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Lawsuit accuses AMD of misrepresenting Bulldozer core count

Northern California citizen sues AMD for deceptively marketing Bulldozer CPU core counts, says Bulldozer is not truly eight cores.

@seanridgeley
Published Nov 6, 2015 11:26 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:03 PM CST

Northern California citizen Tom Dickey has filed a lawsuit on behalf of himself and other AMD customers, alleging that AMD misrepresented the amount of cores present in its Bulldozer CPUs.

Lawsuit accuses AMD of misrepresenting Bulldozer core count | TweakTown.com

Bulldozer CPUs were marketed as having eight cores. And while this is true, Dickey posits the design is such that this was achieved by "stripping away components from two cores and combining what was left to make a single module." In doing so, the cores do not work independently, and therefore cannot perform eight instructions simultaneously and independently, as an eight-core CPU is expected to.

Dickey is suing for "statutory and punitive damages, litigation expenses, pre- and post-judgment interest, as well as other injunctive and declaratory relief."

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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