[nflug] (off-topic) Speed vs. cache?
wpos2 at roadrunner.com
Wed Sep 12 16:52:09 EDT 2007
I'm building a system for fun, from parts I have lying around, including
a P3 600/512/100/2.05. The board will accept up to a P3 1GHz (at least
theoretically). Fact (according to Intel's Web site): the fastest P3
with 512 KB L2 cache clocks at 600 MHz. Some of you will see what I'm
getting at. If not, then:
600 MHz/.5 MB cache vs. 1000 MHz/.25 MB cache - any particular advantage
to either setup?
I'm inclined to keep the 600. Twice the cache sounds better to me than
twice the speed. I don't have any particular plans for this machine.
Perhaps I can ask for suggestions for that. Please - nothing involving
seemingly impossible acts of anatomy.
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