The Sims 4 – Minimum and Recommended System Requirements for Mac

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum OS – Mac OS X Lion (10.7.5)
  • CPU – Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz or better
  • RAM – At least 4Gb RAM
  • Hard Drive – At least 10Gb of free space with at least 1Gb additional space for custom content
  • Video – NVIDIA GeForce 320M, 9600M, 9400M,ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro or better. Video RAM of 256MB or better.
  • Input – Keyboard and Mouse
  • Online Requirements: Internet Connection required for product activation

Recommended Requirements:

  • Minimum OS – Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9 or later)
  • CPU – Intel Core i5 or better
  • RAM – 8Gb RAM
  • Hard Drive – 12Gb Hard Drive space
  • Video – NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
  • Input – Keyboard and Mouse
  • Online Requirements: Internet Connection required for product activation
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24 thoughts on “The Sims 4 – Minimum and Recommended System Requirements for Mac

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  2. Steve

    Will a computer with these specs work for playing SIms 4?
    MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)
    2 GHz Intel Core i7
    4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB

    Thanks.

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  3. Melanie

    Would an iMac with these specs be good for the sims 4?
    iMac 21.5in Mid 2011 series
    SOFTWARE: OS X El Capitan (I havn’t updated to the newest one just yet)
    PROCESSOR: 2.7GHz Intel Core i5
    RAM: 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    GRAPHICS: AMD Radeon HD 6770M
    HARD DRIVE: 509 GB

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  4. Rebecca RT (@AGkittie)

    I have had The Sims 4 sense the release date, but I have never gotten the Settings just Right.
    so I was wondering if you had any suggestions?
    iMac: 21.5 inch, Late 2013
    Processor: 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5
    Memory: 8 GB 1600 MHz DD3
    Graphics: Intel Iris Pro 1024 MB
    Software: OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion
    Hard Drive: 226.3 free out of 999.35 GB

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      1. Rebecca RT (@AGkittie)

        I did that back in February, because of a editing software I wanted. but when I upgraded my Mac it pretty much Broke my Computer ): the only thing that kind of worked was The sims 4. I backed up my computer before Upgrading, so I was able to go back to 10.8.5. Thank you for the reply tho(:

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  5. May

    Would this computer allow gameplay?
    Macbook Air (early 2015)
    OS X El Capitan
    10.11.6
    MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)
    1.6 GHz Intel Core i5
    8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    Intel HD Graphics 6000 1536 MB

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    1. BluebellFlora Post author

      Yes but make sure you don’t set the graphics options too high. If you look under the graphics drop down menu on any page on this site you’ll see a link to an Intel HD 4000 thread on the official games forum where people have posted who have the same. There ar some issues with it but the game is playable.

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  6. pkenz111

    1.6GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz
    Intel HD Graphics 6000
    8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
    256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage

    If I upgrade to 2.2GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz, will those specs work?

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  7. a.liyaa

    Hi!
    Thank you for the info,
    will my laptop work?
    I don’t mind if the graphics are mediocre as long as it doesn’t freeze and crash like sims 3.

    Specs
    MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013)
    2.4 GHz Intel Core i5
    8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    Intel Iris 1536 MB

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  8. Jake

    Quick question whats the best settings I can run this game on with a Late 2012 imac. It’s specs are 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5, 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 512 MB.

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  9. Ashley

    Hi BluebellFlora!

    I read through this thread (http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/856370/os-x-10-11-el-capitan-official-release-thread) I currently have The Sims 3 Installed but I’m considering The Sims 4, however, it seems to be unplayable or playable with crashes. To you knowledge has anything changed for users that were listed on the affected list?

    MacOS Sierra Version 10.12.5
    iMac (21.5-Inch, Later 2012)
    Processor 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7
    Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 512 MB

    In gratitude,
    Ashley

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      1. Ashley

        Thank you so much for your help and for taking time to respond!

        I think I’ll stick with the sims 3 for now.

        In God’s grace,
        Ashley

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