Micro-Star International (MSI) has just launched its first EFI mainboard "EFINITY", bringing a Windows-like GUI into BIOS settings.
EFI, Extensible Firmware Interface, is intended to replace the legacy BIOS firmware interface used by modern PCs. It offers a new and more flexible interface that supports colorful graphical interfaces (GUI), multiple languages and has mouse support.
EFI also supports LAN, pre-OS applications such as live update, games, instant messenger, media player and a browser. Microsoft will add EFI support to the x64 versions of Windows Vista with Service Pack 1.
The EFI specification was originally developed by Intel, and is now managed by the Unified EFI Forum and is officially known as Unified EFI (UEFI).
MSI's "P35-Neo3 EFINITY" motherboard with EFI support is scheduled to be released in February.