Matthew Seaman matthew at
Sat Jan 20 16:33:34 UTC 2018

On 18/01/2018 22:43, Stari Karp wrote:
> Does it mean that the motherboard is AMD and CPU is Intel. But why
> uname -m shows amd64, please?

amd64 is the FreeBSD name for what Linux calls x86_64.  It's the Intel
x86-compatible 64 bit architecture that was first produced by AMD, which
Intel later adopted.

Yes, your processor is from Intel, but it is using a 64-bit instruction
set authored by AMD based on an earlier 32-bit Intel work.  Your
motherboard will be from Apple[*], but it uses Intel chipsets for most
things.  There is an AMD Radeon graphics card amongst various other
components for a number of different suppliers.



[*] It's probably a custom board specially developed for Apple by one of
the specialist motherboard manufacturers, and re-badged by Apple.

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