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In a desperate war for Earth's survival against an unrelenting alien enemy, the only way to defeat them is to become one of them. Earth is under siege by the Strogg, a barbaric alien race moving through the universe consuming, recycling and annihilating any civilization in their path. In a desperate attempt to survive, an armada of Earth's finest warriors is sent to take the battle to the Strogg home planet. You are Matthew Kane, an elite member of Rhino Squad and Earth's valiant invasion force. Fight alone, with your squad, or in hover tanks and mechanized walkers as you engage in a heroic mission to the heart of the Strogg war machine. Battle through early missions as a deadly marine, then after your capture, as a marine-turned-Strogg with enhanced abilities and the power to turn the tide of the war.
Quake IV GPU Performance Comparison Graph

Quake IV GPU Analysis
Comparing Quake IV PC system requirements to all GPUs shows that Quake IV is going to need a graphics card that is capable of DX 10 or OpenGL 2.1.

Quake IV makes use of DX8.00 so a GPU with that capability could benefit from enhanced visuals.

To get the best visual graphical experience on Quake IV, aim to have a GPU that has at least 0 MB GPU RAM.

Most bottom end graphics cards currently available today, will probably allow you to play Quake IV

We are advised that 12 year old graphics cards should be able to run Quake IV , but there could be a few exceptions to this rule.

Note that most games do not officially support laptop graphics cards, but nowadays many laptop graphics solutions are capable of running modern games. Whether desktop graphics cards or laptop, try searching for your graphics card to compare against the Quake IV graphics card requirements chart below.