[fpc-pascal] 64 Bit Intel-Processors??

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Fri Aug 19 16:18:50 CEST 2005

> >>AMD-64-Bit-platform ...
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> >I don't expect problems. Maybe you should be more clear about what you "found".
> >  
> >
> OK, I just found on the FPC-Website: " ... It is available for different 
> processors: Intel x86, Amd64/x86 64, PowerPC, Sparc..."
> So I was not sure if it runs on *Intel* - 64-Bit (I'm not a 
> hardware-specialist, but it isn't sooo important for my text, I just 
> don't want to write anything wrong.)

AMD originally invented the 64-bit extensions to the x86 chipset, Intel
licensed them later. Before Intel licensed it, the arch was named AMD64,
after Intel also started pushing out AMD64's it is called x86_64.

So Intel x86_64's will work. Itaniums will not, but these are hard (and
expensive) to come by.

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