Real-time strategy is one of the genres that best identifies the PC for more than two decades, its nature makes it ideal to play comfortably with a mouse and keyboard. Unfortunately, the classics of the genre had been forgotten for a long time, as is the case of the Age of Empires saga, and we cannot forget that the launch of its third installment took place in 2005. That is, more than fifteen years ago, which is long time.
Now with Age of Empires IV, the classic Microsoft saga returns to our PCs technically renewed by the use of DirectX 12 technologies. Many of you will surely want to enjoy this new installment because you are fans of the saga, while others will experiment for the first time. Whatever your player profile, surely you are interested in knowing if you are going to be able to play one of the most anticipated returns in the world of PC video games. So let’s see what your requirements are
What are the requirements for Age of Empires IV?
Windows 10 64 bit
Processor: Intel Core i5-6300U
Memory: 8GB RAM
Graphics: Intel HD 520
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 50 GB available space
64-bit Windows 10
Processor: 6 cores (Intel i5) at 3.6 GHz
Memory: 16GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 970 GPU with 4GB VRAM
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 50 available space
Through the Steam page of the video game we have been able to know the requirements to be able to play Age of Empires IV, and as usual in all PC games we have two sets of technical requirements.
Regarding the minimum requirements we have as Minimum CPU the Intel Core i5-6300U, which is a CPU with two cores and four threads of execution. So any Intel or AMD CPU with more than two cores can run the game. Although from here we do not recommend it, since the game recommends a 6-core CPU. In general, the CPU specifications are modest if we consider that the number of simultaneous instances that run a strategy game.
If we already talk about the RAM we will need 8 GB RAM minimum, but because of the huge number of elements that are running at the same time 16 GB recommended, configuration that from here we recommend for all PC Gaming. Regarding hard drive storage, Age of Empires IV is going to occupy 50 GB in your storage unit whatever our PC.
If we go to the graphic section, far are the years in which the genre used rudimentary graphics and it is that although it can work with a Integrated Intel HD 520 GPU, but you are going to see it in all its graphical spectacularity if you make use of a dedicated card at the level of a NVIDIA GeForce 970 or better that at least have 4 GB of VRAM.