SimCity 4
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The game allows players to create a region of land by terraforming, and then to design and build a settlement which can grow into a city. Players can zone different areas of land as commercial, industrial, or residential development, as well as build and maintain public services, transport and utilities. For the success of a city players must manage its finances, environment, and quality of life for its residents.
SimCity 4 System Requirements
27 Apr 2012 - Specs reviewed

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Win 98
  • Processor: Intel Pentium III / AMD Athlon MP
  • Graphics: AMD Rage 128 Ultra 16MB or NVIDIA Vanta 16MB
  • System Memory: 128 MB RAM
  • Storage: 1 GB Hard drive space
  • DirectX 8 Compatible Graphics Card
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Win Xp 32
  • Processor: Intel Pentium III / AMD Athlon MP
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon Xpress 1200 Series or NVIDIA GeForce 7100
  • System Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Storage: 1 GB Hard drive space
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 256 MB RAM to meet the rec specs and run at 60 frames. You should also have 128 MB system memory for min specs. Make sure your GPU can run DirectX 9 or SimCity 4 won’t run.
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SimCity 4 PC Release Date:

14 Jan 2003

Alternative Game Tags: Simcity4, Simcity 4, Simcity 4 requirements, sim city4
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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
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Can I run it? :)

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Does this work with windows 10?

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

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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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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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Yeah me 2. I think its badly optimized

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2011
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$149.00
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can i get 50fps+?

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Think so.

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

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can i run this?

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Yes high settings with smooth fps

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

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CPU (10% overclock)

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

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can i run it on windows 8

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yes on high settings

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yes high

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