Solved Should i get a CPU with more cores or a higher clock rate? Tags: Overclocking Core CPUs Intel AMD Last response: October 30, 2013 8:27 AM in CPUs Share anoori9000 October 30, 2013 8:08:16 AM I can get a 4 core, 4.2ghz for the same price as a 6 core 3.5ghz. So the question is: More cores or higher clock rate? More about : cpu cores higher clock rate Best solution logainofhades a b K Overclocking a c 804 à CPUs a b å Intel a c 154 À AMD October 30, 2013 8:09:23 AM Depends on the CPU's in question. Cannot judge on core count and clock speed alone. The architecture of the CPU matters as well. Share saint19 a c 295 K Overclocking a c 161 à CPUs a b À AMD October 30, 2013 8:27:50 AM What is the main use of the rig? What other components do you have? What CPUs are you talking about? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHigher Clock Rate or More Cores? Forum More GPU Cores or higher Core Clock? (Which is better for Gaming) Forum More cores vs higher clock speeds? Forum More cores or higher clock? Forum SolvedWhat is better for gaming. A quad core cpu or a dual core with higher clock speed? Forum More cores, or higher clocked speeds? Forum Solvedfaster clock speed or higher memory bit-rate Forum More memory or clocked higher CPU? Forum SolvedMore Cores or More Clock Speed for Multitasking Forum SolvedCPU running at full clock rate Forum Sould the Memory clock be higher than Core clock? Forum SolvedCPU running at a higher speed then it should Forum what applications does having a cpu with a higher clock frequency improve ? Forum CPU idling at a higher temp and clock speed than when under heavy load Forum SolvedDid SQL server needs more Clock speed or multi cores Forum SolvedWhat CPU (That I picked) is best for gaming? Does speed really matter if the CPU has more Cores? Forum Solvedmy cpu always running at full clock rate ?? Forum Which is more important: Lower CAS latency or higher clock? Forum SolvedCpu for the future? More cores vs core performance (Impact DirectX 12 with play of this) Forum Higher CPU or More Ram? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !