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) 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. Related resources Is a 3mb L3 cache better than a 2mb L2 cache ? - Forum 3mb smart cache v. 2mb L3 cache - Forum 3 .73Ghz P4 2MB L2 Cache in Q 3 : 1066Mhz FSB - Forum Large L2 vs Large L3 Cache - Forum How much difference will 8 mb l3 cache make against 2mb l3 cache ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 4745454b a b 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. iam2thecrowe a b 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 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? 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNative 2MB L2 Cache Conroe Forum3 .0GHz, 4000MHz system bus, 2MB L2 cache ForumAthlon x2 2.8 Ghz Vs Core 2 duo e5200 2.5 ghz (both have 2mb l2 cache ) ForumL2 cache vs the newer L3 cache ForumAbout L2 and L3 Cache Forum[CPU] Is L2 cache more important than more clockspeed? ForumAMD 64x2 - 2MB L2 cache vs. 1 MB L2 cache ? ForumZAMORA: QUAD CORE WITH SHARED L3 CACHE ForumP4 3 .06 with 1M L3 cache ForumIntel Core i7 720QM with 8 mb of L3 cache ? ForumIntel Core i5-2500K Processor (4x 3.30GHz/6MB L3 Cache ) Or AMD FX-8120 CPU (8 ForumIntel Pentium E2180 help ForumWhic is better? ForumWhich Case/Heatsink combination is better? ForumIs a passmark score of 1816 alot faster than a 1665 score ? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !