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Aptio®

Aptio is AMI's next-generation BIOS firmware based on the UEFI Specifications and the Intel® Platform Innovation Framework for EFI. Aptio is specifically designed to address firmware portability and extensibility to future platforms.

Along with silicon enabling components, Aptio can be expanded using a variety of drivers, development tools, support utilities and pre-boot application solutions:

Aptio Development Applications:

  • Visual eBIOS (VeB)
  • AMI Debug for UEFI

Aptio Support Utilities:

  • AMI Flash Utility (AFU) Suite
  • Change Logo Utility - OEM splash logo management
  • AMI BIOS Configuration Program (AMIBCP) - Change setup paramaters and strings in Aptio ROM images
  • MMTool - Manage modules, drivers and Option ROMs in Aptio ROM images
  • DMIEdit - SMBIOS data management
  • AMISDE - Command line tool for exporting setup date from an Aptio ROM image
  • AMISLP - Enables the insertion of Microsoft System Locked Pre-Installation (SLP) key files into the BIOS image
  • AMISCE - Command line tool for simple update of NVRAM variables
  • AMIUCP - Tool for customization and pre-configuration of Aptio Flash Utility (AFU)

Aptio Features:

  • AMI Text Setup Environment (TSE), advanced UEFI functionality with a familiar BIOS interface
  • Compatibility Support Module (CSM), providing legacy BIOS compatibility based on AMIBIOS8
  • AMI PreBoot Application (PBA) environment, allowing OEM/ODM to store and execute pre-boot applications in a protected hidden partition

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