Civ 5 crucial components
What are the most important components of a computer when playing strategy games like civilization and total war?
Quote:What are the most important components of a computer when playing strategy games like civilization and total war?
I can only speak with experience to civilization 4 and all its previous versions.
In a nutshell, most any modern pc will do well.
I have run it on a thinkpad T61 which has discrete but undistinguished graphics.
It runs on a i3 duo of any kind, even with the integrated graphics.
If you play on the largest of maps, the cpu can take a couple of seconds between turns for the ai.
I see heavy cpu usage on one core, and half of a second, so a good duo should be fine.
I use a 5870 on a 2560 x 1600 monitor with maximum detail and eye candy. The fps is restricted to 60, and it mostly stays there.
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