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K6 microprocessor

The K6 is a microprocessor from AMD that supports the MMX instruction set that was first launched in 1997. The K6 was completely compatible with Intel's Pentium processors and was marketed as a processor that would work as well as Intel products, but would cost significantly less. Today, the K6 is seen as the first major competitor to Intel in the PC market.

AMD K6

Image: AMD K6 Logo, courtesy AMD Website (via Web Archive)










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