The Sims™ 4 System Requirements

Last updated: 3 October 2021

Curious if your PC can run The Sims™ 4? On this page you will find The Sims™ 4 system requirements for PC (Windows). We constantly update our data to provide you with latest and most accurate requirements.

Test your PC to see if it will run The Sims™ 4 or check system requirement details for CPU, operating system, graphics and sound cards, required disk space and more for each of the supported platforms.

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  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s CPU name will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Processor’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. In the opened menu click on ‘Device Manager’
  3. In ‘Device Manager’ click on the arrow next to ‘Display adapters’
  4. Under the drop-down, you will see the GPU that your computer is using

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s RAM will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Installed RAM’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. You can see if Windows is 64 or 32 bit under ‘System type’
  4. You can see Windows version under ‘Windows edition’

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The Sims™ 4 Windows Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

The Sims™ 4 system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Required. Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
OS
Windows 7 (SP1), 8, 8.1, or 10
Processor
Processor
Processor
Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
128 MB of Video and support for Pixel Shader 3.0. Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600, ATI Radeon X1300, Intel GMA X4500
Graphics
DirectX
DirectX
Version 9.0
DirectX
Version 9.0
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
Storage
17 GB
Storage
18 GB

The Sims™ 4 minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Required. Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 operating system. Your processor should be 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ (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 a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 4 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be 128 MB of Video and support for Pixel Shader 3.0. Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600, ATI Radeon X1300, Intel GMA X4500. You also have to have 17 GB free disk space to install the game.

If you go for recommended requirements for The Sims™ 4 for Windows, your operating system should be Windows 7 (SP1), 8, 8.1, or 10. Recommended CPU would be Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4 CPU or equivalent. For RAM, it is recommended to have 8 GB or more. And video card — Nvidia GTX 650.

Game Details

Play with life and discover the possibilities. Unleash your imagination and create a world of Sims that’s wholly unique. Explore and customize every detail from Sims to homes–and much more.

Release date
18 June, 2021
Category
Single-player
Genres
Simulation, Casual
Supported languages
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish - Spain, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese - Brazil, Russian, Swedish, Finnish, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
* languages with full audio support
Developer
Maxis
Publisher
Electronic Arts
Official website
ea.com
Support website
help.ea.com
Support website
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run The Sims™ 4?

You would be able to run The Sims™ 4 on your PC if it meets minimum requirements below. You can also use our free test tool to check it!

Minimum requirements for Windows are:

Can I play The Sims™ 4 with 3 GB of RAM?

No, this is not enough to play The Sims™ 4. The minimum RAM is 4 GB.

Can I play The Sims™ 4 with 4 GB of RAM?

Yes, The Sims™ 4 can run with 4 GB of RAM. It's a minimum requirement.

How much RAM does The Sims™ 4 need?

You need at least 4 GB of RAM to run The Sims™ 4 on PC, but 8 GB is recommended.

What processor do I need for The Sims™ 4?

How many GB is The Sims™ 4?

At least 17 GB of disk space is required to install The Sims™ 4 on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for The Sims™ 4?

You need 128 MB of Video and support for Pixel Shader 3.0. Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600, ATI Radeon X1300, Intel GMA X4500 or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play The Sims™ 4?

Required. Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 or newer.

Does The Sims™ 4 require a 64-bit OS and processor?

Yes, The Sims™ 4 needs a 64-bit processor and operating system.

What DirectX do I need to run The Sims™ 4?

Version 9.0 or greater is necessary for this game.

Can I run The Sims™ 4 on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

When is The Sims™ 4 release date?

The Sims™ 4 release date is 18 June, 2021.

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