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BIOS replacement UEFI info needed?.


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#1 bluesjunior

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 05:40 AM

I intend to build a new PC in the very near future and have been researching components etc, etc. While checking out the latest news headlines I came across the following link saying that BIOS had run its course and that from 2011 most PC's would use a system called UEFI. Can anyone offer any insights into this and any available motherboards which already have UEFI installed?.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11430069
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 09:03 AM

Not many.

From Feb 2010 http://www.uefi.org/news/uefi_industry/UEF...tforms_2010.pdf

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 11:31 PM

It appears at this point that motherboard with UEFI won't be available until some time in 2011. But Windows 7 has already added support for the use of UEFI.

One of the advantages of UEFI is that the boot speed is only a couple of second compared to 25-30 second before the operating system begins to load. Another advantage is that is can include an anti virus.

It's amazing that we have been using pretty much the same BIOS technology since 1980.

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