Some of our forum members are reporting that they purchased Intel i7 920 processors from Newegg, but what they received was anything but a usable processor. The box looks real enough until you look closely and notice things like spelling errors and fake security tape. Some people think these might have been meant for display purposes in a retail store and were shipped on error. Head on in to our forum for a closer look.
Website Xbit Labs reports that upcoming Intel chipsets for mainstream desktop processors will implement support for yet-unnamed “Haswell Refresh” CPU and future Broadwell parts. Other information leaked points to the fact that those new chipsets will not support current Haswell processors, thus effectively making the 8-series motherboards single generation products with no upgrade path.