What does the CAS latency represent?
A) The delay in reading data from the hard drive
B) The time it takes to receive data from memory after making the request
C) The time delay from a power-off state until a login prompt is shown
D) The network delay between a workstation and a server, in milliseconds
E) The delay for you to remember the new password you changed yesterday
The answer: B) The time it takes to receive data from memory after making the request
The Column Address Strobe (CAS) Latency refers to the delay between the time that the memory controller requests some data from RAM and the moment the data is available on the memory module’s output pins. In SDRAM, the CL is specified in clock cycles. The value refers to the time delay, so a CL of 2 is faster than a CL of 3.
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