New MacBoook Pro 2.8 processor uses L3 instead of L2 Cache?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BluePAZ, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. BluePAZ macrumors newbie

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    I was just looking at the specs of the new macbook pros processor using intels processor filter and when looking at the 2.53 part apple uses it says it has 6MB of L2 Cache, but when I look at the 2.8 part it says 6MB of L3 Cache. So is this a misprint and if not, what are the differences between L3 and L2 Cache? Also any thoughts or comments?
     
  2. Firanide macrumors member

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    So, basically, it's another layer of caching on top of the L2 that possibly makes the computer faster, but it's application-specific. That's what I'm getting out of it at least.
     
  3. Anaxarxes macrumors regular

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    It's a typo. Core 2 Mobile processors do not have L3 cache.
     
  4. TheCakeIsALie macrumors regular

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    To OP:

    How do you know that the 2.53 part is the P9500 and not the T9400? If you know for sure which one it is please let me know because I've been trying to find out about it for a couple of days. Post it in this thread if you know, thanks a lot.
     

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