MSI's EFI BIOS
Once the system was built, we used the on-board power button to fire up the board. Entering the firmware is the same as a standard BIOS, and after a press of the 'DEL' key we were brought into the menu.
This is the home screen. On the right hand side you have a drop-down menu for selecting your preferred language, and the five buttons in the middle are for selecting the sub-menus. The sub-menus are: OC, Game, ECO, Setting and Utility.
Here we can see our test chip was reported as using a measly 12W's. Overclocking would certainly raise this value considerably. Additionally, there is also a 12V, 5V and 3.3V box-out. Our guess is that this is for the power draw of attached devices, although it didn't seem to display any values throughout our testing.
Next up we have the Utility menu and this is where you can edit and update the firmware, all within a fairly friendly environment. BIOS Update was the most disappointing, where clicking this simply took you to an update console rather than staying within the nice GUI. Hard Drive Back-Up does as the name implies - it backs up the hard disk to another. Flash BIOS is the same as a standard BIOS and allows you to update a BIOS you have already downloaded. Finally we have Boot Screen...