Microsoft Office Excel 2007 is also pretty sensitive to the changes in L2 cache size. However, this time the major performance drop occurs when we switch from 4MB L2 cache to 2MB, while further L2 cache size reduction doesn’t have much effect any more.
Archiving can also be considered a typical office task, and the situation here is very similar to what we have just seen in Word 2007.
Adobe Photoshop CS3 is the most indifferent application to the size of L2 cache memory.
In Adobe Premiere 2.0 the performance difference between CPUs featuring 4MB and 2MB of L2 cache is hardly noticeable. However, as we reduce the L2 cache size to 1MB, the performance immediately drops down by 5%.