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Consumer Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against AMD Over Bulldozer Core Count

Category: Manufacturers
Posted: 05:46AM

Tony Dickey has officially filed a class-action lawsuit against AMD in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division. The lawsuit, which features the case number of 5:15-cv-04922-PSG, has been filed on the behalf of himself and other consumers like him, and states that AMD claimed and advertised that it’s Bulldozer CPU had a total of eight cores, when in reality it only has four. Dickey notes that Bulldozer CPUs from AMD are not able to perform eight instructions simultaneously and independently, as normal eight core processors can, due to the manufacturing process where AMD stripped away components from two cores and combined them to make a single module.

Dickey notes that tens of thousands of consumers have been misled into buying Bulldozer CPUs, and the he claims that AMD violated the Consumer Legal Remedies Act, California’s Unfair Competition Law, false advertising, fraud, breach of express warrant, negligent misrepresentation, and unjust enrichment. Dickey is suing for damages, including statutory and punitive damages, litigation expenses, pre- and post-judgment interest, as well as other injunctive and declaratory relief. 

Source: Legal News Line

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Black64 on November 10, 2015 19:17

Well I haven't owned an AMD CPU for years, looks like a made the right choice.

El_Capitan on November 10, 2015 19:23

^ Same here. Last one was the Phenom II x6 1090T. I liked that CPU, too.

ccokeman on November 11, 2015 03:11

I own about 5 FX chips.

slick2500 on November 12, 2015 03:02
I'm running an an FX 6300 right now.

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