On-Chip Cache Added
It was a write-through cache (except for one version that had a write back cache).
- The write-through cache supported two possible states for a line: S (Shared) or I (Invalid), wherein S merely indicated that the line was valid.
- The write back cache supported four possible states for a line: M (Modified), E (Exclusive), S (Shared), or I (Invalid).
It was a unified code/data cache. A collision on the cache due to the receipt of simultaneous access requests from the Execution Unit data and the Instruction Prefetcher results in stalling the Prefetch Unit.
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