We heard the reports and rumors, so this Friday afternoon we visited the Taipei Computer Market and confirmed them for ourselves.
It does indeed look like Intel has broken its own NDA in Taiwan by selling its full range of Core i5 and Core i7 Socket LGA-1156 Lynnfield based processors. And it's not just one shop selling them, literally all of the PC hardware shops are selling them.
Not only that, but we saw a range of ASUS and GIGABYTE LGA-1156 based Intel P55 Express motherboards on sale. Despite the rumours of MSI having a CPU and motherboard bundle deal on sale at the start of this week, we didn't see any MSI boards on sale - but we may just have not seen them, it's a big place the computer market in Taipei.
There you have it - Lynnfield based products on sale in Taiwan almost a full month before Intel officially launching the new platform next month on September 8th. Oops!