More cores or higher Ghz?

I’m looking at new Mac hardware and trying to evaluate higher clock speed versus more cores and wonder if Blender uses all cores in a 4- or 8- core Intel-based Mac?

thank you!


It really depends if there’s is a dramatic change in speed, however I would tend to opt for more cores. The actual program uses the GPU as far as I know but rendering is multithreaded and uses the CPU. By default it’s set to use the same number of threads as the number of cores you have.

Here’s some fancy numbers to look at:


Have a look to this:

By mib