Proposed settlement has AMD paying customers of 8-core FX CPUs up to $300

A proposed class movement settlement over AMD’s outdated Bulldozer and Piledriver CPUs is now accepting claims. People who qualify could receive as a lot as $300, though there are some caveats to debate.

The most important one is the place of purchase. Per the settlement’s phrases, solely prospects who purchased positive CPU fashions “whereas residing in California or after visiting” are eligible.

This settlement settlement got here to gentle in August. The phrases are the an identical, solely now it’s progressed to the aim the place affected prospects can actually file a declare. It was beforehand estimated the payout would amount to “higher than $35 per purchased chip,” a considerably measly amount (on the low end) considering eligible CPUs all launched north of $200.

The exact amount to be refunded to each particular person will depend on what number of people file an eligible declare.

“People who file claims will seemingly be eligible to acquire an expert rata portion of the Settlement Fund, as a lot as $300 per CPU purchased. Do you have to would not have proof of your purchase(s), you won’t make a declare for any higher than 5 5 CPUs,” the settlement states.

In full, AMD has agreed to pay out $12.1 million, irrespective of what number of people participate. Lawyer costs and totally different costs will whittle down the amount that actually will get doled out to people.

All of the affected CPUs are 8-core elements 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 problem that led to the class movement is AMD having labeled and marketed the affected fashions as 8-core CPUs. Nonetheless, the underlying architectures used dual-core modules, each containing two unbiased ALUs and a shared FPU—the cores did not perform independently of one another.

Follow this link should you want to file a declare.

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