NewEgg, which shipping 12th generation Alder Lake processors that have not yet been released to customers who first placed the pre-order, called its customers and asked them not to tell anyone about it.
A thread on Reddit reveals that US-based retailer NewEgg has launched a batch of 12th Gen Intel processors, circumventing the November 4 embargo. It is worth remembering that the new processor series, which was introduced recently, cannot be shipped until November 4th.
NewEgg sending unreleased processors to customers is surprising in itself, but on the other hand, it is unprecedented that NewEgg called customers who received the processors and told them not to tell anyone what happened until November 4th.
After this news, it is a matter of curiosity how Intel will react. On the other hand, the fact that the Z690 motherboards have not yet been distributed means that independent test data cannot be shared with the processors, which could narrowly save the company from large damages.