Is 2mb of L2 cache better than 3 mb of L3 cache ? Tags: CPUs Cache Last response: May 23, 2011 5:05 PM in CPUs Share brybrys May 22, 2011 10:34:01 PM which one is better ? More about : 2mb cache cache darkguset a b à CPUs May 23, 2011 12:23:19 AM Although I have not run any benchmarks, I would say this: For games pick L2 cache (faster) For spreadsheets/databases pick L3 cache (size) m 0 l ubercake a b à CPUs May 23, 2011 12:39:20 AM More lower level (lower number) cache yields faster performance. If I had to make a choice, I'd always choose the option with more L2. m 0 l Related resources Is a 3mb L3 cache better than a 2mb L2 cache ? - Forum 3mb smart cache v. 2mb L3 cache - Forum How much difference will 8mb l3 cache make against 2mb l3 cache? - Forum P4 3.2 GHz 2mb L2 Cache - Forum Intel 3.2E 2mb L-3 cache - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 4745454b a c 83 à CPUs May 23, 2011 1:31:56 AM I'm going to say doesn't make a difference/not enough info. There were some L3 cache P4 EE chips that are still junk compared to chips of today. Having L3 cache doesn't make it good/bad. m 0 l iam2thecrowe a c 82 à CPUs May 23, 2011 4:14:05 AM it really depends on what CPU's your comparing. sounds like you want to compare 2 completely different cpus, such as this http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/59?vs=97 m 0 l jsc a c 172 à CPUs May 23, 2011 10:43:57 AM This looks like an apples and oranges comparison. For example, Core2 CPU's do not have an L3 cache. Which CPU's? m 0 l geekapproved a b à CPUs May 23, 2011 5:05:33 PM Depends on what cpu it is...... That's like saying what's faster, a V6 or a 4cyclinder. Well that depends on if it's a Honda Civic or a Chevy Suburban. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 3.0GHz, 4000MHz system bus, 2MB L2 cache Forum AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 Forum 3.73Ghz P4 2MB L2 Cache in Q3: 1066Mhz FSB Forum Is 8MB cache better than 2MB? Forum What is better than Intel Core i7 930 Quad CPU 4 x 2 8ghz 8mb L2 Cache 45nm LGA1 Forum SolvedDoes L3 cache have their own L1 and L2 cache. Forum Solvedbenifits of using large l2 cache alone vs using small l2 cache with l3 cache. Forum SolvedWhat is the use of L2 and L3 cache Forum Athlon x2 2.8 Ghz Vs Core 2 duo e5200 2.5 ghz (both have 2mb l2 cache) Forum SolvedAbout L2 and L3 Cache Forum When is 4mb L2 necessary over 2mb of L2 cache? Forum E6300 L2 Cache 2MB vs. Core 2 Duo E6320 L2 Cache 4MB Forum AMD 64x2 - 2MB L2 cache vs. 1MB L2 cache? Forum Native 2MB L2 Cache Conroe Forum 1MB vs 2MB L2 Cache? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !