The Sims 4 System Requirements

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The Sims 4 game details

In The Sims 4, create your own little humans, build their homes, get them jobs, and then torment them for the rest of their natural lives. Eventually, you’ll have whole neighbourhoods filled with your creations. It’s recommended that you have an Intel Core i5/AMD Athlon X4 and a GeForce GTX 650/Radeon HD 7870.

Here are the The Sims 4 System Requirements (Minimum)

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ (2.0 GHz Dual Core required if using integrated graphics)
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • OS: Windows XP
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon X1300 or Intel GMA X4500
  • PIXEL SHADER: 3.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 3.0
  • SOUND CARD: Yes
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 10 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 128 MB

The Sims 4 Recommended Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-750 or AMD Athlon X4
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • OS: 64 Bit Windows 7,8, or 8.1
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 or better
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
  • SOUND CARD: Yes
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 10 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 1024 MB
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Can my computer run The Sims 4?

By Cliff Henjum June 24, 2019

The Sims franchise has been a powerhouse in the gaming world for almost 20 years now and it isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. The Sims 4 was even the best selling PC game of 2014 and 2015 and now has six complete expansion packs. Whether you want to build an epic neighborhood of beautiful houses or you just want to watch your Sims grow or you just want to create an endless maze of hedges for them to get lost in, The Sims 4 surely has something to keep you entertained. In order to play The Sims 4 on PC, you’ll need a computer that passes the minimum system requirements. This hopefully won’t be difficult for too many computers since the minimum system requirements for The Sims 4 are even lower than those for Minecraft.

Passing the minimum system requirements for a game typically means that your PC will be able to run the game at a playable framerate on at least Low settings. Accomplishing that is actually pretty easy when it comes to The Sims 4. There is even official support for on-board Intel GPUs as low as Intel GMA X4500! If you have a discrete GPU, you’ll only need a GeForce 6600 or a Radeon x1300. The GeForce 6600 is the 299th most powerful Nvida GPU and will only run about 30% of the games in existence currently, but thankfully for you, The Sims 4 is one of them. It’s a similar trend for the required CPU - only a Core 2 Duo E4300 or Athlon 64 X2 4000+ is needed to pass the minimum CPU test. This means that pretty much any modern desktop or laptop can get The Sims 4 up and running if you’re willing to turn down some graphics settings.

If you want to install ‘photorealistic mods’ and/or play with the graphics turned all the way up, then your PC needs to pass the recommended requirements in order to ensure a fun gameplay experience. As far as recommended requirements go, The Sims 4 has some pretty low requirements which is great news for fans of the franchise. Specifically, your computer only needs a GeForce GTX 650 alongside a Core i5-750 or Athlon X4. The initial install size is only about 10 GB, but you’ll need a lot more space than that if you plan on installing other expansion or game packs like The Sims 4: Island Living. A simple 4 GB of RAM is also needed, but that amount is very common in today’s PC gaming world.