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cache

 [kash]
a memory mechanism used by a computer to accelerate access to information.

cache

[kash]
(in computer technology) a fast storage buffer in the central processing unit or hard drive used to increase the amount and speed of data processing. Also called cache memory.

cache

A storage area on a PC’s hard drive where the browser temporarily stores web pages and/or graphic elements.
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iMac Special Edition, available in Graphite, Blue Dalmatian and Flower Power, features a 600 MHz PowerPC G3 processor and contains 128MB of PC100 SDRAM, 256K on-chip backside cache, a 40GB Ultra ATA hard disk, a slot-loading CD-RW drive, ATI RAGE 128 Ultra with 16MB of SDRAM, a built-in 56K V.
backside cache per PowerPC G4 processor, 128MB of PC100 SDRAM memory,
The 2MB's of backside cache has shown more than a twenty percent performance increase in popular desk top video applications such as Apple's Final Cut Pro(tm) over the same processor with 1MB.
Power Mac G4 450 MHz with 1MB level 2 backside cache contains 128MB of SDRAM, ATI RAGE 128 Pro AGP 2X with 16MB video SDRAM, a 20GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a DVD-ROM drive with DVD-Video playback, a ZIP drive, FireWire and USB ports, 10/100BASE-T Ethernet and a built-in V.
Multiple setting and easy control of the MACh Speed's backside cache is achieved through the MACh Speed G3 Control software.
Power Mac G4 350 MHz: With a suggested retail price of US$1,599, the Power Mac G4 350 MHz contains 64MB SDRAM, 1MB level 2 backside cache, RAGE 128 PCI with 16MB Video SDRAM, a 10GB Ultra ATA hard drive, a 24x-speed CD-ROM drive (maximum), FireWire and USB ports, 10/100BASE-T Ethernet and a built-in V.
The MACh Speed G3 500 improves PowerMac G3 performance by supporting both a faster clock speed and a swifter backside cache speed as well.
All models feature 1MB level 2 backside cache, dual Universal Serial Bus (USB) and 400-Mbps FireWire (R) ports, internal drives from 10 GB to 27 GB (configurable to more than 100 GB via build-to-order) and removable storage including ZIP, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM with video playback, and DVD-RAM.