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Memory Cache

Definition - What does Memory Cache mean?

Memory cache is a type of cache memory that is installed and/or is part of a computer's main random access memory (RAM). It is a native cache memory of the RAM that provides faster data accessing and processing capabilities than the RAM itself.

Memory cache is also known as cache store and random access memory cache (RAM cache).

Techopedia explains Memory Cache

Memory cache is an external cache that is deployed or part of a computer's RAM. It is typically built using static RAM technology, which is much faster than dynamic RAM (DRAM).

Memory cache is designed to store data and programs that are frequently accessed by the central processing unit (CPU), enabling data and programs to be delivered to the computer more quickly than via standard RAM. Despite being faster than RAM, memory cache is slower than a CPU cache, primarily because it is not in close proximity to the processor.

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