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.
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