Project Talk:AMD64

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This discussion is still ongoing as of 2023-07-24.

Isn't EM64T the older (former) name for "Intel 64"? Intel, hesitant to implement a 64-bit x86 in the first place (since they had IA-64, i.e. Itanium), started to go with AMD's x86-64 (released as AMD64) as "IA-32e" (for "Intel Architecture 32-Bit extensions"), then as EM64T ("Extended Memory 64 Technology") and as of 2006 as "Intel 64" (just like AMD64).

Therefore, shouldn't EM64T be changed to Intel 64?

Luttztfz (talk) 08:12, 24 July 2023 (UTC)

See also Project Talk:X86#clarification, that "x86" in this article is actually 32-bit x86
It should also be made clear to the reader, that alternative terms for AMD64 are x86-64 and x64.
Luttztfz (talk) 09:04, 24 July 2023 (UTC)