When I think about getting a new computer and the amount of CPU cores I would like, I look at what I do, that actually fully loads my current quad core CPU.
It's really only two things for me:
1: Video Encoding
Video encoding is fully parallel, it will use all the cores you can...
Which processor is better?
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
Intel Core i7-8700K
The tasks they have to take is running Windows 10 as well as Ubuntu and within both OS virtualization though VirtualBox and possibly KVM Qemu. The graphic end will be powered by one of the new Nvidia graphics cards, possibly GTX...