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November 8, 2011 10:35:18 PM

What is cache?

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a c 105 à CPUs
November 8, 2011 10:39:03 PM

CPU Cache is very high speed memory right on the die itself. The CPU does not have to go to the RAM to get data.

This will explain better: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CPU_cache

There is an even better explanation in "Upgrading & Repairing PCs" by Scott Mueller. Your local library may have this book.
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a b à CPUs
November 10, 2011 1:19:34 AM

Gpu's uses caches as well.
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a c 105 à CPUs
November 10, 2011 10:11:09 AM

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Thanks for the info UBrales as i did'nt know this either ;) 

In the book "Upgrading & Repairing PCs" by Scott Mueller, he illustrates this point very well using the example for a diner at a restaurant. I have it in a PDF format which will not permit me to copy and paste.

Illustration of cache (by Scott Mueller):
L1 cache is built into the processor die and runs at full processor speed, which is FSB x multiplier. As a result, L1 cache is much faster than the motherboard speed. Using cache reduces the time that the CPU has to wait for data from the main memory (RAM) which is much slower when compared to the CPU speed.

Chapter 3, page 65 to 68 in the book (size of an encyclopedia).
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