I know this is a FAQ but bear with me.
Since nowadays modern CPUs are evolving to multiple cores but at the same time lowering clock frequencies for each one how does that affect emulation like mame?
I mean, say I have a AMD single 3x00+ core that runs at x freq. If I upgrade to a dual core 4000+ the actual frequency for each core is slower.
Since MAME doesn't make use of dual cores does that mean performance will suffer greatly? How are things beeing done by mame users to improve performance? Faster single core or good dual core?