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Old 04-24-2006, 07:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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as topic.....what is a L2 Cache and what does it mean when i have a 2 x 1 MB L2 Cache???
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L2 cache is high speed memory located on the processor. 2x1mb L2 cache means its a dual core therefore it has 2 banks of L2 cache, one for each core
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LOL yeh
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hey thanks!
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and on that note... just FYI..

L=Level

The higher the level, the slower the cache is.

For example, L1 is faster than L2, L2 is faster than L3.
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and L3 is found only on the old Extreme Edition P4's and Xeon's i think
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L3 is kinda pointless.Doesnt have much of a gain of perforamnce.
L3 cache is now the name for the extra cache built into motherboards between the processor and the main memory.I guess its time for a new avatar.HMMMM....
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will they ever use L3??
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will they ever use L3??
Umm yes like someone said earlier its with the xenons.
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the first pentium 4 EE used L3 cache but i don't think they have since then and the Xeon processors used it at some point, perhaps still do.
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