Gigabyte Teases Customisable, High-Resolution UEFI BIOS for its Z87 Motherboards

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bowzef

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look's cool, but will it be user friendly? or just over complicated ? plus is haswell even worth upgrading to? time will tell i supose, if haswell is good chip or just a refresh of same stuff? it's seem's to me intel is stagnating there chips in terms of performance, but what i want ideally is change from 4 cores to standard of 6 or 8 cores , not saying 4 cores in't viable, it's just since next gen games going hit soon, most likely game will start support more then 4 core's and benefit from it, def for duel GPU setups like mine. il be holding on to my i5 2500k for little longer, may even update to ivry or something if price drops wen haswell comes to the market
 

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to Bowzef: Well i5 2500k is fast enough for a long time... The CPU advancements have been really slow last years.
Time to upgrade when you start to to believe that it will broke down. If you run a rendering server, it may be good time to upgrade.
The Toms article: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-wolfdale-yorkfield-comparison,3487.html
Shows out that quite old CPU can be fast enough. The new Haswell will be faster, but it may be better to wait and see if the Intel use soldering or that rubbish paste that they used allso in Ivy... If it uses good ole soldering from Sandy times, it may actually be time to upgrade if you really need that 20% more speed... In games the difference is abysmal small. Better buy even that overpriced Titan than upgrade CPU this time...

Back to article. Nice to see that UEFI is finally coming a real alternative to older Bios. A lot depends on how well this will actually work. The UI offer much more posibilities though!
 

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Please do not upgrade your 2500k. It has plenty of power and your gonna waste money upgrading to Ivy, even with price drops. Haswell is probably not for you either, im still on an E8400 and it is time for me to buy a new rig, but 2500k no wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

 
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