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How much does L2 Cache affect performance on chips? Case and point, the FX60 2X 1MB, X2 3800+ 2X 512kb.
Thanks for the info!
EDIT:Assuming same clock speeds.
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Are you looking for something like this? \\/



AMD San Diego 3700+ at 2.2GHz vs. AMD Venice 3500+ @ 2.2GHz

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AMD Venice vs. San Diego Core Performance

Thanks to the 1MB cache in the San Diego, the extra cache proves to be beneficial in certain tasks, as shown in the Linux compiling process. The performance advantage is close to 10% in compiling LAME. In other benchmarks, such as Doom 3, the advantage of San Diego is roughly 5% at best. For Doom 3, we saw a 3-5% performance increase from the Venice to the San Diego, though as the quality gets higher, the performance increase diminished to less than 2%.
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item=219&num=1
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exactly what I wanted! Thanks!
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