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Recommended PC requirements for The Sims 4

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When I told you guys the minimum requirements for The Sims 4 last month a bunch of you had quite a chuckle – what is this, 2004? Well, those were just the minimum requirements – for recommended settings you’ll need slightly more than a toaster.

According to The Sims 4 FAQs, the recommended PC requirements are:

  • REQUIRED: Internet connection required for product activation.
  • OS: 64 Bit Windows 7,8, or 8.1
  • PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster
  • AMD Athlon X4
  • MEMORY: 4GB 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: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
  • DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse

An i5 and 4GB of RAM? I need more than that just to do normal processing and work – what kind of magic is The Sims 4 powered by? Also, it just seems so archaic – I mean, an NVIDIA GTX 650 or better? Keyboard and mouse controls? Must be ancient!

In all seriousness, it sounds like The Sims 4 really will be able to run on just about anything. If your PC is still functional, it can probably run The Sims 4. Of course, it isn’t coming to Mac or Linux just yet, but considering the low specs you could probably run this on an ancient PC that you can borrow from a friend. Perhaps leaving out pools was a good thing – who knew that they required so many resources.

Last Updated: August 28, 2014

31 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Assassin

    August 28, 2014 at 11:37

    System requirements: Castration

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    • Dutch Matrix

      August 28, 2014 at 12:03

      Nope. To admit that you like the Sims on this site takes balls of steel.
      Ermagherd! I love the Sims!

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      • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

        August 28, 2014 at 12:05

        So does Erwin. So much that he entered the Katy Perry sims competition #NeverForget

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        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          August 28, 2014 at 12:10

          As I remember, so did you! We were all unwittingly duped!

          At least KP is hawt

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          • Dutch Matrix

            August 28, 2014 at 12:15

            Got the poster on your wall then?

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            August 28, 2014 at 12:23

            Have her on speeddial ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Lord Chaos

            August 28, 2014 at 12:24

            So on the roof above your bed?

          • Dutch Matrix

            August 28, 2014 at 12:26

            What a comeback!

          • Sith JJ

            August 28, 2014 at 13:30

            You poor bastard. Did they force you to put it on?

          • Sith JJ

            August 28, 2014 at 13:28

            Uhm

  2. Jaded_Reprobate

    August 28, 2014 at 11:39

    NNIDIA!!!!!!

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    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      August 28, 2014 at 11:47

      …fixed, tx

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      • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

        August 28, 2014 at 11:52

        Abusive use of power!

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        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          August 28, 2014 at 11:53

          Be glad it was not changed to “THAT SILLY STUPID GREEN PRODUCT”

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  3. Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

    August 28, 2014 at 11:41

    Wait wait wait… A GTX650 or better? Really? That high for the sims?

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  4. Ryanza

    August 28, 2014 at 11:41

    Recommended PC requirement = Origin. The Sims 4 is not a PC game. The Sims 4 is a Origin game. Saying The Sims 4 is a PC game is like saying Halo is an Xbox Live game. Saying The Sims 4 is a PC game is like saying The Last of Us is an PSN+ game.

    Don’t Support DRM.

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  5. Sk3tz0

    August 28, 2014 at 11:55

    See You dont need a Strong PC to have fun. ๐Ÿ˜› U can kill, humilate and abuse Sims on just about any PC.

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    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      August 28, 2014 at 11:56

      Equal abuse for all, haha

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      • Sk3tz0

        August 28, 2014 at 11:57

        Isnt that what we Strive for in our games equality ๐Ÿ˜›

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    • Brady miaau

      August 28, 2014 at 14:26

      For a given definition of fun. not my thing, but I take your point

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  6. Sk3tz0

    August 28, 2014 at 11:56

    One Q to Zoe, You Guys been talking about the Emotions of Sims 4 what about the Customistibility of the Furniture and House hold Items like with Sims 3 will that be there.. that was honestly my favourite part of Sims 3.. YES I PLAY SIMS..

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    • ToshZA

      August 28, 2014 at 12:02

      Yeah I’m looking forward to Sims 4 actually. Go ahead internet, judge me, I don’t care! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      • Sk3tz0

        August 28, 2014 at 12:04

        I play Sims 4 but atleast i’m not a bronie ๐Ÿ˜›

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        • ToshZA

          August 28, 2014 at 12:09

          Thank god. There are limits.

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      • Sith JJ

        August 28, 2014 at 13:34

        I’m curious about it, and I did enjoy The Sims 3, but I’m still not quite there to buy from EA again. Not just yet.

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  7. WarframedSquirrel

    August 28, 2014 at 11:58

    Probably won’t run on my pc… probably.

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  8. Lord Chaos

    August 28, 2014 at 12:02

    Foiled again, and all by this “DVD-ROM” thing

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  9. MichaelMatusowsky

    August 28, 2014 at 12:49

    Sims 3 lags on my PC and I have no idea why. It runs BF4 on highest but can’t run Sims 3 without lagging lol.

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    • Sith JJ

      August 28, 2014 at 13:30

      I have the same problem. But only recently

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  10. Jackie

    August 28, 2014 at 13:38

    Lies! Several potatoes were used (banana for scale) still got Frequent FPS drops…

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  11. guest

    August 28, 2014 at 14:37

    What the hell am I actually looking at in that screenshot? 0_O

    Reply

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