Intel will kill off legacy BIOS support by 2020
Published in Motherboards

 
Only UEFI support

Intel is planning to end "legacy BIOS" support in its new platforms by 2020 and will insist on UEFI Class 3 or higher.

AMD preparing AGESA 1.0.0.7 update
Published in Motherboards
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 12:01

AMD preparing AGESA 1.0.0.7 update


Better support for future CPUs

According to the latest report, it appears that AMD is hard at work on its new AGESA 1.0.0.7 update which should pave the way for upcoming AM4 processors, like the Raven Ridge APUs and the Pinnacle Ridge CPUs.

AMD RX 480 successfully flashed to RX 580
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:37

AMD RX 480 successfully flashed to RX 580


Might work on some graphics cards

Several AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics cards have been successfully BIOS flashed to Radeon RX 580, allowing them to run at higher GPU clock speeds.

Some Radeon RX 480 4GB can be unlocked to 8GB
Published in Graphics


With a simple BIOS flash

It appears that some reference retail/e-tail Radeon RX 480 4GB graphics cards are actually shipping with 8GB of VRAM that can be unlocked using a simple BIOS flash.

Dell plans BIOS level security
Published in News
Friday, 05 February 2016 12:55

Dell plans BIOS level security


Business laptop BIOS to be better locked down

Grey tin box shifter Dell wants to beef up security on its business laptops and PCs by introducing a new tool which helps to protect the BIOS from malware.

EVGA brings Z170 BCLK overclocking to non-K Skylake CPUs
Published in Motherboards


v1.07 BIOS updates now available

Following the rest of motherboard manufacturers, EVGA has now released new Z170 motherboard BIOS updates that bring BCLK overclocking for Intel non-K Skylake CPUs on Z170 Express chipset based motherboards.

Asrock releases motherboard BIOS updates for non-K Skylake overclocking
Published in Motherboards


Calls it Sky OC technology 

Asrock has decided to join in on the fun of non-K Skylake CPU overclocking by releasing new BIOS updates that include the so called Sky OC technology feature and allow BCLK overclocking for non-K series Skylake CPUs on Asrock Z170 Express chipset based motherboards.

BIOS is hacking gateway
Published in Motherboards
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 11:22

BIOS is hacking gateway


Flash will save every one of us

Security experts, Corey Kallenberg and Xeno Kovah have demonstrated a proof of concept hack which uses the BIOS chips that contain the firmware of a computer's motherboard.

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It is as simple as that



Bye BIOS bye