They admitted themselves that getting to the 10nm for laptops was a struggle. They are a year or two behind AMD's 7nm process, however now that AMD has done a press release about 5nm Intel, I think have crapped themselves. The new ZEN 4 5nm from AMD are boasting 1.84x density increase. It doesn't seem a lot but we are talking billions here after all " “TSMC reported 1.84x density improvement over the company’s own [7nm] node." Now with Intel struggling so much. And that's just the run of the mill consumer CPU. Data centres? Well that's a different story.
" AMD said its second-generation EPYC CPUs—code named Rome—doubles the performance and cuts the power consumption of its first generation of server chips—code named Naples. The new processors offer more than 50% better performance and up to 40% lower costs than Intel's latest Cascade Lake CPUs, AMD said. That reduces costs for cloud and enterprise customers deploying the chips in data centers by 25% to 50%. "