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Create over a million unique Sims and control their lives. Customize everything from their appearances, to their personalities and even the home of their dreams. Then, send your Sims out to explore new locations around town and to meet other Sims in the neighborhood.
Go online to download exclusive content and show off your own creations to the world. With all-new quick challenges and rewarding game play, The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to choose whether (or not!) to fulfill your Sims’ destinies and make their wishes come true.
Theres more to your Sims lives in The Sims 3. Enjoy the challenge of short-term and long-term goals and then reap the rewards! Based on personality traits, skills, and career choice, your Sims have short and long term Wishes that provide constant, fun challenges—things to do and achieve.
Design and build homes with complete freedom to customize everything from your Sims home, to their furniture, clothing and more. Enjoy infinite possibilities to stylize your Sims belongings with the all-new Create-A-Style tool.
Sims 3 System Requirements
Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Win Xp 32
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz / AMD Athlon XP 2000+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon Xpress 1100 128mb or NVIDIA GeForce 6200
  • System Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 7.5 GB Hard drive space
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
Recommended Requirements
  • OS: Win Xp 32
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6450 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256MB
  • System Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 7.5 GB Hard drive space
PC System Analysis For Sims 3 Requirements
Your PC will need a graphics card thats as powerful as a GeForce 7600 GT 256MB/Radeon HD 6450 and it should be paired with either a Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+/Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz CPU to match the Sims 3 recommended system specs. This PC setup will deliver 60 Frames Per Second on High graphics settings on 1080p monitor resolution. 2 GB will also be needed to achieve the Sims 3 rec specs and get 60FPS. You should also have 1 GB system memory for min specs. Make sure your GPU can run DirectX 9 or Sims 3 won’t run. We suggest a 13 year old PC to play smoothly.
FPS System Benchmark
200+ FPS
High
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Sims 3 System Requirements
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Direct X
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GD Verdict
Minimum Requirements
128 MB
GD VRAM hardware score: 1
1 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 1
Win Xp 32
DX 9
7.5 GB
Average Frames Per Second
Low Setting
Premium Only FPS
Medium Setting
Premium Only FPS
High Setting
Premium Only FPS
Ultra Setting
Premium Only FPS
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Sims 3 PC Release Date: 5 Jun 2009

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