What is the purpose of a CPU cache?
A) It increases the clock rate of the CPU
B) Improves the overall clock speed of the FSB
C) Adds an extra CPU core at each cache layer
D) Holds data, instructions, or results for fast retrieval
E) It’s pronounced “cash,” but it doesn’t spend like money
The answer: D) Holds data, instructions, or results for fast retrieval
A CPU cache can make your system appear to run much faster because the efficiency of the data path is improved by holding information in fast cache memory.
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