Learn about the technologies behind the Internet with The TCP/IP Guide!
NOTE: Using robot software to mass-download the site degrades the server and is prohibited. See here for more.
Find The PC Guide helpful? Please consider a donation to The PC Guide Tip Jar. Visa/MC/Paypal accepted.
View over 750 of my fine art photos any time for free at DesktopScenes.com!

[ The PC Guide | Systems and Components Reference Guide | Motherboard and System Devices | System Cache ]

Cache Transfer Technologies and Timing

One of the most important factors directly influencing the performance of the level 2 cache is the technology used to transfer information to and from the processor. There are three main types of cache technology currently in use in motherboards; the capabilities of the chipset (in particular, the cache controller) dictate which your system will use.

"Timing" refers to the number of clock cycles required to perform the data transfers to and from the cache or processor, and this is a function of the technology used (among other things). Timing is a complex matter involving various characteristics of the processor, cache, memory, chipset, etc. Iin general, however, the fewer clock cycles it takes to transfer data, the faster the system. System timing is described in detail here, in the memory chapter.

Next: Cache Bursting

Home  -  Search  -  Topics  -  Up

The PC Guide (http://www.PCGuide.com)
Site Version: 2.2.0 - Version Date: April 17, 2001
Copyright 1997-2004 Charles M. Kozierok. All Rights Reserved.

Not responsible for any loss resulting from the use of this site.
Please read the Site Guide before using this material.
Custom Search