Monday, October 26, 2009

Types of Cache Explained

Inline cache: A memory cache that resides next to the CPU, but shares the same system bus as other subsystems in the computer. It is faster than lookaside cache, but slower than a backside cache.

Backside cache: A level 2 memory cache that has a dedicated channel to the CPU, enabling it to run at the full speed of the CPU.

Lookaside cache: A memory cache that shares the system bus with main memory and other subsystems. It is slower than inline caches and backside caches.

More info here Intel Cache Overview

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