Might and Magic Heroes is back, with Ubisoft, Black Hole Entertainment and Limbic preparing to unleash M&MH7 onto the expectant hordes on September 29. MMH7 is the seventh title in the turn-based strategy Might & Magic Heroes, which itself is a spin-off from Heroes of Might and Magic. There's also the Might & Magic role-playing series to contend with. Still following?

I'm sure Might & Magic Heroes fans are sure to know what's going on at least, and MMHVII promises to be one of the grandest outings yet for the long-running series. Melding turn-based strategy with role-playing elements and lashings of beard, Might & Magic Heroes VII is an epic tale of regicide, griffin armies and ruddy great wars. Before you climb atop your steed and let rip however, you may want to give the official Might & Magic Heroes VII system requirements a once other to ensure your rig's up to the task. 

Might & Magic Heroes VII Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-660 3.3 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz
  • RAM: 4GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1024MB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5850 1GB
  • DX: DirectX 9.0c
  • HDD: 5 GB Free Hard Drive Space

Might & Magic Heroes VII Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 8 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-6100 3.3 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2048MB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon HD 7870
  • DX: DirectX 11

In comparison to Heroes VI, these are a hefty leap up. Four years is a long time in videogames, but it does mean you'll be getting a significant leap in visual fidelity. Have a gander at a few screens and you'll see exactly what I'm on about. 

Improved graphics come at a price however, and you'll need a mid-range system from the last five years or so to play Ubisoft's latest. That said, the GeForce GTX 460 and the Radeon HD 5850 have been easily usurped by today's budget cards, so there are plenty of inexpensive upgrade options if you're trying to get your PC to run Might & Magic Heroes VII. 

The recommended requirements for MMHVII seem a little high however and we'd surprised if either of the GTX 670 or the HD 7870 was needed to max the settings out. Might & Magic Heroes VII is  turn-based strategy so low frame rates won't impact gameplay too much either, so it's worth pushing the boundaries of your rig's capabilities for better visuals. 

Ultimately, MMH7 is a strategy game, and as such it's likely more demanding of your CPU and memory. Turn times will be significantly sped up with more memory and a more powerful processor like the Core i5-2400 or the FX-6100, particularly when it comes to processing the AI's turns. 

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Might & Magic Heroes VII System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Might & Magic Heroes VII GPU benchmark chart.