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EFI onto motherboard?

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Ninja Arian

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So I have the MSI 890FXA-GD70. I've been hearing good things about EFI, such as more advanced menus and mouse support, and I want to know if my motherboard supports EFI. I've tried google searching, all I have been able to find are MSI boards that came with EFI and an article about how MSI offered free EFI to all of their mother boards since June 2008 (I think 2008). I haven't been able to find this update, nor find out anything more about it on their website. I had ever tried calling their tech support only to have the guy say he didn't know what I was talking about.... I was wondering if anyone knew anything about this and if I could somehow get EFI onto my motherboard. Any help is appreciated. Thanks. :D
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Neil Jones

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Very doubtful, and with all due respect you don't need it anyway.
This is the so-called "modern day BIOS" for those who come into this thread. Eventually it will be the replacement for the traditional BIOS, but that isn't going to happen for a long while yet.

Any support that is going to be added will most likely only be present on the board from the outset, as it's an entirely new thing and I would be very surprised if it ends up on legacy hardware.
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Wikipedia: Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)

In July 2005, Intel ceased development of the EFI spec at version 1.10, and contributed it to the Unified EFI Forum, which has evolved the specification as the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). The original EFI spec remains owned by Intel, which exclusively provides licenses for EFI-based products, but the UEFI spec is owned by the Forum, not Intel .[3][7]

Version 2.1 of the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) specification was released on January 7, 2007. It added cryptography, network authentication, and the User Interface Architecture (Human Interface Infrastructure in UEFI). As of October 2010[update], the latest version of the UEFI specification is 2.3.

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