A proposed class motion settlement over AMD’s outdated Bulldozer and Piledriver CPUs is now accepting claims. Individuals who qualify might obtain as loads as $300, although there are some caveats to debate.
A very powerful one is the place of buy. Per the settlement’s phrases, solely prospects who bought constructive CPU fashions “whereas residing in California or after visiting AMD.com” are eligible.
This settlement settlement bought right here to light in August. The phrases are the an equivalent, solely now it is progressed to the intention the place affected prospects can really file a declare. It was beforehand estimated the payout would quantity to “larger than $35 per bought chip,” a significantly measly quantity (on the low finish) contemplating eligible CPUs all launched north of $200.
The precise quantity to be refunded to every specific particular person will rely upon how many people file an eligible declare.
“Individuals who file claims will seemingly be eligible to accumulate an knowledgeable rata portion of the Settlement Fund, as loads as $300 per CPU bought. Do it’s important to wouldn’t have proof of your buy(s), you will not make a declare for any larger than 5 5 CPUs,” the settlement states.
In full, AMD has agreed to pay out $12.1 million, no matter how many people take part. Lawyer prices and completely totally different prices will whittle down the quantity that truly will get doled out to individuals.
All the affected CPUs are 8-core components branded as FX fashions. They embrace:
- AMD FX-9590 (Piledriver)
- AMD FX-9370 (Piledriver)
- AMD FX-8370 (Piledriver)
- AMD FX-8350 (Piledriver)
- AMD FX-8320 (Piledriver)
- AMD FX-8150 (Bulldozer)
- AMD FX-8120 (Bulldozer)
The, uh, core drawback that led to the category motion is AMD having labeled and marketed the affected fashions as 8-core CPUs. Nonetheless, the underlying architectures used dual-core modules, every containing two unbiased ALUs and a shared FPU—the cores didn’t carry out independently of each other.
Comply with this hyperlink must you need to file a declare.