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View Poll Results: Which BIOS do you like to use?
Award BIOS 10 90.91%
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Old 9th February, 2008, 08:22 PM
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Award Vs AMI BIOS

Just a curiosity, which BIOS do you like more, Award or AMI BIOS. This is a major factor in my descision when buying a board as I like the layout of one more than the other, and I've heard arguments from people who like both.

What do you guys think?

LEFT is AWARD RIGHT is AMI
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Old 10th February, 2008, 12:12 AM
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If I had to pick, I would say AMI. It's clean, straight forward and usually offers more information than the Award.

On the other hand I was a DFI only guy for awhile and got used to the award bios..
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Old 10th February, 2008, 01:44 AM
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Award IMO AMI reminds me of a dell bios
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I don't mind which one I have, as long as it has the settings I need
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I personally prefer the AWARD BIOS layout. Maybe it's just because that is what I am more used to, but I like the layout better. From a functional standpoint, there is no reason that one should offer more settings than the other.
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Old 10th February, 2008, 06:52 PM
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I've always bought Award, from my Super Socket 7 Tekram MVP3 to my EPoX 8K3A to my Abit AV8. I've built more machines with AMI bios, but I still like Award more and its a factor in my choice when I buy a board. Its the reason I don't buy ASUS for myself.
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Award, as it is primarily what I deal with, and I'm most comfortable with. I only had one box that had AMI, and it just didn't feel right to use it.
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Old 23rd February, 2008, 11:51 PM
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I second Necorum, AMI is just to similar to the dell POS I have had to support
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I've used this board for years, when I buy a new one all of the choices will confuse me like crazy, whether it's Award or AMI!
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Old 5th March, 2008, 08:44 PM
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Award appears to be winning by a landslide...Maybe people just have a hard time voting for a company called "American Megatrends, Inc."

I know I do, it sounds like some corporation for processing baby toys into lead.
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nearly all of my stuff is Award. AMI is OK, just enough difference in navigation, the sideways to vertical part gets me every time.

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over the last 3 years, AMI has become the BIOS found on most of the
motherboards I have (60%).
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Maybe AMI costs less? If I have a choice, Award wins.
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I have seen both. Most familiar with Award of course.
Is Phoenix the same thing? Phoenix Award?
I think most of my machines use Award....

Did you know the newer HP laptops have their own BIOS and it supports the mouse?
Pretty cool, not sure how they do it, but I like it
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Didn't know that new HP laptops have their own mousable BIOS. Amazing.
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Didn't know that new HP laptops have their own mousable BIOS. Amazing.
Considering the trend toward UEFI and larger drive support [3tb+] it's going to become more and more commonplace within the OEM markets.

As for the poll, I completely prefer the award bios here. It seems more 'functional' really as a majority of the options are right there without having to go through a maze of menu's just to get to the option you wanted. That and... I miss being able to change the colours of the bios config screen. I also tend to be a bit biased as a majority of the OEM bios' I've crossed are all AMI based and always have 'something to hide' that they won't let the user access.
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I get used to both interface. AMI has better support for the latest hardware and software. If you decide to upgrade to Windows 8 soon, AMI will be the right choice.
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I seem to forget them as soon as I move on...but I'm liking the new UEFI BIOS.
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