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 A History of Innovation: 1970 – 1999

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1999

 

Our AMD Athlon™ processor became the first 7th-generation processor for Microsoft® Windows®

1998
Became the first company to launch a complete set-top box design and also shipped our 10 millionth ATI AGP chip
1995
Launched the AMD-K5® processor, our first independently-designed, socket-compatible x86 microprocessor
1997
Launched the AMD-K6® microprocessor, helping drive PC prices below $1,000 for the first time and making PCs affordable to average consumers
1994

 

Introduced the ATI Mach64™, our first graphics boards to accelerate motion video
1996
Released the first 3D graphics chip, first combined graphics and TV tuner card, and first chip to display computer graphics on a TV
1993
Debuted the Am486® microprocessor family, a high-performing yet low-cost option for x86 CPU consumers
1992
Introduced the ATI Mach32™, integrating graphics controller and accelerator in one chip
1992
Released VESA Local Bus (VLB) products and peripheral component interconnect (PCI) products
1991

 

Debuted the Am386® microprocessor family as an affordable yet high-performing competitive offering in the x86 market
1989
Assisted in establishment of VESA standard for graphics industry
1970

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Introduced our first proprietary device, the Am2501 logic counter, the industry's first binary/hexadecimal up-down counter
1987
Debuted ATI’s EGA Wonder™ and VGA Wonder™
1985
Developed our first graphics controller and first graphics board product
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