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Find out the minimum & recommended system requirements to run Minecraft Java Edition on your PC! Included is the settings list which shows you what you can change to get your game to run smoothly and fast!!!

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Which Edition Should You Get?

PC System Requirements

Listed below are the PC requirements for both minimum and recommended specifications, depending on how you want to play Minecraft.

Minimum PC System Requirements

Minimum Requirements
OS- Windows 7 & up

- MacOS Maverick 10.9 or newer

- Linux 2014 distributions or later
CPU- Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz

- AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz or equivalent
GPU (Integrated)- Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Ivy Bridge)

- AMD Radeon R5 series (Kaveri line) with OpenGL 4.4
GPU (Discrete)- Nvidia GeForce 400 Series

AMD Radeon HD 7000 series with OpenGL 4.4
HDDAt least 1GB for game core, maps and other files

Recommended PC System Requirements

Recommended Requirements
OS- Windows 10

- MacOS 10.12 Sierra

- Linux 2014 distributions or later
CPUIntel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz

- AMD A10-7800 APU 3.5GHz or equivalent
GPU- GeForce 700 Series

- AMD Radeon Rx 200 Series (excluding integrated chipsets) with OpenGL 4.5
HDD4GB (SSD recommended)

SOURCE: Official Mojang Support Page!!!

Additional Notes For PC

Software Requirements

Update Game To Ver 1.6 Or Newer

Older versions of Minecraft will need to be updated to a newer version such as 1.6 or newer in order for the game to run properly.

Check If Correct Java Is Installed

Please make sure that the version of Java that you have installed on your PC is correct (32 or 64 bit). Certain versions of Java 7, or having multiple versions of Java installed can cause problems running the game.

Installers Include Correct Version Of Java

If you are having problems finding the correct version of Java to run your game, worry not! Installers for Minecraft will also come with the correct version of Java to run the game.

Stable Internet Connection Needed For Some Features

You will need a stable internet connection in order to download game files, authenticate usernames, and connect to multiplayer servers. However, there is an option for you to play the game offline.

Mods May Require More

Depending on the mod, Minecraft may require more than its base system requirements. Certain mods like shaders and ones that add more content may also require more power from your PC to run.

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Graphic Settings List

Graphic Settings List

You will be able to adjust the game's graphical settings to further improve performance on your PC. Below is a list of settings found in the Video Settings under the Options menu.

List Of Video Settings

  • Fullscreen Resolution
  • Graphics: Fancy / Fast
  • Render Distance
  • Smooth Lighting
  • Max Framerate
  • VSync
  • View Bobbing
  • GUI Scale
  • Attack Indicator
  • Brightness
  • Clouds
  • Fullscreen
  • Particles
  • Mipmap Levels
  • Entity Shadows
  • Biome Blend
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