it support GPT?

Advantages of UEFI:
1) No 20 year old legacy code
2) Faster boot
3) Richer GUI
4) More overclocking features
5) Room for descriptions
6) Easier to develop
7) Supports GPT disks
8) Network support
9) CPU independent
Edited by DuckieHo - 2/1/11 at 8:21am
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post #9 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo;12223268 
Does it support GPT?

Advantages of UEFI:
1) No 20 year old legacy code
2) Faster boot
3) Richer GUI
4) More overclocking features
5) Room for descriptions
6) Easier to develop
7) Supports GPT disks
8) Network support
9) CPU independent
Pretty much this. The people voting for legacy BIOS either haven't tried a UEFI mobo or are just stuck in the "old school always = better" mentality.

UEFI is the way of the future man!!!
post #10 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo;12223268 
Does it support GPT?

Advantages of UEFI:
1) No 20 year old legacy code
2) Faster boot
3) Richer GUI
4) More overclocking features
5) Room for descriptions
6) Easier to develop
7) Supports GPT disks
8) Network support
9) CPU independent

Gigabyte will eventually switch over to UEFI (once all the bugs are worked out) as stated oh almost a month ago. If they can get everything transferred over from CLI to GUI then great. However it is a well known fact CLI always gives you more indepth tweakability than GUI. Is GUI prettier, easier for non-talented yes.

But it's like Cisco CLI for IOS vs Cisco Works. CLI is always better.
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