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Inside the Machine by Jon Stokes

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Conclusions

There is much, much more that can be said about caching; this chapter has covered only the basic concepts. As main memory moves farther away from the CPU in terms of CPU clock cycles, the importance of caching will only increase. For modern microprocessor systems, larger on-die caches have turned out to be one of the simplest and most effective uses for the increased transistor budgets that new manufacturing process technologies afford.

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