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L2 and L3 Caches help,

November 22, 2012 9:36:43 PM

Im looking at some of the AMD 4200 and 6200 server CPUs, and theres so many decisions! the part that im so unsure of is the level of caches, for example on the 4284 series there 3 different versions. (1) ie. the OS4284WLU8KGUWOF has 1MB of L2 cache; and the OS4284WLU8KGUS has 8MB?? both are Opteron 4284 CPUs. While reading online I ran across an article saying that having larger cache results in more seeking time, Im so confused with the whole situation. Is it better to have a large L2 cache? Or is it better to have a CPU that has a smaller faster L2 cache and then a large L3 cache?



thanks in advance!
-kev



(1) AMD 4284 CPUs - http://shop.amd.com/us/All/Compare/Products?SearchFacet...

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