Bright Side of News writes about engineering samples of the upcoming Intel Gulftown processors that are already available on sites like eBay due to individuals who openly break confidentiality agreements:
The above terms of agreement for technical journalists would lead one to believe that Intel's Engineering Samples are only sent to reviewers/partners for a limited time-frame, and are kept under close watch at any and all times.
However, a quick Google search reveals that it is very easy to grab a hand on Intel's upcoming 32nm sexa-core processors..
As was the case with the flood of Core 2-processors from China a year ago, the fact of the matter is that we have seen samples of individuals selling upcoming Gulftown processors [sexa-core CPU, member of 32nm Westmere family]. We saw the samples sold in the Middle East and Taiwan [pictured above] and this behavior has been happening for some time.