But then I do things like video encoding, and 20 or so tabs. You have 40 so more threads will help.
As to the need, well, no. You can just wait a little longer for your 40 tabs to do their thing. Or you could just go with 20 tabs?
My simulations spin up a process per test so more cores really drives down the time.
I am an computer engineering student and I use compilers,maybe some simulation programs,virtual machine,some games and browser (with about 40 tabs in each page)
I am not using rendering video editing and etc..
the clock cylce differences almost same
do i need to take i7 with paying more money ? or there is no differences for me in real world usage ?