On a Mac Pro, which processor is BEST for running all the Adobe CC programs: a higher clock speed with fewer cores - OR - a slightly slower clcok speed with more cores?

New Here ,
Oct 22, 2015 Oct 22, 2015

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My options are:

• 3.5 GHz 6-core with 12Mb L3 cache

• 3.0 GHz 8-core with 25Mb L3 cache

• 2.7 GHz 12-core with 30Mb L3 cache

Thanks for your help!

Jack

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Participant , Oct 23, 2015 Oct 23, 2015
The usual wisdom is if you are running a single application, it can complete tasks more quickly with a higher clock speed and fewer cores. But if you run multiple apps (a browser, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, office apps, etc) all at once, go for more cores at a lower speed. In practice, you will rarely notice the differences in clock speed between 2.7 and 3.5 unless you're hammering your system.Since most CC users are running more than one app at a time, I'd recommend the more cores option...

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The usual wisdom is if you are running a single application, it can complete tasks more quickly with a higher clock speed and fewer cores. But if you run multiple apps (a browser, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, office apps, etc) all at once, go for more cores at a lower speed. In practice, you will rarely notice the differences in clock speed between 2.7 and 3.5 unless you're hammering your system.

Since most CC users are running more than one app at a time, I'd recommend the more cores option. Here's a good reference:

Do I need lots of cores or a faster CPU clock speed? Cores, processors, GHz, multi-threading & hyper...

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Thank you for the courtesy and completeness of your reply... Jack

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There is a Hardware Forum for his kind of stuff.

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