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Comparing Quad Core 3.00 ghz XEON chip to Six Core 2.2 Ghz XEON chip

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I’m looking at a Server to be the server for Sage's Timberline 14.1.
It is a DELL R320 which has a XEON E5-2430 (6) Core chip and a speed of 2.20 ghz.
The Timberline spec is looking for Quad Core 3ghz chip.
Not sure I’m comparing apples to apples, that is, does the fact that the chip on the DELL is a (6) Core verses a Quad Core make up for the difference in processor speed?
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