AMAZON try to push z97 motherboards

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by broke, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. broke

    broke Member

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    Just noticed this today so i am sorry if it is old news

    Intel Core i7-4790K Processor- BX80646I74790K

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    Just not true according to the manufacturer's websites

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    Why trying to trick people into buying something they don't really need are z97 motherboards not selling well ?
     
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  2. GenClaymore

    GenClaymore Ancient Guru

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    Amazon could just has the wrong info and didn't research, just like how newegg makes mistakes in their item listing. You try emailing amazon letting them know?
     
  3. broke

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    Maybe it was just a listing mistake though i find it hard to believe it's not like the 4790k is an obscure accessory it is what tech sites have been talking about these past few weeks maybe i am being a cynic

    and of course i didn't send an email am an average internet user we complain and moan thats about it and the wrong misleading information still there
     
  4. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Ancient Guru

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    It's probably just a listing mistake. It happens. :nerd:
     

  5. dcx_badass

    dcx_badass Ancient Guru

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    The directly comparable Z97 to Z87 boards are cheaper anyway., but yeah it's wrong, doesn't matter too much though anyway.
     
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    dsbig Ancient Guru

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    you can also correct them on the listing.
     
  7. Nightowl225

    Nightowl225 Master Guru

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    Amazon has the wrong info, those chips will work on Z87 boards as long as they have a bios update.

    I downloaded the latest bios for my board, but have flashed it to my board yet, as I just haven't seen a need to flash it yet.
     
  8. broke

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    I tried it's been a week and still nothing

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    you are absolutely right about the price but it does matter for those who already own a z87 motherboard and an original haswell CPU and looking to upgrade to i7-4790K
     
  9. IcE

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    I doubt there's any malicious intent here. But who knows. If anything, Amazon is just taking a payout from Intel to push the new platform.
     
  10. GhostXL

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    Well they were originally Z97 only. Select vendors put out their own BIOS to make some of their boards compatible with the new chips.

    So it's easy to miss this part. The BIOS updates were kinda thrown out there without warning.
     

  11. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    No they weren't, Intel marketing made them, well doh they do need to sell some. :)

    I personally knew this from start when I bought the mobo 1 year ago..
    Asus and Intel are very close, Im betting BD-dt will be too, well that Intel marketing pc manager was very clear about it (IDF 2013 Sept. 12th), but that's another story :D
     
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