Thank you Jezzarino for bringing my attention to this topic. I had No idea at all that Intel will be implementing the Visual BIOS in the X79 series.
Nonetheless, I don't know why the PCI-E Gen 3.0 was disabled on these boards while other manufacturers had them enabled!!!!
Personally, I think that all the X79 series will remain in pending a Win 8 logo since they don't support TPM & that is something that can't be just added to a board.
Many things on that Comparison chart are missing.
Actually as an end user I couldn't care less about the Win 8 logo but, you had me interested about the visual bios.
These boards has been in the market for over a year now & this BIOS should have been released already.