BIOS Features

GIGABYTE paired their Z77X-UP7 motherboard with the latest version of their UEFI(Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) BIOS, a customized version of the AMI-developed UEFI style BIOS. The UEFI BIOS offers full keyboard and mouse support while using the BIOS pages with enhanced mouse navigation supported by right clicking the mouse – forces page navigation back to previous view if inside a settings pop-up or in a sub-menu page.

GIGABYTE's UEFI BIOS implementation is not the smoothest I've seen, but comes close. There is a minimal amount of lag in clicking around the BIOS. However, the page layout is well organized and they even include a 3D-rendered version of the BIOS if you want a pretty version to navigate through. The 3D BIOS also contains pop-up information messages on all board devices and subsystems. One thing I am very pleased to see is that GIGABYTE finally gave up on the practice of hiding BIOS features from the user – with this BIOS all settings are visible by default, no more having to click CTRL-F1 to unhide advanced BIOS settings.

3D BIOS page, pop up message example

M.I.T page

M.I.T page, M.I.T Current Status page

M.I.T page, Advanced Frequency Settings page

M.I.T page, Advanced Frequency Settings page, Advanced CPU Core Features page

M.I.T page, Advanced Memory Settings page

M.I.T page, Advanced Memory Settings page, Channel-specific Memory Timing Settings page

M.I.T page, Advanced Memory Settings page, Channel-specific Memory Timing Settings page continued

M.I.T page, Advanced Voltage Settings page

M.I.T page, Advanced Voltage Settings page, 3D Power Control page

M.I.T page, Advanced Voltage Settings page, 3D Power Control page continued

M.I.T page, Advanced Voltage Settings page, CPU Core Voltage Control page

M.I.T page, Advanced Voltage Settings page, DRAM Voltage Control page

M.I.T page, Advanced Voltage Settings page, Chipset Voltage Control page

M.I.T page, PC Health Status page

M.I.T page, PC Health Status page continued

M.I.T page, Miscellaneous Settings page

System page

System page, ATA Port Information page

BIOS Features page

Peripherals page

Peripherals page continued

Peripherals page, Intel(R) Smart Connect Technology page

Peripherals page, Marvell ATA Controller Configuration page

Power Management page

Save & Exit page

Save & Exit page, Save Profiles window

Save & Exit page, Load Profiles window

Save & Exit page, Save Profiles window, Select Device window

Q-Flash page

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