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post #21 of 38
why would they reduce the l2 cache and instead use more l3 cache?
also why would they use less l3 cache vs the previous design using just the l2 cache instead?
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why is all the new cpu's only around the 3-3.2 ghz mark why dont they make faster cpu's??
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post #23 of 38
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why is all the new cpu's only around the 3-3.2 ghz mark why dont they make faster cpu's??
Although the speeds aren't much higher then your P4's the power per clock (ghz) is significantly higher. For example my CPU is only 2.6ghz but in order for you to top my CPU in performance you'd need about 2.5 times more speed. And the power of K10 and Nahalem is even greater then mine in addition to have twice as many cores as mine and 4 times more then yours.
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post #24 of 38
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why would they reduce the l2 cache and instead use more l3 cache?
also why would they use less l3 cache vs the previous design using just the l2 cache instead?
The memory controller is integrated to the processor now, it doesn't need as much cache. Previous Intel processors had larger caches because of the latency associated with having to access RAM through the FSB, but this is no longer an issue.
post #25 of 38
I understand it might not be needed but then again would it really hurt? ran is still slower the L3 cache and L2 cache is still faster then L3 cache.
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post #27 of 38
this is just volume pricing i think these numbers look really familiar haha $316 and $999

the midrange one is probaly $530 (q6700 was $530 in bulk volumes when it was first released)

the top end one will probaly retail for $1200 or so.. as usual
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I understand it might not be needed but then again would it really hurt? ran is still slower the L3 cache and L2 cache is still faster then L3 cache.
So you would like to spend more for no added benefit? Cache is not cheap.
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post #29 of 38
are we sure no improvement would come from this? my thinking is even with better and more direct access to ram L2 cache is still faster with less latency.
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post #30 of 38
So what does AMD have againts them I dont thein Phenom can figt these beasts. I heards something about a new achitecture AMD is working on?
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