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Age of Empires IV PC system requirements – minimum and recommended

Age of Empires IV might have a new coat of visual paint, but it’s basically the same core game as its predecessors. Age of Empires IV is not really a graphic intensive game, let’s be honest. The one thing that will cause systems to lag is the late game. This has been a perennial problem in the RTS genre for years. As more units need to be tracked, the systems can start to bog down.

Having a good CPU is the single best way to improve performance in any strategy game. The Age of Empires IV PC system requirements are pretty lax, but not necessarily outdated. It may have been more than a decade since the last franchise entry debuted, but the developers are aiming this game squarely at modern PCs.

So while you don’t need a super-advanced GPU to run the game, the CPU needs to be relatively recent. Budget gamers on older Intel and AMD CPUs are out of luck here. Four cores from around the Skylake era or newer are needed here. Having 6-8 physical cores, or more, is preferred.

Players can find the minimum and recommended specs below.

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Age of Empires IV minimum system requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64 bit, or Windows 11
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6300U or AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 520 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

Age of Empires IV recommended system requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64 bit, or Windows 11
  • Processor: 3.6 GHz 6-core (Intel i5) or AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 970 GPU or AMD Radeon RX 570 GPU with 4GB of VRAM
  • VRAM: 4GB
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

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