AMD processors to feature 5MB L2 cache within 2 years?

Posted on Thursday, January 19 2006 @ 15:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD has licensed Innovative Silicon's SOI memory, making it possible that AMD will feature embedded Z-RAM on their next-generation processors.

The advantage of this Z-RAM memory is that it enables much larger on-chip processor cache memories resulting in improved performance and lower I/O power consumption.

According to the article Z-RAM promises 5 times the density of SRAM, making it possible that future AMD processors will feature 5MB L2 cache per core.

You can find more info at AMDZone.

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