Definitions for "Level 2 Cache"
Keywords:  cache, cpu, slower, fsb, processor
See External Cache.
The second buffer in the memory hierarchy that the CPU looks for information. This cache can be located on or off of the processor, and running at anywhere from FSB speed up to full clock frequency. Most new chips have the L2 onboard running at full frequency. L2 cache sizes range from 64k up to4MB.
Cache that is second closest to the processor; typically located on the system board. Also referred to as secondary cache and external cache.