Update Motherboard BIOS

I am considering buying a Gigabyte motherboard instead of another brand because of Gigabyte's Dual BIOS feature. Do you agree that the dual BIOS is an important feature?
Mark01Asked:
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dbruntonCommented:
Generally for a motherboard the manufacturer will supply BIOS upgrades for newer models of CPUs.  Generally but not always guaranteed.  ASUS and Gigabyte are well known manufacturers with reasonable quality.

Four or five years might be pushing the BIOS support a little and this also depends on how well AMD support the AM4 socket.  They don't change as often as Intel so it is quite likely there'll be new improved processors coming for this socket.

Yeah, if that's your plan to upgrade the CPU in the future then the path you are looking at looks quite good.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
For a good board from a good manufacturer, I do not bother. I have not had a Lenovo BIOS update brick a machine.

If you doubt the capacity of the vendor to issue good BIOS updates, then a dual BIOS may be worth your while.
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dbruntonCommented:
>>  Do you agree that the dual BIOS is an important feature?

No.

Nice to have but it is not a must have.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I normally update BIOS when important security updates come out. 5 years seems a long time. Annually is more appropriate.
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Mark01Author Commented:
I am planning ahead. What I mean is if I buy an inexpensive Ryzen now and decide to buy a AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (current $875 price on Amazon now) 4 years from now at a much lower price, I can update the BIOS if needed to support the Threadripper.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Should work as the manufacturer is decent
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dbruntonCommented:
No, it won't work.

Two different sockets.

Let me quote Wikipedia  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryzen

All models except Threadripper (which use Socket TR4) require AMD Socket AM4.

The board you are planning to get has Socket AM4.
Threadripper 1950X is socket TR4.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
But the BIOS can be updated from the update file provided by the manufacturer. That is what I was thinking of
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Mark01Author Commented:
Thanks, dbrunton. I was referring to upgrading to a much faster AM4 CPU 4 years from now. The price of the CPU will be lower, but the BIOS may need to be updated.
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Mark01Author Commented:
Thank you, dbrunton and John Hurst.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I was happy to help
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