Virtualization Technology and AMD-V
Virtualization technology is a set of hardware features that improve performance of Virtualization software. This software is used to run applications or operating systems in a virtual machine, and it provides the following advantages:
Both Intel and AMD integrate Virtualization support into their microprocessors. Intel Virtualization Technology, or VT, currently includes the following elements:
Not all Intel processors support these technologies. Please see CPU specifications for specific Intel CPU to determine what technologies (if any) are supported.
AMD Virtualization technology, or AMD-V, provides functionality similar to Intel VT-x. More advanced AMD-V 2.0 includes extra features, such as I/O level Virtualization, and Extended Migration. AMD-V is supported in almost all latest AMD mobile and desktop processors. AMD V 2.0 is supported only in the latest generation of AMD server-class CPUs.
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