3 months ago
I've been stuck at an impasse with this for the last few weeks. I'm planning an upgrade from my 6700K to a new CPU and platform, and haven't been able firmly settle on either an Intel or AMD CPU.
I do a lot of gaming on my PC, currently on a 1080p 144hz screen, though the 27" 144hz 1440p screen I'm replacing the main monitor with is supposed to be 2 days away. I've started doing more frequent gaming streams however, and the 6700K just isn't cutting it anymore.
Intel definitely holds the straight gaming advantage due to the overclocking ability, though it isn't so much anymore that AMD can't hold it's own. The 3700X obviously has the core and thread count advantage, which would help while I'm streaming a lot, and has the added advantage of the socket being supported for another year should I need to upgrade further.
Which direction should I go? Or am I just overthinking the supposed Intel gaming advantage?
Any help or opinions would be appreciated.