Thursday, October 29

7nm

7nm, CPUs, intel, Manufacturers, News

Intel delays its 7nm CPUs by six months due, likely won’t arrive until 2022

Intel announced that it’s having issues with its upcoming 7nm process that will delay its next-gen CPU chips. The news comes as part of Intel’s Q2 2020 earnings notes, where it warns of a six-month delay for 7nm-based CPU products. That pushes the release of Intel’s 7nm products back from late 2021 to 2022, if not further. Tom’s Hardware reports that Intel CEO Bob Swan referred to the issues as a “defect mode” in the 7nm process. Interestingly, Intel says the issues mean the company is a year behind its internal roadmap, although somehow that translates to only a six-month delay to market. To make matters worse for Intel, AMD has churned out 7nm chips using its Zen 2 architecture for months, including for desktop PCs. Although Inte...