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FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE Hardware Notes
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This document contains the hardware compatibility notes for FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE. It lists the hardware platforms supported by FreeBSD, as well as the various types of hardware devices (storage controllers, network interfaces, and so on), along with known working instances of these devices.
Supported Processors and System Boards
This section provides some architecture-specific information about the specific processors and systems that are supported by each architecture.
Since mid-2003 FreeBSD/amd64 has supported the AMD64 ("Hammer") and Intel(R) EM64T architecture, and is now one of the Tier-1 platforms (fully supported architecture), which are expected to be Production Quality with respects to all aspects of the FreeBSD operating system, including installation and development environments.
Note that there are two names for this architecture, AMD64 (AMD) and Intel EM64T (Extended Memory 64-bit Technology). 64-bit mode of the two architectures are almost compatible with each other, and FreeBSD/amd64 should support them both.
As of this writing, the following processors are supported:
AMD Athlon(TM)64 ("Clawhammer").
AMD Opteron(TM) ("Sledgehammer").
All multi-core Intel(R) Xeon(TM) processors except Sossaman have EM64T support.
The single-core Intel(R) Xeon(TM) processors "Nocona", "Irwindale", "Potomac", and "Cranford" have EM64T support.
All Intel(R) Core 2 (not Core Duo) and later processors
All Intel(R) Pentium(R) D processors
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4s and Celeron Ds using the "Cedar Mill" core have EM64T support.