I tried to search for the correct architecture to use for my Intel NUC7I3BNH, but I am none the wiser. Which architecture would be most appropriate - amd64 or i386?

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    now I get it: an Intel i3 should of course go with a i386 build. Googling your model gives Processor Included Intel® Core™ i3-7100U Processor (3M Cache, 2.40 GHz), and then you don't have to rely on what it says about windows. Or then, find out about "core i3", and you see: 64-bit since 2010. Thus: AMD. Simple!
    – user373503
    Feb 17, 2020 at 22:18
  • "i386" comes from Intel 80386 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_80386
    – Virsacer
    Feb 17, 2020 at 22:46

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Since https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/95066/intel-nuc-kit-nuc7i3bnh.html states, that it supports Windows x64 you should go for amd64.

  • Yes Microsoft call the AMD64 / x86-64, x64 because they think 86×2=64. Feb 17, 2020 at 22:04

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