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
  • ACompatibility 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 partitio