ASk yourself this first then look for one which will be best for those types of applications.
Compiling and graphics rendering benefit from multiple cores and processors.
I really needed to get a new computer six months ago, but money... well you know. Now I pray each day that my computer starts. I have some ideas on what I'm getting, but the one thing that has changes so very much since I got this five years ago are the many processors! It was just Pentium and an other or so before and now... good grief. I know I'm getting 4 Megs of RAM, but can anyone tell me the best processors and/or the differences? I thank you.