What does graphics card bios mean?

Introduction to VGA BIOS

GIGABYTE BIOS is an acronym for BasicInputOutputSystem, which stands for Basic Input/Output System. The BIOS is solidified in a dedicated memory on the graphics card.

What does the bios on a graphics card do? What does it do?

BIOS is an acronym for Basic



System, which translates to “Basic Input/Output System” in Chinese. In fact, it is a set of programs solidified to a ROM chip on the motherboard of the computer, which saves the most important basic input and output programs, system setup information, self-test procedures and system startup procedures after powering on the computer. The BIOS setup program can also be used to troubleshoot or diagnose system problems.

Some people think that since BIOS is a “program”, it should be a piece of software, like Word or Excel, but a lot of people don’t think so, because there are some differences between it and software in general, and it’s also very closely related to hardware. Figuratively speaking, BIOS should be a “bridge” connecting software programs and hardware devices, responsible for solving the immediate requirements of the hardware. The BIOS chip on the motherboard may be the only labeled chip on the motherboard, generally it is a 32-pin dual-row in-line integrated circuit, printed with the word “BIOS”. 586 before the BIOS is mostly rewritable EPROM chip, the above label plays a role in protecting the contents of the BIOS (ultraviolet radiation will make the contents of the EPROM lost), can not be casually torn. 586 after the ROM


Computer users will have access to the BIOS during the computerization process, which plays a very important role in the computer system. A derivative of GIGABYTE’s highly acclaimed 3x USB Power feature, On/Off Charge enables devices to draw more current from GIGABYTE motherboard USB ports than standard USB ports allow, so that charging from your PC can be as fast as with a charger.

What is BIOS and what does BIOS include?

BIOS is short for BasicInput&OutputSystem. The so-called BasicInput&OutputSystem is necessary to start the computer normally. When starting a computer, the CPU first checks whether each basic device is normal according to the BIOS chip integrated on the motherboard, graphics card and other devices, and then proceeds to the next step in the program. By rewriting the BIOS settings, you can achieve the goal of improving the performance and compatibility of your devices. Because the BIOS is so important, the consequences of a BIOS error can be quite severe.

Through BIOS, you can overclock your processor and memory, and as for how to set up BIOS overclocking, there are too many empirical techniques to do so, so I won’t make any explanations here, except that overclocked hardware needs to have all of the necessary conditions in place for it to be realized.

The basic functions of the BIOS setup program are as follows:

StandardCMOSFeatures: This option allows you to set up basic system configurations such as time, date, IDE device and floppy drive parameters.

AdvancedBIOSFeatures: Use this option to set advanced system features.

AdvancedChipsetFeatures: This menu allows you to configure your motherboard chipset.

IntegratedPeripherals: Settings for all peripherals. For example, whether the sound card, Modem and USB keyboard are turned on or not.

PowerManagementSetup(Power Management Setup): Setup the way the power saving features of devices such as CPU, Hard Disk and Monitor operate.

PnP/PCIConfigurations (Plug and Play/PCI Parameters Setup): Sets the parameters for the ISA’s PnP Plug and Play and PCI interfaces, which is only available when the system supports PnP/PCI.

PCHealthStatus: The PCHealthStatus displays the voltage, temperature, and fan speed of the system, and can also be set to warn of overload and automatically shut down the system to prevent malfunction.

Frequency/VoltageControl: Sets the multiplier for the CPU, sets whether or not to auto-detect the CPU frequency, and so on.

LoadFail-SafeDefaults: Use this option to load the factory defaults for a stable system.

LoadOptimizedDefaults: Use this option to load the best performing but potentially destabilizing defaults.

SetSupervisorPassword: Use this option to set the password for the superuser.

SetUserPassword: Use this option to set the user password.

Save&ExitSetup: Select this option to save your BIOS changes and exit the Setup program.

ExitWithoutSaving: Selecting this option gives up on modifying the BIOS, i.e. does not save it, and exits the Setup program directly.