I built a computer just after college with a K6. I've built several machines in the past, all with AMD processors. Since then I've been lucky enough to come across some very nice pre-built computers with AMD processors, my ZT Sys. AMD Phenom II X4 Processor 945 (3.0GHz) AMD 780V / SB700 chipset 8GB DDR2 SDRAM memory lasted 12 years. It limped to the end but with a SSD drive, it was tolerable. Finally replaced it with this recent build AMD Ryzen 7 5700G.
My first AMD processor was the FX8350 Black Edition. I still am running it on an older gaming unit. I still rocks for an older processor with a R9 290x GPU
I was born into the INTEL age. my first AMD Processor wasn't until Ryzen 7 1700. later in my PC building moments.
But the first GPU I bought was the old Radeon 4770.
currently i'm rocking the 5600g and a rx 6600xt until i can afford to replace that CPU with a faster AMD CPU.
I also started with the K6 series. Wasn't really all that aware of the difference between AMD & Intel at the time. Didn't really become a fan until the K6-2 came out and I was a little more informed about what was what in the CPU game. Ever since the K6-2 series all my PCs have been based on AMD chips.
AMD K6 was my first AMD build. I first tuned in to the internet from a home computer in 1982 or 1983 with a Commodore 64. Connected to Compuserve with a dial up modem like the one in War Games (the movie) and for storage I had the classic 5.25 floppy. The 5.25 floppy was a big upgrade from the tape drive(my first home storage hardware). When I started with AMD, I stuck with them for my personal computers. Lost track of how many computers I have actually built but well over 100. AMD brought personal computers to the average joe from a hobby stand point. Tech sort of exploded when AMD threw their hat in the ring with Intel and Apple.
A K6-2 @350 Mhz..
Shortly after getting it I upgraded to a K6-2 @ 500 Mhz.
Gotta love those good old days where a processor clocking at .5 Ghz was considered to be smokin' fast!
I had a Packard Bell knock off called Arch Rival 12 Mhz Turbo 286 no idea if it was blue or red with a 40 MB Hard drive, my dad left pictogram post it notes of keyboard instructions for DOS on the monitor so I could play AForce in 2.1. I was 4yrs old. learned the mouse in MS Paint.
I'm not exactly sure, but it was probably a 386DX40.
Later I still had these processors:
486DX2 66 Mhz;
486DX4 (100 or 120 MHz ?);
AMD K5 100 MHz;
Athlon Thunderbird 1,2 GHz;
Athlon XP 1700+;
Athlon 64 X2 4400+;
Phenom 2 X4 965;
Ryzen 5 2600
and now Ryzen 5 5600X
Maybe I've forgotten a few. Thanks for the nice journey through time.
AMD K6-2 .. but I forget what speed it was
I for sure had a K5 but I can't remember if that was my first.
Edit: Actually looking at wikipedia I probably had a AM5x86 first. That model looks familiar.
Which one had that turbo button on the case with the little display next to it showing the MHz. Think that went from 100 to 133 or something.
I had a wonderful Phenom X6 1100T a wayz back, first but fuzzy recollection of an AMD CPU I'd owned was the AXP 2800+ Barton on an Abit NF7-S and it was a beast in its days. Had the FX 8350 too, though it was a disappointment in terms of gaming performance. Right now, sitting on a Ryzen R9 5900X in my main rig, will be building a SFF rig with my spare R9 3900X.