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Hier een stuk over de L1 cache van de K7:
28KB of L1 cache is double the current maximum on any x86 processor. If you can remember the time when the P166 MMX came out, you may remember the fact that many magazines reported that it matched a P200 in most benchmarks. This had nothing to do with the MMX instruction set, as few applications supported them at the time. The culprit was a 32KB L1 cache up from the earlier 16KB. While we probably won't see the same percentage rise in performance going from 64KB to 128KB (the law of diminishing returns) this would still result in quite a boost. Consider the fact that the Celeron line of CPUs currently run with 128KB of L2 cache and are giving the PIIs a run for their money.
There have been rumors that the bigger size of the L1 cache would mean slower memory timings but this remains to be seen. In the end, though, I think that we will see quite a significant performance boost.