My i5-2500K is 10 years old now. I don't plan on upgrading every year or 2 years, but I also don't plan on keeping my next system for that long anymore. I always look at benchmarks from independent reviewers and also from regular users. The fact that I don't like what I'm seeing from the Rocket Lake benchmarks doesn't mean the reviewers or regular users are activists, I have no interest in playing that type of game. The main reason I'm upgrading now is because some of my favourite games run very poorly and it's only because of my CPU (my RTX 2070 is still fine and 12 GB system RAM also isn't the problem). I consider better performance in programs like Handbrake or Photoshop a bonus, not a necessity or reason to upgrade for me.Considering you are upgrading from 2500K, I assume you upgrade the PC once per many years, right? In this case, "future proof" could be very valid, and 11700K looks like the better choice. Extra power consumption / heat is neglible, while new architecture improvements and pcie 4 matters more in the long turn. I would take the 11700K anytime. Do not let some activists to affect your own decision.
I actually had a Ryzen 9 5900X on order for about a month, but I cancelled it just before Christmas. While I was waiting for the 5900X, I kept reading all these horror stories about USB disconnects and stuff which gave me flashbacks to my last AMD CPUs (Athlon64 3000+ and Athlon64 X2 4400+). And with flashbacks I don't mean identical problems, just weird motherboard/BIOS problems in general. Didn't feel like playing Russian roulette again with AMD, so decided to stick with team blue. Oh and I also dislike PGA processors.Do you think Amd 5800x 8 core is better for you? 🤣
Really big thanks again for all the work! My systems improve very much since all the bios updates from you and the ASUS Team. Is there also a changelist compared to the previous version?z590 bioses