Level 2 Cache [L2 Cache]

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Level 2 (L2) cache, also known as secondary cache or RAM cache, is the cache memory external to the CPU.

L2 cache memory resides on a separate chip from the microprocessor chip. L2 cache contains a subset of the contents of main memory. The design of the memory and L2 cache is a significant way designers differentiate their systems.

Synonyms:

RAM Cache, Secondary Cache

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