I have searched and found posts where VMs, dockers, etc, were discussed but nowhere could I find the basic question about the most basic of uses for unRAID, i.e. to store, safegueard and serve up my media content: Is unRAID itself multicore/multithreaded "aware" and does unRAID perform better with processors with those characteristics?
Further context (or reiteration of what I just said), unRAID will only spin the discs and stream the files on my local network to my A/V systems ... no transcoding, decoding codecs, nuttin' else.
More context, I presently have an i3-6100 that I think is overkill and am looking to "downgrade" to ... my choice is between Pentium G4500T and Core i3-6100T. Yes, I am going for a 35w part. The single-threaded Passmark of those two are very close. The Pentium is dual core, single-threaded while the i3 is dual core/dual threaded.