Tuesday, December 08, 2009

AMD Athlon 64 Family CPUs with SVM

In my search to tell which AMD CPUs support the HVM virtualization extension, SVM, I found a page at XenSource site. Not only does it cover AMD, but also the totally convoluted Intel VMX issue. One would imagine that by now all chips would be virtualization optimized, but not yet. For AMD:
older Athlon™ 64 processors above 4000+
Athlon™ 64 X2 processors above 4800+
all AMD Athlon™ X2 processors (I guess they're dropping the "64")
all AMD Athlon™ X2 BE, LE, EE processors
all AMD Phenom™ X3 and X4 processors

They also mention Turion, but I'm satisfied with my laptop, as is.

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