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Old 10-25-2006, 01:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello-

I am looking at a proccessor, and in the description at the end it says "512Kx2"

Here is the copy and pasted portion:

Athlon 64 X2 4600+ (2.40GHz, 512Kx2)

what does the 512Kx2 mean?

Thanks,

Alex


EDIT: the more technical explanation someone can give me the better
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Old 10-25-2006, 01:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That refers to the amount of L2 cache. L2 cache basically acts like a buffer to keep the CPU fed with data.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athlon_x2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L2_cache

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Old 10-25-2006, 06:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Cache is the onboard memory of the processor

512kx2 means that there is two boards of 512 in the CPU, you have a total of 1gb cache

the more cache the better
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1 Megabyte cache, not gigabyte.
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1 Megabyte cache, not gigabyte.
That would be fast. My PC now has 512KB cache, and it's fast..
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