svn commit: r186205 - stable/7/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/hardware

Murray Stokely murray at
Tue Dec 16 19:48:35 PST 2008

Author: murray
Date: Wed Dec 17 03:48:35 2008
New Revision: 186205

  MFC: r186204
  Update the list of Intel chips with EM64T for FreeBSD/amd64 and
  increase the known maximum memory configuration from 8gb to 32gb.
  Approved by:	re (hrs)


Modified: stable/7/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/hardware/article.sgml
--- stable/7/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/hardware/article.sgml	Wed Dec 17 03:24:55 2008	(r186204)
+++ stable/7/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/hardware/article.sgml	Wed Dec 17 03:48:35 2008	(r186205)
@@ -92,21 +92,40 @@
-      <para>&intel; 64-bit &xeon; (<quote>Nocona</quote>).
-	This processor is fabricated on 90nm process technology, and operates
-	with 2.80 to 3.60 GHz (FSB 800MHz) and &intel; E7520/E7525/E7320 chipsets.</para>
+      <para>All multi-core &intel; &xeon; processors except
+        Sossaman have EM64T support.</para>
-      <para>&intel; &pentium; 4 Processor supporting &intel; EM64T
-	(<quote>Prescott</quote>).
-	This is fabricated on 90nm process technology,
-	uses FC-LGA775 package, and operates with 3.20F/3.40F/3.60F GHz
-	and &intel; 925X Express chipsets.
-	The corresponding S-Spec numbers are SL7L9, SL7L8, SL7LA, SL7NZ, SL7PZ,
-	and SL7PX.  Note that processors marked as 5xx numbers do not support
-	EM64T.</para>
+      <para>The single-core &intel; &xeon;
+        processors <quote>Nocona</quote>, <quote>Irwindale</quote>,
+        <quote>Potomac</quote>, and <quote>Cranford</quote> have
+        EM64T support.</para>
+    <listitem>
+      <para>All &intel; Core 2 (not Core Duo) and later
+        processors</para>
+    </listitem>
+    <listitem>
+      <para>All &intel; &pentium; D processors</para>
+    </listitem>
+    <listitem>
+      <para>&intel; &pentium; 4s and Celeron Ds using
+        the <quote>Cedar Mill</quote> core have EM64T
+        support.</para>
+    </listitem>
+    <listitem>
+      <para>Some &intel; &pentium; 4s and Celeron Ds using
+        the <quote>Prescott</quote> core have EM64T support.  See
+        the <ulink url="">Intel
+        Processor Spec Finder</ulink> for the definitive answer about
+        EM64T support in Intel processors.</para>
+    </listitem>
   <para>&intel; EM64T is an extended version of IA-32 (x86) and
@@ -115,7 +134,7 @@
     <quote>64-bit extension technology</quote> or <quote>IA-32e</quote>.</para>
   <para>The largest tested
-    memory configuration to date is 8GB.  SMP support has been
+    memory configuration to date is 32GB.  SMP support has been
     recently completed and is reasonably robust.</para>
   <para>In many respects, &os;/&arch.amd64; is similar to &os;/&arch.i386;, in

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