hi. I just need a quick answer: which one is the best: Intel Core Quad Q8300 or Intel Pentium G850?
It will be mostly used for simple tasks, some software compiling, some photoshop and light gaming. It's for a mass Purchase for a high school here. and they want a quad core, but i want to cut the expenses to the max. so, i read that the G850 isn't that weaker than the Q8300 and it's way cheaper.
If you play games and do casual stuff, the Pentium G would suffice.
If you are a power user: do a lot of virtualization, parallellprocessing, vido editing, testing.
You'd better be off with older, but more suited quad core.
I myself prefer older quads to newer i3's and similar products. Reason being that I need more cores over clockspeed, and I don't play as much as well, and 2.66Ghz should suffice for my little gaming needs.