I was going to call this thread "The Mess that is Microsoft" but it's not all their fault. However, I would like to see us all dump our dumps on Microsoft and Intel in this thread in the hopes of NOT continuing to pollute our hardware specific threads with these rants of mine and others...so here goes nothing: "We've root caused the issue, and believe there are no fundamental roadblocks," Swan said. "But we've also invested in contingency plans to hedge against further schedule uncertainty. We've mitigated the impact of the process delay on our product schedule by leveraging improvements in design methodology, such as die disaggregation and advanced packaging." ZDNet - Intel's 7nm Products Delayed This is a direct quote from Intel CEO Bob Swan - my layman's translation - just like the move to 10nm, we f'd up and so we'll add another "Lake" or two to the timeline, just like we did with "Haswell," until we can get our s**t together.