Intel Pentium 4 compensates for US buyers for misleading benchmarks




Intel gives US buyers a Pentium 4 in the period from November 2000 to December 2001 compensation because the company has customers misled benchmarks. Those tests showed the Pentium 4 out favorably compared to AMD’s Athlon Thunderbird.

Pentium 4 The compensation is $ 15, converted approximately 12 euros, and who wants the money, need to submit a receipt or other physical evidence, according to the page of the judicial process surrounding this case. The compensation is a result of a settlement in the case which the plaintiffs and Intel surpassed last summer.

The compensation amounts to about 10 percent of the purchase price of a Pentium 4 at the time. The compensation only applies to Americans; Dutch and Belgians can have no claims. In addition to the compensation Intel makes converted several million euros over to educational initiatives in the field of computers.

Prosecutors accused Intel of manipulating benchmarks popular tech media used at the time, and benchmark results to be more favorable to the Intel processor, relative to the competing AMD Athlon Thunderbird. It was, moreover, not benefits, including Tweakers wrote that “AMD provisionally fear not much has ‘the Pentium 4’ based on a review of JC-News.

According to prosecutors, the practice of manipulating benchmarks harmful because media publishing their conclusions are often based on manipulation and thereby affect the overall image of processors. Intel has not admitted the influence; Both parties reached the settlement before it came to a lawsuit. The case was already since 2004.


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