SimCity 4 System Requirements

12th August 2021 - Specs reviewed

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 98
  • Processor: Intel Pentium III / AMD Athlon MP
  • Graphics: AMD Rage 128 Ultra 16MB or NVIDIA Vanta 16MB
  • RAM: 0MB
  • HDD: 1 GB
  • DirectX 8 Compatible Graphics Card
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP 32-bit
  • Processor: Intel Pentium III / AMD Athlon MP
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon Xpress 1200 Series or NVIDIA GeForce 7100
  • RAM: 0MB
  • HDD: 1 GB
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
PC System Analysis For SimCity 4 Requirements
Your PC will need a graphics card thats as powerful as a GeForce 7100/Radeon Xpress 1200 Series and it should be paired with either a Athlon MP/Pentium III CPU to match the SimCity 4 recommended system specs. This PC setup will deliver 60 Frames Per Second on High graphics settings on 1080p monitor resolution. Also your PC needs 0MB RAM to meet the rec specs and run at 60 frames. You should also have 0MB system memory for min specs. You will require a DirectX 9.00 GPU.
FPS System Benchmark
200+ FPS
High
Graphics Card
9
How well optimised is SimCity 4 for PC? 5
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Where does SimCity 4 rank in the list of the most demanding games?
Genres: Strategy , Management
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SimCity 4 System Requirements

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Recommended
Processor
Graphics Card
VRAM
RAM
0MB
0MB
OS
Windows 98
Windows XP 32-bit
DirectX
8
9
HDD Space
1 GB
1 GB

SimCity 4 PC Release Date:

14 Jan 2003

Alternative Game Tags: Simcity4, Simcity 4, Simcity 4 requirements, sim city4

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20:27 Jul-10-2018
Can I run SimCity 4 at 60FPS on ultra at 1080p?
Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti EVGA SC Gaming 4GB 16GB
100% of 2 people think this can run

Can I run it? :)

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16:22 Oct-01-2015

Does this work with windows 10?

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08:19 Sep-28-2015

got three golden check,but game lags and fps drops after your city gets huge...

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04:43 Jul-07-2014

Why can't I get over 15FPS at minimum? I've tried nearly all settings options and -15FPS was the best I could get...

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12:45 Nov-16-2013

Hi , I am a bit of trouble running this game above 30 fps, i have
Core i7-4700MQ 4-Core 2.4GHz
GeForce GT 740M 2gigs with 8gb ram
still I am not able to get higher fps with high settings.

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16:04 Aug-09-2014

Yeah me 2. I think its badly optimized

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15:25 Aug-06-2013

can i get 50fps+?

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17:03 Aug-28-2013

Think so.

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16:05 Aug-09-2014

No. The game doesnt let even extreme rigs get over 30fps

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06:28 Jun-20-2013

can i run this?

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03:33 Jun-22-2013

Yes high settings with smooth fps

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07:23 Jun-15-2013

ummm... can i run this game on my laptop? i just want to know before i probably make a mistake......

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17:03 Aug-28-2013

Sure, I can run it on a 2011 netbook :_

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20:08 May-27-2013

can i run it on windows 8

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20:15 May-27-2013

yes on high settings

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08:34 May-04-2013

Could i run this game?

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20:16 May-27-2013

yes high

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21:31 Mar-25-2013

Would I have any trouble with this?

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01:09 Apr-28-2013

No you run it fine

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01:20 Dec-11-2012

Problems running this game on anything but a single core processor based computer? Add -CPUCount:1 to the execution line on the shortcut (windows only)

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03:08 Dec-13-2012

Yeah and in settings put it in Software mode.

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09:54 Aug-15-2012

Just so you guys know, it works just fine on Windows 7 32-bit. Just run as administrator and compatibility set to Windows XP.

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12:28 Jun-25-2012

epic game

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10:07 Mar-16-2013

Why don't you get a better CPU?You have a master GPU and master bottleneck!!!

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13:59 Dec-18-2011

Min. Reqs

Windows 98:

CPU: PIII 500 or equivalent
RAM: 128MB
Video: 32MB supported Direct3D capable video card with DirectX 7.0 or greater
compatible driver
Disk Space: 1.6GB
CD-ROM: 8X or faster
Other: DirectX 8.1
 
Windows Me, 2000, XP Home, and XP Professional:

CPU: PIII 500 or equivalent
RAM: 256MB
Video: 32MB supported Direct3D capable video card with DirectX 7.0 or greater
compatible driver
Disk Space: 1.6GB
CD-ROM: 8X or faster
Other: DirectX 8.1

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22:42 Apr-27-2012

Updated. Please provide a link when you find some requirements that aren't on GD yet so we can verify them, thanks :)

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13:20 Oct-23-2011

hey guys i just started to play sim city 4 again,the problem is im getting single figure fps.i dont understand it.any ideas or is it just uncompatable

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21:53 Apr-27-2012

Whats your OS? On w7 it has some bugs. But for me, works perfectly ;)

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