Intel Paying Out After Alleged Benchmark Manipulation 15 Years Ago
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
15 Years ago the Intel Vs AMD war was at tipping point. Both companies were a lot more competitive with each other than they are today, with AMD giving Intel a fair few blows in performance benchmarks. Unfortunately, Intel allegedly “manipulated” some of its Pentium 4 benchmark scores in the early 2000s to make them look more competitive against AMDs hardware. Intel still denies those claims, but a new class action lawsuit says otherwise.
Intel may now have to pay you a whopping $15, representing a dollar a year since the event, compensation for having your Intel Pentium 4 hardware sold to you based on potential lies. Anyone who purchased a PC in the US between November 20th 2000 and June 30th 2002 are eligible. You don’t need to file a claim with a receipt, but if you’re due a cheque, I wouldn’t hold your breath as proceedings could still take a few months to process. Intel will also be donating $4,000,000 to education non-profits.
Eager to get your $15? File your claim here.
Thank you The Verge for providing us with this information.