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To: Jeff Hayden who wrote (28230)5/25/2000 10:19:00 PM
From: FruJu  Read Replies (1) of 202049
No, L1 cache will likely remain the same (it's important to keep the L1 cache small because you want latency to be very low for the closest cache).

Here's the quote from ZDNet:

The new 750CX and 750CXe chips will be manufactured using IBM's 0.18-micron process with copper interconnects. They will also include 256KB of integrated L2 cache, a performance-enhancing technique, sources said.

While the chips should give Mac portables a performance boost, they will consume very little power, about 4 watts at 400MHz, sources said. The chips will also be inexpensive, with volume pricing expected to start at about $80.

Usually when you integrate L2 cache, a side effect is that you can reduce the package pin count because you no longer need the external cache out pins (makes the entire system cheaper to manufacture - cheaper packaging and no external SRAM cache).
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