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Originally Posted by thegreatsquare View Post

A good chunk of the higher IPC of newer Intel CPUs is the higher stock clocks, so a first gen i7 920 @ 4.2ghz is something I'd expect to support a 1070.

...I wouldn't be surprised to find a Q9650/qx9770/Xeon-equivalent at or around 4Ghz to still do the job.
@thegreatsquare I got curious too, but I couldn't find Q9650. Here's what I found for GTX 1070, there are already old systems utilizing GTX 1070, but only on X58 chipset:
Check out both highlighted columns. There are few first gen i7s. Ignore the highlighted horizontal line.
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nice mate i have a xeon w3565 which is bassically an i7 960 awesome setup tho
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Originally Posted by kaitlin4599 View Post

nice mate i have a xeon w3565 which is bassically an i7 960 awesome setup tho
I had W3690, but it died. biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif It's great indeed! thumb.gif
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