(Greatly Improved in 4.0) Extreme bog down in Game even w/ Ryzen 9 3950x

Posted on Friday, April 17, 2020

Good Evening All,

It's been a while since I've played the game, because I love extreme maps.  I got sick of the long turn times once you really got the game going between turn 200-300.  I was running an AMD FX 9370 8core/thread cpu w/ 16gb memory Radeon RX 570 Series GPU.  Running a standard SSD.  Turn time was sitting at 4 minutes 10 seconds.  Makes for very slow progress, even if I rush through my turns. 

So I upgraded.  Current Specs is one of the best out there for processing power.  AMD Ryzen 9 3950x 16core/32thread cpu w/ 64gb memory Radeon RX570 Series GPU (just replaced the GPU last fall so couldn't justify purchasing higher end right now).  Running an M.2 drive SSD.  Same game, only using about 10% of cpu power, GPU is sitting around 95% appears to be my hold up, however. Turn times have reduced some but not a lot.  Current turn time now has dropped to 2 minutes 55 seconds.  Only a mere 30% increase.

Here are my questions.  There has been a lot of talk about Stardock games multi-threading.  Why is this game only using about 8 of the available 32 threads, and only utilizing 1/10 of my cpu?