Wanna join the discussion?! Login to your HotHardware Forums forum account, or Register a new forum account.
i love amd coprocessors good performance quality products based on mainboar ASUS/ASROCK/MSI amd board.
3 years on a laptop and you expect perfection at heavy load? You'd have to take it apart and clean + reapply heating solutions for that.
being the best comes with consequences. :\
Sounds to me like maybe Mac users should consider moving to a real platform like a PC.
Poor solder/logic board manufacturing fault is the more likely problem rather than faulty chips - same thing happened with 2010 15" MBPs with nvidia chips.
I love AMD, the best of the best!!!
I had never had a single problem with AMD, AMD never let me down
AMD fanboys are hilarious...
My money is on poor quality thermal compound. Seems to be industry standard on mobile parts.
Seems like a bs lawsuit.
I have a laptop that used to do heavy photo/video editing for three years and has been running as a server for the three years since (and still working). You don't need to replace thermal solutions at all for that ... though I did have my mobo replaced two years in due to shoddy nvidia graphics (means one year heavy use and 3+ of medium server use).
Anyone who thinks amd is better then Intel is a moron
Maybe the enclosed space with 1 fan has something to do with this. My 2006 MacBook (still running somehow) is only an inch thick with the LCD panel included. I don't see how any manufacturer could think < 3/4" with no vents and a single fan could keep things cool. Plus considering where the laptop is used (on the bed with blankets) is a huge factor that you can't account for without knowing the conditions the customer puts in through. Maybe the lawsuit should be against Apple again? We all know that Apple would point their finger at someone else though. ;)
I've only had one laptop with an AMD video chipset, but it did die after a couple of years (just the video chipset - could still boot it in safe mode). I know from my research that a ton of others with the same GPU had the same issues, but this is the first time I ever considered if it's a recurring problem with their newer chipsets.