I currently have an 8700k in my system that I've been running at 5.3Ghz for the better part of 4 years. I'm running a 3080 and it is ok for gaming, leaving around 5-30% at 1440p of the performance on the table depending on the title. I'll be needing a much beefier CPU to help with education, as I will be doing CAD and lots of heavy work such as fluid simulations. Right now the most compelling buy for me seems to be the 12900k, but this is the one and only time I will be in a position to spend a large amount on a PC upgrade for the foreseeable future so I would like to get the best I possibly can. I haven't been staying up to date with the rumor mill, but I am aware that both AMD and Intel are releasing new processors in Q4/Q1. For those who have been keeping up to date, is it looking like these new CPUs are going to be worth waiting for, or should I just go for the best I can get right now?