Bug#254598: Name of the Debian x86-64/AMD64 port
> > x86-64 is amd's official name for the architecture.
On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 01:46:55PM -0500, Chris Cheney wrote:
> No its not, "amd64" is amd's official name for the architecture and has
> been since ~ April 2003, when the first actual chips were released.
Sorry, I should have said "was amd's official name for the architecture".
Anyways, this is the original notation that x86_64 came from.