The Sims 4 Minimum System Requirements Frequently Asked Questions section has been updated to reveal the minimum system requirement that The Sims 4 will demand. You’ll be happy to note that the requirements are now lower than those of The Sims 3.


Operating System (Any of the following)

  • Windows XP (SP3)
  • Windows Vista (SP2)
  • Windows 7 (SP1)
  • Windows 8, or Windows 8.1

Processor (Any of the following)

  • 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)


  • At least 2 GB RAM

Video Cards (Any of the following)

  • 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better
  • ATI Radeon X1300 or better
  • Intel GMA X4500 or better


  • DirectX 9.0c Compatible

Internet Connection

  • Required for first time activation only.
  • Once activated, an internet connection is not required.

Origin Account

  • Required to activate The Sims 4.


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