Diffrence between L2 cache and L3 cache?

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

  1. papadopolis1024 macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2007
    I am sorry but what is the real difference? I guess there is a speed boost. But what else?
  2. disconap macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2005
    Portland, OR
    One level.


    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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