Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 Cache
Apparently, the major breakthrough for memory devices occurred in the 1970s, after the inclusion of solid-state memory into integrated circuits. This invention used very small transistors, facilitating the storage of a lot more information into a very tiny area on the circuit board. Cache is the memory that stores the frequently, or recently, accessed locations of ROM or device memory. The next time any location has to be accessed, it is first checked into the cache and thereby fastens the retrieval. Cache differs from RAM, where unlike RAM which is volatile, cache can store the data for indefinite amount of time. Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 memory is classified further as L1 cache, L2 cache and L3 cache.
Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 L1 Cache
Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 Cache is clasified as L1 cache , L2cache etc., according to the priority of data storage and retrieval. L1 cache stands for Level 1 cache. Although it is lesser in size than L2 and L3 cache, the speed of data access in higher than the other cache. Generally, L1 cache is in the order of few hundred kBs, while L2 and L3 cache are of few MBs.