We have one more gaming test to include before moving on to bigger and better things. This test is a simple scripted one that spits out an FPS average, because there are only so many hours in the day.
Civ V will run this benchmark in two ways, either while using the graphics card to draw everything on the screen, just as it would during a game, or entirely in software, without bothering with rendering, as a pure CPU performance test. Oddly enough, the 3770K comes out the clear winner in the conventional game test, but the six-core 3960X easily takes the top spot without the pesky graphics card getting in the way.
|Intel boosts the high-end desktop with its Broadwell-E CPUs||11|
|EVGA@Computex 2016: Custom Pascal cards, new PSUs, and more||2|
|Asus Transformer 3-series are laptops in disguise||7|
|GTX 1070 review roundup: invincible performance per dollar||69|
|Asus slims down Zenbook line with Zenbook 3||16|
|be quiet! Dark Base 900 cases are back in black||2|
|Cortex-A73 CPU and Mali-G71 GPU power up next-gen phones||42|
|Toshiba's OCZ RD400 512GB SSD reviewed||21|
|Gigabyte shows off its thin Aero laptops and Aorus RGB Fusion Keyboard||21|
|Everyone from Asus to Zotac has announced a non-reference GTX 1080. I see what you did there!||+46|