Minecraft system requirements

Please be advised that this article refers to the system requirements for the PC edition of Minecraft.

This information has been compiled by the Minecraft community on the Minecraft wiki. Please visit the Hardware Performance wiki page for the most up to date information, or to compare your computer's hardware and software with other users' computers listed as being able to play the game.

If you are unsure of whether or not your computer is powerful enough to run Minecraft, it is highly suggested that you try the demo before purchase.
 
A computer with the minimum requirements should be able to play Minecraft. However, for the best experience, please consider the recommended requirements.
 
 
Minimum Requirements:
  • Minimum Requirements:
    CPU: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz / AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz or equivalent
  • RAM: 2GB
  • GPU (Integrated): Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Ivy Bridge) or AMD Radeon R5 series (Kaveri line) with OpenGL 4.4*
  • GPU (Discrete): Nvidia GeForce 400 Series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series with OpenGL 4.4
  • HDD: At least 1GB for game core, maps and other files
  • OS:
    - Windows: Windows 7 and up
    - macOS: OS X 10.9 Maverick
    - Linux: Any modern distributions from 2014 onwards
    Internet connectivity is required for downloading Minecraft files, afterwards offline play is possible. 
*Current minimum OpenGL requirements is 1.3, but modern GPUs often ship with newer versions of OpenGL
 
Recommended Requirements:
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz / AMD A10-7800 APU 3.5 GHz or equivalent
  • RAM: 4GB
  • GPU: GeForce 700 Series or AMD Radeon Rx 200 Series (excluding integrated chipsets) with OpenGL 4.5
  • HDD: 4GB (SSD is recommended)
  • OS (recommended 64-bit):
    - Windows: Windows 10
    - macOS: macOS 10.12 Sierra
    - Linux: Any modern distributions from 2014 onwards
     
Software Requirements:
  • Minecraft Release 1.6 or newer. Older versions will need to be updated to current versions
  • Please note that some users experience issues playing Minecraft while using a mismatched version of Java for their operating system (32 or 64 bit), while using certain versions of Java 7, or while multiple versions of Java are installed
  • Starting from Minecraft 1.12, Java 8 will be required to run Minecraft. If you don't know whether you have Java 8, don't worry - our installers supply Minecraft with its own version of Java by default.


A stable internet connection is required for Minecraft to download game files, authenticate usernames, and connect to multiplayer servers. You'll need to download and run Minecraft while connected to the internet at least once; afterwards, you can play without an internet connection, but will need to connect if you'd like to receive updates or play online.

Minecraft will not run on a toaster (despite some actually using Java), your car (feel free to prove us wrong, though), Windows RT tablets or a Chromebook.

Information on system requirements for running a Minecraft server can be found on the Minecraft wiki.

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