venser
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2015-05-14T07:31:09Z
I have a few questions regarding cache. L1 and L2, how much is too little and how much is enough for gaming. It was my understanding that L1 wa[censored]ard memory and the L2 could be added to at any time. I'm not really sure so if I could be properly informed I'd greatly appreciate it. As for L3 I was also speculating that this is a newerish~ addition. What is L3 and it's purposes?

What would I do to upgrade cache, and is it as important as sufficient RAM? They both talk to each other over the bus to relay, recieve, and send information about the mobo, right? I guess I haven't had any real brushing up on computer information, but I'm learning as I go so I can help others as well. Thanks in advance!

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2015-05-14T07:57:13Z
Originally Posted by: venser 

I have a few questions regarding cache. L1 and L2, how much is too little and how much is enough for gaming. It was my understanding that L1 wa[censored]ard memory and the L2 could be added to at any time. I'm not really sure so if I could be properly informed I'd greatly appreciate it. As for L3 I was also speculating that this is a newerish~ addition. What is L3 and it's purposes?

What would I do to upgrade cache, and is it as important as sufficient RAM? They both talk to each other over the bus to relay, recieve, and send information about the mobo, right? I guess I haven't had any real brushing up on computer information, but I'm learning as I go so I can help others as well. Thanks in advance!

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You can't upgrade the cache; it's built into the processor. It's mainly there to store instructions which the processor utilizes to make it perform faster. It has been known that games that heavily use the L2 and L3 caches can benefit from a larger one but those are rare and require extensive performance enhancements.

IMO you should probably get 4MBs of L2; you wouldn't know when you need it and having it is a benefit. Though trying to find a specific memory amount is tough since processors promote performance than L2 sizes.

Hope this helps.

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2015-05-14T08:36:03Z
Sigh, sounds fruitless to try to get the L2/L3 I want rather than just get what's available since I can really only get what they give me. I've seen quite a few rigs with 8mb cache, seemed common. I could be mistaken, but I've seen a set up with 12mb cache, I'd like to get my hands on something like that haha. Thank you though, very informative
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2015-05-14T11:48:05Z
N00b question: What is IMO? Are you Imo? Or is it emo....
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2015-05-14T12:11:47Z
Originally Posted by: Blackhawk8100 

N00b question: What is IMO? Are you Imo? Or is it emo....

In my opinion.

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2015-05-14T17:44:26Z
Definitely not something to be concerned with for gaming. For gaming use I typically recommend the i5-4690K, if you've got money to burn the i7 but in gaming benchmarks there's usually no or not much difference between the two processors clock for clock.
Blackhawk8100
2015-05-14T20:22:48Z
Google is your friend
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2015-05-14T23:54:56Z
Originally Posted by: Blackhawk8100 

Google is your friend

What is this google you speak of?

Blackhawk8100
2015-05-20T02:26:09Z
Your google fu is not up to par.