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Sapphire HD 7970 Dual X Review

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Civilization V is a turn-based strategy game. The premise is to play as one of 18 civilizations and lead the civilization from the "dawn of man" up to the space age. This latest iteration of the Civilization series uses a new game engine and massive changes to the way the AI is used throughout the game. Civilization V is developed by Firaxis Games and is published by 2K games and was released for Windows in September of 2010. Testing will be done using actual game play with FPS measured by Fraps through a series of five turns, 150 turns into the game.


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Unfortunately variation in gameplay for this method of benching Civilization V lets a larger gap come between the Sapphire 7970 OC and the XFX 7970 BE. These cards technically should be neck and neck here again, but the changes in what exactly happens move to move in game shows a difference here. 

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