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*UPDATED* Supported Graphics Card List (The Sims 4 Edition)

CodySimsteinCodySimstein Posts: 1,466 Member
edited August 2015 in PC - Technical Discussions
Hello all,

ANNOUNCEMENT (20.06.2015): I am in the process of updating this thread, so be warned that some of the cards listed here may no longer be supported! Bare with me ;)

Some of you may remember my previous “Supported Graphics Card List” that was created for The Sims 3, a semi-unofficial fan-made list of graphics cards that had been confirmed to work with the game. I’m back again with a new list (the full list will be coming soon) of graphics cards that are confirmed to work with The Sims 4, including some information of what kind of performance to expect.


The following list is now complete! (as far as I know)

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Key:
BLACK = Cards that meet the recommended requirements
ORANGE = Cards that will play The Sims 4, but not at higher graphical settings.
RED = Cards that will only play at lower graphical settings, but may not be supported.

"~" = Represents a number in the model name (usually 0, 3, 5, 7, or 9)
"{ _ _ }" = Cards which are supported but are also overpowered. They will run the game perfectly fine, however we do not want people buying these expensive cards just for the game.

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Windows Supported Video Cards (Looking for Mac? Click here.)


NVIDIA GeForce series (desktop)

GT 120, GT 130, GT 140

GT 210, GT 220, GT 230, GT 240, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 275, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295

GT 310, GT 315, GT 320, GT 330, GT 340

GT 415, GT 420, GT 430, GT 440, GTS 450, GTS 460, GTX 465, GTX 470, GTX 480

GT 510, GT 520, GT 530, GT 545, GTX 550 Ti, GTX 560, GTX 560 Ti, GTX 570, {GTX 580}, {GTX 590}

GT 610, GT 620, GT 630, GT 640, GTX 650, GTX 650 Ti, GTX 660, GTX 660 Ti, {GTX 670}, {GTX 680}, {GTX 690}

GT 705, GT 710, GT 720, GT 730, GT 740, GTX 745, GTX 750, GTX 750 Ti, GTX 760, {GTX 770}, {GTX 780}, {GTX 780 Ti}, {GTX TITAN}, {GTX TITAN-Z}

GTX 950, GTX 960, {GTX 970}, {GTX 980}, {GTX 980 Ti}, {GTX TITAN-X}


NVIDIA GeForce series (laptop)

GT 120M, GT 130M, GTS 150M, GTS 160M

GT 210M, GT 220M, GT 230M, GT 240M, GTS 250M, GTS 260M, GTX 280M, GTX 285M

GT 310M, GT 320M, GT 325M, GT 330M, GT 335M, GTS 350M, GTS 360M

GT 410M, GT 415M, GT 420M, GT 425M, GT 435M, GT 445M, GTX 460M, GTX 470M, GTX 480M, GTX 485M

GT 520M, GT 525M, GT 540M, GT 555M, GTX 560M, GTX 570M, GTX 580M

GT 610M, GT 620M, GT 630M, GT 635M, GT 640M, GT 645M, GT 650M, GTX 660M, GTX 670M, GTX 670MX, GTX 675M, GTX 680M, GTX 680MX

GT 705M, GT 710M, GT 720M, GT 730M, GT 735M, GT 740M, GT 745M, GT 750M, GT 755M, GTX 760M, GTX 765M, GTX 770M, GTX 775M, GTX 780M

GT 800M, GT 820M, GTX 825M, GTX 830M, GTX 840M, GTX 850M, GTX 860M, GTX 870M, GTX 880M

GT 920M, GT 930M, GT 940M, GTX 950M, GTX 960M, GTX 965M, GTX 970M, GTX 980M


NVIDIA GeForce (old) series

Please Note: The following cards may have additional endings (such as GO, LE, GS, GT, GTX and Ultra) – however, the number part is the important one.

6600, 6800, 7200, 7300, 7400, 7600, 7700, 7800, 7900, 7950

8200M, 8300, 8400M, 8500, 8600M, 8600, 8700M, 8800M, 8800

9100M, 9200M, 9300M, 9300, 9400M, 9400, 9500M, 9500, 9600M, 9600, 9700M, 9800M, 9800



AMD Radeon series (desktop)

HD 6450, HD 6570, HD 6670, HD 6750, HD 6770, HD 6790, HD 6850, HD 6870, HD 6950, HD 6970, HD 6990

HD 73~0, HD 74~0, HD 7510, HD 7570, HD 7670, HD 7730, HD 7750, HD 7770, HD 7790, HD 7850, HD 7870, {HD 79~0}

HD 8350, HD 84~0, HD 8570, HD 8670, HD 87~0, HD 8870, {HD 89~0}

R5 230, R7 240, R7 250, R7 250X, R7 260, R7 260X, R7 265, R9 270, R9 270X, {R9 280}, {R9 280X}, {R9 285}, {R9 290}, {R9 290X}

R5 330, R5 340, R7 340, R7 350 R7 360, R7 370, {R9 380}, {R9 390}, {R9 390X}, {R9 Nano}, {R9 Fury}, {R9 Fury X}


ATI Radeon series (desktop)

X1300, X1550, X1600, X1800, X1900

HD 2400, HD 2600, HD 2900

HD 34~0, HD 35~0, HD 36~0, HD 37~0, HD 3830, HD 3850, HD 3870

HD 4350, HD 45~0, HD 46~0, HD 47~0, HD 4830, HD 4850, HD 4870, HD 4890

HD 5450, HD 5550, HD 5670, HD 5750, HD 5770, HD 5830, HD 5850, HD 5870, HD 5970


AMD Radeon series (laptop)

HD 63~0M, HD 64~0M, HD 65~0M, HD 67~0M, HD 68~0M, HD 69~0M

HD 74~0M, HD 75~0M, HD 76~0M, HD 77~0M, HD 78~0M, HD 7970M

HD 85~0M, HD 86~0M, HD 87~0M, HD 88~0M, HD 8970M

R5 M230, R5 M255, R5 M255DX, R7 M260, R7 M260X, R7 M265, R7 M270, R7 M275DX, R9 M280X R9 M265X, R9 M270, R9 M270X, R9 M275X, R9 M290X, R9 M295X

R5 M315, R5 M335, R7 M340, R7 M360, R7 M370, R9 M375, R9 M380, R9 M385, R9 M390X


ATI Mobility Radeon series (laptop)

HD 4530, HD 4550, HD 4570, HD 4650, HD 4670, HD 4870

HD 5450, HD 5570, HD 5650, HD 5830, HD 5850, HD 5870


AMD Radeon series (integrated)

HD 3200, HD 3400, HD 4200, HD 4250, HD 4290

HD 6250, HD 6290, HD 6310, HD 6320

HD 6410D, HD 6530D, HD 6550D

HD 6380G, HD 6480G, HD 6520G, HD 6620G

HD 7480D, HD 7540D, HD 7560D, HD 7660D

HD 7400G, HD 7420G, HD 7500G, HD 7520G, HD 7600G, HD 7620G, HD 7640G, HD 7660G

HD 8210E, HD 8240, HD 8250, HD 8280E, HD 8330E, 8400E

HD 8370D, HD 8470D HD 8570D, HD 8670D

HD 8310G, HD 8350G, HD 8400, HD 8410G, HD 8450G HD 8510G, HD 8550G, HD 8610G, HD 8650G

R2 graphics, R3 graphics, R4 graphics, R5 graphics, R6 graphics, R7 graphics



Intel Integrated series

Intel HD graphics

HD 2000, HD 3000

HD 4000, HD 4200, HD 4400, HD 4600

HD 5000, HD 5100, HD 5200, HD 5300, HD 5500, HD 5600, Iris, Iris Pro

HD 6000, HD 6100, HD 6200, Iris, Iris Pro

Be warned - these integrated chips may result in poorer performance.

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Please Note: For optimum performance, we recommend either an Intel Core i5 series and above, or an AMD FX series and above CPU, and at least 4GB of RAM.

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Seeing as this thread is a work in progress, here is what I hope to achieve in the future:
  • A full list of supported Windows desktop and laptop graphics cards Done!
  • A system whereby the performance of most cards is tested in The Sims 4, which would require participation from other Simmers See below... (or click this link)
  • A list of supported Mac OSX graphics cards (when EA decide to release the Mac version) Click here for the Mac Supported List.
  • A recommendation service for potential graphics cards upgrades
  • This thread is stickied so that it can be easily accessed.


Stay posted, and keep on simming,

Cody & the rest of the team :)
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  • CodySimsteinCodySimstein Posts: 1,466 Member
    edited August 2015
    =============================

    Key:
    BLACK = Cards that meet the recommended requirements
    ORANGE = Cards that will play The Sims 4, but not at higher graphical settings.
    RED = Cards that will only play at lower graphical settings, but may not be supported.

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    Mac Supported Video Cards


    NVIDIA GeForce series

    GT 750M, GT 755M



    AMD Radeon series

    R9 M290, R9 M290X, R9 M295X

    R9 M370X

    D300, D500, D700



    Intel Integrated series

    HD 5000, HD 5300, Iris, Iris Pro

    HD 6000, HD 6100, Iris, Iris Pro

    Be warned - these integrated chips may result in poorer performance.


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    Update Log:
    • 31.08.14 - Added support for Intel Integrated series graphics chips
    • 01.09.14 - Added support for AMD Radeon HD (integrated) series graphics chips
    • 01.09.14 - Added support for AMD Radeon HD (laptop) series graphics chips
    • 01.09.14 - Added support for ATI Mobility Radeon HD (laptop) series graphics chips
    • 01.09.14 - Added support for NVIDIA Geforce (laptop) series graphics chips
    • 01.09.14 - Added support for AMD Radeon HD (desktop) series graphics cards
    • 01.09.14 - Added support for ATI Radeon HD (desktop) series graphics cards
    • 02.09.14 - Added support for NVIDIA Geforce (desktop) series graphics cards
    • 02.09.14 - Added support for NVIDIA Geforce (old) series graphics cards
    • 28.11.14 - Added support for newer AMD APU integrated graphics chips
    • 28.11.14 - Added support for new NVIDIA Geforce 9-series graphics cards

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    UPDATE: I have finished adding all of the supported graphics cards. If you think yours is not on this list and should be, then reply here and I'll check. Also watch out as some manufacturers will use different names for the same graphics card.

    ANNOUNCEMENT (09.08.2014): EA have recently released a patch which now means the Intel HD series of graphics chips should now be better supported in the game.

    ANNOUNCEMENT (10.11.2014): The Pools Patch seems to be causing issues for simmers using the Intel HD series of graphics chips - for some, the game still works, but for others they can no longer play the game for various reasons.

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    BLURRY GRAPHICS? - If your card is supported on this list, but you seem to be getting blurry graphics, make sure to uncheck the tickbox for "Post Production Effects" in your graphics settings. I hope this helps!

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  • CodySimsteinCodySimstein Posts: 1,466 Member
    edited September 2014
    We’ve helped you – now can you help us?

    Now we have a supported card list based off information from the EA data files from the game among other sources (including my own judgement), but I think it’s time we tested whether their apparent performance is true in the real world playing of the game.

    If you are happy to help us out, please fill in the following questionnaire (we won’t collect any personal data about you, don’t worry – completely anonymous).

    The Sims 4 Supported Card List – Performance Form

    NOTE: If you're filling in this form, please have the FPS information with you, as this is important for filling out this form - please don't skip this section. Information about this is below.



    Information for Questionnaire:

    FPS monitor – The Sims 4 has an in-game frames-per-second monitor, which can be activated by pressing the ‘Ctrl + Alt + C’ buttons at the same time. Then type in “fps on”, and the monitor should appear in the bottom left hand corner.

    Average FPS – in order to fill out the last part of the questionnaire, I would like you to play around for 5-10 minutes; follow your Sims around the town, zoom in and out, watch them potter about in their house, whatever you would do in a normal game. Whilst doing so, watch the FPS monitor, and record the average FPS your game plays at each of the graphics quality presets, or basically an estimate of the FPS average value if it is fluctuating.

    Graphics Quality Presets – the graphics quality options can be found by doing Menu > Game Options > Graphics > Graphics Quality. This drop down box should have four options: ‘Low’, ‘Medium’, ‘High’ and ‘Ultra’. These correspond to the respective boxes to fill out in the questionnaire.

    Already stable at high? – if you receive 40 FPS or more before testing at high or ultra settings, feel free to skip testing at low or medium settings if you wish. But the more information we have, the better, even if it’s 300FPS at low settings.

    My… game… is… lagging… - if at any point during one of the graphics quality preset tests your average FPS is less than 20, then feel free to stop there. For example, I get an average of 18 FPS whilst playing at Medium graphics, then I don’t need to do the graphics settings test at High settings.


    Thanks for your help!

    Cody & the rest of the team :)
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  • yanti68yanti68 Posts: 19,016 Member
    Thanks for starting this thread! This would be such a big help to lots of simmers.
  • metalfenix_Rafmetalfenix_Raf Posts: 474 Member
    One of the PCs in my house have a GTX 550 Ti, after the 2nd, I'll make a report about it.
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  • ArubianaCalienteArubianaCaliente Posts: 448 Member
    I thought I'd just pop my head in and remind everyone who is purchasing a new video card, to make sure the ports on your monitor are compatible with your new video card. :)
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  • chesterbigbirdchesterbigbird Posts: 8,575 Member
    I thought I'd just pop my head in and remind everyone who is purchasing a new video card, to make sure the ports on your monitor are compatible with your new video card. :)
    That's a good idea.. most monitors and cards have HDMI ports and DVI.. if you have a really old monitor and upgrade your card then you might need to buy an adapter.. older monitors have vga newer cards do not.


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  • ArubianaCalienteArubianaCaliente Posts: 448 Member
    edited August 2014
    I learned that the hard way, I bought a new video card for my build, and didn't realized just how outdated my monitor (it is all an a log) is, so I've got to buy a new one.
    I thought I'd just pop my head in and remind everyone who is purchasing a new video card, to make sure the ports on your monitor are compatible with your new video card. :)
    That's a good idea.. most monitors and cards have HDMI ports and DVI.. if you have a really old monitor and upgrade your card then you might need to buy an adapter.. older monitors have vga newer cards do not.


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  • Garnet_AlexandriaGarnet_Alexandria Posts: 1,193 Member
    edited August 2014
    Good thread, but I have a few questions.

    Are you going to test at a common resolution? Using different resolutions will make the results not directly comparable and throw them around more. Of course, the different CPUs and such will make them not directly comparable as it is, too.

    Are you going to try and test each GPU at the different presets, or are you just aiming to see whether they'll play at a given (the highest?) settings level?
    GT 630, GT 640, GTX 650, GTX 650 Ti, GTX 660, GTX 660 Ti

    GT 730, GT 740, GTX 750, GTX 750 Ti, GTX 760
    I just want to add a very minor note that the GeForce GT 740 is basically a rebranded GeForce GTX 650 (I think maybe the former is clocked a bit lower but this shouldn't impact performance much worth noting). If the one plays fine, the other shouldn't struggle any more at higher settings (referring to the different color brackets you have them in).

    I also believe these cards compete more with the Radeon R7 250/250X series, so again, that might indicate the Radeon R7 260 series should be more okay, but that part is pure speculation on my part, as this is a new game and they are different GPUs.

    The bit about the GeForce GTX 650 and GeForce GT 740 should still stand though as they are practically identical GPUs.

    I probably won't have the game for a little while yet, but if anyone doesn't have results for the lowly Intel HD 4400 by then, I can give you those if you want, haha. My desktop has a GeForce GTX 560 Ti (looking to upgrade in a few months though) which I'm sure will be fine anyway, so I doubt you'll need results from me there. I also have another older PC with a Core 2 Duo E8600, 8GB RAM, and a GeForce GT 430, which I'm kind of interested myself as to how well that'll run (purely out of curiosity), if you're interested.
  • CodySimsteinCodySimstein Posts: 1,466 Member
    Good thread, but I have a few questions.

    Are you going to test at a common resolution? Using different resolutions will make the results not directly comparable and throw them around more. Of course, the different CPUs and such will make them not directly comparable as it is, too.

    Are you going to try and test each GPU at the different presets, or are you just aiming to see whether they'll play at a given (the highest?) settings level?

    I have some plans for this, so thanks for your input. Expect an update within a few days after the game is released.

    I just want to add a very minor note that the GeForce GT 740 is basically a rebranded GeForce GTX 650 (I think maybe the former is clocked a bit lower but this shouldn't impact performance much worth noting). If the one plays fine, the other shouldn't struggle any more at higher settings (referring to the different color brackets you have them in).

    I also believe these cards compete more with the Radeon R7 250/250X series, so again, that might indicate the Radeon R7 260 series should be more okay, but that part is pure speculation on my part, as this is a new game and they are different GPUs.

    The bit about the GeForce GTX 650 and GeForce GT 740 should still stand though as they are practically identical GPUs.

    This thread is very much a work-in-progress (WIP - its in the thread title), so these are just some basic ideas as the game has not yet been released, so no one really knows for certain how things will work. I expect that there will be a lot of shifting between what cards can play at what settings in the next month or so as it gets updated.

    But I appreciate any helpful comments people have, so thanks.

    Cody
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  • ArubianaCalienteArubianaCaliente Posts: 448 Member
    I ran across this guide to AMD cards
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  • ceejay402ceejay402 Posts: 24,557 Member
    I thought I'd just pop my head in and remind everyone who is purchasing a new video card, to make sure the ports on your monitor are compatible with your new video card. :)
    That's a good idea.. most monitors and cards have HDMI ports and DVI.. if you have a really old monitor and upgrade your card then you might need to buy an adapter.. older monitors have vga newer cards do not.

    Good stuff though my card came with options/adapters as well as my monitor - so it's also good to check first what is provided
  • Jessa_DakkarJessa_Dakkar Posts: 9,732 Member
    edited August 2014
    I've seen a post here somewhere from someone who dl'ed the preload and it had a long list of graphics cards and how they will run, somewhere in those game files.


    edit: the post is here - http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12516827#Comment_12516827

    I don't know if this will help.
  • yanti68yanti68 Posts: 19,016 Member
    @Jessa_Dakkar - Thanks for the link Jessa. Nice to have the full list. :D
  • Jessa_DakkarJessa_Dakkar Posts: 9,732 Member
    :) You're welcome, I didn't post it, that was Mstybl95, there are a lot of cards on there! Mine isn't listed in the post at the top of this page but it is in that long version. I know this post is a wip and I hoped he could use the info to make it easily readable and understandable like he has above with the other cards.
  • CodySimsteinCodySimstein Posts: 1,466 Member
    :) You're welcome, I didn't post it, that was Mstybl95, there are a lot of cards on there! Mine isn't listed in the post at the top of this page but it is in that long version. I know this post is a wip and I hoped he could use the info to make it easily readable and understandable like he has above with the other cards.

    Thanks for the link - it may be rather useful for future updates. I agree the information in it is quite hard to understand, and I've also noticed there are some problems with the specificity of most of the AMD cards on that list.

    I should have an update out in the next few days.

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  • catloverplayercatloverplayer Posts: 80,231 Member
    I have the GT 120 that should be compatible because it can play the demo but oh well if it isn't I'm screwed.
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  • joop123joop123 Posts: 1,616 Member
    AMD radeon HD 6450/7450 should be on there in orange :)
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  • Simfan923Simfan923 Posts: 5,550 Member
    I have Intel HD Graphics 3000 the demo plays great on medium settings. So where does they put me on the list?
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  • carlymichellecarlymichelle Posts: 3,219 Member
    EAfan99 wrote: »
    I have Intel HD Graphics 3000 the demo plays great on medium settings. So where does they put me on the list?

    hard to say the demo doesnt have most of the animations etc
  • simfeetundersimfeetunder Posts: 2,259 Member
    Folks should keep in mind that the demo might run fantastically but there is a lot more in the game so it very well might not behave as well.
    I'm one of the folks crossing my fingers... haha
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  • lorzusalorzusa Posts: 25 New Member
    Hi everyone, I have AMD Radeon HD 7600M and Intel HD Graphics 4000.
    They're not listed.
    How will the Sims 4 run on my laptop?
    Thanks :)
  • CodySimsteinCodySimstein Posts: 1,466 Member
    lorzusa wrote: »
    Hi everyone, I have AMD Radeon HD 7600M and Intel HD Graphics 4000.<br />
    They're not listed. <br />
    How will the Sims 4 run on my laptop? <br />
    Thanks :)

    Hello,

    The list is going to be updated in the next few days, so you may not see all the supported cards listed on here yet. I would expect you can play the base game at medium settings, however this could go to low-medium as EPs and SPs are added. I would also suggest investing in a laptop cooling pad to prevent overheating.

    I hope this helps,

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  • JRon7667JRon7667 Posts: 229 Member
    I have a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260. Display Memory: 4069 MB... Dedicated Memory: 869 MB... Shared Memory: 3199 MB

    I am hoping it will work!
  • JustKeepSimmingJustKeepSimming Posts: 3,446 Member
    Omg my card is supported for once! My graphics card was too new for the Sims 3 and caused me all sorts of grief, but it's so nice to know that the Sims 4 supports it!

    I have a NVIDIA Geforce GTX 780M. :)
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  • EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 5,228 Member
    joop123 wrote: »
    AMD radeon HD 6450/7450 should be on there in orange :)
    Of course I have AMD Radeon HD 7450. *grumble* Looks like I will be shopping for a new card. *sigh*
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