No, it does not. Go look at the images I linked above. Does that look like a "standard Intel motherboard" to you?
Yes, it does. Talk to pretty much anyone in this forum, and they will tell you the same. Apple does not have any custom hardware in their Intel-iMac.
Do Intel-based Macs use special proprietary Intel processors and/or chipsets?
Intel has indicated to MacFixIt that upcoming Macs based on the company's chipsets will not be proprietary. In other words, the processors and associated components used by Apple will be the same Intel products available to other PC manufacturers, not products designed specifically for Apple.
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I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to this type of stuff, but i suppose i could back up the EFI partition to something. It couldn't be that big, most BIOS were only a couple of MB, right? I didn't even know EFI ran off of a "partition" if that gives you much of a concept of how much I know.
Would anyone know how to do a ROM dump for an EFI system? (I could handle BIOS, but I would imagine EFI is different). I can't even seem to find a shell in the EFI configuration. Wasn't that supposed to one of the bigger advantages? What would be the best way to do this?
It probably is better to make an image of the EFI partition. Actually, EFI doesn't run from that partition, it uses it for storing other modules.
I don't think dumping EFI-ROM is much different from dumping BIOS-ROM. Try it using a traditional BIOS ROM-dump program
. I couldn't find any specific EFI-ROM-dump programs.
How to enter the EFI shell is described at http://nak.journalsp...407&entryid=407