BIOS Survey:

GIGABYTE has designed an all new UEFI firmware for the new Z87X-OC motherboard. It comes in a black and orange theme and it supports resolutions up to 1920 x 1080p. Yes, it’s the first ever full-HD UEFI. As a result of this high-resolution, everything on the UEFI screen is super sharp and in addition to that, a lot more space has been created which is mostly utilized by hardware monitoring numbers and live graphs.


It’s not only the looks where GIGABYTE has improved their UEFI. A lot more functionality has also been added to it. The first noticeable thing is that you can select any menu of your choice to be shown as default screen of the BIOS. In addition to this, you can also create your own menu by selecting different options from different menu and then you can also set this custom menu as your default menu. This makes it very easy for overclockers to keep all the settings that they’ll be accessing often at their fingertips.


Furthermore, you can also change the wallpaper of the UEFI. It accepts PNG and BMP images and according to GIGABYTE, you’ll also be able to put new skins on the UEFI later down the road.

For overclockers, new CPU OC, memory OC and CPU+memory OC profiles have been added to the UEFI. All you need to do is select the appropriate profile and motherboard will do the rest. This is great for quick overclocks however we noticed that the motherboard went a little overboard with the voltages.

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Apart from all these new things, the usual settings are present in all their old places as the older GIGABYTE motherboards. However, the new UEFI skin makes the navigation a lot easier and swift. All in all, this is by far the best UEFI implementation we’ve seen.

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