One of the things I always do before and after a patch is run the 2 (now 4) benchmarks. The June “Soon” patch has -significantly- increased the AI benchmarks on my system. Obviously, your mileage may vary based on your gaming system. Graphics Benchmark (non GS) Before — 11.683ms with 99th percentile 16.494ms After Patch — 11.527ms with 99th percentile 15.305ms Not a huge improvement here, but it adds up over time — and also likely 100% improved by graphics hardware. AI Benchmark (non GS) Before Patch — 8.05 average turn time After Patch — 7.42 average turn time This is a meaningful improvement — nearly 8% Graphics Benchmark (GS) Before Patch — 17.425ms with 99th percentile 21.394ms After Patch — 17.187ms with 99th percentile 21.229ms Same as above, not a huge improvement but adds up over time. AI Benchmark (GS) Before Patch — 44.44 average turn time After Patch — 38.27 average turn time This is a stunning improvement — nearly 14% ——— So, those are the benchmarks — in the actual game, the speed between turns feels crisper, specifically when going to the cut scenes with the leaders. I played about 10 turns of an existing saved game last night and was very pleased with performance. Well done Firaxis. This makes the patch well worth the wait, by itself.