Gigabyte’s new 3D BIOS shown off on video

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It's been long coming and although we didn't expect it to be shown off quite so soon, details of Gigabyte's upcoming 3D BIOS – where BIOS really is UEFI – have appeared online. Back when the 6-series launched, Gigabit got a lot of criticism for sticking with the good old BIOS for its boards, but with its X79 motherboards, Gigabyte have been more or less forced to move to UEFI.

It's been long coming and although we didn't expect it to be shown off quite so soon, details of Gigabyte's upcoming 3D BIOS – where BIOS really is UEFI – have appeared online. Back when the 6-series launched, Gigabit got a lot of criticism for sticking with the good old BIOS for its boards, but with its X79 motherboards, Gigabyte have been more or less forced to move to UEFI.

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Beyond the simple fact that Gigabyte has moved to UEFI, the company seems to have sat down and had a think about how create an easy to access UI. For those that are worried that Gigabyte has dumbed things down, fret not, all the advanced settings are still there, although we'd go out on a limb here and say that Gigabyte still need to tweak the advanced settings a bit. But let's go back to the new simple UI; this is really where the 3D BIOS name comes into play. Gigabyte simply snapped a couple of pictures of the board in question, put them in the UEFI and made the various components selectable.

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Let's take an example here, click on the SATA ports and you get a menu that allows you to change the settings for the SATA ports. The options are kept fairly basic in most of the options, but some of the 3D BIOS settings have more advanced features and there's even an overclocking menu. This is a pretty revolutionary way of accessing the BIOS settings and something no-one else has done before. We'll reserve judgement until we actually get to have a play with it though, as it's not easy to judge how well it works, even from the video.

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As for the advanced options, we feel Gigabyte need to make things a bit easier to read, as the font used is very skinny which makes it a bit difficult to read. It also looks like Gigabyte didn't make the best possible use of the screen real estate on offer, although this seems to be a common issue among all the graphical UEFI implementations to date. You can of course still use your keyboard to navigate around if you're not keen on using the mouse. We'd suggest you have a look at the video to get a better idea of Gigabyte's new 3D BIOS which should be standard on all new motherboards from Gigabyte.

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Source: Anandtech

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