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Download/Browse Funtoo Linux Subarches

This page provides an overview of Funtoo Linux sub-architectures (also called subarches) designed for quick and easy reference. Funtoo Linux provides optimized installation images for all sub-architectures listed below. Clicking on a particular subarch will bring you to a detail page where you can learn more about that subarch and download a stage3 for installation.


There are a couple of ways to identify the type of CPU you have. One option is to use the lscpu command:

# lscpu

If the lscpu command is unavailable, you can get similar information via /proc:

# cat /proc/cpuinfo

The cpuid command is another option and can provide other interesting information:

# emerge cpuid; cpuid | tail -n 1


32-bit ARM Processors
armv7a_hardfpThis subarch supports the ARMv7-A architecture with hardware floating point. CPU support includes Cortex-A5 (with hardware FPU), Cortex-A7, A8, A9, A12, A15, A17, and Qualcomm Krait and other ARMv7-A CPUs.-O2 -pipe -march=armv7-a -mfpu=vfpv3-d16 -mfloat-abi=hard
armv5teThis subarch supports the ARMv5 architecture with vector extensions, which is compatible with Pogoplug, SheevaPlug, TonidoPlug, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBoard, CuBox, PandaBoard, and TrimSlice.-O2 -pipe -march=armv5te
armv6j_hardfpThis subarch supports the ARM11 series processors, including compatible CPUs such as the Broadcom BCM2835 (Raspberry Pi).-O2 -pipe -march=armv6j -mfpu=vfp -mfloat-abi=hard


64-bit AMD Processors
amd64-bulldozerThe amd64-bulldozer subarch supports the AMD bulldozer microarchitecture CPUs, which were released from late 2011 through the first quarter of 2012 as a replacement for K10 microarchitecture CPUs.-march=bdver1 -O2 -pipe
amd64-jaguarAMD jaguar microarchitecture debuted in mid-2013 and is targeted at low-power devices, including notebooks, tablets and small form-factor desktops and servers. It is perhaps most well-known for being the microarchitecture used for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One,-march=btver2 -O2 -pipe
amd64-k10The amd64-k10 subarch provides support for the AMD Family 10h processors, which were released in late 2007 as a successor to the AMD K8 series processors.-march=amdfam10 -O2 -pipe
amd64-piledriverThe amd64-piledriver subarch supports the AMD Piledriver microarchitecture produced by AMD from mid-2012 through 2015, which is the successor to the AMD bulldozer microarchitecture.-march=bdver2 -O2 -pipe
amd64-steamrollerThe amd64-steamroller subarch supports the AMD steamroller microarchitecture, produced from early 2014. It is the successor to the AMD Piledriver microarchitecture.-march=bdver3 -O2 -pipe
64-bit Intel Processors
atom_64The atom_64 sub-architecture supports 64-bit capable Intel Atom CPUs.-O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -march=atom -pipe
core2_64The core2_64 subarch supports 64-bit-capable processors based on the Core microarchitecture and all processors of the Penryn microarchitecture. This includes all Intel Core 2 branded processors, some Celeron, some Pentium and some Xeon branded processors.-march=core2 -O2 -pipe
corei7The corei7 subarch supports the Nehalem, Westmere, Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, and Haswell microarchitecture-based Intel Pentium/Celeron, Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and Xeon Processors.-march=corei7 -O2 -pipe
intel64-haswellThe intel64-haswell subarch specifically supports processors based on Intel's Haswell microarchitecture. Haswell desktop processors are branded as 4th Generation Intel Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 Processors.-march=core-avx2 -O2 -pipe
intel64-ivybridgeThe intel64-ivybridge subarch specifically supports processors based on Intel's Ivy Bridge microarchitecture and AVX instructions. These processors are branded as 3rd Generation Intel Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 Processors.-march=core-avx-i -O2 -pipe
intel64-sandybridgeThe intel64-sandybridge subarch specifically supports processors based on Intel's Sandy Bridge microarchitecture and AVX instructions. These processors are branded as 2nd Generation Intel Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 Processors.-march=corei7-avx -O2 -pipe
64-bit PC-Compatible (Generic) Processors
generic_64The generic_64 subarch is designed to support 64-bit PC-compatible CPUs, such as the AMD K8-series processors, which were introduced in late 2003.-mtune=generic -O2 -pipe
32-bit AMD Processors
athlon-xpThis subarch supports 32-bit AMD Athlon XP processors.-O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -march=athlon-xp -pipe
32-bit Intel Processors
atom_32This subarch supports 32-bit Intel Atom processors.-O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -march=atom -pipe
pentium4This subarch supports 32-bit Intel Pentium 4 processors.-O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -march=pentium4 -pipe
32-bit PC-Compatible (Generic) Processors
generic_32This subarch supports generic 32-bit PC-compatible processors.-mtune=generic -O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe
i686This subarch supports P6-class (Intel Pentium Pro instruction set) processors.-O2 -march=i686 -mtune=generic -pipe