touch bios 1 Gigabyte shows off first Touch BIOS screenshots

Pictures of Gigabyte's upcoming Touch BIOS have been posted on the unofficial Gigabyte blog as well as Gigabyte's Facebook page and they're detailing what appears to be a Windows utility rather than an actual graphics UEFI. In fact, if anything these new screenshots bring more questions with them than they answer.

Pictures of Gigabyte's upcoming Touch BIOS have been posted on the unofficial Gigabyte blog as well as Gigabyte's Facebook page and they're detailing what appears to be a Windows utility rather than an actual graphics UEFI. In fact, if anything these new screenshots bring more questions with them than they answer.

The logo itself is suggesting that Gigabyte is still sticking to its guns by using the Award BIOS, as so far the additions of GPT boot and support for 2.2TB+ hard drives are the biggest changes that UEFI has brought with it and Gigabyte has implemented both of these in their BIOS and simply called it Hybrid EFI technology. The subtitle to the logo is just that, Hybrid EFI technology and as such we're thinking that we're looking at a Windows utility for adjusting the BIOS settings here rather than a graphics UEFI interface.

touch bios 1 Gigabyte shows off first Touch BIOS screenshots

The main screen consists of nine main icons as well as five that represent what appears to be a power button, a reset button, an adjustment up/down button, a snapshot button and one icon we can't quite figure out what it stands for, but we'd guess it's a save button of some kind. The nine main icons as far as we can make sense of it are for quick boot, hard drive settings, Q-Flash (BIOS flashing), system settings, @BIOS (second BIOS flashing option?), USB, power settings, download and security. That said, it's just us making guesses here based on Gigabyte's current technology, so some of this is likely to be wrong.

touch bios 2 Gigabyte shows off first Touch BIOS screenshots

 

Moving on we can see that Gigabyte has put its overclocking settings in the Touch BIOS, although the screenshot doesn't give away too many details. However, it appears that you have the option to change the colours here via an icon that wasn't on the main screen. 

 

 

touch bios 3 Gigabyte shows off first Touch BIOS screenshots

The fourth and final screen shot shows the Boot Disk settings which actually seem to be general boot settings and not just related to the boot disk. The other three menu options are fairly self-explanatory as well and aren't likely to hold any great secrets.

touch bios 4 Gigabyte shows off first Touch BIOS screenshots

Below the main screen is a Save CMOS button, a close icon, a help icon, an @ icon which Gigabyte in general tends to assign for internet updates and finally an exclamation mark which we're not sure what it's for. It should hopefully not be too long until all is revealed and we'll be pestering Gigabyte for some hands on time with whatever it is that they're working on.

Source: Gigabyte Tech Daily