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NewEgg Confirms Fake Core i7s, Apologizes

Mar 10, 2010, 13:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Hachman)

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"Online retailer NewEgg said late Monday that it has confirmed that a shipment of Core i7s were indeed fake, and that it had broken off its supply relationship with IPEX, the supplier.

"NewEgg also apologized.

"The fake Core i7s surfaced this weekend, and Intel confirmed them on Monday morning. At the time, reports had indicated that the fake processors were in fact so-called "demo units".

"By Monday afternoon, NewEgg had rejected that story.

""Newegg is currently conducting a thorough investigation surrounding recent shipments of questionable Intel Core i7-920 CPUs purchased from Newegg.com," a spokesman said in a statement."

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