As something completely new, ASUS has begun to use a brand new type of BIOS. It is called EFI BIOS - Extensible Firmware Interface, and it is still AMI - American Megatrends Inc - who makes them. But instead of only being compatible with the keyboard, it now supports mouse movements, so you can use the mouse and its scroll function in the BIOS. The interface has also been upgraded from looking like an 8bit game with only a few colors, to a nice, graphical interface.
As something special, we will show the new EFI BIOS with a video walkthrough. It is only a visual experience, so no voice-over with explanations of the different stuff. It is only to give you an idea of how it looks, works and feels.
If you do not want to watch the video, we will also walk through the BIOS with pictures and text, as normal.
This is the first thing you see, when you enter the new EFI BIOS. This is what ASUS calls EZ Mode (Easy Mode). This is meant for people who want to play around in the BIOS, but do not have a lot of experience with it. Here, you can choose the boot priority, and if the computer should run in power-saving or overclocking mode. You can also get information about BIOS version, CPU and motherboard temperature, and various fan-speeds and of course the voltage of different components.
At the top right corner, you can save your changes and restart. You can also go to Advanced Mode.
And here is the Advanced Mode. This looks more like the BIOS we know, but there are some things that have changed.
At the top is the menu, with the difference banners for the EFI BIOS. This is also a normal sight with other BIOSes, but instead of using the keyboards left and right keys, we can now use the mouse, much more intuitive. It still looks like an ordinary BIOS, with the menu at the left, and the different options on the right side. At the far right side is a description of which keys can be used as shortcuts in the BIOS menu.
"Main" is the first banner, and is about the BIOS and what is has registrated about the CPU and the memory. Here you can also change language settings, and chose an eventual password for the BIOS.
"Ai Tweaker" is the second banner, and here you can change the speed of the CPU, memory, Vcore and so on. It is also here you can overclock, and adjust your computer in general. There is also a button called "OC Tuner". By clicking that, the computer starts overclocking itself. Very user-friendly.