A hands-on with the fake Core i7s

You might have seen a little story bouncing around the net yesterday that Newegg unintentionally sold some fake Intel Core i7 processors to a few upset customers. Can’t really blame Newegg, since the packaging is almost exactly the same as the real ones, and of course they shipped out replacements right away. You could probably just send back the fake processor, but hey, why not keep it and take some pictures?

Gearlog put up a little pictorial that honestly is only funny if you’ve ever ordered a retail box processor. The fact that the fan is just a sticker cracks me up. And it’s amazing that they can get the embossed hologram right, but spell “socket” and other things wrong.