Hello! I'll maybe start with some background for my inquiry. It happened so that Civ VI is currently the only game I play regularly. I am generally happy with my old desktop, but I'm considering an upgrade if it were to bring improvement in my experience of the game and especially the downtimes between turns. From what I gather, the game relies heavily on the CPU, so that's the thing I would upgrade (and with it the motherboard and RAM). My current specs: i5-2500 GTX 960 8GB RAM SSD drive Windows 7 64 I am totally okay with the FPS performance, what bothers me is the waiting time. I play exclusively in hot seat mode with my GF and the processing times in late game are a bit tiresome, from 40 to 80 seconds from my measurements (games with 7 to 9 AIs). The benchmark shows around 22 to 24 seconds per turn. And now my two questions: 1. Do you think that I should upgrade my CPU for a better Civ experience? 2. Could you share your times and your hardware, both 'actual' and benchmark results?