Intel high-end desktop platform is currently comprised of X99 chipset and 5th generation extreme performance processors, codenamed Haswell-E. Next generation of extreme products will be powered by Broadwell microarchitecture and fabricated on the latest 14nm manufacturing process. Codenamed Broadwell-E, these CPUs were expected to be released in the first quarter of 2016. According to a slide, published by Benchlife.info, the Broadwell-E processors have been slightly delayed. Target dates for ES2 (engineering) and qualification samples had been postponed by 6 weeks. Production version of platform software is now planned to be ready by mid-January 2016 instead of mid-November 2015. Anticipated release date for production microprocessors is now February – March 2016.