dude, futuremusic is a great publication.
AND, i posted the relevant info relating to what i was talking about, this was back in 08 when quad core processors were a lot newer and they basically took the quad vs dual core workload argument and applied it to a music production discussion. wish i could find the article but id have to dig through some old magazines when i get home and it doesnt mean that much to me to go to that length/amount of effort.
but yeah, i mentioned above via that quote what i was talking about.
Future music was caught copying reviews from other sources! Its a total waste of paper.
As for the dual core / quad core thing. Basically you have no idea how computers work. The high clock speed vs multicore argument is only relevant to old, single threaded applications (such as old games). Every DAW is multithreaded and has been for many years.
Trying to help is great, but sometimes a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.