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History

1997 saw the arrival of AMD's K6 microprocessor. The significance of this particular microprocessor is that it was designed to fit into existing Pentium desktop designs. What is more it was marketed as being a product which could perform as well as its Intel Pentium equivalent but at a significantly lower price. The K6 had a considerable impact on the PC market and presented Intel with serious competition. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ...


Background

The AMD K6 architecture.
The AMD K6 architecture.

The AMD K6 is a Pentium-class microprocessor, manufactured by AMD, which superseded the K5. The AMD K6 is based on the Nx686 microprocessor that NexGen was designing when it was acquired by AMD. NexGen had been intending to market this chip in its own socket, but AMD changed the design to fit the standard socket 7, added MMX support, and renamed it the K6. Despite the name implying a design evolving from the K5, it is in fact a totally different design that was created by the NexGen team and adapted after the AMD purchase. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1393x983, 90 KB) The AMD K6 architecture. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1393x983, 90 KB) The AMD K6 architecture. ... Pentium logo, with MMX enhancement The Pentium is a fifth-generation x86 architecture microprocessor by Intel which first shipped on March 22, 1993. ... Microprocessors, including an Intel 80486DX2 and an Intel 80386 A microprocessor (abbreviated as µP or uP) is a computer electronic component made from miniaturized transistors on a single semiconductor integrated circuit (IC) (aka microchip or just chip). ... Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ... AMD 5K86-P90 (SSA/5) Microprocessor The K5 was developed by AMD to compete with Intels Pentium microprocessor range. ... A NexGen Nx586 Processor NexGen was a short-lived company that designed x86 PC central processing units until it was purchased by AMD in 1996. ... MMX is a SIMD instruction set designed by Intel, introduced in their Pentium MMX microprocessors. ...


The K6 was originally launched running at speeds of 166 and 200 MHz in April 1997. It was followed by a 233 MHz version later in the summer of 1997. The release of the 266 MHz version of this chip was not until spring 1998 when AMD were able to move to the 0.25 micrometre manufacturing process. The final iteration of the K6 design was released in May 1998 running at 300 MHz and continued with the K6-2 and the K6-III. AMD K6-2 Microprocessor The AMD K6-2 architecture. ... K6-III+/450 The K6-III was an x86 microprocessor manufactured by AMD, the last and fastest of all Socket 7 processors. ...


Initially, the AMD K6 processors used Pentium II Rating (PR2) to designate their speed. The PR2 rating was dropped because the rated frequency of the processor was the same as the real frequency.


Many viewed the K6 and the acquisition of NexGen as the moment that AMD was put back into the Intel compatible processor market. The actual K6 under design at that time from AMD, was anemic compared to the offerings of NexGen. With the buyout of NexGen, AMD was able to come back into the game with a processor that could perform one on one with the Pentium II line from Intel.


Models

AMD K6 Microprocessor
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AMD K6 Microprocessor

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (738x738, 65 KB) Description: AMD K6 Microprocessor Source: http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (738x738, 65 KB) Description: AMD K6 Microprocessor Source: http://www. ...

K6 (Model 6)

  • 8.8 million transistors in 350 nm
  • L1-Cache: 32 + 32 KB (Data + Instructions)
  • MMX
  • Socket 7
  • Front side bus: 66 MHz
  • First release: April 2, 1997
  • VCore: 2.9 V (166/200) 3.2/3.3V (233)
  • Clockrate: 166, 200, 233 MHz

MMX is a SIMD instruction set designed by Intel, introduced in their Pentium MMX microprocessors. ... Socket 7 is a physical and electrical specification for the x86 processor socket matching the pins on Pentium microprocessors manufactured by Intel, and compatibles made by Cyrix, AMD and others. ... Front Side Bus (FSB) is the term used to describe the CPU data bus. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

K6 "Little Foot" (Model 7)

  • 8.8 million transistors in 250 nm
  • L1-Cache: 32 + 32 KB (Data + Instructions)
  • MMX
  • Socket 7
  • Front side bus: 66 MHz
  • First release: January 6, 1998
  • VCore: 2.2 V
  • Clockrate: 200, 233, 266, 300 MHz

MMX is a SIMD instruction set designed by Intel, introduced in their Pentium MMX microprocessors. ... Socket 7 is a physical and electrical specification for the x86 processor socket matching the pins on Pentium microprocessors manufactured by Intel, and compatibles made by Cyrix, AMD and others. ... Front Side Bus (FSB) is the term used to describe the CPU data bus. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...

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This article was originally based on material from the Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, which is licensed under the GFDL.


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Am2900 | Am29000 | Am286 | Am386 | Am486 | Am5x86 | K5 | K6 | K6-2 | K6-III | Duron | Sempron | Athlon | Athlon 64 | Athlon 64 X2 | Turion 64 | Opteron AMD logo, claiming fair use This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... This article gives is a list of AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) microprocessors (µPs), sorted by generation and release year. ... Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ... Here is a list of sockets and slots used by AMD central processing units: Am486: Same as Intel. ... Am2900 is a family integrated circuits (ICs) created in 1975 by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). ... AMD 29000 Microprocessor The AMD 29000, often simply 29k, was a popular family of RISC-based 32-bit microprocessors and microcontrollers from Advanced Micro Devices. ... AMD started in the x86 business as a second-source manufacturer for Intels chip designs. ... AMD Am386DX-40 CPU The Am386 central processing unit microprocessor was released by AMD in 1991. ... The Am486 was a 80486-class family of computer processors that were produced by AMD in the 1990s. ... AMD 5x86-P75 The AMD 5x86 processor is an x86-compatible CPU introduced in 1995 by AMD for use in 486-class computer systems. ... AMD 5K86-P90 (SSA/5) Microprocessor The K5 was developed by AMD to compete with Intels Pentium microprocessor range. ... AMD K6-2 Microprocessor The AMD K6-2 architecture. ... K6-III+/450 The K6-III was an x86 microprocessor manufactured by AMD, the last and fastest of all Socket 7 processors. ... The AMD Duron is an x86-compatible computer processor manufactured by AMD. It was released in the summer of 2000 as a low-cost alternative to AMDs own Athlon processor and the Pentium III and Celeron processor lines from rival Intel. ... Sempron 3000+ Sempron is AMDs newest low-end CPU, replacing the Duron processor and competing against Intels Celeron D processor. ... Athlon is the brand name applied to a series of different x86 processors designed and manufactured by AMD. The original Athlon, or Athlon Classic, was the first seventh-generation x86 processor and, in a first, retained the initial performance lead it had over Intels competing processors for a significant... The Athlon 64 (codenamed ClawHammer, Newcastle, Winchester, Venice, and San Diego) represents AMDs entry into the consumer 64-bit microprocessor market, released on September 23, 2003. ... Athlon 64 X2 Logo Athlon 64 X2 E6 3800+ The Athlon 64 X2 is the first dual-core desktop CPU manufactured by AMD. It is essentially a processor consisting of two Athlon 64 cores joined together on one die with some additional control logic. ... Turion 64 Logo Turion 64 is AMDs 64-bit mobile processor, intended to compete with Intels Pentium M. It is compatible with AMDs Socket 754 and is equipped with 512 or 1024 KB of L2 cache, a 64-bit single channel on-die memory controller, and an... The AMD Opteron is the first eighth-generation x86 processor (K8 core), and the first of AMDs AMD64 (x86-64) processors, released April 22, 2003. ...


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