AMD has agreed to pay out compensation to consumers who purchased its FX-8000 and FX-9000 Bulldozer CPUs under what they say was “false advertising”. The CPU and GPU manufacturer will pay US$12.1 million (~RM51.1 million) into a settlement that will be used to cover attorney fees, settlement administration, and payment to eligible consumers.
The Bulldozer lawsuit was first filed back in 2015 by a group of people in California. It claims that when AMD had released its Bulldozer-based CPUs, they were falsely advertised as having 8-cores chips. In actuality, the CPUs only had four-cores, with each core have “dual-core modules” allotted to each chip.
AMD claimed that those modules counted as individual cores, bringing the total number of cores to eight. Needless to say, the plaintiffs weren’t buying it and demanded compensation for the earlier mentioned false advertising.
According to AnandTech and The Verge, consumers must have purchased the AMD CPU models FX-8120, FX-8150, FX-8320, FX-8350, FX-937 0, and FX-9590 in order to qualify for compensation. It’s not clear as to how much each consumer will receive, but the California court says that if all affected consumers were to apply, they would receive around US$35 (~RM157) per CPU.