Hexus spotted the single line of woe in the small print of a support document about its 400 Series Chipsets and 11th Gen Intel Core desktop processors.
The statement was odd as the headline was all about BIOS updates that are on the way to support the new Rocket Lake processors.
The RKL-S processors use the same socket (LGA1200) as their predecessors, and many were expecting that there would be an easy upgrade path, a simple processor swap.
Hexus said that the support article says you may need a BIOS update – which was not dealbreaker as long as you don't buy a new CPU with an old stock motherboard and get stuck.
Unfortunately, the BIOS update to add support for RKL-S CPUs only works for Intel Z490 and H470 chipset-based motherboards.
Apparently, it is down to the fact that H410 and B460 chipsets are based on a different, older 22nm process node and a BIOS update isn't enough to add support for the new RKL-S processors.
Gigabyte looks like it will add support to its 'H410 and B460 motherboards' by using the H470 chipset. Of course, that will not help existing owners but its new H410M DS2V V2 and H410M S2H V2 are actually H470 chipset based. They are RKL-S ready and will provide cheaper entry points to the new Intel processor line, if you do not think the S00 Series chipset is worth the investment.