Posted 18 June 2016 - 12:01 AM
A lot depends on the application(s) used. In all honesty unless your doing something majorly CPU intensive, you will likely never see any difference between the two of those, and if you are, if the application is designed to be used by multiple cores, then 6 core will outperform it, if it's a application that was either not designed to do so or just not completely, clock speed would.
Honestly though, these days clock speed isn't that important, I would go with the 6 core. Even if you have an older program that can't make use of all 6 cores 3.5 GHz is MORE then enough to knock them out of the water, as they are likely older ones. Software has for the most part caught up with the hardware.
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