The Sims 4 screenshot
The Sims 4 screenshot

EA has released the minimum system requirements for The Sims 4 – but will your PC be able to run it?

Well, if you've bought a new PC within the last few years you'll probably be all right, with the minimum requirements appearing to be relatively low.

You'll only need a 1.8GHz dual core processor and 2GB RAM to get it up ans running, along with 9GB HDD space and a DirectX 9 graphics card.

But remember, these are only the minimum required specs. To get The Sims 4 looking at its best you'll need to wait until EA releases the recommended specs, and we're not quite sure when that might be.

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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

The Sims 4 launches on PC on September 5.

Source: thesims.com (via pcgamesn.com)

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Game Stats

Release Date: 05/09/2014
Developer: The Sims Studio
Publisher: EA
Genre: Sim Clone
Rating: PEGI 12+
Site Rank: 74
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