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[Guru3D] AMD faces Lawsuit over Core Count on Bulldozer

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The suit alleges AMD built the Bulldozer processors by stripping away components from two cores and combining what was left to make a single “module.” In doing so, however, the cores no longer work independently.
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As a result, Dickey argues that AMD’s Bulldozer CPUs suffer from material performance degradation, and cannot perform eight instructions simultaneously and independently as claimed. He alleges that average consumers in the market for computer CPUs lack the requisite technical expertise to understand the design of AMD's processors and trust the company to convey accurate specifications regarding its CPUs. Because AMD did not convey accurate specifications, Dickey argues that tens of thousands of consumers have been misled into buying Bulldozer CPUs that cannot perform the way a true eight-core CPU would.

So a new "Gate"?

I wonder how this was found, or lawsuit was up only now, and not much earlier.
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Told people over here http://www.overclock.net/t/1579531/amd-lawsuit-over-bulldozer to use this thread instead because it's in news.
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So a new "Gate"?

I wonder how this was found, or lawsuit was up only now, and not much earlier.
They literally waited on it to blow to epic proportions to take action. Typical troll conduct.tongue.gif
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ha

 
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This is by far the silliest thing I've seen this morning, I'm guessing most of these people don't even know what CPU stands for.
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I predict many vitriolic pages about whether or not four modules really count as eight cores in our future.
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This is too rich. lachen.gif
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considering every core in the bulldozer cpu design meets every engineering definition of cpu core in known existence i'd say this is doomed to fail. Then again i used to think that people couldn't possibly win liability suits when they spill coffee on themselves because the coffee is hot and there are no warnings telling them that it might be hot. So maybe this ambulance chaser will land the planned billions of dollars he's looking for and will shut down AMD in the process.

after all if someone can win a dumb suit like the aforementioned "coffee" burn suit, then pretty much anything is possible.
 
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considering every core in the bulldozer cpu design meets every engineering definition of cpu core in known existence i'd say this is doomed to fail. Then again i used to think that people couldn't possibly win liability suits when they spill coffee on themselves because the coffee is hot and there are no warnings telling them that it might be hot. So maybe this ambulance chaser will land the planned billions of dollars he's looking for and will shut down AMD in the process.

after all if someone can win a dumb suit like the aforementioned "coffee" burn suit, then pretty much anything is possible.
And sets a precedent so no company designs a new convention.
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I count eight.

This sounds frivolous. Do you think somebody wants some quick cash?

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Originally Posted by azanimefan View Post

considering every core in the bulldozer cpu design meets every engineering definition of cpu core in known existence i'd say this is doomed to fail. Then again i used to think that people couldn't possibly win liability suits when they spill coffee on themselves because the coffee is hot and there are no warnings telling them that it might be hot. So maybe this ambulance chaser will land the planned billions of dollars he's looking for and will shut down AMD in the process.

after all if someone can win a dumb suit like the aforementioned "coffee" burn suit, then pretty much anything is possible.

Not quite how that lawsuit went.
Edited by CynicalUnicorn - 11/6/15 at 6:46am
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