BIOS Features
ECS included their latest version of a customized AMI-developed UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) style BIOS. The UEFI BIOS offers full keyboard and mouse support while using the BIOS pages. By default, the user sees the Basic Mode screen when entering the BIOS with the Advanced mode screens accessible via the Advanced button at the right side of the screen. Having never used or seen ECS’ implementation of a UEFI BIOS, I was mostly impressed with what I saw. The BIOS worked well with both keyboard and mouse input in most cases. However, the mouse input seemed slightly laggy with latency apparent at times when moving the mouse or clicking areas within the BIOS interface. Also, some of the menu links were very particular about where to click to open the linked screen. You had to click towards the left or upper left side of the link for the click to register. This behavior was seen with both menu links and buttons inside verification windows from within the BIOS. I was also disappointed by the fact that no in-BIOS flash update ability was integrated into the design.

Basic Mode main screen

Advanced Mode main screen

Advanced tab

Advanced tab, LAN Configuration page

Advanced tab, PC Health Status page

Advanced tab, PC Health Status page, Smart fan Function page

Advanced tab, Power Management Setup page

Advanced tab, ACPI Settings page

Advanced tab, CPU Configuration page

Advanced tab, SATA Configuration page

Advanced tab, USB Configuration page

Advanced tab, Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology page

Chipset tab

Chipset tab, System Agent Configuration page

Chipset tab, PCH Configuration page

Chipset tab, Management Engine Technology Configuration page

M.I.B X tab

M.I.B X tab, CPU OverClocking Configuration page

M.I.B X tab, Memory Multiplier Configuration page in Automatic mode

M.I.B X tab, Memory Multiplier Configuration page in Manual mode

M.I.B X tab continued

Boot tab

Exit tab

Exit tab, Profile Configuration page

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