Intel Investigating Fake i7 Processors
Reports began to surface over the weekend that Newegg was selling fake i7 processors. Newegg claimed that some customers may have received demo units, but statements from Intel point to them being 100% fake. Nothing in the packaging looked legit, and most the processors appeared to just be a casting. Newegg is offering full refunds or exchanges to anyone that received a fake processor. Newegg received the processors from one of its distributors, and roughly 300 of the 2000 it received were fake. Intel encourages anyone who receives a fake processor to return it to the place of purchase or to notify law enforcement.