OT, but info needed: RAM uprade

From: Allison J Parent <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
Date: Sun Dec 27 21:14:46 1998

<Yeah... I figured that you had to have a pretty advanced design (with an
<accompaning fab, although I don't really know about this stuff, it seemed
<like 1 micron was the magic number for on chip caches). I've always liked
<large caches on everything: 512K on a hard drive, a meg on a motherboard,

The key was getting a fab process that could support the extra logic and
the added gates to form the cache memory and cache control. Also caching
requires a lot more smarts that are added to the basic cpu. It represents
a great increase in complexity, total number of logic on die and potentially
power consumption. Those are all parameters to be balanced.

Received on Sun Dec 27 1998 - 21:14:46 GMT

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