Over the years, we’ve seen a number of dual-BIOS designs from motherboard and graphics card vendors, but for some strange reason, it’s something that’s never become a standard. Whether for overclocking or for safety, I’ve always appreciated it when a component I own has a bit of redundancy, because after all, if a primary BIOS dies somehow, you’re likely to have a bad day.
It was with intrigued interest, then, that I learned of EVGA’s updated GeForce GTX 700 series that integrates a dual-BIOS feature into each card – in some higher-end cases, a trio-BIOS design.
Judging by the list of supported cards, I think it’s safe to say that if you buy an EVGA current-gen card in the near-future, you’re going to be getting a dual-BIOS model. That’s a great thing, of course, but those who might have already purchased EVGA’s cards over the past couple of months might not appreciate the omission. We can hope that all of EVGA’s cards going forward, save maybe for the lowest-end models, will feature at least two BIOSes.