I am a programmer who spends most of the time writing serial python programs. The programs I write often take quite long to run so I would like to upgrade my cpu to the AMD chip with the fastest single core performance. (my mobo supports AM3, and I need to have at least two cores not that that is saying much)
I was initially intending on getting the Phenom II X6 1100T, but I have seen some suggestions through google that the X4 980 may be more suited to my needs.
Does anyone know whether this is true and/or how big the difference is. I would like to have the extra cores but I think I need to prioritize single core speed.
Thank you for your help