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Nx686

A Pentium Pro-class CPU from NexGen, Inc. With AMD's acquisition of the company in 1996, the Nx686 became AMD's K6 chip. See AMD.
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The Compaq Notebook 100 is configured with the latest in notebook technology, including a 475 MHz AMD K6 (R)-2 processor with 3DNow!Technology, choice of a 12.1-inch SVGA HPA or TFT display, 2X AGP graphics with 4MB or 8MB SDRAM, 24X MAX CD-ROM, 5.0GB hard drive, v.90 56K modem (AC97).
The high-performance AMD K6 300mhz processor delivers a superior games and multimedia experience.
Everex AGI and eXplora systems, powered by Intel(R) Pentium(R) II, Pentium(R) processors with MMX technology and the AMD K6 and K6-2 processors respectively, integrate complete state-of-the-art multimedia and communication features to deliver leading edge performance, allowing for an almost unlimited range of home and business applications.
The AMD K6 processor was designed to fit the low-cost, high-volume Socket 7 infrastructure.
Like the AMD K6, the Cyrix 6x86MX is a Socket 7 device.
Palmer has some history with AMD, as he was at the helm of DEC when it became the first major vendor to use the AMD K6 chip back in 1997.
One early performance comparison between a 266-MHz Intel Pentium II and a 233-MHz AMD K6 was reported by Michael Caton in PC Week Online ("Chips Go Into High Gear," April 7, 1997, http://www.pcweek.com/news/ 0407/07chip.html).
Table 2 How to Pick a Chip That Fits For best 16-bit For best 32-bit For best 32-bit performance with MMX performance performance with MMX (Win95) (WinNT) (WinNT) Pentium with MMX Pentium Pro Cyrix M2 Cyrix M2 AMD K6 AMD K6 AMD K6 Pentium II Pentium II