Gigabyte Teases Its New UEFI BIOS For Z87 Motherboards

Subject: Motherboards | May 6, 2013 - 05:32 PM |
Tagged: gigabyte, z87, uefi, bios

Over the weekend, Gigabyte posted a new photo to its Facebook page that teased the interface of the company’s upcoming UEFI BIOS. The new UEFI DualBIOS interface features an orange and black theme with a black background, orange accents, and white text. From the preview photos of Gigabyte’s Z87 motherboards, the BIOS colors will match up nicely with the actual black and orange colored hardware.

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The middle pane occupies the most space and brings all of your standard BIOS setup and overclocking settings front and center. Gigabyte has laid out the various settings into tabbed categories. Users can further customize a shortcut menu on the right-most tab. This settings pane is surrounded on all sides by various bars and columns with status information.

The top bar includes graphs on the system’s voltages, fan speeds, and temperatures. The bottom bar displays system information such as the total amount of RAM installed, CPU and BIOS identification, and other information. On the left of the main settings panel is a column with readouts on the installed processor. The information it provides at a glance includes CPU voltage, frequency, temperature, and core ratio. It also lists the CPU fan speeds. Meanwhile, the column on the right-hand side of the display hosts temperature and fan speed information for the PCH, system/case sensor, and up to five case fans.

While some enthusiasts might balk at the orange, black, and white color scheme, in all it looks like a nice improvement. Most of the information is available at a glance, and the customizable shortcut menu is a useful feature.

You can find the original photo as well as several other preview photos on Gigabyte’s Facebook page.

What do you think about the new UEFI BIOS UI?

Source: Gigabyte
May 6, 2013 | 06:22 PM - Posted by arbiter

For people that love to tweak things it looks like it has very high potential to be very nice.

May 7, 2013 | 03:11 PM - Posted by VikingVR

While I think this bios color scheme is great, I would like them to actually have the boards on the market rather than teasing us with screenshots. Since Haswells release to the retail market is very soon, it would be nice to have these boards available in the supply chain for tech sites to review.

May 7, 2013 | 04:18 PM - Posted by chojin996 (not verified)

Is Gigabyte going to upgrade all their current UEFI BIOS motherboard to the new version with the new UI ?
Or do they expect customers to trash their working hardware just to get a fancy new BIOS UI ? Really ?
Also, since practically all Gigabyte motherboards have had no BIOS updates since Novembre 2012 when they released the last beta on their website support area for H77, Z77, X79 boards and so on.
It's over 10 months for some motherboards models that Gigabyte didn't release any new final non-Beta BIOS, while other manufacturers like MSI and ASUS kept delivering new updated BIOSes to customers which means all the Intel patches at CPU microcode and Intel Management Engine Firmware level and so on.
Gigabyte seems dead.
Now they tease people with fancy screenshots for update UEFI UI. But where the heck is the real customers support that other manufacturers provide ?
Gigabyte never appeared so lazy and sloppy. It never happened to see them almost dropping support on all their currently shipping and 1-2 years old motherboard models like it has happening now.

May 9, 2013 | 01:23 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

say what you will about their support, but I've never had a giga board go bad on me.

/knocks on wood

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