I am in a dilemma
I have major computer lust and I am eyeing a nice delicious a nice 3.4 or 3.6 ghz i7. My current rig is an AMD phenom II 2.6 ghz black edition (2010 era), It is 6 cores. To speed this up over the years I put Samsung SSD PRO (fastest SSD), ATI 7850, upgraded the RAM to 16 gigs 1600.
My main uses are a few games and VMWare worstation to test domains and learn IT stuff. A CPU with virtualization support is a must for this reason and I like my many cores.
How CPU bound is an issue for games? I do not run Crysis but I would like to try BattleField 4 and Elder Scrolls online. Does my older cpu become an issue or am I fine with the upgraded ATI 7850?
If I upgrade the cost will be $650 for a new midrange board, i7, an office 365 subscription and WIndows (both of these are tied to my AMD system currently :-()
Or am I fine for awhile?