Originally Posted by og
Software isn't designed for a specific processor in the manner of which you speak. There are applications out there that fare better on one ARCHITECTURE vs the processor speed (Architecture in this case would be comparing Intel to AMD's CPUs, or nVidia GPUs to ATI/AMD, etc).
Just buy the fastest PC Processor and the most RAM you can afford and your system will likely do 98% of what you ask it to do. Unless you have identical systems next to each other, or one system from one vendor and another from the other, you'll likely never notice any significant difference.
Thank you for your response.
I plan on getting a USB 3.0 computer next year (unless something dramatic happens
with Thunderbolt). Considering a Core i7-990X. Until then I'll just relax and wait.