touch bios 1 Gigabytes Touch BIOS is a Windows utility

More details about Gigabyte's Touch BIOS have appeared courtesy of the unofficial Gigabyte blog and this time the company has put up a video detailing what in the end turned out to be a Windows utility for modifying the BIOS settings, rather than a graphical UEFI. This seems to suggest that Gigabyte isn't quite ready to go UEFI as yet and instead we get a Windows utility for those that want a graphics interface for changing the settings.

More details about Gigabyte's Touch BIOS have appeared courtesy of the unofficial Gigabyte blog and this time the company has put up a video detailing what in the end turned out to be a Windows utility for modifying the BIOS settings, rather than a graphical UEFI. This seems to suggest that Gigabyte isn't quite ready to go UEFI as yet and instead we get a Windows utility for those that want a graphics interface for changing the settings.

touch bios 1 Gigabytes Touch BIOS is a Windows utility

The Touch BIOS app was designed to make it easy for less tech savvy users to make changes to the BIOS settings via a graphical user interface, but we're not sure if Gigabyte has hit the nail on the head. Some of the icons as per our previous write-up don't quite make sense at first glance. On top of that, all the icons appear to have been designed for visually impaired people, although the reason for this appears to be touch screen support. We're not sure if this makes sense, as most people don't tend to have a touch screen at home.

We got some of the icons way wrong as well, with the rocket being the overclocking options, the hard drive being the option for selecting the boot disk, the Q logo is for Gigabyte's Quick Boost option, the one that looks like a system is for the PC status options, the @ logo launches the @BIOS Windows utility, the USB logo changes the integrated hardware settings and the power button is for power management and finally the lock is to change the BIOS password. And that little icon with four coloured squares, well, it's not for changing the colour, instead it's a button that takes you back to the main menu.

It seems like some work is still needed on Gigabyte's side, at least when it comes to the usability aspect related to what the icons are portraying. It also doesn't help that the touch screen friendliness of the Touch BIOS utility means that you get scrollbars in just about every setting you enter which makes it harder to see what you're actually doing when it comes to changing the more advanced settings. Considering that Gigabyte has slated its competitors UEFI implementations, we have to say that this is just as bad; if not worse than most of the UEFI implementations we've seen to date. At least the good news is that this isn't Gigabyte's UEFI and hopefully we'll see something much better there once Gigabyte makes the move.

Source: Gigabyte Tech Daily