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News AMD hit by Bulldozer core-count lawsuit

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 9 Nov 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Not that anything will probably come from this but AMD could probably do without dicks like this (or should that Dickey's) chancing their arm and taking them to court.
     
  3. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    Calling the Bulldozer '8 core' was well into dodgy specsheet-padding territory, but:
    Is a terrible metric. By that measure, Hyperthreaded 4-core processors are 8-core!
     
  4. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees Has got a bike, you can ride it if you like,

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    Only one thing is guaranteed in this case, more rich American lawyers are going to get even richer.
     
  5. DbD

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    AMD's description was obviously to miss-lead consumers into thinking it had twice the cores of the equivalent Intel processor hence was twice as fast, but I highly doubt you could claim it was illegal. Core is a pretty nebulous word in cpu terminology and certainly isn't tied to FPU's. AMD will still have to waste money defending this however.
     
  6. SAimNE

    SAimNE What's a Dremel?

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    this is a BS lawsuit. the fx is a true 8 core. just because they pair off resources and windows is **** at utilizing them doesn't make it any less true that they are real physical cores as opposed to virtual ones.

    granted they are sort of like handicapped cores overall, but they are still cores all the same. 4 modules, but definitely 8 cores.
     
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    XXAOSICXX Minimodder

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    And he's out of pocket by how much exactly because of this "misleading" marketing? The cost of a single CPU?

    Maybe he bought a million of them, didn't do any research before hand...just trusted the retail-boxed sales fluff, realised his dream of an 8-million-core machine was suddenly dashed, went back to PC World for a full refund...and got told to sod off...and now he wants his money back :p

    But I suspect...and I could be wrong on this...he's just another tit looking to make money out of nothing.
     
  8. edzieba

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    It's a class action suit, not an individual suit. The representative plaintiff, like the rest of the class, will likely not receive anything close to the price of a CPU if the suit is successful.
     
  9. Vault-Tec

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    can I sue intel for the 486SX33 then - it didn't actually have any FPU ondie!
     
  11. jb0

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    He's trying to get it declared a class-action, it's not one YET.

    That said, it's clearly 8 cores and four floating-point coprocessors. :p
     
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    I think they'll actually be fairly out of pocket on this one. This one guy suing a huge multinational on a bs lawsuit.

    He'll lose, he'll go bankrupt, he won't be able to pay the lawyers.
     
  13. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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