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Originally Posted by Marager
not to mention that intel released core2duo kinda early in my opinion
they coulda make it better,now they give AMD the chance to pull ahead
are you serious? the core 2 bests the FX series at 1/3 the price! how much better did you want them to make it?
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Isn't it the other way around? I thought the L2 cache is faster and more expensive to make then L1
Nope- That's why you see much, much less L1 than L2 cache, and why the addition of more L2 doesn't drive the price of a new chip up.
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Nope- That's why you see much, much less L1 than L2 cache, and why the addition of more L2 doesn't drive the price of a new chip up.
Oh, I don't even look at the L1 cache on most chips because I thought L2 was faster and more important lol. How fast is the L3 cache going to be compared to L1?
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Oh, I don't even look at the L1 cache on most chips because I thought L2 was faster and more important lol. How fast is the L3 cache going to be compared to L1?
It normally runs at half the speed of the CPU. So less than 1/4 the speed of L1.
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