AMD has agreed to pay purchasers of its FX Bulldozer processors a total of $12.1m to settle a four-year false advertising lawsuit
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”
I got plenty Intel Meltdown effected CPUs and CUDA cores. So, Please keep it civil.