Intel® 64 architecture delivers 64-bit computing in embedded designs when combined with supporting software.1 Intel 64 architecture improves performance by allowing systems to address more than 4 GB of both virtual and physical memory.
Intel® 64 provides support for:
- 64-bit flat virtual address space
- 64-bit pointers
- 64-bit wide general-purpose registers
- 64-bit integer support
- Up to one terabyte (TB) of platform address space
Products designed with Intel® 64 architecture
The 2nd generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family arms business PCs with hardware-assisted security, manageability capabilities, and enhanced performance.
For desktops, the Intel® Core™ processor family offers the smartest and fastest processors from Intel. Adapting to the needs of users, the technology inside the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family is designed to automatically adjust to shifting performance demands while reducing power consumption.
Laptops equipped with a processor from the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family deliver unmatched mobile technology for intelligent performance—from digital video to intense games to demanding business tasks.
Intel® Xeon® processors power a variety of multi-core 64-bit servers and workstations. For a wide range of infrastructure, cloud, high-density, and high-performance computing (HPC) applications, the Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series offers versatile one-way and two-way 64-bit multi-core servers and workstations. Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family provides exceptional scalable performance and mission-critical class reliability for the most data-demanding applications and virtualization projects.
Resources for developers
Download this guide for more details about Enabling 64-Bit Desktop Computing.
Find blog posts, news, events, and support in the Intel® Parallel Programming Community.
Get connected to the developers and engineers of Intel in the Intel® Software Network.
Read the Introduction to Intel’s 32nm Process Technology white paper for more details about the technology.
Find out more about 45nm Process Technology Codename Penryn in this white paper.