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14 December 2006

AMD virtualization (AMD-V)

AMD's virtualization extension to the 64-bit x86 architecture is named AMD Virtualization (also known by the abbreviation AMD-V), and is sometimes referred to by the code name "Pacifica".

AMD processors using Socket AM2, Socket S1, and Socket F include AMD Virtualization support. In May 2006, AMD introduced such versions of the Athlon 64 and Turion 64 processors. AMD Virtualization is also supported by release two (x2xx series) of the Opteron processors.

1 comment:

  1. Somewhere out there! » Xen
    "Only the older single core Orleans and newer dual-core Windsor AMD Athlon 64 X2 CPUs support AMD-V. Windsor Athlons are the only AM2 socket Athlons at present, but it might be possible to confuse them with the older models if you are not careful."