The BIOS, the basic has been motherboard-based configuration of computers for nearly 40 years, has managed to survive all the evolution of technology, but everything changed with the arrival of UEFI a few years ago when the isolated reign of the BIOS was disturbed by this new technology.
So far, many manufacturers have chosen to keep the BIOS on their motherboards, either because of hardware limitations or to keep cost control of this type of hardware, but Intel has announced that 2020 will be the end date support for the BIOS.
Intel made this revelation recently at the UEFI Plugfest event when it presented its future plans for the motherboard base system, stating that the BIOS would disappear from its hardware by 2020, for logical reasons such as the security it wants to assign to its users, from different areas and sectors.
In fact, Intel has officially abandoned the BIOS a long time ago, having already accepted the UEFI as a standard and has exclusively integrated UEFI for a while, but it has maintained support for the old technology.
The truth is that most users will not feel in any way the change announced by Intel, since it will be transparent and will not have any impact, and what will happen is that users with older hardware will no longer have access to support.
There will also be an end of 32-bit systems support, due to the elimination by Intel of the Compatibility Support Module platform, which allowed the compatibility of this type of systems with the 64-bit platform.
The other processor manufacturers have yet to speak on the subject, but it seems that they will follow Intel’s example, mainly due to the standardization of the market for this type of hardware.