I asked this question before I upgraded my PC. Now since I’m running 11 Pro - I have an 8700K with 32 Gb of memory on a Z390 board. I could sell the i7 for about AU$350 and get an i9-9900 for about AU$700. This would be an unusual upgrade because I think I only need the CPU, since the board I have will run the i9. My main issues are: load times of projects and bouncing audio. I don’t have issues with plug-ins. So before the window passes by - by that I mean a different processor family arrives, requiring new mainboard and RAM - is this a worthwhile investment in you opinion? Thanks for your time - it’s much appreciated.
I don’t think it will make much difference to load times. I never noticed any big difference in this area when I went from a very old i7 to my new i9. Bounce was quicker but I’m not sure you will see a big difference. You may be better sticking with what you have for a few years and upgrading 2nd hand later on. I updated my old i7 getting memory and cpu from eBay really cheap.
Cheers. Appreciate your experience.
If load times are an issue then maybe look at what kind of drives you’re using and how they’re connected…
If it’s not a question of money for you, I would take it.
All my projects run from a dedicated SSD. I’m guessing it’s VSTi’s; lots of groups and Waves plug-ins on many tracks.