Benefit of precaching Model

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+?

Yes.

Could slap a nice loading screen on join or something “Preacching Models”…

it’s usually not a huge deal though.