Is there a specific benefit of precaching models?
Yes. GMod client won’t hang for a sec when the model is first loaded. This is most noticeable with high-poly models or hi-res textures.
You can spot this happening when the game lags the first time you spawn a weapon or entity.
Will there be a noticeable delay if you precache a large number of models, 2000+?
Could slap a nice loading screen on join or something “Preacching Models”…
it’s usually not a huge deal though.