was a x86 microprocessor
manufactured by AMD
, available in speeds ranging from 266 to 550 MHz
. It had a 64 KB Level 1 cache
(32 KB instruction and 32 KB data), was manufactured using a .25 micron
process, had 9.3 million transistors, and fit in a Socket 7
or Super Socket 7 motherboard
The K6-2 was intended as competitor to the more expensive Intel Pentium II. The K6 was generally slower, but at a lower cost it was sufficient for most computing needs, and enjoyed a good success as a low-end chip.
The K6-2 had an additional SIMD instruction set known as 3DNow, introduced by AMD as a competitor to Intel's MMX.
See also: K6-III, List of AMD microprocessors