AMD Am486 DX40

In the picture you see the 40MHz Am486 fitted onto an Octek motherboard. A fine combination for most people in late 1993 because it was affordable. Performance wise it was fine although one could get faster systems like the DX2/66 or even the first Pentium's :).

The Octek motherboard in question doesn't have VLB-slots. If you wanted fast VGA you had to invest in VLB graphics. It greatly enhanced performance and made Doom playable on these systems. However choose your parts wisely because running VLB at 40MHz can be troublesome.

Specifications

Core / Codename
Clockfrequency
40MHz
Front Side Bus
40MHz
Multiplier
1x
vCore
5V
L1 cache
8KB
L2 cache
None
sSpec
24361
Chip date
9340
Stepping
C
Socket
Transistor count
1.2M
Condition
CPU only
Engineering sample?
No

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