Civilization: Beyond Earth Gaming Performance Benchmarked – AMD Versus NVIDIA

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The Test System

Before we look at the numbers, let’s take a brief look at the test system that was used. The Intel X99 platform that we used to test the Cilization: Beyond Earth is running the ASUS X99-Deluxe motherboard with UEFI/BIOS 0904 that came out on 9/22/2014. An Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E processor was used to power the system and a Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB SSD with 19nm MLC NAND and firmware M311 kept the Windows 8.1 installation chugging along. All NVIDIA graphics cards were tested with GeForce 344.48 WHQL drivers and the AMD Radeon cards were tested with Catalyst 14.9.2 Beta drivers.


corsair-3200mhz-ddr4Intel X99 Test Platform:


Here is a quick look at the CPU-Z information for our main test system that we’ll be doing the testing on.

Intel LGA2011-v3 Test Platform



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Intel Core i7-5960X


ASUS X99 Deluxe Click Here


G.Skill Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3000MHz Click Here

Video Card

Various Click Here

Hard Drive

Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB SSD Click Here


Corsair H105 Click Here


Corsair K95 Click Here


Corsair M95 Click Here

Power Supply

Corsair AX860i Click Here

Operating System

Windows 8.1 64-Bit Click Here

Let’s get on to the testing!

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  • plevel

    well i will tell you my test radeon vs nvidia.. my old 1gb radeon runs it perfectly on ultra with flawless fps… my brother’s 4gb new nvidia can’t even start the game. the end 😀

  • kbob

    Mantle is meant to improve performance on low to mid range CPUs, with little benefit using higher end cpus. It would be nice to see the same test, on a setup using a more affordable, more average CPU.

  • Relayer

    Minimum FPS?

  • sergio

    drivers were

  • sergio

    You should test in the gameplay of the game, in my !7 and 7970 Directx 11 vs. mantle Directx 40 fps vs matle +100 fps 99% gpu load 1080p