NewEgg Confirms Fake Core i7s, Apologizes
Mar 10, 2010, 13:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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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."