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 m 0 l 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). m 0 l Related resources What is the diefference? - Forum going from a gtx 650 to a gtx 660, what do I need to do? - Forum What is the best of these Gpu which gpu should i buy? - Forum What's the performance of the GTX 280? - Forum What PSU will I need with a fx-6300 cpu and r9 270? - 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? m 0 l 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. m 0 l 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? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat's this computers value? Forum SolvedWhat wattage of a power supply would work the best for my build? Forum Solvedwhat year for a MacBook Pro Forum SolvedWhat power supply do i need? Forum SolvedWhat Wattage power supply do i need for my PC? Forum Solvedwhat pc should i get? Forum Solvedwhat does superclocked and double dissipation mean? Forum SolvedWhat should i do with 450$ Forum SolvedWhat's Better? The A10-5800K or A8-6600K Forum SolvedWould i be able to OC the Asus Gtx 760 Striker Platinum much further than what it comes like? Forum Solvedwhat mobo to get Forum SolvedCan someone help with what PC is better Forum SolvedWhat motherboard goes best with the intel core i5-4670k? Forum SolvedWill this do what I want for gaming? Forum SolvedWhat do you think? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !