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One of the industry's hottest processors, featuring AMD's innovative 3DNow! technology. The K6-2 processor enhances the performance of your games, business and multimedia software, while making you Internet experience more enjoyable. The AMD K6-2 is fast, reliable and affordable!

The first processor to incorporate AMD's innovative 3DNow!™ technology, it delivers an outstanding combination of price and performance along with a powerful 3D experience for Windows® computing. The AMD-K6®-2 processor works hand-in-hand with today's leading 3D graphics accelerators to enhance 3D processing power and generate exciting levels of realism in personal computing.

*Requires Super Socket 7 Motherboard with 100MHz Bus Speed and supports a core voltage of 2.0 or lower.

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  • Processor Speed: 500Mhz
  • Cache Size: 128KB L1
  • Processor Socket: Socket 7
  • Bus Speed: 100MHz
  • Processor Class: AMD K6-2

  • Support for SIMD floating-point and integer operations
  • Specific SIMD integer instruction to enhance MPEG decoding
  • New PREFETCH instruction to eliminate extra data retrieval time
  • FEMMS (Fast Entry/Exit Multimedia State) instruction to reduce switching time between MMX™ and x87 code
  • Open-standard support of IEEE 754 single precision data type

Processor Microarchitecture:

  • Fully pipelined dual execution resources
  • Unlimited storage of floating-point numbers in memory
  • Execution of up to two 3DNow! instructions per clock
  • Total of four floating-point calculations (add, subtract, multiply) per clock
  • Common floating-point stack; eliminates task switching between AMD's 3DNow! and MMX™ operations

3DNow! technology -- MMX™ Technology Relationship:

  • Different technologies, yet with similar encoding and simultaneous instruction execution
  • MMX technology developed to improve integer-intensive operations in rendering such as 2D graphics
  • 3DNow! technology developed to speed up floating-point-intensive front-end operations designed to boost 3D graphics and multimedia performance

Sample of Applications for 3DNow! technology:

  • Arcade-quality 3D games
  • Education / entertainment software with 3D images
  • Internet, and VRML
  • Business document, presentation, and spreadsheet programs
  • CAD/CAE packages
  • 3D audio processing
  • Speech recognition software
  • Soft modems
  • Soft DVD: MPEG2 video playback
  • Software drivers for 3D graphics controllers
  • MPEG2 video playback
  • Dolby AC-3 (digital surround-sound algorithm for DVD movies)
  • Requires Super Socket 7 Motherboard with 100MHz Bus Speed and supports a core voltage of 2.0 or lower

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Warranty: One Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty

PLEASE NOTE: only sells NEW processors purchased direct from the manufacturer or from factory authorized distributors. We will never sell a "pull" (which is a CPU removed from an assembled system at some manufacturing plant) or a used processor as other online vendors do without telling you. is the largest retail CPU reseller in the Country, we offer the lowest prices in the industry on processors because we deal in such great volume. If you are comparing our price against another site with a much lower price, you are probably buying returns or pulls. Only accept genuine quality, buy from TigerDirect.

Please note that all processors may be returned only for defective exchange. You must purchase a compatible heatsink on the same order as the processor in order to preserve your warranty or exchange privilege. We are not able to accept returns for refunds on processors under any circumstances. All processors will be inspected and tested upon return and any damage caused by poor packaging, overclocking, or other tampering with the processor will be cause for the return to be refused, and exchange denied.