The Sims 4 System Requirements in 2021

With over 20 millions players The Sims is one of the best single-player franchises of all time. But can you run it on your PC?

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Still hugely popular and constantly being added to, The Sims 4 is the perfect game if you want a little wholesome fun. Graphically it might never be too taxing, but the more add-ons you pile in there the more pressure your system might start to feel. So let’s have a look at the system requirements for both PC and macOS and see what kind of rig you are going to need in order to be able to play the game to its full potential.

The Sims 4 – PC

The Sims 4 Minimum System Requirements (PC)

  • OS: 64 Bit Required. Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
  • CPU: 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)
  • RAM: At least 4 GB RAM
  • DISC DRIVE: DVD Rom Drive required for installation only
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 15 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
  • 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
  • DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0,10 and 11 Compatible
  • INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse
  • ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Internet connection required for product activation.
  • OS: 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
  • PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
  • MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
  • HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space

The Sims 4 – Mac

The Sims 4 Minimum System Requirements (Mac)

  • OS: Metal required. Mac OS® X 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz Processor or better
  • RAM: At least 4 GB RAM
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 15 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
  • VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro or better. Video RAM of 256MB or better
  • INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse
  • ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Internet connection required for product activation.
  • OS: Mac OS® X 10.11 or later
  • PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5 or better
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
  • MEMORY: 8 GB RAM
  • HARD DRIVE: 18 GB of Hard Drive space