After reading the reviews of rocket lake I was thinking why didn't intel have a 7 or 9 core cpu in its line up. (Not the ridiculous amount of cpus that are slightly different, though 9 cores might be pushing it). It makes more sense than adding the avx 512 function (does that take up valuable real estate on the cpu). I'm assuming its because the equivalent amd cpu performs better. The whole situation got me thinking why are cpu all even number. I know because of amd chipset arrangement it makes sense to be even but since intel cpu are mono die I see no reason why. Also if rocket lake wasn't such a obvious stop gap, I would argue that intel should have implemented the hybrid approach of mixing low power cpu with desktop cpu to avoid the heat and power issues with rocket lake. Also would have given them the chance to work out any bugs. I'm assuming it was delays and cost over runs.