Civilization V Updated for Mac Pro, Includes 4K and OpenCL Support [Mac Blog]

Aspyr has updated Civilization V with support for the new Mac Pro, offering OpenCL frameworks to improve performance on NVIDIA and ATI chipsets in OS X Mavericks, as well as 4K resolution.

The company says Civilization V is the only game on the Mac to support both video cards on the Mac Pro, and users should see faster game and visual performance.


Mac gamers that play on the Mac Pro will now be able to fully take advantage of the machine’s second video card, which means better visuals and improved performance for the critically acclaimed strategy game. In particular, Civilization V on the Mac Pro will now support 4k monitors while running into fewer crashes. Additionally, the game should run faster (meaning less waiting in between turns in late-game situations).

This update makes Civilization V the only Mac game that currently supports the second video card on the Mac Pro. It should automatically download and install for Steam users; Mac App users can head to the Mac App Store to get the update. For even more info on how to take advantage of the new update, check out the knowledge base article over at our Support site.

Civilization V is available on the Mac from the Mac App Store [$14.99], Steam, and Aspyr’s GameAgent digital store. The game is being offered for 50% off temporarily on the GameAgent store alongside the update.


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