Articles: Mainboards

Bookmark and Share

Pages: [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 ]

BIOS Functionality

Unlike many other mainboards that have already transitioned to UEFI, Gigabyte boards use the so-called “Hybrid EFI” technology. It implies that there is the conventional and familiar BIOS based on Award microcode, that only uses EFI technology to implement the support for HDDs with over 3 TB storage capacity.

Since there is nothing principally new in this BIOS, we would like to refresh your memory by reminding you of the main features it has to offer, which we are totally happy with. Namely, there is everything necessary to set up the operational mode for the processor and all corresponding technologies.

Working with the memory is very convenient, we can change only the necessary parameters and leave everything else at mainboard’s discretion. Note that you can see all current parameter values as well as the new ones.

Voltage adjustment is arranged in the same convenient way. By default the mainboard can increase the voltages when necessary, you can also lock the voltages at their nominal values, or set the desired ones. If the setting is too high, the system will warn you by highlighting the setting in question.

I would also like to remind you of a few other advantages typical of Gigabyte’s mainboard BIOS. There is Q-Flash utility integrated into the BIOS that serves to update the BIOS and also allows saving up to eight settings profiles. These profiles can also be saved on external media, if necessary. The boards still allow adjusting the rotation speed of three-pin fans, and it is now possible to configure the fans right from the BIOS.

Pages: [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 ]


Comments currently: 6
Discussion started: 04/26/11 08:20:28 AM
Latest comment: 03/08/16 03:55:25 AM

View comments

Add your Comment