FreeBSD currently runs on a wide variety of ISA, VLB, EISA, and PCI bus-based PCs with
Intel, AMD, Cyrix, or NexGen ``x86'' processors, as well as a number of machines based on
the Compaq Alpha processor. Support for generic IDE or ESDI drive configurations, various
SCSI controllers, PCMCIA cards, USB devices, and network and serial cards is also
provided. FreeBSD also supports IBM's microchannel (MCA) bus.
A list of supported hardware is provided with each FreeBSD release in the FreeBSD
Hardware Notes. This document can usually be found in a file named HARDWARE.TXT, in the top-level directory of a CDROM or FTP
distribution or in sysinstall's documentation menu. It lists,
for a given architecture, what hardware devices are known to be supported by each release
of FreeBSD. Copies of the supported hardware list for various releases and architectures
can also be found on the Release Information page of the FreeBSD Web site.