What OC did you have on the 8350? I had my FX-8320 at 4.6GHz and seemed to do fine with 1080p and an R9 390, but Darren is limited to 4.3GHz because of his motherboard.
Edit: gonna run this test on both my laptops, and my little brother's PC for fun
Yup. I mod mine to hell and am pretty comfortable 45-60 FPS but once I hit around 40K people it starts to churn. I play almost always on max speed or double speed and if I zoom in much I instantly tank to 30FPS or lower. It's pretty much the only game that going below 45 FPS doesn't make me rip my hair out.That game is just... purely cpu bounded I find. A heavily modded cities skylines with around 80k population gives me like 20-30fps average.
Game engine limitation man... can't use any of my hardware to it's advantage.Welp. Makes me happy to hear it chugs for you too. For my sake.
I can't really blame it though considering it's simulating the basic life cycle of up to hundreds of thousands of people at once. I like picking a specific person, using the first person camera mod, and just following them around for a while to see what their life is. Pretty interesting.Game engine limitation man... can't use any of my hardware to it's advantage.
I did gain about 10-20 fps on average by upgrading from my i7 920 to my current W3690 though, but when the game tanks... it REALLY tanks hard.
Yeah for sure.. I just wonder, given the age of this thread and fact the OP hasn't been around in months, if he is even still developing this software.
It's still in development. Some months ago I encountered a bug only occurring on skylake CPUs in the floating calcs. As of skylake has 2 FP adders, the bench only used one. This I fixed in the meantime, but I've had some exams forcing me to slow down with some things.
This however is in favor of Ryzen as it's a totally new architecture and the benchmark will need some throughout testing to make sure everything runs fine on the AMD front as well. I'll be more active here and keep you updated when Ryzen samples arrive.