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Why doesn't Intel have a single-core SB processor with HT?

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I mean if it had VT and cost ~AU$40 or less, I wouldn't even look at AMD. But I don't want to be stuck with only one thread.

On a side note, does anyone know a good aussie etailer that carries the G440 or lowest-end SB-based pentiums? The G620 is the slowest and cheapest of them, correct?
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I mean if it had VT and cost ~AU$40 or less, I wouldn't even look at AMD. But I don't want to be stuck with only one thread.
On a side note, does anyone know a good aussie etailer that carries the G440 or lowest-end SB-based pentiums? The G620 is the slowest and cheapest of them, correct?

I've got a G620, and it's AWESOME! I wrote a review of it and it's just a sweet chip.

Now, the Celeron G530 is the cheapest Sandy Bridge Dual Core.

Personally, though, go with the G620.
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A one core HT SB would be competing in the saturation zone. Granted, the performance would be close to a 2 or 3 core Athlon II but the market already has a tons of 2 core AMD Athlon/Athlon II and Phenom/Phenom II parts, 1156 i3 parts, 1155 i3 parts, 775 e4/5/6/7/8 parts, AMD Llano A8 parts, Dual Core Atom's, AMD Brazos. It would be a bad decision, overpriced and stagnant, nevermind the user would need a 1155 board when you could find a 775 in the dumpster.
Edited by pengs - 11/16/11 at 12:27pm
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Sweet.

PCCG (where I've always bought my stuff from) has the G620 (no celerons much to my dismay), I might actually get one... what's the main difference between that and the G530? All I can see is the Pentium has extra 1MB of cache, does that really make a significant difference?

Oh I just so wish AMD would release a decent chip already but I see myself being an Intel convert by the end of next year frown.gif
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