Hearts of Iron IV
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Continuing on in the grand tradition of the Hearts of Iron series, Hearts of Iron IV is a historical strategy game. Aiming to be the most authentic strategy simulation of World War 2 to date, battling across land, sea and air in your quest for domination.
Hearts of Iron IV System Requirements
19 Oct 2016 - Specs reviewed

Official Minimum Requirements

  • Windows 7 64-bit or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Athlon II X4 650 @ 3.20 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5850 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX470 with 1GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X- compatible soundcard.
  • Additional Notes: Mouse and keyboard are required. / Latest available WHQL drivers from both manufacturers/ Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer, Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode.
 

Official Recommended Requirements

  • Windows 7 64-bit or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.20 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 6950 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX570 with 2GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X- compatible soundcard.
  • Additional Notes: Mouse and keyboard are required. / Latest available WHQL drivers from both manufacturers. / Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer, Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode.
PC System Analysis For Hearts of Iron IV Requirements
As HOI4 is a turn based strategy game, the computer requirements are going to be low, by modern standards.We expect a GTX 460 or HD 6770 graphics card will get a suitable performance at 1080p resolution and high graphics settings. The processor requirement is a fairly old dual core and there is likely only a 4GB system memory required as well. We will update as more info becomes available
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Hearts of Iron IV PC Release Date:

6 Jun 2016

Alternative Game Tags: heartsofiron, heartofiron, iron 4, iron iv, hearts of iron 4, harts of iron system requirements, Hearts off Iron IV
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you could run it 60 fps on medium or high and on 1080p

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To everybody struggling at lategame performance install this mod:
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The main issue with the game is some nations making 700-900 divisions which clog the game, and this mod helps a lot :)

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Tried and it only has 20 FPS>

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Update your drivers , and try it without AA or Vsync !

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I have but when i'm in x5 speed it's still around 15-20 fps

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It's the cpu thats taking a beating when you play hoi4. At 5x speed, most systems get around 20fps simply because the game has to calculate so many numbers at once.

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