The word Cache comes from the French that means hidden or hidden. In a summarized way, the Cache Memory is a fast and volatile access memory like the RAM Memory, it is a temporary storage device of recent data so that in a search can enter faster and a special memory buffer that has any of our computers. Thanks to this small but effective hardware or software you can have a more organized, streamlined and simple access to certain data, saving time.
This Memory is considered by many as a powerful tool that makes possible a better performance, its location makes Processor and RAM Memory operate in a more agile manner and with a perfect performance.
TYPES OF CACHÉ MEMORY
There are different types of cache memory, which have the same purpose, although they vary according to their technological development.
Level 1 cache (L1): also known as internal memory, is integrated in the processor works at the same speed, is used to access important data and is often used. This cache is divided into two parts, one is responsible for storing the instructions and the other for the data.
Level 2 cache (L2): also known as secondary cache which is responsible for storing data and files recently, its structure is to reduce the response time and its speed is lower than the level 1 cache.
Level 3 cache (L3): This memory is located on the motherboard, speeds up access to data and instructions that were not located in the previous levels, in most cases it is used to feed the memory level (L2) and its speed is greater than the Level 1 Memory (L1) although its speed is lower than the Level 3 Memory (L3).