New ROG and TUF boards, plus a look at the new EFI BIOS of the forthcoming boards
MSI told us this week that if you buy one of its P45 boards, you will get the option of a free update to EFI in July!
The BIOS has been around for more than 20 years now, so you could say it's been around for a while. Is it time for a replacement? Well, MSI has just begun trials of its first mobo with an EFI BIOS - we bring you up to speed with what it does, and if it's worth getting excited about.
MSI has shown off a revised motherboard with EFI firmware, but we've noticed that hidden in the pictures is a 45nm E8500 dual-core "Wolfdale" that overclocks pretty well...
The same company responsible for most of the BIOS' in PCs has created HyperSpace to boot PCs in seconds, rather than minutes.
A lot has changed over 26 years - so why hasn't the way our computers boot? Brett Thomas takes a look at motherboards, Microsoft and transportation in the future as he questions the continued presence of the BIOS.