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If you have ever owned any of these CPUs FX-8120, FX-8150, FX-8320, FX-8350, FX-8370, FX-9370, or FX-9590 , you could receive a cash reward. Pretty much AMD stated that these CPUs were 8 Core 8 Thread. When in reality the CPUs were dual threaded so they have 4 cores instead of 8. You can make a claim here.

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Yea I had 2 8350 so maybe I'll get something who knows.

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If you are American you are going to definitely get something.

From what I read on it for each one you purchased it's worth $300 each.

Only in America...the only country in the world where you can sue anyone for everything LOL

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If you are American like myself you can make a claim, however, if you buy 5 or more you have to show proof of purchase with receipts.

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You are included if you purchased one or more of the following AMD CPUs either (1) while residing in California or (2) after visiting the AMD.com website (or both): FX-8120, FX-8150, FX-8320, FX-8350, FX-8370, FX-9370, or FX-9590.

 

Only for Residents of California? What is this crap? 

 

I Guess I visited AMD.com before I bought my 2 like every one else did? Is that how this is supposed to work?

 

They did blatantly lie though. I "upgraded" from a beastly Phenom 2 X4 980 BE Quad Core to the FX 8350 "8 core". After playing around with it a while and figuring out that I could only get it to OC up to 4.4ghz without the memory controller flipping out (works fine but doesn't OC very well) I then bought a FX 8320 and I've had it OCed up to 5.2ghz. It ran hot but it was stable. Currently running it at 4.8ghz and it runs cool. 

 

Truthfully the 980 Deneb Core was a better "gaming" cpu but it ran pretty darn hot once you started to OC it a bit.

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@J3st3rIf you noticed it says or purchased after visiting the amd website. So yes anyone in the US who bought one of the listed models is eligible. The reason California is specified is more than likely because of a law pertaining to the suits or some other reason.

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Thanks for the info @Oster  1 can only hope for free shit eh? lol With $500-600 I can buy really good CPU and a decent mobo and some DDR4 memory.

 

I filed 1 with purchase receipts for my 8350 and 8320. Didn't have to send them but I still had them in my desk. Got my confirmation back already.

 

Digital forum. No need to mail anything. Click the box that says "Click Here" on the rite side.  

https://www.amdcpusettlement.com/submit-claim.php

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WOW, really if only I could find my receipts than I could file.

 

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I got check for $60.84 for the 2 "8 core" CPUs that I have 2 days ago. Just cashed it this morning.

Sucks that so many people filed for it. AMD had to pay out over 15 million smackers + court fees and we only got $30 per CPU by the time they divided up what was left after the lawyers and the plaintiff got there share. We were supposed to get like $300 per CPU. The greedy bastards.

 

8 core 8 thread my ass.

 

Oh the last small update from Windows update did this. lol  That's more like it eh?  It now shows 4 cores with 4 threads. Or 8 Logical Processors.

 

wtf amd.jpg

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I got my settlement money 2 weeks ago ans yea same here $60.84. Also @J3st3r logical processors are threads don't know why they changed the term, cores are the physical cores present in the actual CPU itself. Thats why you hear 4 core 8 thread CPUs in the past but only very recently did they change it from threads to logical processors.

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1 hour ago, Oster said:

 @J3st3r logical processors are threads don't know why they changed the term, cores are the physical cores present in the actual CPU itself. Thats why you hear 4 core 8 thread CPUs in the past but only very recently did they change it from threads to logical processors.

Logical cores for these chips are a little different. That's why there was so much confusion and also why this went to court. Logical cores are the number of Physical cores plus the number of threads times the hyperthread cores. Since these chips do not have any sort of "hyperthreading" Windows just adds the # of cores + the number of threads. 4 + 4 = 8.  That is why it shows a total of 8 cores in when I benchmark in Cinebench and in Windows Resource Monitor.

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Ok @J3st3r, I'm not trying to argue but the gist is this. Hyper Threading is just a term used by Intel that means a CPU can use 2 threads per single threaded core or SMT (Simultaneous Multithreading) so if a CPU, such as mine, has 8 cores and 16 threads it just means that there are 2 threads per core or 2 logical processors per core so 8*2 or 8+8.

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4 hours ago, MtDeW said:

I got my check for 2 cpu's last week ;) 

You only got $30.42 per cpu? I thought it was suppose to be $300 per cpu?

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For the lols. :thumbsup:  :rofl:

 

10 hours ago, Oster said:

Ok @J3st3r, I'm not trying to argue but the gist is this. Hyper Threading is just a term used by Intel that means a CPU can use 2 threads per single threaded core or SMT (Simultaneous Multithreading) so if a CPU, such as mine, has 8 cores and 16 threads it just means that there are 2 threads per core or 2 logical processors per core so 8*2 or 8+8.

 

AMDs CMT (Clustered Multithreading) more like cluster fucked multithreading in the AMD Piledriver chips are quite different from any other chip. The Piledriver CPUs do indeed have 8 integer threads but only 4 usable FPU threads since they are clustered and share many resources such as L1 and L2 Cache.

 

Which means a Piledriver has 1 usable thread per cluster on a 4 core chip and will show up as 8 logical processors in windows. :harhar:  lol

 

SMT (Simultaneous Multithreading) is as you said a whole different ball game. The newer AMD chips use conventional SMT,  but the Piledriver chips are unique and use CMT. 

 

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