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Configuring Intel HD graphics in FreeBSD 10-RC4


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kpa said:
The AMD64 name is quite an unfortunate one because it fools many people into thinking that the Intel 64-bit x86 CPUs are not compatible with the AMD 64-bit x86 CPUs.
Intel and AMD have cross-licensing agreements for their processor technology - which I thought a lot of techies knew. Since Intel was slow to jump on the 64-bit train, and failed to get 64-bit Itanium instructions on their x86/x64 CISC processors, they ended up licensing AMDs 64-bit instructions to keep pace. Hence, I think AMD64 is actually appropriate since they're both 100% compatible.