Intel paying up after allegedly ‘manipulating’ benchmarks 15 years ago

Once upon a time, Intel’s processors didn’t dominate AMD. In fact, AMD’s Athalon processors were mighty competitive, enough so that Intel allegedly “manipulated” its Pentium 4 benchmark scores in the early 2000s to mask the performance gap. Intel denies those claims, but nevertheless, you’re probably feeling pretty taken advantage of right now.

Thankfully there’s some good news: Intel might pay you a hefty $ 15 for your suffering anyways. That’s about an entire dollar per year for having to live with a Pentium 4 computer. A new class action lawsuit is now accepting claims from consumers like you who purchased a Pentium 4 PC between November 20th, 2000 and June 30th, 2002. And don’t worry about digging up a receipt — it’s not needed to…

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