AMD’s Bulldozer class action lawsuit settles, Consumers to get $35 per chip

AMD’s lunch of Bulldozer based chips was more problematic in one way or another. Not only it didn’t perform well compared to Intel’s offering, but It also got a class action lawsuit as each module was divided into two execution unit making it look like two cores, however, but the resources were also shared and thus it was alleged that each module represented one core with two thread only and not two cores as advertised by AMD.

AMD now has settled the case and owners can get $35 per chip if demanded.

This settlement and time it took is kind of loss to everyone. Consumer loses their time and get nothing much and AMD loses money. Except for lawyers, they have a win-win situation.



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