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This chart is for desktop graphics ONLY and does not take into account the rest of your computer.  If you have an awesome graphics card but crappy everything else, your performance will suck.  If you have a newer computer with a strong CPU and lots of RAM, but install a crappy graphics card, you will still likely have performance problems. The chart below assumes the graphics settings not set in 'Laptop' mode.  
 
This chart is for desktop graphics ONLY and does not take into account the rest of your computer.  If you have an awesome graphics card but crappy everything else, your performance will suck.  If you have a newer computer with a strong CPU and lots of RAM, but install a crappy graphics card, you will still likely have performance problems. The chart below assumes the graphics settings not set in 'Laptop' mode.  
  
TS4 relies very heavily on the CPU and having a multi-core processor makes a huge difference in performance, but that does not mean just any graphics card out there will work. What it DOES mean, is that if you have a really strong dual or quad core CPU, you may be able to get better performance out of the cards highlighted in <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;">yellow</span>. If you have an older single or dual core CPU (Pentium 4 or Pentium D), even the <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">green</span> cards may not give perfect performance. If set in Laptop Mode, some of the cards highlighted in <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="black">red</span> may get playable framerates.
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TS4 relies very heavily on the CPU and having a multi-core processor makes a huge difference in performance, but that does not mean just any graphics card out there will work. What it DOES mean, is that if you have a really strong dual or quad core CPU, you may be able to get better performance out of the <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;">Maybe</span> cards. If you have an older or slow CPU (Penitum 4/D, Athlons, ULVs) even the <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">Yes</span> cards may not give perfect performance.
  
 
'''Please note:''' It is not recommended that you attempt to play TS4 on an integrated video chipset. If you have a computer with integrated video, it is recommended you view [[Game Help:Onboard Graphics|this guide]]. If you have a laptop or a computer with low-end graphics card, it is recommended that you play this game in Laptop mode.
 
'''Please note:''' It is not recommended that you attempt to play TS4 on an integrated video chipset. If you have a computer with integrated video, it is recommended you view [[Game Help:Onboard Graphics|this guide]]. If you have a laptop or a computer with low-end graphics card, it is recommended that you play this game in Laptop mode.
  
 
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These CPUs will reduce TS4 performance even with a powerful graphics card:
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*Pentium 4
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*Pentium D
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*All Celerons
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*Athlon 64
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*Athlon 64 X2
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*AMD E-Series
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*ULV CPUs (Found in Ultrabooks and Convertibles)
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*Any CPU with a clock rate 1.9 GHZ or less
  
 
{| class="wikitable" style="font-size: 85%; text-align: left; width: auto;"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="font-size: 85%; text-align: left; width: auto;"
 
! colspan=2; style="text-align: left;"  | '''KEY'''
 
! colspan=2; style="text-align: left;"  | '''KEY'''
 
|-  
 
|-  
| {{yes}}  || style="background:#b0dca2;" | Known to give good game play, little or no lagging is expected
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| {{yes}}  || style="background:#b0dca2;" | Known to give good game play, little or no lagging is expected (Expected FPS: 45+)
 
|-  
 
|-  
| {{maybe}} || style="background:#f6ecc3;" | Performance is uncertain/unknown, or may still be mostly playable with expected lagging/reduced performance
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| {{maybe}} || style="background:#f6ecc3;" | Performance is uncertain/unknown, or may still be mostly playable with expected lagging/reduced performance (Expected FPS: 25-45)
 
|-
 
|-
| {{no}}    || style="background:#f0b9b9;" | Not recommended/known problems/poor performance
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| {{no}}    || style="background:#f0b9b9;" | Not recommended/known problems/poor performance (Expected FPS: <25)
 
|}
 
|}
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable" style="font-size: 85%; text-align: center; width: auto;"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="font-size: 85%; text-align: center; width: auto;"
 +
! rowspan=2 | Nvidia Dedicated Graphics Card
 +
! colspan=5 style="text-align:center; width: 28%;" | Graphics Setting
 
|-
 
|-
! rowspan=1 | Nvidia Dedicated Video Cards
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! Low
! colspan=11 | Graphics Card Model
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! Low-Med
 +
! Medium
 +
! High
 +
! Ultra
 
|-
 
|-
! style="text-align:left;"| GeForce 6000 Series
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! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce 6200
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9" font color="#ACDEA1">6200</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">6600</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">6600</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">6800</span>
+
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 
|-
 
|-
! style="text-align:left;"| GeForce 7000 Series
 
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9" font color="#ACDEA1">7300</span>
 
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">7600</span>
 
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">7800</span>
 
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">7900</span>
 
 
|-
 
|-
! style="text-align:left;"| !GeForce 8000 Series
+
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce 6600
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">8400</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">8500</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">8600</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">8700</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">8800 GT</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">8800 GTX</span>
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|-
 
|-
! style="text-align:left;"| GeForce 9000 Series
+
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce 6800
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">9400</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">9500</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">9600 GSO</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">9600 GT</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2;; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">9800 GTX</span>
+
| {{no}}
 
|-
 
|-
! style="text-align:left;"| GeForce 200 Series
+
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce 7300
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">210</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GT 220</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTS 250</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 260</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 275</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 285</span>
+
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 295</span>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! style="text-align:left;"| GeForce 400 Series
+
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce 7600
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GT 430</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GT 440</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTS 450</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 460</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 470</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 480</span>
+
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 490</span>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! style="text-align:left;"| GeForce 500 Series
+
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce 7800
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GT 520</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GT 530</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 550 Ti</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 560</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 570</span>
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| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 580</span>
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| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 590</span>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! style="text-align:left;"| GeForce 600 Series
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! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce 7900
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GT 610</span>
+
| {{yes}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GT 620</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GT 630</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GT 640</span>
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| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GT 640 GDDR5</span>
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| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 650</span>
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| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 650 Ti</span>
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| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 660</span>
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| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 670</span>
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| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 680</span>
+
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 690</span>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! style="text-align:left;"| GeForce 700 Series
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! style="text-align:left;"| !Geforce 8400 GS
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GT 720</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GT 730</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GT 740</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GT 740 GDDR5</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 750</span>
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| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 750 Ti</span>
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| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 760</span>
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| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 770</span>
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| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GTX 780</span>
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| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">Titan</span>
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| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">Titan Black</span>
+
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">Titan Z</span>
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|-
 
|-
! rowspan=1 | AMD Dedicated Video Cards
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! style="text-align:left;"| !Geforce 8500
! colspan=11 | Graphics Card Model
+
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 
|-
 
|-
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon x100 Series
+
! style="text-align:left;"| !Geforce 8600
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">x300</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">x600</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">x700</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">x800</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">x850</span>
+
| {{no}}
 
|-
 
|-
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon x1000 Series
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! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce 8800 GS
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">x1300</span>
+
| {{yes}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">x1550</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">x1600</span>
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| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">x1650</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">x1800</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">x1900</span>
+
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">x1950</span>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 2000 Series
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! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce 8800 GTS
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 2400</span>
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| {{yes}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 2600</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 2900</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 
|-
 
|-
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 3000 Series
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! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce 8800 GT
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 3450</span>
+
| {{yes}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">**HD 3650</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 3850</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 3870X2</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 
|-
 
|-
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 4000 Series
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! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce 8800 GTX
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 4350</span>
+
| {{yes}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 4550</span>
+
| {{yes}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 4650</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 4670</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 4770</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 4850</span>
+
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 4870</span>
+
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 4890</span>
+
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 4870X2</span>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 5000 Series
+
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce 9400 GT
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 5450</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 5550</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 5570</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 5670</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 5750</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 5770</span>
+
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 5850</span>
+
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 5890</span>
+
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 5900</span>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 6000 Series
+
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce 9500 GT
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 6450</span>
+
| {{yes}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 6570</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 6670</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 67xx</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 68xx</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 69xx</span>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 7000 Series
+
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce 9600 GSO
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 7350</span>
+
| {{yes}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 7570</span>
+
| {{yes}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 77xx</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 78xx</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 79xx</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 7990</span>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 8000 Series
+
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce 9600 GT
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 8350</span>
+
| {{yes}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 8400</span>
+
| {{yes}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 8570</span>
+
| {{yes}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 8670</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 8760</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 8870</span>
+
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 89xx</span>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon R Series
+
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce 9800 GT / GTX
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">R7 240</span>
+
| {{yes}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">R7 250</span>
+
| {{yes}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">R7 260</span>
+
| {{yes}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">R7 265</span>
+
| {{yes}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">R9 270X</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">R9 280X</span>
+
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">R9 290X</span>
+
| <span style="background:#b0dca2; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">R9 295X2</span>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! rowspan=1 | Integrated Graphics Processors / APUs
+
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce 210
! colspan=11 | IGP Model
+
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 
|-
 
|-
! style="text-align:left;"| Intel
+
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GT 220
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GMA 950</span>
+
| {{yes}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GMA x3100</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GMA x4500</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">GMA HD</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 2000</span>
+
| {{no}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 3000 (SNB)</span>
+
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 4xxx (IVB)</span>
+
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">HD 5xxx (HSW)</span>
+
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">Iris Pro</span>
+
 
|-
 
|-
! style="text-align:left;"| AMD
+
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTS 250
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">E1 Series</span>
+
| {{yes}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">E2 Series</span>
+
| {{yes}}
| <span style="background:#f0b9b9; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">**A4</span>
+
| {{yes}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">A6</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">A8</span>
+
| {{maybe}}
| <span style="background:#f6ecc3; color:black;" font color="#ACDEA1">A10</span>
+
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTX 260
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTX 275
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTX 285
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTX 295
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GT 430 / GT 630
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GT 440
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTS 450
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTX 460
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTX 470
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTX 480
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GT 520 / GT 610
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GT 530
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTX 550 Ti
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTX 560 / Ti
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTX 570
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTX 580
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTX 590
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GT 620
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GT 640
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GT 640 GDDR5
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTX 650 / Ti / Boost
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTX 660
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTX 670
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTX 680
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTX 690
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GT 720
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GT 730
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GT 740
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GT 740 GDDR5
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTX 750 / Ti
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTX 760
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTX 770
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTX 780
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Geforce GTX Titan / Black / Z
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan=2 | AMD Dedicated Graphics Card
 +
! colspan=5 style="text-align:center; width: 28%;" | Graphics Setting
 +
|-
 +
! Low
 +
! Low-Med
 +
! Medium
 +
! High
 +
! Ultra
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon x300
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon x600
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon x800
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon x850
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon x1300
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon x1550
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon x1600
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon x1650
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon x1800
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon x1900
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon x1950
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 2400
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 2600
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 2900
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 3450
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| **Radeon HD 3650
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 3850
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 3870 X2
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 4350
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 4550
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 4650
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 4670
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 4770
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 4850
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 4870
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 4890
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 4870 X2
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 5450
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 5550
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 5570
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 5670
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 5750
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 5770
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 5850
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 5890
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 5900
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 6450
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 6570
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 6670
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 67xx
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 68xx
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 69xx
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 7350
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 7570
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 77xx
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 78xx
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 79xx
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 8350
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 8400
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 8570
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 8670
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 8760
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 8870
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon HD 89xx
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon R5
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon R7 240
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon R7 250
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon R7 260
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon R7 265
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon R9 270X
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon R9 280X
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon R9 290 / X
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Radeon R9 295X2
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
|-
 +
! rowspan=2 | Inegrated Graphic Processors / APUs
 +
! colspan=5 style="text-align:center; width: 28%;" | Graphics Setting
 +
|-
 +
! Low
 +
! Low-Med
 +
! Medium
 +
! High
 +
! Ultra
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Intel GMA 950
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Intel GMA x3100
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Intel GMA x4500
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Intel GMA x4500 HD
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Intel GMA x4500 HD
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Intel GMA HD
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Intel HD 2000
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Intel HD 3000
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Intel HD 4xxx
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Intel HD 5xxx
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| Intel Iris Pro
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| AMD E1
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| AMD E2
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| **AMD A4
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| AMD A6
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{no}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| AMD A8
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 +
|-
 +
! style="text-align:left;"| AMD A10
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{yes}}
 +
| {{maybe}}
 
|}
 
|}
 
'''**'''These cards are known to cause graphical problems in TS4.
 
'''**'''These cards are known to cause graphical problems in TS4.
  
 
! At least some if not all of Nvidia's cards with G86 and G84 cores are defective. They they do not handle heat like they should. This includes all GeForce 8400/8500/8600/8700 cards and their mobile counterparts.
 
! At least some if not all of Nvidia's cards with G86 and G84 cores are defective. They they do not handle heat like they should. This includes all GeForce 8400/8500/8600/8700 cards and their mobile counterparts.
 +
 
=The Sims 4 System Requirements=
 
=The Sims 4 System Requirements=
 
'''A note on these requirements:''' The requirements listed below are taken directly from the [http://www.thesims.com/faq#what-are-the-PC-minimum-system-requirements official TS4 Site].  These are the absolute bare minimums you need to get the game up and running.  These are NOT the minimum requirements for a playable game experience!  If you have just the bare minimum and a low-end graphics card, you will NOT be able to play the game!  It will run... but it will not look good, run well, or run consistently without crashing.
 
'''A note on these requirements:''' The requirements listed below are taken directly from the [http://www.thesims.com/faq#what-are-the-PC-minimum-system-requirements official TS4 Site].  These are the absolute bare minimums you need to get the game up and running.  These are NOT the minimum requirements for a playable game experience!  If you have just the bare minimum and a low-end graphics card, you will NOT be able to play the game!  It will run... but it will not look good, run well, or run consistently without crashing.

Revision as of 14:51, 7 September 2014

This article is written for The Sims 4. For the equivalent Sims 3 article, click here.

Note: This recommendations below are based only on the official system requirements and may change upon release.

Desktop Graphics Card Compatibility and Recommendations

This chart is for desktop graphics ONLY and does not take into account the rest of your computer. If you have an awesome graphics card but crappy everything else, your performance will suck. If you have a newer computer with a strong CPU and lots of RAM, but install a crappy graphics card, you will still likely have performance problems. The chart below assumes the graphics settings not set in 'Laptop' mode.

TS4 relies very heavily on the CPU and having a multi-core processor makes a huge difference in performance, but that does not mean just any graphics card out there will work. What it DOES mean, is that if you have a really strong dual or quad core CPU, you may be able to get better performance out of the Maybe cards. If you have an older or slow CPU (Penitum 4/D, Athlons, ULVs) even the Yes cards may not give perfect performance.

Please note: It is not recommended that you attempt to play TS4 on an integrated video chipset. If you have a computer with integrated video, it is recommended you view this guide. If you have a laptop or a computer with low-end graphics card, it is recommended that you play this game in Laptop mode.

These CPUs will reduce TS4 performance even with a powerful graphics card:

  • Pentium 4
  • Pentium D
  • All Celerons
  • Athlon 64
  • Athlon 64 X2
  • AMD E-Series
  • ULV CPUs (Found in Ultrabooks and Convertibles)
  • Any CPU with a clock rate 1.9 GHZ or less
KEY
Yes Known to give good game play, little or no lagging is expected (Expected FPS: 45+)
Maybe Performance is uncertain/unknown, or may still be mostly playable with expected lagging/reduced performance (Expected FPS: 25-45)
No Not recommended/known problems/poor performance (Expected FPS: <25)
Nvidia Dedicated Graphics Card Graphics Setting
Low Low-Med Medium High Ultra
Geforce 6200 No No No No No
Geforce 6600 Maybe No No No No
Geforce 6800 Maybe Maybe No No No
Geforce 7300 No No No No No
Geforce 7600 Maybe No No No No
Geforce 7800 Maybe Maybe No No No
Geforce 7900 Yes Maybe No No No
 !Geforce 8400 GS No No No No No
 !Geforce 8500 Maybe No No No No
 !Geforce 8600 Maybe Maybe No No No
Geforce 8800 GS Yes Maybe Maybe No No
Geforce 8800 GTS Yes Maybe Maybe No No
Geforce 8800 GT Yes Maybe Maybe Maybe No
Geforce 8800 GTX Yes Yes Maybe Maybe No
Geforce 9400 GT Maybe Maybe No No No
Geforce 9500 GT Yes Maybe Maybe No No
Geforce 9600 GSO Yes Yes Maybe Maybe No
Geforce 9600 GT Yes Yes Yes Maybe Maybe
Geforce 9800 GT / GTX Yes Yes Yes Yes Maybe
Geforce 210 Maybe No No No No
Geforce GT 220 Yes Maybe Maybe No No
Geforce GTS 250 Yes Yes Yes Maybe Maybe
Geforce GTX 260 Yes Yes Yes Yes Maybe
Geforce GTX 275 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geforce GTX 285 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geforce GTX 295 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geforce GT 430 / GT 630 Yes Maybe Maybe No No
Geforce GT 440 Yes Yes Maybe Maybe Maybe
Geforce GTS 450 Yes Yes Yes Yes Maybe
Geforce GTX 460 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geforce GTX 470 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geforce GTX 480 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geforce GT 520 / GT 610 Yes Maybe Maybe No No
Geforce GT 530 Yes Yes Maybe Maybe No
Geforce GTX 550 Ti Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geforce GTX 560 / Ti Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geforce GTX 570 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geforce GTX 580 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geforce GTX 590 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geforce GT 620 Yes Yes Maybe Maybe No
Geforce GT 640 Yes Yes Yes Maybe Maybe
Geforce GT 640 GDDR5 Yes Yes Yes Yes Maybe
Geforce GTX 650 / Ti / Boost Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geforce GTX 660 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geforce GTX 670 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geforce GTX 680 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geforce GTX 690 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geforce GT 720 Yes Yes Maybe Maybe No
Geforce GT 730 Yes Yes Maybe Maybe Maybe
Geforce GT 740 Yes Yes Yes Yes Maybe
Geforce GT 740 GDDR5 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geforce GTX 750 / Ti Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geforce GTX 760 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geforce GTX 770 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geforce GTX 780 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geforce GTX Titan / Black / Z Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AMD Dedicated Graphics Card Graphics Setting
Low Low-Med Medium High Ultra
Radeon x300 No No No No No
Radeon x600 No No No No No
Radeon x800 Maybe No No No No
Radeon x850 Maybe No No No No
Radeon x1300 Maybe No No No No
Radeon x1550 Maybe Maybe No No No
Radeon x1600 Maybe Maybe No No No
Radeon x1650 Yes Maybe No No No
Radeon x1800 Yes Maybe No No No
Radeon x1900 Yes Maybe Maybe No No
Radeon x1950 Yes Maybe Maybe No No
Radeon HD 2400 Maybe No No No No
Radeon HD 2600 Maybe Maybe No No No
Radeon HD 2900 Yes Maybe Maybe No No
Radeon HD 3450 Maybe No No No No
**Radeon HD 3650 No No No No No
Radeon HD 3850 Yes Yes Maybe No No
Radeon HD 3870 X2 Yes Yes Yes Maybe Maybe
Radeon HD 4350 Yes Maybe No No No
Radeon HD 4550 Yes Maybe Maybe No No
Radeon HD 4650 Yes Yes Maybe Maybe No
Radeon HD 4670 Yes Yes Maybe Maybe Maybe
Radeon HD 4770 Yes Yes Yes Maybe Maybe
Radeon HD 4850 Yes Yes Yes Yes Maybe
Radeon HD 4870 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radeon HD 4890 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radeon HD 4870 X2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radeon HD 5450 Yes Maybe Maybe Maybe No
Radeon HD 5550 Yes Yes Maybe Maybe No
Radeon HD 5570 Yes Yes Maybe Maybe Maybe
Radeon HD 5670 Yes Yes Yes Maybe Maybe
Radeon HD 5750 Yes Yes Yes Yes Maybe
Radeon HD 5770 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radeon HD 5850 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radeon HD 5890 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radeon HD 5900 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radeon HD 6450 Yes Maybe Maybe No No
Radeon HD 6570 Yes Yes Maybe Maybe Maybe
Radeon HD 6670 Yes Yes Yes Maybe Maybe
Radeon HD 67xx Yes Yes Yes Yes Maybe
Radeon HD 68xx Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radeon HD 69xx Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radeon HD 7350 Yes Maybe Maybe No No
Radeon HD 7570 Yes Yes Maybe Maybe Maybe
Radeon HD 77xx Yes Yes Yes Yes Maybe
Radeon HD 78xx Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radeon HD 79xx Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radeon HD 8350 Yes Yes Maybe Maybe No
Radeon HD 8400 Yes Yes Maybe Maybe Maybe
Radeon HD 8570 Yes Yes Yes Maybe Maybe
Radeon HD 8670 Yes Yes Yes Yes Maybe
Radeon HD 8760 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radeon HD 8870 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radeon HD 89xx Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radeon R5 Yes Yes Maybe Maybe No
Radeon R7 240 Yes Yes Maybe Maybe Maybe
Radeon R7 250 Yes Yes Yes Maybe Maybe
Radeon R7 260 Yes Yes Yes Yes Maybe
Radeon R7 265 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radeon R9 270X Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radeon R9 280X Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radeon R9 290 / X Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radeon R9 295X2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Inegrated Graphic Processors / APUs Graphics Setting
Low Low-Med Medium High Ultra
Intel GMA 950 No No No No No
Intel GMA x3100 Maybe No No No No
Intel GMA x4500 Maybe Maybe No No No
Intel GMA x4500 HD Maybe Maybe No No No
Intel GMA x4500 HD Maybe Maybe No No No
Intel GMA HD Yes Maybe No No No
Intel HD 2000 Yes Maybe No No No
Intel HD 3000 Yes Maybe Maybe No No
Intel HD 4xxx Yes Yes Maybe No No
Intel HD 5xxx Yes Yes Maybe Maybe No
Intel Iris Pro Yes Yes Yes Maybe Maybe
AMD E1 Maybe Maybe No No No
AMD E2 Yes Maybe Maybe No No
**AMD A4 No No No No No
AMD A6 Yes Yes Maybe Maybe No
AMD A8 Yes Yes Yes Maybe Maybe
AMD A10 Yes Yes Yes Yes Maybe

**These cards are known to cause graphical problems in TS4.

! At least some if not all of Nvidia's cards with G86 and G84 cores are defective. They they do not handle heat like they should. This includes all GeForce 8400/8500/8600/8700 cards and their mobile counterparts.

The Sims 4 System Requirements

A note on these requirements: The requirements listed below are taken directly from the official TS4 Site. These are the absolute bare minimums you need to get the game up and running. These are NOT the minimum requirements for a playable game experience! If you have just the bare minimum and a low-end graphics card, you will NOT be able to play the game! It will run... but it will not look good, run well, or run consistently without crashing.

In order to find the specs on your system, see: Game Help:System Specs. If you are looking to upgrade your system, please see Help: Computer & Software Help for lots of advice, recommendations, and a place you can ask questions on specific hardware.

(Recommendations are in green)

  • REQUIRED: Internet connection required for product activation.
  • OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, or Windows 8.1
  • PROCESSOR: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent) (Core i3-3XXX or AMD FX or higher is recommended)
  • MEMORY: At least 2 GB RAM (4 GB is recommended)
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
  • DVD-ROM: DVD ROM drive required for installation only
  • VIDEO CARD: 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0. A newer, better one (higher MIDDLE numbers = better. For example a Nvidia GTX 660 would be faster than the newer GT 740. Newer does not necessarily equal better. Generally speaking, expect the previous series mid-range cards to perform similar to the current series low-end, and so forth.)
  • Supported Video Cards: See chart above
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
  • DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse

EA Recommendations are listed below if you want a playable game experience:

  • REQUIRED: Internet connection required for product activation.
  • OS: 64 Bit Windows 7,8, or 8.1
  • PROCESSOR: **Intel core i5 or faster or *AMD Athlon X4
  • MEMORY: 4GB RAM
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
  • DVD-ROM: DVD ROM drive required for installation only
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better (See chart for more recommendations)
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
  • DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse

*Athlon is a legacy processor and therefore not recommended by MTS. AMD FX processors are recommended for running TS4.

**Intel Core i3 processors (3rd gen or later) are fine for running TS4

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