Simcity 2013 Minimum PC and MAC Requirements

Simcity and Simcity Digital Deluxe will be releasing for PCs in 2013. The game requires a computers with these minimum requirements.

Minimum Requirements

  • CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better / Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better
  • OS: Vista /XP/Windows 7
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon 2×00 or better ;  nVidia 7800 or better ; Intel HD 4000 series or better
  • DVD Rom: 8x or better

MAC:

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better
  • Operating System: Snow Leopard 10.6.4
  • RAM: 4GB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 10GB HD Space
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA 9400M/ Intel HD3000
  • Broadband Internet:Minimum 256 kbps download, 64 kbps upload

To discover what graphics card your computer has, please follow these tips.

  • Click the START or Windows icon at the lower left of the taskbar.
  • Type “dxdiag” without quotes and press Enter
  • Press Yes if asked.
  • Click the Display tab at the top.
  • Look for Name, which will be your graphics card.

If you need help in identifying your computer can run this game, comment below by typing your graphics card from the Display tab, and the System Tab, type your “Operating System“, “Processor”  “Graphics Card” and “Memory.”

The two most important factors are your Graphics Card and Processor.

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58 thoughts on “Simcity 2013 Minimum PC and MAC Requirements”

  1. IM LOOKING TO GET A NEW LAPTOP WILL THIS ONE WORK WELL FOR THE GAME pls reply dilhun@comcast.net

    AMD Dual-Core A6-4400M Accelerated Processor 2.7GHz (3.2GHz with AMD Turbo Core Technology 3.0), 1MB Cache
    Windows 8
    4GB DDR3 1600MHz (4GB X 1)
    640GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial-ATA)
    DVD SuperMulti drive (Dual Layer)
    Fusion® II Finish in Corsa Red with Standard Black keyboard
    WiFi® Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n) with Bluetooth® version 4.0
    Microsoft® Office (trial)
    Norton™ Internet Security 2013 (30-day trial subscription)

    1. It’s an integrated graphics card? You’re going to be having an issue when it comes to future more demanding games. AMD A6-4400M is like having a Radeon HD 7520G so you’ll be able to play this game Low to Medium. I’d go for a more powerful graphics card though.

    1. I’m not able to determine what your graphics card is. Check in DXDiag

      To discover what graphics card your computer has, please follow these tips.

      Click the START or Windows icon at the lower left of the taskbar.
      Type “dxdiag” without quotes and press Enter
      Press Yes if asked.
      Click the Display tab at the top.
      Look for Name, which will be your graphics card.

  2. I got AMD Dual-Core A6-4400M Accelerated Processor 2.7GHz windows 8 4gb RAM 64bit operating system will the game work? plz reply

    1. Your graphics card is integrated, but it’s slightly on the low end. You should be able to run low to medium settings.

      1. sorry but that is all it says. it has the same specs as the bottom half for windows 7. but it has a different to half.(using site you gave me)

  3. Hey,
    I’m looking to buy a new laptop and the one I’m interested in has the following specs. Will it run SimCity? I think you might have answered it above but just want to make sure. Thanks SOOOOO much in advance. I know don’t know much about computers and so the “system requirements” is somewhat jibberish to me!

    AMD A6-4400M Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon HD 7520G discrete-class graphics
    4GB DDR3 SDRAM
    AMD Radeon HD 7520G discrete-class graphics

  4. Hi,

    I have a laptop. Windows 7,
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P7550 @ 2.26GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
    Memory: 4096MB RAM
    Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Display Memory: 1695 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 64 MB
    224GB free

    Will it run?

    Thanks

  5. hp pavillion a6712f is what i have… can i upgrade the graphics card to run if so i can’t find the right one..

    1. Your computer is below minimum requirements. You’ll have to upgrade which includes getting a better power supply unit and all that that’s compatible. If you can’t do this yourself I could suggest a new computer based on your price range.

  6. nvidia Geforce 6150SE nForce430, ive also ran tests on websites and it says my problem is that i only have 64mb of dedicated video ram.

  7. I am planning to buy a
    HP – ENVY 15.6″ Laptop – 6GB Memory 2.3GHz
    DDR3 SDRAM
    AMD Radeon HD 7660G discrete-class

    will it run smoothly on at least medium?
    Thanks in advance

      1. Sorry for the late response, but your computer is OK. It should be able to run it from low to medium settings. But you should try investing in a laptop with a better graphics card if you can.

  8. Will it work well on a MacBook Air?

    13-inch, mid-2011
    Processor 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7
    Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB
    Software OS X 10.8.3

    Waiting for Mac version to launch in June.

  9. can i run simcity 2013 .
    Intel® Core™ i3-380M Processor
    clock speed : 2.53 GHz
    3rd level cache : 3 MB
    Ram 3gb,
    ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650 . 1gb

  10. My hp laptop just died and thinking to buy this:
    Acer v3 i7-3632QM quad-core 2.2 ghz 6mb L3
    8gb sodimm ddr3 1600mh
    Intel HD graphics 4000

    Or should I just buy ram for my desktop which has, I believe, a geforce 9600 video card.

    Thats awesome that youre helping out people like that, ill definitely remember your site if I get the game

  11. Hello,

    I´am looking forward to the Sim City Mac Versin…! I have a MacBook Pro 2009
    , 8 GB Ram, 2.26 Ghz Intel Core Duo, Nvidia Gforce 9400M 256 MB, and OSX 10.8.3

    can you help me? Am i able to run sim city on this Mac?

    Thanks…

  12. Samsung SF410
    Intel Core i5 CPU M 480 @2.67Ghz (4 cores)
    8.00 GB of RAM
    Intel HD3000 Integrated graphics

    will it run?

    Thanks

  13. The system specs for Mac were quietly changed. GeForce 9400 is no longer compatible with the game, which means I won’t be buying it now.

  14. I wonder if i can run simcity on my macbook!

    these are my specs

    Processor 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB
    Software OS X 10.8.5 (12F45)

    Hope you can help me i really want to buy the game because its 30 euros now

  15. I have windows 7 professional. My processor is intel core 2 duo p7450(2.1GHz). Video adapter is ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 (dedicated video memory of 512MB). RAM is 4GB DDR2.

    Is my computer is compatible for this game?

  16. Hi guys i have a really old time pc its operating system is windows xp my memory is 384mb ram
    Page file is 657 mb available can the sims 4 be played on this please can you let me know before i waste my money on the game

    Much approciated x

  17. Hi Mike! Happy new year !
    I have a Vaio laptop with Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Can I download An Intel Graphics 3D driver?

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