New PC - how much better than a Macbook Pro?

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New PC - how much better than a Macbook Pro?

I have a 2018 15 inch Macbook Pro - 2.6 GHz 6-Core i7, 16 gigs ram, and am annoyed at how slow basic functions in Lightroom take.

E.g., import/export, just scrolling through 24 megapixel RAW images in the Develop module, all this just feels slow.

I'm tempted to drop a chunk of change ($2K - $3K) for a higher end PC, mainly to improve on this and some light gaming.

Just as an example, I see a i7-10700K desktop system with 32 gigs of ram, RTX 3080 over on the Dell website.  (I'm aware that this is overkill for light gaming and that the CPU/ram is more important for photo editing needs).

How much improvement should I expect to see as I wade through thousands of photos in LR?

I'm guessing it will be an incremental improvement, but it's not like the new machine will, for example, import 300 photos from my SD card while auto-applying some preset image parameters, twice as fast as my current Macbook Pro. Or will the improvement be that significant?

Best,

-Jason

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