Online Retailer 'Deactivates' Sandy Bridge CPUs

While the Sandy Bridge chipset flaw affects only motherboards, it seems somewhat nonsensical to be selling CPUs for the platform when there's nothing reliable yet on which to use it.

Many retailers continue to stock and sell the processor, but Newegg has taken it upon itself to pull all the second-generation Core processors from its virtual shelves. Just a quick peek at the page for the Core i7-2600K reveals that the product has been "deactivated" from inventory.

 

In fact, when browsing the Intel CPU category, you're treated to view that's very much 2010.

Although Newegg could be missing out on some CPU sales, it also doesn't have to contend with customers buying the processor only to return it because he or she can't get a motherboard that will run it. This could also be a good way to help clear out the previous-generation inventory.

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  • James296
    one of the reason why i shop newegg is because newegg cares about it's customers
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  • James296
    one of the reason why i shop newegg is because newegg cares about it's customers
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  • joelmartinez
    I'm still moping about this, at least I didn't purchase, the one month waiting for defects time will always be observed by me
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  • verbalizer
    I'm glad to be running a i5-760 build and not jump to SB-K like tons of other people.
    HAHAHA..
    I wonder if AMD/Bulldozer will step up beta testing and QA even more now...?
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