AMD 8 Core CPU Lawsuit Alleges False Advertising

An AMD 8 Core CPU lawsuit alleges that customers were misled into buying the new “Bulldozer” 8 Core processors, which did not have the capability of performing as advertised. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), one of the world’s largest computer chip manufacturers, is facing claims of deceptive marketing in its promotion of the Bulldozer as having eight processing cores, when the chips allegedly only have four.

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Lawsuit: AMD Misrepresented CPU’s Capabilities

Each CPU core is a separate central processing unit, which is the part of the CPU that actually does the work. Additional central processing units allow a computer to do multiple things at once. In claiming that its Bulldozer CPU had eight cores, AMD allegedly misled consumers into buying its Bulldozer processors by overstating the number of cores contained in the chips. The plaintiff alleges the Bulldozer chips functionally have only four cores and not eight, as advertised.

The processors mentioned in the lawsuit include:

  • FX-8120
  • FX-8150
  • FX-8320
  • FX-8350
  • FX-8370
  • FX-9370
  • FX-9590

According to an article on legalnewsline.com:

“The lawsuit alleges AMD built the Bulldozer processors by stripping away components from two cores and combining what was left to make a single module. In doing so, however, the cores no longer work independently. As a result, the plaintiff argues that AMD’s Bulldozer CPUs suffer from material performance degradation, and cannot perform eight instructions simultaneously and independently as claimed.”

The lawsuit claims that tens of thousands of consumers have allegedly been misled into buying Bulldozer CPUs that cannot perform the way a true eight-core CPU would, the website reported.

Affected Consumers May be Entitled to Compensation

When a company engages in false or misleading advertising of its products, or otherwise commits deceptive trade practices, that company could be liable for any damage that result. In the AMD Bulldozer CPU lawsuit, if the allegations of misrepresentation and false advertising against the company are proven, customers may be able to recover the costs they paid for the processor, along with other damages.

Affected consumers are encouraged to seek the advice of an experienced attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.

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