Originally Posted by slaWter
I'm sure you did the right thing. Apparently you need so many threads so your software won't be heavily benefitting from a few MHz more.
I went the other way around for my Mac Pro. I can use the higher frequency quite a bit better so I did get the 3.33GHz 6 Core model over the 2.66GHz 12 Core system. The Dual 3.33GHz Six Core would be overkill. There is no overclocking because these are traditional workstations and not benchmark workstations
I was actually surprised when i ran 3Dmark 11 and scored the same physics results and combined rendering tests that takes a 980x running at 6.2 Ghz using liquid nitrogen to acheive...LOL
So at least those tests make use of all 24 threads(perhaps even more), as i'd never be able to match that score when my CPU's are running 2.2 Ghz slower than his 980x...And yes, he had hyperthreading enabled...