MSI moving to EFI in next-gen motherboards
EFI is already supported by a number of 64-bit operating systems and platforms, and is an emerging interface for 32-bit operating systems. The inclusion of UEFI in operating systems and platforms will advance interoperability between platforms and add-in cards and pave the way for improvements in boot performance and robustness. The Forum will review the present EFI 1.10 Specification, which was developed by Intel Corp. for any required changes, and intends to publish the first Unified EFI specification by the end of 2005. The Forum will also make available test suites for the UEFI Specification based on contributions from member companies.
The MSI P35 Neo3 – which is due in February – will be the first board from the company to adopt the EFI system. Apple’s Mac lineup already uses EFI. To see EFI in action, head over to The Inquirer for some screenshots.