Cache Memory and Intel Smart Cache
What is Cache Memory
Cache is an important component that impacts overall System performance. Cache is a fst memory storage area where the processor places frequently accessed data.
System memory is a larger storage area that holds more data but is slower for accessing data. A PC with a larger Cache allows more data to be accessible from that faster storage area, increasing performance and responsiveness.
Processors with greater cache can benefit most applications – from running rich media titles and games, to everyday productivity applications.
So what is the deal with Intel Smart Cache
According to intel –
“Intel designed an innovative feature to further improve system performance and cache efficiency. Intel Smart Cache increases teh probability that each processor core can access data from faster, more efficient cache subsystem.”
Intel Smart Cache allows each core to dynamically utilize upto 100% of available cache, while obtaining data from cache at higher throughput rate.
If one core has minimal cache requirement, the other core can dynamically increase its share of cache, reducing misses.
This improves overall processor performance by keeping more data closer to the processor for fast execution.
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