AMD will pay 12.1 million for fooling customers with Bulldozer CPUs – The maker who is now in heaven, thanks to the success of the recent Ryzen 3000, has agreed to pay $ 12.1 million after being brought into court due to misleading marketing at the time of the Bulldozer processors (FX-8000 and FX- 9000 released in 2011).
If you don't remember, AMD claimed that these Bulldozer CPUs had 8 processing cores, when in fact they were just 4
Therefore, according to the court case, Bulldozer chips were not as 'multicore' as AMD claimed.
Since the manufacturer claimed that these products had 8 physical cores, but in fact what customers could find were two dual-core modules with separate execution units. (Where various resources like cache and FPUs were shared)
In short, AMD said these modules counted as two cores each, for a total of eight. However, as these modules could not run separate processes… In fact, they should just count as a core.
Octa-core? No… Quad-core! And minus 12 million in the bill
Thus, AMD decided to drop its allegations, reaching the agreement previously mentioning. In this way, removing payments to lawyers and court costs. It will get about ~ $ 8 million to distribute to eligible consumers.
That is, if you happen to have a processor of this generation (AMD FX-8120, FX-8150, FX-8320, FX-8350, FX-8370, FX-9370, and FX-9590), and bought your CPU on AMD website or in the state of California, you will get some money! Yes, I know it's probably not eligible.
That said, it is not yet clear how much it will be in the pocket of each affected consumer. After all, in the notes of the agreement it is possible to see that about 1/5 of those affected are expected to register, which should give as much as 35 ~ 40 $ per person.
AMD will pay 12.1 million for fooling customers with Bulldozer CPUs – Besides, what do you think about all this? Share with us your opinion in the comments below.