What is the diefference? Tags: CPUs Cache Last response: January 1, 2010 7:50 PM in CPUs Share NNNN December 31, 2009 8:15:45 PM discuss alternatives of using a very large L2 cache versus a smaller L2 cache with an L3 cache. Discuss the arguments for each approach. More about : diefference Upendra09 a b à CPUs December 31, 2009 9:22:13 PM L2 cache is more important, it is closer to the processor and used more than l3 cache, in fact most processors don;t have l3 cache, just a big l2 cache smaller l2 cache means less data stored in the flash memory and then the processor has to go to the l3 cache to find it which is farther away and thus slows down performance. large l2 cache means more info in fast memory(flash memory) and it is closer, so the processor has to go a less distance, and therefore gets better performance cjl a b à CPUs December 31, 2009 11:33:08 PM Homework? There are benefits to each approach - it isn't quite as simple as upendra is making it (and upendra, what flash are you talking about? SRAM and DRAM are the only memory types in the cache and in the main system memory). Related resources What is the diefference ? - Forum What is the difference between the computers 7 years ago and the present compute - Forum Sapphire HD 5770 on a Frontier 450w? - Forum Games crashing on 64 bit systems - Forum How to setup RAID, help appreciated. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Upendra09 a b à CPUs January 1, 2010 12:48:13 AM yeah i confused flash with that RAM but yeah it does get more complicated but how? do you mean the search and miss problem or something? jsc a c 172 à CPUs January 1, 2010 7:10:24 AM cjl said: - it isn't quite as simple as upendra is making it ... Certainly isn't. A Core2 CPU doesn't even have an L3 cache. Upendra09 a b à CPUs January 1, 2010 7:50:15 PM yeah that is what i said, most processors today don't have l3 cache, that ended few years ago. I was just giving him a quick summary of cache tech why don't you guys explain it now? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumOpinions and price of this PSU........... ForumHow can I determine what is using the memory that Windows isn't? ForumWhat advantage in windows 7 ForumWhat is most important for a HTPC Forumwhat the diffrence between an OC'd 955be ForumInspiron 530d E2160 to what CPU (upgrade) ForumWhat CPU can I upgrade to? ForumWhat socket do i have?!?!?!!? ForumHow can i tell what version my video card is ForumWhat cpu I should get More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !