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[The Register] AMD agrees to cough up $35-a-chip payout over eight-core Bulldozer advertising fiasco

AMD has agreed to pay purchasers of its FX Bulldozer processors a total of $12.1m to settle a four-year false advertising lawsuit
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/0..._compensation/
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The chip giant advertised its processors as being the "first native 8-core desktop processor" and charged a premium for it. But a significant number of those purchasers were then surprised to find that the chip did not contain eight fully independent, fully featured processing units but rather four Bulldozer modules that each contain a pair of instruction-executing CPU cores.

In AMD’s mind, four modules times two CPU cores equals eight CPU cores. But to the angry consumers, who launched a class action lawsuit back in 2015, they are not real “cores” because they share resources, including caches, frontend circuitry, and a single floating point unit (FPU

“A. Settlement Class Definition: The Settlement Class is defined as follows: “All
persons who purchased one or more of the following AMD computer chips either (1) while
residing in California or (2) after visiting the AMD.com website: FX-8120, FX-8150, FX-8320,
FX-8350, FX-8370, FX-9370, and FX-9590.”1
Agreement § 1.28.

B. Settlement Benefits: Defendant has agreed to establish a $12,100,000.00
Settlement Fund from which each settlement class member with an approved claim shall be
entitled to a pro rata portion (after deducting the Settlement Administration expenses, any Fee
Award, any incentive award for the Class Representatives, and other amounts payable under the
Agreement). Id. § 2.1. No portion of the Settlement Fund will revert to Defendant. Id. Any class
member checks not cashed within 90 days of issuance will be either be placed in a Second
Distribution Fund or donated to a Court-approved cy pres recipient. Id”

https://regmedia.co.uk/2019/08/27/am...settlement.pdf


I got plenty Intel Meltdown effected CPUs and CUDA cores. So, Please keep it civil.
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Weird that they lost the lawsuit. Modules or not, for all intends and purposes it did function as an 8 core CPU, a pretty poor 8 core CPU...

But its not like they were censoring reviews or anything, so people knew what they were buying.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Gilles3000 View Post
Weird that they lost the lawsuit. Modules or not, for all intends and purposes it did function as an 8 core CPU, a pretty poor 8 core CPU...

But its not like they were censoring reviews or anything, so people knew what they were buying.
Two cores shared a FPU, not an 8 core CPU.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Gilles3000 View Post
Weird that they lost the lawsuit. Modules or not, for all intends and purposes it did function as an 8 core CPU, a pretty poor 8 core CPU...

But its not like they were censoring reviews or anything, so people knew what they were buying.
They deserve this lawsuit from the performance of bulldozer alone tbh.

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hey I had one of those! I used to disable a # of the cores to drastically boost perf in my mmos.


wait wait wait... they won cuz of polls they put online to see what people thought cores were, after the fact... ask the internet what they think of something AMD did, years later... get bad responses, win money. literally can't go tits up.

bwaaaahahahhaaaaa

and we may or may not ever actually get that damn $35. N here i was going to buy some fresh scallops & lobster with mine.

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Quote: Originally Posted by WannaBeOCer View Post
Two cores shared a FPU, not an 8 core CPU.
That's not the definition of a core. Sharing doesn't mean it isn't a core.

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That's not the definition of a core. Sharing doesn't mean it isn't a core.
47% agree with me on the definition of a core.

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47 per cent said a core should be fully independent; whereas 28 per cent agreed with AMD and said it can share execution engines; the rest decided they couldn’t decide (total of 4,214 votes).

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47% agree with me on the definition of a core.
Well that is like your opinion man. 47% of 4214 plus you can not identify a core.

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