Hey folks, I registered to ask a few questions. Sandy Bridge was just launched. It seems that it requires EFI, or at least all of Intel's current LGA-1155 socket chipsets now use EFI (P67/H67). The advantages of EFI over BIOS are substantial. The current EFI implementation has a BIOS emulation layer for compatibility with the plethora of older hardware. This EFI is similar/the same as Apple's Intel Mac EFI (Apple has plenty of custom elements, but the architecture should be identical). One of the roadblocks to using a PC market GPU in a Mac Pro is that it must be reflashed with EFI firmware to be understood by the Mac (I am still unclear why Mac can't just emulate the BIOS in EFI and use the card anyways, but that's a different subject). AMD cards typically have sufficient ROM space for both the EFI and BIOS firmwares. Nvidia cards are different. Will AMD and Nvidia begin to produce video cards with EFI firmware on them? I assume the answer to that is yes, eventually, but when? Will these cards be understood by Apple's EFI, I assume yes again. What technical advantage would there be for a video board to include an EFI firmware? Clearly it doesn't get you any closer to having the drivers for said card in the OS. However, not having to flash cards anymore would be nifty.