Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Saturday November 07, 2015

AMD Dragged To Court Over Core Count On "Bulldozer"

AMD is being accused of falsely advertising that its latest CPUs have eight cores when they may technically only have four.

The lawsuit alleges that Bulldozer processors were designed 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. Due to this, AMD Bulldozer cannot perform eight instructions simultaneously and independently as claimed, or the way a true 8-core CPU would.