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Fake Intel Core i7 Chips: NewEgg fire suppliers IPEX

Following on from our report yesterday, which informed you about fake Intel Core i7 chips in circulation at online retailers, it has been confirmed that NewEgg (one of the retailers in question) has now removed IPEX as one of their suppliers.

As reported from Inquirer, IPEX claimed that the Core i7-920 chipsets that they supplied NewEgg with, were ‘demo units’, but this was later found to be untrue, leading to NewEgg terminating their contract with immediate effect.

While this appears to have helped the situation temporarily, we still dont know the exact figure of fake chips in circulation. We do know that the investigation is ongoing with Intel though, so hopefully we’ll have more details to update you with soon.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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