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The Sims 4 system requirements 2024

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What are The Sims 4 system requirements? The Sims 4 feels like a game that has been around since the dawn of time, but in reality, it will turn ten this September. Quite an achievement considering the fate of many EA titles from this era.

While the hype for whatever comes next in the franchise is high, there is still plenty of life left in The Sims 4. And you’ll be relieved to know that despite its age, there have been no increases to the system requirements needed to play one of the best PC games around.

Not only do you not need the best graphics card to meet The Sims 4 minimum requirements, but in some cases, you don’t even need a dedicated GPU at all. Modern CPUs that contain an iGPU should handle the game just fine, and with The Sims 4 being free-to-play, why not just try your hand to see if it’ll run?

Here are the Sims 4 system requirements for 2024:

Minimum Recommended
OS Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit
CPU Intel Core i3 3320
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
Intel Core i5
AMD Ryzen 5
GPU Nvidia GeForce 6600
ATI Radeon X1300
Nvidia GeForce GTX 650
AMD Radeon HD 5830
Storage 26GB 51GB

EA’s The Sims 4 recommended requirements crank things up a notch, as you’ll need a graphics card on par with the Nvidia GTX 650 or AMD Radeon HD 5830. You should be able to get a hold of something even better, like the GTX 1660, for fairly cheap, and most of the best gaming laptop contenders pack more of a punch.

Of course, you’ll want to pair the above GPU with at least 8GB RAM and a quad-core CPU like the Intel Core i5 to help the best life game reach its full performance potential. That combo should prevent any performance hiccups, especially when there’s more happening on screen.

Lastly, to match The Sims 4 download size requirements, you’ll need to free up at least 26GB of storage. However, that figure doubles to 51GB if you’re aiming for recommended specs, and EA advises reserving an additional space for game saves and the best Sims 4 mods.

We’re keeping our eyes on The Sims 5 release date, but EA’s currently keeping hush beyond revealing it may be under the working title Project Rene. If you’ve managed to do the seemingly impossible and go through the ridiculous amount of DLC and expansions while you wait for the sequel, check out all The Sims 4 cheats to get free money and our Sims 4 CC guide on how to install custom content to keep things fresh.

Take The Sims 4 system requirements test over on PCGameBenchmark to answer the question… Can I run The Sims 4?