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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:03 am 
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Is there really much of a difference between 1mb of L2 cahce and 2mb of L2 cahce? If so what is it? How will it affect performance? Thank You


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:06 am 
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The difference:

2MB Cache - 1MB Cache = 1MB Cache.

:lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:07 am 
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OCNoob wrote:
The difference:

2MB Cache - 1MB Cache = 1MB Cache.

:lol:


This really does not help me


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:11 am 
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Okay, fine. Sorry! :P

You get a slight performance increase when you double the L2 cache from 1MB to 2MB (P4E vs P4XE vs P4 6xx).

See for yourself.


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look at it like this, the cpu needs memory to store it calculations. Well to get to the memory it has to travel through the bus, meaning it gets slowed down quite a bit. Now cache on the other hand is memory located directly on the CPU so that means that there is almost no wait to access that memory. Therefore the CPU runs much faster with more cache. Unfortunately cache is expensive and that is one of the reasons there isn't more on the cpu


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and onchip memory is SRAM so its way faster


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