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The i7 920 was such a good CPU. Mines still running strong

#1Tony_Biggie_PunPosted 8/24/2014 11:21:52 AM
How much longer will the i7 920(Nehalem) cpu be good? - Results (81 votes)
1-2 years it has a little bit of life left
28.4% (23 votes)
23
3-4 years
41.98% (34 votes)
34
5 years+ Its not getting old any time soon
14.81% (12 votes)
12
Its already too old now. You need to upgrade ASAP
14.81% (12 votes)
12
This poll is now closed.
Released in 2008 and it still plays the latest games smoothly enough. Now thats what you call future proofing.

How many more years do you guys think it will last as a solid cpu?
#2ShubPosted 8/24/2014 11:25:02 AM(edited)
I replaced an i7-930 with an i7-4770K last summer and didn't really notice much of a difference in games. The only reason I did it is because I wanted to upgrade my file server by moving the i7-930 to it, since I use it to encode/transcode movie files to play on my tablet. Without that, I would still be rocking the i7-930 and be quite happy with it.
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#3Haley Joel OsmentPosted 8/24/2014 11:26:56 AM
Considering the new consoles have laptop-grade CPUs inside them, I wouldn't expect games to get much more CPU-intensive any time soon. Maybe a few PC exclusives like Star Citizen will bring it to its knees.

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#4GunmaN1905Posted 8/24/2014 11:39:41 AM
I still have one, @3.6ghz currently.
#5Fade2black001Posted 8/24/2014 11:41:41 AM(edited)
Might want to upgrade it when Skylake comes around..
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#6kingoffpsPosted 8/24/2014 11:46:02 AM
Mine is still going at stock.
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i7 920, MSI X58 Platinum, 12GB DDR3 PC10700, HIS IceQ 7950, 240GB Agility 3 SSD, Arctic Power 950W PSU
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#7Sora_AnbuPosted 8/24/2014 12:38:41 PM
Should be good until the 14 nm chips start coming out, but even then it should still run strong.
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#8GoldninjaPosted 8/24/2014 2:23:42 PM
I've had no desire to upgrade mine. It's a good cpu.
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#9kingoffpsPosted 8/24/2014 2:28:08 PM
Man, could you imagine using a 1998 CPU in 2004? In some ways I'm glad that gaming technology has slowed down (we have ancient consoles made of wood and stone to thank for that).

Nothing like back in the 1990s where your 18 month old PC wouldn't run anything new at all.
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#10ATARIJAWAPosted 8/24/2014 2:33:25 PM
Haley Joel Osment posted...
Considering the new consoles have laptop-grade CPUs inside them, I wouldn't expect games to get much more CPU-intensive any time soon. Maybe a few PC exclusives like Star Citizen will bring it to its knees.


Actually they use AMD Jaguar Temash low power tablet cpu's. They are a step below laptop cpu's.
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