Intel: EM64T and AMD64 the same, practicallyThu, Dec 30, 2004 - 5:21 AM
“ THERE’S ONLY one difference between AMD64 processors and EM64T processors, according to Intel documents seen by the INQUIRER.
Referring to its competitor – by which Intel means AMD – the chip giant makes the clearest statement we’ve seen yet on the similarities.
In a paragraph intended to aid Intel customers market desktop processors which will include EM64T instructions in 2005, the chip firm says:
“Even though the hardware micro-architecture for each company’s processor is different, the operating system and software ported to one processor will likely run on the other processor due to the close similarity of the instruction set architectures”.”