Diffrence between L2 cache and L3 cache?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by papadopolis1024, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. papadopolis1024 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I am sorry but what is the real difference? I guess there is a speed boost. But what else?
     
  2. disconap macrumors 68000

    disconap

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    #2
    One level.

    (rimshot)

    It's all about bottlenecking. If you have a high bus speed, L3 isn't all that helpful. In, for example, a G4, it is crucial (which is why I generally suggest going with 1.4gHz w/ L3 over 2.0gHz w/out)...
     

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