The survey says “16 benchmarks out of 57 preferred fewer cores and larger L2 cache“.
“Today we shall try to answer the following question. What’s better: a triple-core CPU with 512KB L2 per core or a dual-core CPU with 1024KB L2 per core? On the one hand, the former has an additional core. On the other hand, each core of the latter has twice as much cache available. This isn’t as obvious as it may seem.”
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- CPU Performance Comparison Guide Rev. 2.5 @ TechARP
- Intel Core i7 970 Review @ KitGuru
- Intel’s Core i7 970 Reviewed, (Slightly) More Affordable 6-core @ AnandTech
- Intel Core i5-655K Processor BX80616I5655K @ Benchmark Reviews