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Just one example of what makes all this work:

AMD Phenom II X4 900 series die

AMD Phenom II X4 900 series die: 258mm2 4-cores and a 6MB L3 cache

(The level 3 cache is the dark area covering the right 1/3rd. The CPU cores and L1/L2 cache areas are the repeated 4 structures covering the left 2/3rds.)

If only Babbage could have kept true to his design and not fallen out with his engineers!

Who knows?!

Cheers,
Martin

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