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Asus Releases UEFI GOP VBIOS for its GeForce GTX 680

Asus has released an optional BIOS update that provides Graphics Output Protocol (GOP) and UEFI support for its GeForce GTX 680 graphics cards that will allow users to make full use of Windows 8's Fast Boot feature.

Richard Swinburne (MarshallR@ASUS) further notes in the ROG forums that users should not upgrade unless they want to use Windows 8 Fast Boot and that while it may work with other motherboards, Asus can only endorse compatibility with Asus motherboards.

Since graphics cards and motherboards that provide UEFI support are still relatively uncommon, we're quite excited for the release of this BIOS upgrade, which can be downloaded from Asus' WebStorage page.

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  • Thunderfox
    How often do you boot your machine anyway? Unless something requires a reboot or I need to mess with hardware, mine is in sleep mode when I am not using it. Have my power button set to sleep and resume, and have actually had someone comment that it boots really fast because they didn't realize it was only asleep. And it's not like an Ivy Bridge machine with an SSD take long to cold boot anyway.

    And it requires Windows 8, so most people can't make any use of it even if they have the hardware for it.
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  • my wife doesn't want me to play games much, so these are the only "fun stuff" i can do without she coming barking at me.

    i have a Palit Jetstream GTX670. i asked for the UFEI GOP supported firmware from Palit and they mailed me the flasher. but only after that i found out i need to have Windows installed in UFEI mode. i'm gonna convert my MBR disk to GPT using this guide after dinner.
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/14286.converting-windows-bios-installation-to-uefi.aspx
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  • Thunderfox
    anushandmy wife doesn't want me to play games much, so these are the only "fun stuff" i can do without she coming barking at me
    Sounds like you need a new wife.
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  • mayankleoboy1
    ^ :lol:
    Best piece of advice on Toms.
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  • Non-Euclidean
    anushandmy wife doesn't want me to play games much, so these are the only "fun stuff" i can do without she coming barking at me.
    That's all on you, dude.
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  • gsxrme
    I have to say running the latest Bios on my Asus Maximus 4 Extreme and I just flashed my Asus GTX680 and now my boot time is now instant. I've always flashed the latest Bios for my Motherboards but never had an option until now to update the videocard. If you're running the Asus GTX680, i fully recommend this update. Just in case something goes wrong though PLEASE have another card on standby so you can re-flash the 680 if something fails.

    HUGE +1 Asus!
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  • pcchip
    anushand - what??

    seriously??

    Why on earth would you put up with that ??
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  • dark_knight33
    ThunderfoxHow often do you boot your machine anyway? Unless something requires a reboot or I need to mess with hardware, mine is in sleep mode when I am not using it. Have my power button set to sleep and resume, and have actually had someone comment that it boots really fast because they didn't realize it was only asleep. And it's not like an Ivy Bridge machine with an SSD take long to cold boot anyway. And it requires Windows 8, so most people can't make any use of it even if they have the hardware for it.
    I boot my machine several times a day. Sleep & hibernate mess with the Nvidia fan profiles on my system. When it resumes, the fan is stuck @ 40%. Not to mention, because I've got 24GB of ram, every single time I hibernate, it would have to write that 24GB to my SSD. Cold boots don't take long at all, and it's worth the trade off IMO.
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  • Murk00
    Any word when this will be added for the GTX Titan?
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  • ddg4005
    anushandmy wife doesn't want me to play games much, so these are the only "fun stuff" i can do without she coming barking at me. i have a Palit Jetstream GTX670. i asked for the UFEI GOP supported firmware from Palit and they mailed me the flasher. but only after that i found out i need to have Windows installed in UFEI mode. i'm gonna convert my MBR disk to GPT using this guide after dinner.http://social.technet.microsoft.co -uefi.aspx
    Sounds like you need to get a new wife or get divorced.
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