BIOS is an acronym that stands for Basic Input/Output System. It is meant to control your product at a very low level. As of right now there are three regularly used BIOS formats (there are actually more than that but there are three common ones). These are the AMI (American Megatrends Incorporated), Award, and Phoenix. Of course with the introduction of the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) we now have a solid basis for the “BIOS” on new motherboards. This actually gets away from the term BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) and becomes more of a software interface. Each manufacturer will have their own take on how to implement this; some good, some not so good. The BIOS on the Z97I Plus is using a newer layout which looks much cleaner and also appears to contribute to performance while moving around in the BIOS. As usual Asus has packed a ton of things into the BIOS, in fact there is too much for us to write about it properly. Instead check out the video we have showing off everything you get.