As we begin to see more and more X79 boards surface from various motherboard manufacturers, one announcement caught our eye. This was Gigabyte’s announcement of their dual UEFI 3D BIOS. Essentially, this boils down to being two different styles of BIOS.
GigaByte 3D BIOS i.e. Dual UEFI BIOS with a 3D interface
One style is simply a GUI with a slightly prettier looking UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) version of a standard BIOS, while the other takes the idea of a BIOS and makes it an illustrated BIOS. Meaning that this application of UEFI BIOS integrates the BIOS itself into a graphical representation of the board allowing users to modify certain parts of the board that need modification as well as understand which parts of the board accomplish certain tasks.
A few examples of why such a BIOS is brilliant are easy to come up with as most people are generally visual. The first example would be when someone needs to adjust their RAM timings but has no idea of how to navigate a BIOS or how to get to the RAM settings in the BIOS. If they have Gigabyte’s 3D BIOS enabled they can simply click on the RAM slots (since they already know where the RAM was installed) and find the RAM settings there. Additionally, a similar thing can be accomplished when users try to configure SATA devices using the various SATA ports and controllers. Needless to say, this does make motherboard BIOS’ much prettier than they have been in the past and gives users just another improvement in ease of use and aesthetics.
Below we have a video provided to us by Gigabyte detailing their 3D BIOS.