I am a content creator in two virtual world platforms (such as Second Life ). My current desktop has an i7 3770 CPU with 16gb RAM and a GTX 970ti graphics card. Heavy usage for me includes being at an event with 40 or 50 other avatars while being logged into another virtual world and creating content and working with Photoshop, and doing a search on the web. From the forums I've ready, both of these processors are very good and should upgrade my performance slightly. But my real question is, am I doing enough multi-tasking to justify a 6 core processor? If you are familiar with Second Life, I've been told that gamers are surprised at how it reduces their frame rates, especially when there's a large gathering of avatars since all the content is user created.