core/thread count doesn't really matter much at all for CS, TDP is just a measure of heat, as for the rest, it depends on the architecture.
I wouldn't buy any PC parts right now honestly. I'm waiting for now.
EDIT: except for RAM. Samsung is changing factories or some other collusion horseshit so expect higher DDR4 prices. Pick up some Micron E Die now.
Dude I think that you can wait for couple of years until like a 6. smth processor comes up ı have a 2.8 ghz cpu and its still good because the optimization is keep getting better at cs
CS:GO mainly uses 3 threads if im not mistaken anything more than that is a very small improvement. CPU architecture, Instructions per clock and frequency are the biggest factors.
sicker led lights = better performance
theoretically core speed is the thing that most matter, but this is talking about processors from the same or close to same release date, if they are too many years apart so the new will perform better even if it has less cores and less core frequency. GPU actually matter a lot but not much as CPU.
CPU matters a lot in csgo.
Although I would advice against buying new pc parts rn. They are really expensive. Wait for GPU/CPU drops so the prices drop
first see what u need, then see how much money worth it paying for it and if it's not overpriced because of corona, i'm pretty sure your 7600k can handle the job a bit more, lastly compare all cpus you're targeting running the task u'll buying it for.
less res = more cpu useage.
csgo uses very retro engine and doesnt use more than 4 cores.
Best thing to get would be a ryzen 5. Or even a ryzen 3 (when they get out) if you only play csgo
i can have some drop of fps with my 9700k@5ghz and a 2080 gaming x trio
to 400 ( caped ) to 270 on the pit on inferno when it's a fight.
for example in the benchmark inside the workshop.
4.6ghz 420fps ( avg of 3 runs )
5.0ghz 488 fps
so see an improvement on the more high frequency cpu by cores on this old engine.
so cpu frequency is the first thing to look if you play to cs go but honestly it's better to take a rizen than an intel in this time.
a 5600x is a killer in game and work.
since CS:GO uses a very old iteration of the source engine IPC is what matters the most, check PassMark Single-thread performance chart and pick the highest that can fit your budget, 5600X would be my recommendation
second most important thing is RAM speed, make sure you get a good pair of ram sticks(attention to pair, don't just pick a single stick cuz if you do that you won't be using dual-channel) preferably samsung b-dies and you're pretty much set
regarding VGA anything above a GTX 1060-70 will be enough, unless you're playing 1440p or above
Single-threaded performance is what matters most in CS:GO, and Ryzen Zen 3 CPU's fucking amazing at it. It's why a 5600x gets more FPS than any Intel CPU, even the 10900K.
5600X best price/performance-wise once the price comes down below $300
From most of the replies I have figured out that 5600X coupled with a great 3600 RAM with good CAS is the best option for CSGO at the moment and probably will be in 2021.
6 cores is more than enough, frequency does indeed matter, everything else is not really important for CS
ryzen best for cs go wait for 5600x
cores don't really affect gaming, a 6 core processor should be fine, mostly ram frequency, good cpu and gpu, csgo is more of a cpu game so a better cpu will give you better results than a better gpu.
core clock and single thread score are the biggest game changers,cs is a cpu game but it doesn't use lots of cores well,tho any real high end part is overkill for this game,almost anything that isn't an entry laptop can get stable 150 fps on low 1024x768 or higher