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Am486

An earlier 486-compatible CPU chip from AMD introduced in 1993. Two years later, AMD came out with the Am5x86, which was a higher-speed 486-compatible chip used in new PCs and sold as an upgrade to 486 systems. The Am5x86 had a built-in "clock quadrupling" feature, which let it run at 133 MHz and match a 75 MHz Pentium in performance. The Am5x86 was also overclocked up to 160 MHz and beyond by many enthusiasts. See AMD.
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The enhanced Am486 processors, like all AMD 486 devices, are compatible with Microsoft Windows, OS/2, Novell Netware and UNIX operating systems.
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The logos will appear first on the enhanced members of AMD's Am486 microprocessor family.
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