I am running on a Windows 7 system. I am building a new computer and I process some very large files and frequently do heavy masking. Speed is everything to me.
Which would be best for Lightroom 24 cores at 2Ghz or 16 Cores at 3Ghz
Thank you in advance
The clock speeds are most important with games, photoshop effects, SOME simple encoding apps etc.
But if you are running rendering applications like cinema 4d, after effects etc. then the multicore with hyper threading is more beneficial than the high MHz.
Here is a discussion on the same : http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/12-core-only-2-7ghz-but-6-core-3-5ghz-which-one-is-fas ter.1661315/
LR runs best using a single processor up to six cores with high clock speed. Dual processors really don't seem help much. It's not worth the additional cost unless you are using other apps that do benefit from dual-processors.