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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:04 pm    Post subject: which stage3 tarball apllies to an Intel i7-6700 ? Reply with quote

I have been googling for an hour and can't get a clear answer.

The question may be too noob for google to find the correct answer.

Which stage3 tarball should I download for my new Intel i7-6700 ?

It seems like the mirrors (under releases/x86/autobuild) have these choises:

x86-minimal
stage3-i486
stage3-i686
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

amd64
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot. But where's the logic in that? AMD is an entirely different brand, and the i7 is an x86 according to wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skylake_%28microarchitecture%29
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The logic is history. Amd brought out the first 64 bit processor then intel brought out one based on the same instruction set. Gentoo had already used the amd64 keyword for the arch so here we are.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah when I wrote that post I was hoping I was going to be taken seriously and not as a snarky joke, but it's true the right one is "amd64"... You'll want to set your kernel to "Core2" architecture (at least the older 4.x kernels).

Despite seemingly correct ia64, it will not work on Core processors.

Yes my i7-2700k is running amd64 just fine, as well as my i5, Core2Quad, and Core2Duo... I actually have no AMD machines running amd64, oddly enough, as I don't own any 64 bit AMD CPUs.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolf007,

The history is that Intel decided to break backwards compatibility when the Itanium processor was launched.
It was provided with an emulator to run 32 bit i686 code but it was slower than a i686 CPU.
Adoption of this IA64 was slow and dissapointing.

Meanwhile, AMD released a 64 bit CPU that could run in 32 bit mode and run the existing code base natively.
Intel licenced this from AMD until they had their own design.

The amd64 name has stuck.
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