I am using a 6700k and my plan was to wait for a replacement with twice the computing power. This meant I stayed away from 8700k. So now we have the 9900k and the 9700k but the 9900k is really pricey and hard to find. Makes me think I should consider the 9700k. However is it really that much faster than a 8700k??? I am not sure what to do. What do you guys think?
was reading about this 9700k vs 6700k and found on average 19%+ improvement in tasks and editing not a huge gaming change as most times the gpu is the bottleneck, if you stream the 8 true cores is a nice bump in power.
but comparing the 8700k vs 9700k gets a little more complicated as they trade blows with the 8700k showing 12threads and the 9700k being 8 true cores you then have only a 5% difference that seems to jump from side to side with gaming and editing.
I have a 6700k on my test bench and am in no rush to replace it yet.
my 2 cents
Sounds like it is not yet time to scratch the upgrade itch.
I run a IP camera program on my computer watching my yard almost at all times. Seven IP cams in total. It eats into my cpu, like around 20% constant usage. On top of that I game although it is rarely but I do some trans-coding sometimes as well...
Perhaps I should wait (ugg, who wants to do that!!). Perhaps Zen 2 or Zen X is worth waiting for and then go AMD?