Gigabyte's 3D BIOS Technology is One Part Gimmick, Two Parts Rad

Paul Lilly

Gigabyte has come up with a way to make its UEFI BIOS interface even easier to navigate while simultaneously jumping on the 3D bandwagon, but not in the way you think. In reality, Gigabyte's 3D BIOS technology is a fancy way of navigating your motherboard's BIOS with an isometric graphical view of the board and all of its parts, and it's actually pretty cool.

No 3D glasses or special displays are required, because it's not that kind of 3D. It's just an easier way to point and click through various settings without having to dive headfirst through various menus.

"The basic idea is to make BIOS far more graphical, far more intuitive, and easier to access for entry-level and mainstream users than ever before," Gigabyte explains in the embedded YouTube video above.

If you don't have three minutes and change to spare to watch the video demo, the gist of it is when you click on the 3D BIOS option within the UEFI BIOS, it brings up a graphical image of your specific motherboard. As you run the mouse cursor over various parts of the board, such as the DIMM slots or CPU socket, a pop-up bubble offers up a basic explanation of what it is that's highlighted and what settings you can change. It's elementary (and optional) for power users, but could be a neat way to introduce less experienced users to the BIOS.

Could you see yourself using something like this?

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