I'd like some advice on new processors please.
I'm upgrading and can't decide between a 4 core or 6 core professor. i7-6600k or i7-5820k. The 6600k has 4 faster, newer more efficient individual cores whilst the 5720k has 6 slightly older, slightly less efficient individual cores.
My PC will mainly be used for work, Max, Zbrush, Photoshop, Substance Painter, Marmoset etc. I'm also upgrading for VR, Rift or Vive haven't decided yet.
From research the 5820K is better for intense programs like video editing. The i7 6600k is better for games and whilst I'll admit I mostly play games on my consoles I play the odd big game on my PC and want it to sing. Also as ive already said...VR... I want a pretty flawless experience.
My current rig is 2500k with a GTX 670. Both upgrades will be big and very noticable. My question is, given the massive performance increase for both the 5820k and 6600k over my current build, would the 6600k be noticeably slower compared to the 5820k in work related tasks? Is the extra 5820K 10% increase noticable when your already getting 90% with the 6600k. I fear the 5820k will be noticeably slower than the 6600k for VR tasks.
I also want to think of her future. X99 or 1152 motherboard going forward. What will future Intel processors, skylake E require for example. Is my best bet going forward for games in a few years is too get a second graphics card as I hear VR is mostly GPU dependant.
I can't get the thought out of my head that regardless of core numbers having newer, more efficient single cores is better in the long run.
I decided to research my work programs to see if they actually do make more use of 6 cores.
Photoshop CC... doesn't look like 6 cores make much difference when painting big textures.
Substance Painter... The GPU is key, I'm getting a GTX 989Ti so that takes care of that.
Marmoset... again GPU.
Max / Maya - the viewport is GPU whilst rendering is CPU. I don't render so once again GPU. I need lots of polys in the viewport.
ZBRUSH.... I was unable to find any concrete info on whether 6 is better than 4 cores.
So yeah, it's looking like the programs I use won't really make much use of the 5820k over the 6600k. I will be doing some video editing going forward but only in small amounts and yes... the 5820k would be better for that. Need to go off what I use most though.
Any advice would be appreciated.