Microsoft lists Age of Empires 4 system necessities, with AMD CPUs and GPUs

Key artwork from Age of Empires 4, showing various historical figures

Age of Empires 4 is simply over a month away and, up till now, we’ve solely had system necessities for Intel- and Nvidia-powered rigs. Thankfully, Microsoft has lastly proven some love for the purple crew and we now know what AMD graphics card and gaming CPU you’ll want inside your gaming PC to play this lengthy awaited entry on this basic real-time technique sequence.

Taking over the mantle from the lengthy defunct, however nonetheless ever beloved, Ensemble Studios, developer Relic Entertainment hopes to revive the Age of Empires sequence with the data and ardour it’s beforehand showcased in it’s personal real-time technique video games, particularly the Company of Heroes and Dawn of War sequence.

The game will characteristic a various set of civilisations for gamers to select from in addition to quite a few campaigns detailing occasions that formed the course of historical past, reminiscent of William of Normandy’s 1066 marketing campaign in England, the formation of Moscow because the Rus fought again in opposition to the Mongol invasion, with appearances from the Delhi Sultanate, the Abbasid Dynasty, and extra.

Those seeking to fulfil their ambitions of forging a strong empire and altering the course of historical past by participating in epic historic battles will probably be relieved to know that Age of Empires 4’s system necessities are decidedly modest.

Minimum Recommended
CPU  Intel i5-6300U
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
3.6GHz 6-core (Intel i5)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
RAM  8GB 16GB
GPU  Intel HD 520
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
Nvidia Geforce 970
AMD Radeon RX 570
VRAM  N/A 4GB
Storage  50GB 50GB

These system necessities ought to provide some readability as to the type of {hardware} you’ll want to participate within the Age of Empires 4 stress test, which begins September 17 forward of the October 28 launch. While these system requirements sadly don’t give any detailed indication of constancy or efficiency ranges, they need to at the least provide some steerage to potential emperors.

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