Intel will wave goodbye to legacy BIOS support in 2020

Intel will go all-in with UEFI firmware on motherboards, will remove legacy BIOS support in 2020.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Nov 20 2017 1:52 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:53 AM CST

Intel is working with motherboard makers to remove legacy BIOS support from their UEFI firmware by 2020, with a new client/enterprise platform future in 2020 that will lose CSM (compatibility support module).

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The CSM is a component that allows UEFI-unaware operating systems and bootable devices run on newer devices with UEFI.

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The loss of CSM will see the end of 32-bit operating systems on newer hardware, as 32-bit Windows, and desktop Linux distributions require CSM. WoW64 translation layers will still allow 32-bit software to run on 64-bit Windows, but the lack of CSM will hurt many people that don't have all-new products.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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