EA has announced the minimum Sims 4 system requirements, with the PC release to be relatively light on machines when it lands this September.
A long stretch from the high-end requirements of other EA PC releases – such as last year’s FPS epic Battlefield 4 – the Sims 4 should be accessible to most casual PC gamers.
Top line requirements for the latest Sims title include a 1.8GHz dual-core processor and at least 2GB of RAM. On top of this, a DirectX 9 graphics card, 128MB of Video RAM and 9GB of available hard drive space are necessary in order for the game to run.
The full list of Sims 4 minimum system requirements are:
- 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
With new Sims 4 details continuing to drip out on a near weekly basis, EA has confirmed that the Sims 4 release date will be held on September 5.
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