Sims 4 PC and Mac Requirements: Recommended and Minimum Specs

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Sims 4 is the simulation game where you create your own characters or even yourself and thrust them into a virtual world. You can manipulate all aspects of the world to make the lives of or your Sims as realistic or as wild as you want. The last thing you will probably want is a slow game plagued with lag. We're going to show you the minimum and recommended requirements for PC and Mac, so you can see if you can have a smooth gaming experience.

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PC

These are the minimum and recommended requirements to run the game smoothly on PC.

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: 64-Bit Required, Windows 7,8,8.1 or 10.
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or an equivalent system.
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Graphics: 128 MB Video Ram, support for Pixel Shader 3.0. NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better are all supported.
  • Hard Drive: 15 GB with 1GB for extra content
  • Direct X: Version 9.0, 10 and 11 compatible
  • Disc Drive: Only needed for physical copies of the game
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  • Internet Connection: Needed to activate the product, after activation and installation it can be played offline.

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: 64-Bit required, Windows 7,8,8.1 or 10.
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 (or faster), AMD Athlon X4
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
  • Hard Drive: 18 GB
Sims 4. A female Sim character is sat at their desk writing at the computer. The room has yellow walls and a light brown floor. There is a white dot rug under the desk and the sim has their back to the screen.
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Mac

These are the minimum and recommended requirements for running the game on Mac.

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Metal Required, Mac OS X 10.11
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or better
  • RAM: At least 4 GB
  • Hard Drive: 15 GB with 1 GB for extra content
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680, AMD Radeon RX 560 (or better)
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  • Internet Connection: Only needed to activate the product. After activation, it can be played offline.

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.11 (or later)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 (or better)
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680, AMD Radeon RX 560 (or better)
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  • Hard Drive: 18 GB

After you know if you meet the minimum or recommended requirements on your chosen platform, you can start to enjoy the world of Sims 4. If you're interested in tweaking the rules of life in the game, then take a look at our guide on cheats for PC and Consoles. Also, if you want to customise your game then you should read our guide on the best mods to improve gameplay.