I don't know a lot about processors, frankly. Too "deep in the weeds" for me, but I know 6 cores @ 3.8MHz ain't chopped liver. Here's my problem.
I'm driving a professional DAW with it (Sonar X3) with some added plugins of course. But I've noticed when looking at the CPU activity guage that the latency starts breaking up because the 1st core seems to be doing 3X's the work of all the others combined. Isn't there some way to better distribute that power? I know the 1st core handles all of the OS tasks, but like I say, that core is doing WAAY more than all the others. Is there some 1/2-way easy solution to this? I've already boosted the latency buffers in my software. Keep in mind, I'm not as geeky as a most folks on this forum.