18 cores working at say video rendering beats the 8 core CPU easily.
The single core speed only seems to play a factor on very old single threaded applications.
If you are doing video editing, more cores. If gaming the octo core and the best video you can get matters.
If money is not a factor and I just want to get the fastest hardware for my large scale data process, which CPU should I choose?
I want to buy the 18 core one, but the speed is a pathetic 2.3 compared to 3.2 for the 8 core version. Why does the clock speed decrease with increase number of cores?