A Simple Question on Core Cache

By Route44
Jan 7, 2008
  1. One dual core has a cache configuration of 256kb x 256kb.

    The other has a cache configuration of 512kb x 512 kb.

    Both are 1.6 MHz.

    If I just run both at stock speeds with 2 gigs of 667 DDR2 RAM what am I gaining with the 512 cache? In other words, how much of a noticible diffrence is there in performance with such things as Office applications, internet bowsing, and video editing and DVD watching as well as burning?

  2. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    Having more 'cache for your CPU is extremely beneficial. Cache mean a storage of the case of a CPU...more cache helps because this is a place with a 'cache' of your browsing habits and subject directions. So the next question you present to your PC: your cache, (being larger), will have a larger storage of places that you are probably headed toward and the facts will come up much more quickly to feed your CPU. Any applications run faster when there is a larger amount of L2 cache available on that CPU.
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