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ASUS UEFI BIOS Review - PAGE 1

- Monday, June 13th, 2011 Like Share



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1.Introduction - What is an UEFI?
2.Closer Look - ASUS' Implementation
3.Conclusion



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raybies Jun 15, 11
quote The Smith
Hey,

To do that I would need to have a board which I can flash to a standard BIOS or an UEFI. The ones I have are the ASUS E35M1 which do not have any BIOS implementation.

For your X58 board however, you might want to disable the dedicated controllers you don't use via the BIOS. If disabled, they won't have to be initialized. An example would be an extra SATA/IDE controller. Setting your southbridge to RAID mode also adds some delay. If you don't have RAID arrays, set it to AHCI instead.
I know how to setup my MB, and it doesn't change the fact that BIOS' are slow to initialize and identify system devices.

I have 2 video cards + PCI-E audio + RAID0 + Bluray + AHCI HD
I've disabled the other RAID card, and USB3.

Subjectively speaking... is UEFI faster to initialize and identify system devices?

I timed my bootup again... 27 seconds from power on to BIOS PW, then 8 seconds to Win7 x64 Logon.

MB: Asus P6X58D P


Thanks.
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Shadow of Death Jun 14, 11
Seems pretty brilliant, though I'm just a bios layman and such.

Heh, Zebibytes/yobibytes XD

It's about time they moved on. I can certainly see this catching on, actually. It's the sort of feature that the average user won't even realize is there, and the rest of us who actually have cause to use it will find the update satisfying.
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The Smith Jun 14, 11
quote raybies
One of the things that REALLY annoys me about BIOS' is that they take forever to load all the devices.

My x58 board takes 23 seconds from power on to BIOS password, and then 6 seconds to Windows password.

If I could get the BIOS/UEFI loaded faster I'd be happy.

So Carl, what's the device recognition speed like???
vs a BIOS?

Speed test please.
Hey,

To do that I would need to have a board which I can flash to a standard BIOS or an UEFI. The ones I have are the ASUS E35M1 which do not have any BIOS implementation.

For your X58 board however, you might want to disable the dedicated controllers you don't use via the BIOS. If disabled, they won't have to be initialized. An example would be an extra SATA/IDE controller. Setting your southbridge to RAID mode also adds some delay. If you don't have RAID arrays, set it to AHCI instead.
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raybies Jun 14, 11
One of the things that REALLY annoys me about BIOS' is that they take forever to load all the devices.

My x58 board takes 23 seconds from power on to BIOS password, and then 6 seconds to Windows password.

If I could get the BIOS/UEFI loaded faster I'd be happy.

So Carl, what's the device recognition speed like???
vs a BIOS?

Speed test please.
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