Word is going around that both Intel's and AMD's new CPU platform will not make it to market in 2016. Citing a combination of inventory issues and weak market demand, DigiTimes claims the two x86 processor makers are now planning to launch their new parts in January 2017 at CES 2017.
Intel's Kaby Lake was previously scheduled for a launch in Q3 2016 but the chip giant is reportedly not in a hurry to roll out this platform as most of its partners still have a decent chunk of Skylake and Haswell-based inventory waiting to be digested by the market.
The report doesn't offer a lot of details about the Zen delay, AMD previously promised a launch towards the end of this year but the company did not reiterate the launch date at its most recent press events. Given that AMD needs to get Zen out of the door as soon as possible to improve its competitiveness in the CPU market there could be something more serious going on here if this rumor is correct.