System requirements for Minecraft for PC

To play the latest version of Minecraft, your computer must meet several minimum hardware and software requirements. If your device does not comply with them, you will not be able to play.

Minimum requirements for Minecraft for PC

The minimum requirements for Minecraft Java Edition are as follows:

  • Intel Core i3 3210 3.2 GHz, AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz or equivalent processor
  • If we talk about integrated GPU, GPU Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Ivy Bridge), or AMD Radeon R5 series (Kaveri line) with OpenGL 4.4
  • If we talk about discrete GPU, Nvidia GeForce 400 Series, or AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series with OpenGL 4.4
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • At least 1 GB game, maps, and other files required.

The minimum requirements for Minecraft in its Windows 10 version are these:

  • Intel Celeron J4105, AMD FX-4100 or equivalent processor
  • GPU Intel HD Graphics 4000, AMD Radeon R5 or equivalent
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • DirectX 11
  • Windows 10 version 17134.0 or later

Recommended requirements for Minecraft for PC

However, as mentioned above, just because you meet the minimum requirements does not mean that you will be able to run the game smoothly enough to enjoy an optimal experience. For that, the best thing to do is to look at the recommended requirements.

The recommended requirements for Minecraft Java Edition are as follows:

  • Intel Core i5 4690 3.5GHz, AMD A10-7800 APU 3.5 GHz or equivalent processor
  • GeForce 700 series or AMD Radeon Rx 200 series GPUs (except integrated chipsets) with OpenGL 4.5
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 4 GB disk space, SSD recommended

In the case of the recommended requirements for the Windows 10 version, they are these:

  • Intel i7-6500U, AMD A8-6600K or equivalent processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce 940M, AMD Radeon HD 8570D or equivalent GPU
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • Windows 10 version 17134.0 or later

Please, note that earlier versions of the game may have different requirements. The most important aspect is probably to have Java installed on the PC: the installer of the latest versions already installs the required version of this software by itself, but if you want to install an older version, you may need to manually install Java on the computer.