Originally Posted by ladcrooks
Any thing with a field on the end, Bloomfield still good as well - I love you so much i7 920
You nailed it.
My Yorkfield QX 9650 is still potent enough to drive a GTX 580 SOC (Super Overclock) card and it still produces decent FPS in both WoW and SWTOR at full ULTRA settings 1920X1080, the only games I play. In fact, I have had to cap my FPS using EVGA's Precision software b/c my FPS would skyrocket up to 111 FPS max, and one does not really need more than 60 FPS. I have got a screenie in my Rig below where I get 60 FPS at SWTOR 1920X1080, all settings at max inc anti-aliasing on and at max setting, at a moderate overclock of 3.92 GHz.
Given that my CPU was produced in Nov 2007, I'd say that a high-end CPU of any batch will be still relevant at least five (5) years after its production date or more.