Trying to decide between two mobile CPUs. They are both within .1 GHz of each other so I am not really worried about that. However, will 8MB Cache REALLY be used in games such as BF3 and COD II or will 6MB suffice? I ask because the 6MB is almost $200 cheaper!
What do you think? Is 8MB a marketing gimmick? I do not do video editing, just gaming...
Even though more cache sounds better, it doesn't necessarily denote more performance for gaming. It isn't a very significant difference either, you'd really want to be spending $200 on a better GPU for your lappy!
What? No, thats wrong - RAM isn't much slower, cache is just there to hold processes for the CPU to perform, and it's more convenient & slightly faster, while RAM holds things like application data. 6MB is sufficient - 8MB wouldn't be helpful unless you're working on HEAVY applications (video editing), gaming doesn't demand a lot.