New (worse) layout for the support/download pages on MSI website

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I noticed that MSI changed the layout of all their support/download pages today.

They went from a dark to a light color scheme, and in a move that is completely puzzling to me, they now list the newest download at the BOTTOM instead of at the top.
Random example: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B550M-MORTAR-WIFI/support

They are now going against the common logic of all other motherboard makers, who always list the newest BIOS version at the top. Also, they are bound to create confusion.
Because i know i have posted many dozens of posts where i advise to download the topmost BIOS version as the newest one. Now it's the one at the bottom.

edit: Thankfully, they backpedaled on that decision. Newest BIOS releases are at the top again.

What's more, when clicking on "Compatibility", they now split up the lists over several pages. Example: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B550M-MORTAR-WIFI/support#cpu

Gone is the simplicity of finding something via browser search, or quickly scanning the list for something you need. Now you either need to use the search field or click through all the subpages.

Verdict: Completely unnecessary and worse functionality than before. But looks nice.
 
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I came here to state this very same fact. :biggthumbsdown:

The new support site is just plain terrible. I am not oppose to change provided its for the better. I always stated on other forums that MSi support
page was much better to navigate and find any information compared to several other vendors. Now the BIOS versions are even reversed with the newest at the
bottom of the page!

The memory compatibility (QVL) page is a complete disaster compared to how easy it was to use before.
 
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I noticed that MSI changed the layout of all their support/download pages today.

They went from a dark to a light color scheme, and in a move that is completely puzzling to me, they now list the newest download at the BOTTOM instead of at the top.

Random example: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B550M-MORTAR-WIFI/support

They are now going against the common logic of all other motherboard makers, who always list the newest BIOS version at the top. Also, they are bound to create confusion.
Because i know i have posted many dozens of posts where i advise to download the topmost BIOS version as the newest one. Now it's the one at the bottom.

What's more, when clicking on "Compatibility", they now split up the lists over several pages. Example: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B550M-MORTAR-WIFI/support#cpu

Gone is the simplicity of finding something via browser search, or quickly scanning the list for something you need. Now you either need to use the search field or click through all the subpages.

Verdict: Completely unnecessary and worse functionality than before. But looks nice.
I came here to state this very same fact. :biggthumbsdown:

The new support site is just plain terrible. I am not oppose to change provided its for the better. I always stated on other forums that MSi support
page was much better to navigate and find any information compared to several other vendors. Now the BIOS versions are even reversed with the newest at the
bottom of the page!

The memory compatibility (QVL) page is a complete disaster compared to how easy it was to use before.
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I'm happy to report that they just reverted the sort order of the BIOS updates again. Now, the newest BIOS is listed at the top again, like it's supposed to be.

They still split up the QVL lists over several pages though.
Also, the lists require horizontal scrolling to see all the information, leaving huge empty spaces left and right instead of using a responsive webdesign which adapts to the browser window size.

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It must still be under construction as if you sele AMD you get nothing
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