Which manufacturer has the best long term BIOS support (gaming oriented)?

Erebus

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As the title asks, who has the best long term/after sale BIOS update/driver support for gaming oriented motherboards (I'm processor brand agnostic)?

Likely a super subjective question, but I've been out of the game since about 2008. From what I can see from forum surfing, ASUS seems to be a favorite currently. Is this even a concern anymore? My current MSI board stopped having updates/drivers pushed to it's support page after ~ a year or two.

**Edit**
Maybe to get more mileage out of this thread, I'll expand it to ask what the opinion is on best UEFI/motherboard utilities?
 
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Dodge245

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I would have said, its never been a concern... Drivers only needed to be updated if your having issues, and I don't remember the last time I had an issue with Motherboard Drivers...
 

grumperfish

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ASUS probably has the best overall BIOS setups with good layouts and documentation. MSI is (to me at least) confusing, and from what I've seen they like using non-standard terms to describe some of their features. Gigabyte has historically been a mess with too many poorly-documented features enabled to the user, but their latest Z390 BIOS' have gotten much easier to work with and I didn't have any problems with my latest build. I haven't used any ASRock boards so I can't comment on those.
 

ythe1300

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I'm not sure who has the best support, but I would disagree Dodge, BIOS updates are important as they can help mitigate threats.
 

Dodge245

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I'm not sure who has the best support, but I would disagree Dodge, BIOS updates are important as they can help mitigate threats.
would being a target of a likely threat not be an issue? I don't remember the last time there was a BIOS threat, I'm sure they exist, but the last time i remember hearing about one was in the Pentium Days...
 

OFaceSIG

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I have personally seen Intel update old boards for S/M. They updated the board I used in the router build in my sig, even though it's quite old.
 
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