My current computer is reaching the end of it's service life... with 32Gigs or memory it is constantly running at 95% and the VM performance is not what I would like.
So this brings me to the decision to build a new one! While Gaming metrics are very easy to come across in researching CPU's, Virtualization metric of consumer CPU's is not.
Does anyone have a resource that would talk about how any CPU may be better than another? I used to strictly be an Intel Consumer but after so many vulnerabilities and that patching efforts seem to have greatly affected my systems performance I am open to anything.
I am looking for the best CPU I can get for around $500. I know more cores are better, however is there an architectural advantages between different CPU models, where can I find metrics and benchmarks on that?
Additionally, it is not all work and no play. I do configure my computers to dual boot. So that 95% of the time I am running VMware and running multiple vm's. In face one of those VM's is my 'primary' workstation. But I do set my computer to dual boot such that I can boot it in to a gaming/Video Editing profile where I have full access to the power of my machine.
Thank you for any guidance and/or references you can offer