There are lots of comments and people on the internet who, and I don't mean to be rude, think they understand processors when they, well, don't. People often think that more cores = more power when in reality that is far from the case. A good while ago I wrote a pretty long processor explanation. It is far from perfect in terms of actual writing quality, and I have barely edited it in this blog, however all the facts are correct and still valid. It might not be grammatically perfect but it saves me writing an entirely new article on processors and does a better job of explaining it than I could do now.
I have trimmed it up a bit, however some things may not make perfect sense as the context that they were used in, in the original article, made more sense. So be gentle with your judgment on it.
Oh and by the way, I apologise for the borderline hypnotic art below.