processor concern

Ivailo Tanusheff i.tanusheff at
Tue Jul 7 06:54:28 UTC 2009


There is no i686 architecture, most likely it is i386.
You better find out two major things: 
- is your processor a 64bit one;
- do you want to use the full 64bit functionality if the prior one is 

If some of the answers is NO, then you should go with i386, which fully 
covers the architecture.
If both answers are YES, them use AMD64, even your processor is Intel. 
This is an acronym of 64bit processor architecture


Ivailo Tanusheff
Deputy Head of IT Department
ProCredit Bank (Bulgaria) AD

"Ergosky" <powergo13 at> 
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06.07.2009 22:44

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processor concern

Hi. I want to download and start using FreeBSD but I've investigated about 
the differences between the processors architecture. My processor has a 
i686 architecture but there just seems to be a i386 full-arquitecture 
supported by the OS. I want to know if there's a distribution optimized 
for my processor's architecture to take full advantage of it's 
performance. Thanks in advance for your response.
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