So, sometimes something too funny happens and you just have to comment on it. Apparently, AMD has settled to the tune of $12.1 million in their big “Bulldozer” lawsuit in the fine state of California. That may seem like a lot, until you realize it’s a class action lawsuit and the “average” payout per person is expected to be to the tune of $35.
Full story here: https://www.anandtech.com/show/14804/amd-settlement (opens in a new tab)
Wow, that was sure worth it! Now, why is this funny? Because I have one of those processors. (but I didn’t purchase mine from AMD or in California)
Now, I think we all need to be honest here. We knew all along those processors didn’t really have 8 cores. It’s a hyper threaded 4 core. I bought mine on a Cyber Monday sale back in 2012, so I got a great deal on it. Also, it’s a really good processor. I’ve used it for many a CGI render and it handles rendering like a champ. I just think it’s funny that people sue over this kind of thing. I mean, that payout of $35 is so huge! 😛