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7950 - not powerful enough for Civ V?

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
December 30, 2012 2:46:09 PM

Is the HD 7950 @ 1020MHz core really not beefy enough to run Civ V at max? On a giant earth map (modded) and with 4xMSAA, I get around 60fps with a still, zoomed in image. If I move my camera around Africa zoomed out I nearly get dips to high 30s.

Damn, this game is really demanding. Perhaps it is my CPU?

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December 31, 2012 2:02:55 AM

From what I understand the game is CPU heavy, could possably be the CPU, but then again I could be wrong, your i5 is OC pretty high and should eliminate any bottle necking. Try changing the drivers.
December 31, 2012 3:03:14 AM

Thanks for the reply.

The drivers are the latest 12.11 beta from AMD's website, which I installed upon getting the card two days ago. I am not sure whether 12.10 would be more up for the task.

On a side note, Skyrim with ENB isn't exactly running like butter either, but I hear it's due to the very aggressive SSAO.