location of cache

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by feli, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. feli

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    Apr 24, 2011
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    Hi everybody,

    I would like to know the location of cache,

    I know registers are inside the CPU and main memory is outside the CPU. But I don't know the location of cache memory.Could you please tell me its location?


    Thank you
     
  2. Georacer

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    Nov 25, 2009
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    It's in the same chip as the processors, you know, the black square one. Physical proximity of the caches to the processors is very important.
    Check this image, it's a bit small but I think it 'll do:
    http://www.techinsight.tv/images/stories/5600/1.jpg

    If you notice, Intel processors come with their cache in one package, so that leaves no room for doubt.
     
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