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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 best bang for the buck came from the Evergreen and Kingston units, which cost $129 and use AMD's Am5x86 processor.
NetCensus Collectors now recognize the following CPUs: Intel Pentium II Xeon, Intel Pentium III, Intel Pentium III Xeon, Intel Celeron, AMD Am486, AMD Am5x86, AMD K5, AMD K6, AMD K6-2, AMD K6-III, AMD K7, Cyrix 6x86, Cyrix 6x86MX, WinChip C6, WinChip 2, NexGen Nx586, and NexGen Nx686.
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Based on a 133-MHz fourth-generation core architecture and manufactured on AMD's sixth-generation process technology, the Am5x86 device has a P-rating of P75, meaning it delivers the fifth-generation performance of a 75-MHz Pentium chip.
AMD is a registered trademark, and Am5x86 is a trademark of Advanced MicroDevices, Inc.
Note to Editors: Am5x86 and K86 are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices.
announces support for the new AMD AM5X86 and Cyrix 5x86 CPUs in its recently-released FINALi 486 chip set.
The combination of the FINALi 486 with the 133 MHz AMD AM5X86 or 100/120 MHz Cyrix 5x86 will provide system manufacturers with a very high performance, cost-effective solution for multimedia home PC systems.
Devices today announced it has begun sampling of the Am5X86 microprocessor, the personal computer industry's best value to run today's office productivity applications.