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.
Gigabyte has moved away from the “3D” Bios layout that they were employing when the UEFI standard came out. This is a good thing as the older layout (and implementation) was sluggish and buggy. The new layout is much cleaner and offers improved performance and many options for customization. Check out our video below for more information.