Intel’s 7nm CPUs get delayed again, Alder Lake now expected in H2 2021

Intel seems to be having problems scaling its fabrication process yet again. Over the past few years, we have seen a lot of delays with Intel reducing its transistor fabrication size. Now, Intel has announced that it will see delay yet again, putting it much behind its competitors. Read on!

Intel recently had its earnings briefing and discussed its future plans. They announced that the 10 nm Tiger Lake mobile chips and Ice Lake-SP enterprise chips are still on for 2020. The 12th generation processors, known as Alder Lake-S, which are supposed to be based on the 7nm process, have now been pushed further to the second half of 2021.

Intel 7nm Alder Lake delay

It seems like Intel’s fabrication woes are far from over. There was no mention of its GPU development being affected, so it could very well mean that Intel might choose a third-party fabricator for those. Intel is also going to launch the Rocket Lake chips on the 14nm process as its 11th generation chips. We recently talked about a leak from MSI regarding the compatibility of this generation.

Thanks to this delay, we can expect consumer CPUs with the 7nm process to ship towards the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023. This is a considerable setback since the competition is bound to have 5nm chips by then. Performance could still remain comparable, however.

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Via TechPowerUp

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