In October (2012), Gigabyte installed UEFI BIOS on all its AM3+ motherboards. Now, the company is updating some socket FM1 models too.
Gigabyte used legacy Phoenix AwardBIOS on its FM1 lineup, but the time has come for UEFI BIOS to settle into their special chips as well.
The new firmware will allow the platform to boot large drive volumes, but is better known for its graphical interface which shows the motherboard and lets different parts be controlled through mouse clicks.
The Windows 8 Secure Boost feature is supported by AMI Aptio UEFI BIOS as well.
Furthermore, mainboards with dual-BIOS will, naturally, have the redundant BIOS technology too.
Gigabyte has marked its revised platforms with the Rev3.0 moniker (Revision 3.0), so buyers should look for it when browsing online or in stores.