Back in the days clock frequency used to be THE criteria to compare CPUs (or perhaps you had to take into account whether it was a DX or SX). The world was simple back then, but in these fast evolving modern times, it's not so easy to figure out to best spend your hard earned cash on a new CPU.
Could someone please enlighten me as to what kind of applications benefit from different aspects?
When should you choose more cores over clock speed? What is cache and when do you need it the most? Gaming? Video editing? Development?
- Clock frequency:
- Number of cores:
- Cache memory: