Download - 1st Generation Intel Core (Nehalem)

This page lists CPU-optimized builds of Funtoo Linux for 1st Generation Intel Core (Nehalem) (intel64-nehalem subarch) 64-bit Intel Processors.

The intel64-nehalem subarch supports first-generation Intel Core processors: Nehalem microarchitecture-based Intel Pentium/Celeron, Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and Xeon Processors.

CPU Information

Processor Release DateNovember 2008
CFLAGS-march=nehalem -O2 -pipe
CPU_FLAGS (see CPU_FLAGS for more info)mmx mmxext popcnt sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3


This section lists the Funtoo Linux builds currently available for download for intel64-nehalem. A full list of Funtoo Linux builds can be found on the Subarches page.

BuildVariantLatest BuildDownloadBrowse Mirror
funtoo-current standard 2018-07-09
funtoo-current pure64 2018-07-10
funtoo-current hardened 2018-07-10
funtoo-current pure64+hardened 2015-05-31

For information on how to verify the integrity of your stage3 tarball using gpg, see GPG Signatures.


Do you want a particular build of Funtoo Linux but do not see it here? Let us know what you need, and we will likely add it for you. Create a bug report requesting the build you need. To see what options there are, see our Intel Core i7 subarch page, which has a lot of builds listed.

Detailed Description

Beginning in November 2008, Intel launched the first Core i7 processor, codenamed Bloomfield, based on the Nehalem microarchitecture. With this launch, they also added to and modified the conventions used in their Intel Core branding scheme. (Not to be confused with the Intel Core microarchitecture. See core2_64.). This new naming scheme distinguishes between grades of processors rather than microarchitectures or design. Therefore, the intel64-nehalem subarch supports the Nehalem, plus will also run on Westmere, Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, and Haswell microarchitectures..

Nehalem processors have been released under the following brand names:

  • Intel Pentium/Celeron (low-level consumer)
  • Intel Core i3 (entry-level consumer)
  • Intel Core i5 (mainstream consumer)
  • Intel Core i7 (high-end consumer/business)
  • Intel Xeon (business server/workstation)

See the following links for a list of supported Celeron, Pentium, Nehalem, Westmere, Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, and Haswell processors.