Ideal Processor

Hi All,
In Cubase, through all the audio processing, vsti’s, plugin effects, etc, am I to assume that a higher multicore processor is more advantageous than less cores with more speed? Or should I find a center point between the two?
I believe ram plays an important part also but right now, I’m in the market for upgrading processing power.
Thanks.

Will

Higher processor speed is better than more cores, check out http://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/cpu-performance-tested#para8

With a caveat, given the same CPU architecture, higher clock speed is better than more cores. A say, AMD FX vs an Intel i7 vs an Intel Xeon at 3.5Ghz will perform significantly differently and of course Cubase is the worst major DAW at scaling horizontally.

Thanks for your thoughts. Seems cheaper this way too.