The title states the two processors I am concerned with, but the core of my question is this.
Does one really need a high end processor for programming in Java & Web Development / Running MySQL / Oracle? Everything else I intend to use my computer for is relatively light, and could be handled by a system with a much slower processor. Am I going to find my programming work significantly slowed down if I decide to save money? Should I instead decide to purchase a system with the faster processor, because it will make a significant difference in my programming productivity?
I realize shopping questions are off topic, and I am not asking for a recommendation on which product to purchase. I am instead (again) asking if a high end processor is really necessary for the programming I intend to do?