Can someone explain to me why Intel and the like, are not increasing their FASTER L1 cache, and infact DECREASING the L1 cache to bring us slower L3? Yet bragging about all this extra L3-4 cache? Wouldn't it be better to have 3 megs of L1 instead of 3 megs of L3.. What's next, 10 megs of L8? From the little I know, L1 is as fast as it gets aside from the CPU itself. So what gives?
Can we not just stick to high'er' levels of L1 and L2 cache and just raise that to "megabyte god-like levels"? I'm sure there is an intelligent and reasonable explanation.. I just don't understand.