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