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Platform Architecture Changed to Intel?

Discussion in '2021.2 Beta' started by jRocket, Jul 14, 2021.

  1. jRocket

    jRocket

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    In 2021.2, the Standalone PC/Mac/Linux platform architecture dropdowns were changed from x86 to x86_64 to Intel 32-bit/Intel 64-bit. Is this implying that builds will only work on Intel chips? I don't think this is the case, so why make this change?
     
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  2. JesOb

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    x86 and x86-64 architectures is property of intel all others licensing it or use intel CPUs
    the same with arm

    arm v7-v9 architectures is property of Arm Holdings all others use ARM chipsets or licensing archtecture
     
  3. sk0g

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    Might have something to do with the Apple Silicon releases, since app types there are Intel or Apple.

    Microsoft actually calls x86-64, AMD64, which makes the updating naming even funnier though.
     
  4. runner78

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    The 64bit part is property of AMD.
     
  5. jRocket

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    Which makes this naming even more weird. Why not just call it x86 32-bit and x86 64-bit?
     
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