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. πŸ˜€

PC gamers wishing to test the suitability of their hardware can run the following β€˜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.

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:

β€’ OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 (64 Bit versions are preferred)
β€’ 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
β€’ MEMORY: At least 2 GB RAM
β€’ HARD DRIVE: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
β€’ 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
β€’ VIDEO: 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0
β€’ SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better
β€’ SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
β€’ DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible
β€’ INPUT: Keyboard and mouse

PC Recommended Specs:

β€’ OS: 64 Bit version of Windows 7, 8, or 8.1
β€’ PROCESSOR:
– Intel core i5 or faster
– AMD Athlon X4
β€’ MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
β€’ HARD DRIVE: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
β€’ 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
β€’ VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
β€’ SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
β€’ DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible
β€’ 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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