[SOLVED] i7-8700 vs i5-9600kF for gaming/streaming

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Ignoring cost (found a good deal on both), based on performance alone which would you choose for gaming and light streaming? Upgrading from a 9100F paired with a 3060 and 16gb 2400 ram.

As I understand it hyper threading is helpful for the gaming/streaming combo. The 9600kF does not have hyperthreading.
We don't want to upgrade the mobo or PSU. Currently she has the MSI Pro-Series H310 mobo and a Corsair RM550w psu.
 
12 vs 6 threads, I’d pick the 12. Personally I feel a 6 thread is not a good buy. There are games already that push 6 threads hard and I expect 6 core/thread CPU’s are going to age like the 4 core/thread i5’s before them and that’s poorly in recent years.
 
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