Perhaps one of the most baffling aspects about PC technology is that the GUI for motherboard BIOS hasn’t even remotely kept up with the pace of improvements in the industry and perhaps hasn’t improved at all over the past decade. Based on a teaser image uploaded to its Facebook Page, Gigabyte seems to be bucking this trend by offering a highly customizable and gloriously high-resolution UEFI BIOS for the company’s upcoming Z87 “Haswell” motherboards.
Though all the details have been masked, it is readily apparent that the vast majority of real-time system data is available on the UEFI’s main screen, thus alleviating the need to navigate through a multitude of submenus to access this information. The firmware also appears to be highly customizable, offering users the ability to create custom tabs such as the one labelled “performance” in the teaser image.
In addition to simply living up to its hype and expectations, we further hope that Gigabyte's revelation will serve as a wakeup call for other motherboard manufacturers to replace their often antiquated BIOS GUIs and offer similarly functional and customizable interfaces for users.