I have a couple questions for you fellow ETW players. Do any of you have a quad core processor, and how fast is it running? Like, time one of your turns, or run a large scale battle at 4x and see your framerate. I ask because I think this game is fairly CPU limited (just a hunch), and I'm wondering what kind of performance increases can be found from a quad core (or an 8 logical core) system.
The game engine is definitely the most demanding of any RTS out there, and as far as I know the game is not multi-threaded (which I see as a MAJOR flaw given how demanding it is). I don't see much performance boost, if any, out of a quad core.