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System info says Intel, Powershell says AMD. Which is it?

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    win 8.1

    System info says Intel, Powershell says AMD. Which is it?


    Have I misunderstood all along? Are these not different? Are some Intel Core CPUs built with AMD architecture?
    I have been assuming the info given by both of these methods came from actually querying the hardware, so if I put in a different processor now and started the machine up the info would show whatever I put in. No? See screenshot. Same image on imgur http://i.imgur.com/NQhaPkg.png just in case.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    What does Speccy say? If I had to guess I'd go against PowerShell. No particularly good reason other than that I haven't used it and am therefore suspicious.
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  3. #3


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    AMD has the license for the 64 bit instruction set. The "AMD64" just means your CPU is a 64 bit CPU and is using that instruction set, or code if you want to think about it that way. You have an Intel CPU.
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  4. #4

    try this


    Hi Charlie,
    if youve tried speccy have a look at CPUid, its free as well.


    Roy
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    Posts : 4
    win 8.1


    Thanks all. I'm marking this as solved. Had never heard of Speccy or CPU-Z before today.
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System info says Intel, Powershell says AMD. Which is it?
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