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Proposed Settlement for Class Action Lawsuit against AMD regarding the FX CPUs is now accepting claims: Customers could recieve up to $300

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A Class Action Lawsuit from 2015 against AMD over the misleading labeling of their FX CPUs as 8-Core Chips is finally accepting claims for a proposed settlement

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A proposed class action settlement over AMD's outdated Bulldozer and Piledriver CPUs is now accepting claims. Those who qualify could receive up to $300, though there are some caveats to discuss.

In August, AMD Agreed to come to a settlement over the lawsuit regarding misleadingly advertising the FX Chips as 8-Core CPUs when architecturally they could be classified as 4-Core CPUs

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In total, AMD has agreed to pay out $12.1 million, regardless of how many people participate. Lawyer fees and other costs will whittle down the amount that actually gets doled out to participants.

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... The, uh, core issue that led to the class action is AMD having labeled and advertised the affected models as 8-core CPUs. However, the underlying architectures used dual-core modules, each containing two independent ALUs and a shared FPU—the cores did not operate independently of one another.

However one of the caveats to the settlement is that only customers who purchased an FX CPU while residing in California, or purchased it on AMD's website, are eligible for a claim.

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The biggest one is the place of purchase. Per the settlement's terms, only customers who purchased certain CPU models "while residing in California or after visiting AMD.com" are eligible. 

If you live in California and purchased an AMD FX CPU, or you purchased an AMD FX CPU on AMD's website, you have until January 3, 2020 to file a claim


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5 minutes ago, syloui said:

However one of the caveats to the settlement is that only customers who purchased an FX CPU while residing in California, or purchased it on AMD's website, are eligible for a claim.

 

Well FRICK.

 

This may be one class action suit in which people actually get the potential dollar amount promised instead of 1/100 of the amount.


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I bought one 5 years ago but i am not meeting the requirements for a claim :(


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Just now, rcmaehl said:

Well FRICK

Right, I was unfortunately lucky enough to have a Microcenter near where I lived when I bought mine in 2016... If only I bought it online...


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8 minutes ago, syloui said:

Right, I was unfortunately lucky enough to have a Microcenter near where I lived when I bought mine in 2016... If only I bought it online...

I share that feeling too,i wish it was worldwide.


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1 hour ago, syloui said:

--SNIP--

However one of the caveats to the settlement is that only customers who purchased an FX CPU while residing in California, or purchased it on AMD's website, are eligible for a claim.

If you live in California and purchased an AMD FX CPU, or you purchased an AMD FX CPU on AMD's website, you have until January 3, 2020 to file a claim

1 hour ago, rcmaehl said:

This may be one class action suit in which people actually get the potential dollar amount promised instead of 1/100 of the amount.

48 minutes ago, Vishera said:

I share that feeling too,i wish it was worldwide.

Not quite - it says you must have either resided in California OR visited the AMD website, and I know for sure I definitely visited AMD.com at least one time (to update GPU and AMD chipset drivers) in the history of working with computers, so I qualify for claiming the four FX-8350 based computers I have purchased CPUs for in the last 7 years even though I don't live in California.

 

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waiting lawsuit against Intel because they don't put cooler with their K series or because that cooler can't cool high end cpu at boost speeds 

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I wonder how it will be in the future regarding what is actually considered a core. Like nothing shared resource wise and such, could be a mess. 


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16 hours ago, Tedny said:

waiting lawsuit against Intel because they don't put cooler with their K series or because that cooler can't cool high end cpu at boost speeds 

I don't understand? 

 

Did Intel claim their CPU's came with a specific cooler?


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5 hours ago, mr moose said:

I don't understand? 

 

Did Intel claim their CPU's came with a specific cooler?

they expect you to use it 

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9 hours ago, Tedny said:

they expect you to use it 

They expect you to use a cooler they don't provide?  

 

I fail to see the false advertising in this.


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1 hour ago, mr moose said:

They expect you to use a cooler they don't provide?  

 

I fail to see the false advertising in this.

you can find something in there, if they found 8 cores cpu  non 8 cores cpu 

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1 hour ago, thechinchinsong said:

Its a good job most people are never going to get close to 300$ back for their purchase. Fortunately, that's just how lawsuits work in many cases. 

There, I fixed that for you.

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1 hour ago, Tedny said:

you can find something in there, if they found 8 cores cpu  non 8 cores cpu 

 

No I can't.  And it appears If there is something in there then no one else can explain it either.


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we will see how this goes. turned in a claim for 2 8350's. thankfully tigerdirect still had my invoice from 2013 lol

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How did this even happen....

 

*puts prosecutor on the stand*

 

AMD: Does the CPU have 8 compute cores?

Prosecutor: Yes, but...

AMD: No more questions your honor. 

 

I'm not a lawyer. 

 

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but its from a pool so the more people that claim it the less you get. thats why i never opt in for these kinds of claims because at the end you will end up getting like 2 dollars or something from so many people claiming so not worth the effort

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So since i live in Norway and i bought that CPU through a third party seller, i cannot claim anything. This seems fair.

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3 minutes ago, HomeBoi said:

So since i live in Norway and i bought that CPU through a third party seller, i cannot claim anything. This seems fair.

yep court rulings/settlements in america doesnt apply to other countries you probably should be more glad than sad that is the case

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Just now, spartaman64 said:

yep court rulings/settlements in america doesnt apply to other countries you probably should be more glad than sad that is the case

As i recently had to go through Law in school, mainly focused on GDPR i am glad i live in Europe and not in US, US just refuses to work with GDPR on so many levels it hurts.

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