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FreeBSD/amd64 Project

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This page contains information of the FreeBSD port to AMD's AMD64 and Intel® 64 architecture. The AMD64 architecture was previously known as x86-64 or ``Hammer.'' The Intel 64 architecture was previously known as Yamhill, Clackamas Technology (CT), IA-32e, and EM64T (Extended Memory 64-bit Technology).

The AMD Opteron™, AMD Athlon™ 64, AMD Turion™ 64 and newer AMD Sempron™ processors use the AMD64 architecture.

The Intel vPro™, Intel Celeron D (some models since ``Prescott''), Intel Centrino® Duo, Intel Centrino® Pro, Intel Viiv™, Intel Core™2 Extreme, Intel Core™2 Quad, Intel Core™2 Duo, Intel Xeon (3000-sequence, 5000-sequence, and 7000-sequence) processors use the Intel®64 architecture.


FreeBSD/amd64 runs in 64-bit multiuser mode, in both Uniprocessor and Multiprocessor mode.

The AMD64 platform is currently a Tier 1 FreeBSD platform.

FreeBSD/amd64 Specific Resources

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AMD64 Documentation

Software Tools

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