VIDEO: UEFI Replacing Ancient BIOS Tested

Although Unified Extensible Firmware Interface, UEFI, has been around for quite some time now, most motherboards and computers are still running the effective but ancient BIOS software. On wednesday, a Swedish website got its hands on a motherboard with a working UEFI system and tested it out, giving us a first real look at a polished and working UEFI.

As you can see in the video below, UEFI provides a huge overhaul in the graphical interface compared to our current bios screens. (pictured to the right, yuck) In addition to a sexy new interface, UEFI systems provide several technical advantages over the current BIOS systems.

UEFI advantages include:

Ability to boot faster than current BIOS systems
Ability to boot from drives exceeding 2TB in capacity
Better and stronger support for modern software and drivers
CPU-Independent architecture
CPU-Independent drivers

Unfortunately, we don't have any more information about when UEFI motherboards such as the one tested will be available for purchase, but seeing as how SweClockers were able to get their hands on a working version, that probably won't be too far from now.

SweClockers UEFI Demo

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  • TunaSoda
    I could care less what it 'looks' like so as it has all the features of bios to tweak with
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  • ZyxMEvEuuxcZ
    What took them so long?
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  • lothdk
    aznshinobiTom's news people need to get on the ball on the latest news, this is like several month old news.


    Video posted by SweClockers November 03, 2010.
    Several months?..
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  • sonofliberty08
    so ... when will the ancient x86 be replace ?
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  • aznshinobi
    Tom's news people need to get on the ball on the latest news, this is like several month old news.
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  • beans4you
    lol at the arm on the chair bit
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