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A class action settlement of $12.1 million will resolve claims that Advanced Micro Devices Inc. misrepresents the number of “cores” in its AMD FX CPUs.

An estimated 1 million consumers are eligible for this Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) CPU class action settlement. Eligible consumers include individuals who, while living in California or after visiting the AMD website, purchased one or more of the following AMD CPUs: FX-8120, FX-8150, FX-8320, FX-8350, FX-8370, FX-9370, or FX-9590.

The AMD CPU class action was filed in November 2015, over claims that the computer processor company misrepresented their “Bulldozer” lines of CPUs. The company allegedly marketed these CPUs as having “8 cores” but the AMD CPU class action alleged that the products only contained four cores.

Plaintiff Tony Dickey allegedly purchased two of AMD’s Bulldozer CPUs in March 2015 after seeing advertisements that the products contained “8 cores.” In his AMD CPU class action, Dickey argues that he would not have made his purchases if he knew the representations were false or, if he did purchase the CPUs, he would have paid less for them.

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has not admitted any wrongdoing but has agreed to pay $12.1 million to resolve the AMD CPU class action claims against them. The settlement fund will cover administration fees, court costs, attorneys’ fees, Class representative awards, and payments to Class Members.

The settlement will provide up to $300 per CPU purchased. Exact compensation per CPU will depend on the number of valid claims filed and the number of CPUs claimed. Each CPU will be associated with a proportional share of the net settlement fund.

Class Members can claim up to five CPU purchases without providing proof of purchase. If they wish to claim any more than five, Class Members must provide proof of purchase in the form of receipts or other documentation.

To benefit from the AMD CPU class action settlement, Class Members need to submit a Claim Form online or through the mail by Jan. 3, 2020. The deadline for exclusion and objection is Dec. 9, 2019. The final approval hearing for the settlement is scheduled for Feb. 20, 2020.

Who’s Eligible

Individuals who, while living in California or after visiting the AMD website, purchased one or more of the following AMD CPUs: FX-8120, FX-8150, FX-8320, FX-8350, FX-8370, FX-9370, or FX-9590.

Potential Award

Up to $300 per CPU.

Proof of Purchase

Proof of purchase required for Class Members claiming more than five CPUs.

Claim Form

NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.

Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Claim Form Deadline


Case Name

Dickey v. Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Case No. 4:15-cv-04922, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Final Hearing


Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Dickey v. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Settlement Administrator
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Class Counsel

Rafey S. Balabanian
Todd Logan

Defense Counsel

Matthew D. Powers
E. Clay Marquez

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  • William February 21, 2020

    The claims administrator RG in Philadelphia really sucks. They try to disqualify as many claims as they can. They have some type of scam going on! Maybe to impress their clients or to fund their favorite charities.

  • MARIE BARBAGALLO February 19, 2020


  • Update January 28, 2020

    Update on AMD website ($25 vs $300 is a big difference per CPU)

    Those who file claims will be eligible to receive a pro rata portion of the Settlement Fund, up to $300 per CPU purchased. If you do not have proof of your purchase(s), you may not make a claim for any more than five (5) CPUs.
    Due to high class member participation and the volume of CPU purchases claimed in this settlement, the pro-rata payout per chip purchased is now approximately $25.00 per CPU.

  • Marcus Baldwin January 25, 2020

    when we getting paid?

  • Rod January 15, 2020

    I purchased the FX-8120. I also filled out the AMD CPU Settlement claim form back on 10/31/19. I still have a copy of my original receipt from having made the purchase of the FX-8120. Nevertheless, I have not received any more information from regarding payouts to claimers yet. I certainly can use $300 right now.

    • Eric Hudson January 15, 2020

      You haven’t gotten anything because the final hearing isn’t until February 20.

  • Willie Vinson January 7, 2020

    I bought three of the processors. Two were 8350 and the other was a 9590. I have proof of purchase. What size (approx) check can I expect and when.

  • barrack obama January 3, 2020

    please add me i`m busy at the glory hole …

    • Hahahaha January 3, 2020


  • AMD-CPU-Buyer January 3, 2020

    The class-action processor is miss-handling the case.
    ” The deadline to submit a Claim has passed. ”
    is WRONG before 1-3-2020 .

  • B January 2, 2020

    Claim form closed on the second day of month 2020 states the third

    • Marie BARBAGALLO February 19, 2020

      please add me

  • Lois Norris December 31, 2019

    I have bought 2 CPU’s in Ca.
    My daughter lives there and while my husband was hospitalized for 5 months, I bought one then & bought another within the year. We both are R.E Agents and buy computers about every two years. We go to San Diego quite frequently, the sales tax is cheaper.

  • Jasmine December 31, 2019

    Is anybody not getting confirmation e-mail for filing the claim.

    I filed and did not get the confirmation e-mail.

    • Sam January 14, 2020

      Yes me too

  • Renee Ward December 31, 2019

    I always so upset about their malfunctions.

  • Chenetta Hill December 30, 2019

    Add me I bought 5

  • chad December 29, 2019

    Why only 8 core CPUs? The 4 and 6 cores had the same bad marketing.

  • Tiffani C. Martin December 29, 2019

    Add me please

    • Michelle December 31, 2019

      Omg fill it out

  • Jackie Farrow December 29, 2019

    add me

  • Randy Dockery Jr December 27, 2019

    5 Add me

    • Michelle December 31, 2019

      Why are you guys commenting here? You’re not gonna get anywhere by asking the website to include you you have to fill out the claim form

  • Junetter Matthews December 27, 2019

    5 add me

  • Ben Wadler December 26, 2019

    Add me to the list

  • Tia Rivers December 25, 2019

    Add me

  • henry kelly December 25, 2019

    ad me

  • arico blake December 25, 2019

    add me

  • henry kelly December 25, 2019

    add me

  • joyce kelly December 25, 2019

    add me

  • KENDRICK KELLY December 25, 2019

    add me

  • Steven December 16, 2019


  • Joe Wincek December 6, 2019

    Add me to the class action.

  • Pauline Almeida November 29, 2019

    Please add me

  • JROD November 27, 2019

    Due to high class member participation and the volume of CPU purchases claimed in this settlement, the pro-rata payout per chip purchased is now approximately $40.00 per CPU.

  • Wayne jenkins November 23, 2019

    Add me to the class action

  • Jay Zapata November 22, 2019

    The claim form is confusing where it asks if you purchased from California OR
    then the next option is “online” with its own checkbox.
    If we went online are we supposed to check BOTH boxes or just the online check box.

    • kenneth November 29, 2019

      You are supposed to check one of the two requirements:

      Either you were in California at time of purchase or
      You visited prior to purchase(to ensure you saw false advertisement)

  • Moneekia Hill November 17, 2019

    Please add me

  • Matt November 1, 2019

    Hey it says purchased in California or after you visited their website. You ever go on AMD’s website? Pretty sure I did and then bought mine in Illinois from I believe that qualifies.

    • Dom November 4, 2019

      Indeed. Mine was bought in 2017 from DirectCanada. Not sure if I am eligible or not given the same 8-core assumption.

    • MCoop November 19, 2019

      I too went online and bought mine online after going to the AMD website. I also bought from based on their assumption that I was getting 8 cores not 4 cores. And I bought mine the end of 2014 beginning of 2015 with holiday money I received from family .

  • Nywyfre October 31, 2019

    I have one of these chips it has 8 cores. Windows locks out 4 by default you had to go in and change settings to activate them. Not AMD’s fault

  • Rob got screwed October 29, 2019

    So whatever new procys AMD comes out with, just divide the number of advertised cores by 2 and that equals the number of “actual” cores – simple enough!

  • Joshua Crane October 28, 2019

    Yeah I purchased mine off of newegg.
    How can the people who purchase it off newegg find out if they can submit the claim.

    I received a letter in the mail about the lawsuit.

    • Tom October 30, 2019

      if you registered with newegg when you bought it you can see your invoice online. I found all my invoices by going in to my account and looking at purchases from 2015

  • Brian October 28, 2019

    Why is it only California? …also, what if I purchased an Amd CPU from a store located in California .. like ?

    It seems a bit vague on details and very specific.

  • Reed October 23, 2019

    Is it california only as they sell these all over?.

  • Jackie Farrow October 23, 2019

    add me.

  • Jimbo October 22, 2019

    Hmmm… opinion…..$300 x 1 million = $300 million but apparently they think only 4% of the people will claim their $300? Sounds like BS to me especially seeing an 8 core chip likely cost $300+ more than a 4 core minimum. And if it were only 4 core to not admit guilt is a joke because it is actually a crime called fraud – a person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities, last time I checked. So were these 8 core chips and AMD saw fighting a lawsuit would cost more money or were they playing with fraud and the people settling this case are looking for a quick payout?

    I’m done with AMD until they admit guilt or prove they were 8 core. I now will be buying that Intel chip computer today instead. Thanks for helping me make up my mind AMD.

    • rew October 25, 2019

      You clearly cant read. It says a potential of UP TO $300

    • Mr. Black October 29, 2019

      it was an 8 core cpu, the issue was that even though there was 8 cores there was only 4 integer units to feed the cores and so the lawsuit alledged that for it to be considered a full core there should have been an integer unit per core just like the previous gen and intel stuff. their goal was to make basically a 4 core cpu with hyperthreading that worked more efficiently than the intel counterpart. the end result was an 8 core cpu that performed like a 4 core cpu in poorly parallelized workloads and an 8 core in easily parallelized workloads and people got butt hurt that they didn’t understand the architecture or the technology in the product

  • Alan Williams October 22, 2019

    I’ve purchased countless AMD‘s! As a computer repair tech, I wouldn’t even know how many I’ve either replaced or purchased.
    Add me x’s 1,000…

    • Jimbo October 22, 2019

      Except it is a specific chip, not all of them.

    • Fill out the form yourself !!! October 23, 2019

      The best way for you not to get paid is for you to say add me without filling out the form yourself. Dont worry about what others will do and how many people will repsond thisis about your payment not what others will do. Nobody knows your info to add you and if you dont have proof of purchase all you can claim in 5 but if you dont fill out the form you will get $0.00… I will be more then willing to fill out the form for you once you send me your information but I will charge a fee of 50 % . Let me know what you think ????? This goes to all you add me people !!!!

    • S October 28, 2019

      Cool, now refund everyone you’ve charged, otherwise you’d likely be in trouble for getting the money for processor’s that aren’t yours.

      • John Blaze November 2, 2019

        Word. He better track down every single customer and give them their share of the money. If you resold/installed them, none of the money is yours. You got your cut already.


    Can’t wait to see all the elderly folks chiming in that they want to be added. How many gaming PCs did you guys end up building?

    • TheGremlin135 February 17, 2020

      I built at least 2 with the CPUs named in the lawsuit. One for Me and one for my Grandson. Grandson now has both computers since II built an Intel i7 6600k a few years ago. It currently has 1 TB NvME, 32 gig 3200 ram.

      Just remembered, another 8120 for my nephew. Damn to late to add it.

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