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a b à CPUs
November 24, 2010 1:19:53 PM

Hello,
What does having a 512kb cache mean? Is that good or bad?

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a b à CPUs
November 24, 2010 1:46:55 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section CPU & Components by Buwish
a b à CPUs
November 24, 2010 1:50:03 PM

Long story short, it's the CPU's cache. Generally speaking, the more layers and the more cache memory you have, the better the CPU (there are other factors though).

Check this out for an explanation:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CPU_cache
November 24, 2010 3:40:39 PM

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Hello,
What does having a 512kb cache mean? Is that good or bad?



The cache stores frequently used bits of data and instructions for better performance because it's faster than RAM (Random access memory). L1 is better, then L2, and sometimes L3 cache. L3 cache can come embedded on the motherboard or can be embedded on a CPU die. To be honest I've ever used a computer with L3 cache before. :lol: 
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