Seems to only be the 13th gen. I was surprised too.
Looks spiffy, seems to have the same functionality.
UEFI has always had this capability, a lot of high end desktop boards have graphical UIs for “BIOS”. I’ve seen a few lower end ones that don’t. As long as the functionality is there, it doesn’t matter to me. In fact the graphical UIs can sometimes hide settings if they’re in “EZ” mode.
Ok; thanks for the reply. You know something - I don’t think I’ve EVER had a PC with a graphical bios! I use MacOS for my desktops and the dozens of ThinkPads I’ve owned over the years always had a text bios… I was thinking maybe that was about to change, but it’ll seemingly have to wait till I upgrade my framework main board…
That’s fine - one day I’ll be ordering a Ryzen board for my frame. Appreciate the answer.
I’m not a fan of the ‘gamer’ BIOS’s that hide things nor a fan of the looks of the one from the screenshots in the other thread mentioned above
The blue/grey BIOS is okay but gives a feeling of being on a 2 decade old computer
I think we should have something that looks more modern but also makes everything easy to find and accessible
In the end it’s something I would hopefully only have to go into once and forget about so looks aren’t too important
I was wondering for the Intel boards, can Framework get support for Intel for the BIOS instead? Intel NUCs have a visual BIOS which I think is good enough territory. Though not sure how long is Intel’s BIOS support.
Would be nice if I could see it on my 12th Gen, but I am waiting for 14th Gen Intel to drop on Framework, so I guess I might see it in a year maybe.
Framework probably has some sort of agreement with Insyde (who developes their BIOS) so Intel would have to work with them. Those companies have collaborated in the past so it wouldn’t be unlikely that they would again.