Hi, I like Hexus articles & reviews; I am always on your site reading. I thought I bring this to your attention because many forums including Hardware Analysis do not find you guys at all credible anymore.
And this is the reason. In two articles/reviews posted by HEXUS they say that the AMD Athlon 64 X2 & Quad-Core both share the L1 & L2 cache among all the cores. Now my understanding is that the L1 & L2 cache are exclusive & independent per core where as the new L3 cache is the only cache which is shared.
According to AMD, they do not have a shared L2 cache. That would be pointless and detrimental to performance. Intel on the other hand has an inclusive L1 & L2 cache. There L2 cache is shared from my understanding.
But anyway, I thought I bring this to your attention, because it started a ruckus in several forums including HWA being on top of the list.