Electronic Arts revealed the minimum system requirements to run the upcoming The Sims 4. If you have a computer made within the last eight years or so, you should be able to run the game.
Here’s are the full system requirements:
REQUIRED: Internet connection required for product activation.
OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, or Windows 8.1
PROCESSOR: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (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
VIDEO CARD: 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
The Sims is a popular franchise with a far-reaching audience so it’s not surprising that EA wants the game to run on older computers. Of course, expect a hit in performance and visual quality if you’re using an older machine. You’ll still want a fairly powerful machine to experience the game with settings cranked to ultra.
The Sims 4 will be released September 2nd for the PC. There are currently no plans to bring the game to Mac or consoles.
Source: The Sims 4 FAQ
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