I would counter, with EVERY other game has tried to melt it.
Thats what graphical applications do to video cards
Civ V remains painfully slow
It took me a few hours to merely play out the tutorials even after switching to medium graphic settings for all options. I agree with the theme of this post that the game appears fine only for a moment but turns unbearably slow, oftentimes even the audio speeches are stretched and delayed.
My present computer is a recent Dell Inspiron 20 all-in-one model that meets and perhaps exceeds the recommended requirements of Civ 5. It is a pity the game play is so bad even after five years. Only suggestions to improve the game play may be welcome.
It's preferred that you start a new thread for your issue specifically. Getting a thread back from the death is frowned upon here.
It might look the same, but I really doubt it after almost 4 years. Please start a thread in the support subforum and include your dxdiag.
This thread is now closed.