The Sims 4 System Requirements

1 September 2014
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The Sims 4 System Requirements

What kind of computer power do you need to run the The Sims 4 system requirements? Here you can compare them to your PC specs. The Mac minimum recommended specs will follow at a later date. EA have said that The Sims 4 will run better on older PC’s than The Sims 3 did. 😀

PC gamers wishing to test the suitability of their hardware can run the following ‘PC Analyzer.’ Is your PC ready to run The Sims 4? Find out here on the System Requirements Lab page. That page automatically checks your computer specs.

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  • We’ve also added a gameplay video, so you can see how recommended Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 set to maximum computer specs outshine the minimum settings. Is your PC ready to run The Sims 4? Find out below…

    The Sims 4 comes to PC in America & Canada on September 2nd, 2014 and in Europe & Australia on September 5th, 2014. The Mac version will come out at an unannounced later date (presumably in 2015).

    The Sims 4 System Requirements

    Aside from an internet connection and an Origin.com account to activate The Sims 4, these are the requirements needed to play the game.

    PC Minimum Specs:

    • OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 (64 Bit versions are preferred)
    • PROCESSOR:
    – 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent
    – Dual Core and SSE 2 required
    – For computers using built-in graphics chipsets the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent
    • MEMORY: At least 2 GB RAM
    • HARD DRIVE: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
    • DVD-ROM: DVD ROM drive required for installation only if you bought the game on disc. Obviously you do not need a DVD player in your computer if you bought the digital download version of the game on Origin.com
    • VIDEO: 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0
    • SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better
    • SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    • DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • INPUT: Keyboard and mouse

    PC Recommended Specs:

    • OS: 64 Bit version of Windows 7, 8, or 8.1
    • PROCESSOR:
    – Intel core i5 or faster
    – AMD Athlon X4
    • MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
    • HARD DRIVE: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
    • DVD-ROM: DVD ROM drive required for installation only if you bought the game on disc. Obviously you do not need a DVD player in your computer if you bought the digital download version of the game on Origin.com
    • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
    • SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    • DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse

    So what does it look like when running? Watch this The Sims 4 video by Doug that has the graphics maxed out:

    Be sure to watch the video in 1080p HD on full-screen!

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