Age of Empires 4 System Requirements

With the release of Age of Empires 4 upon us, it's time to take a look at the system requirements to check whether or not your PC/Laptop can run the game.

Typically, real-time strategy games aren't the most demanding to run. They tend to require more processing power than graphical fidelity. So, what's the minimum you need to get going with Age of Empires 4 and how will you get the best performance possible?

Minimum Requirements

The minimum requirements for Age of Empires 4 are as follows;

  • OS: Windows 10 64bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6300U or AMD Ryzen 5 2400G | CPU with AVX support required
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 520 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
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As we have already alluded to, there is a far greater demand for memory and processing power over graphics. These entry-level requirements could probably be met by most off-the-shelf laptops and desktop computers.

If running the game on this kind of hardware we would expect it still to struggle along though and possible produce higher than usual temperatures within your system.

Recommended Requirements

As for the recommended requirements, they are;

  • OS: Windows 10 64bit
  • Processor: 3.6 GHz 6-core (Intel i5) or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 | CPU with AVX support required
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 970 GPU or AMD Radeon RX 570 GPU with 4GB of VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

If you're able to meet the recommended requirements, you can rest assured that you'll enjoy a smooth and visually appealing experience with Age of Empires 4. While 4K graphics are a possibility with the game, it's unlikely to have a huge impact vs standard 1080p gameplay.