Minecraft System Requirements: Can You Run It?

Release date:
18 November 2011 (12 years ago)
User score:
3.4 / 5 (39817 votes)
Hardware demand level:
0.6 / 10 - not demanding

Official Minecraft system requirements for PC

These are the PC specifications advised by developers to run Minecraft at minimal and recommended settings. Although these requirements are usually approximate, they can still be used to determine the indicative hardware tier needed to play the game.

PassMinimum requirements

Pass Graphics card:
Integrated: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Ivy Bridge) or AMD Radeon R5 series (Kaveri line) with OpenGL 4.41 Discrete: Nvidia GeForce 400 Series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series with OpenGL 4.4
Pass CPU:
Intel Core i3-3210 / AMD A8-7600 APU or equivalent
Pass Memory:
4 GB (2GB free)
File size:
~180 MB for program data, though worlds can drastically increase this amount. 1 GB should be enough for a normal amount of maps, resource packs, etc.
Operating system:
Windows 7 or later, OS X 10.9 Maverick, Linux: Any distribution from 2014 or later
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PassRecommended requirements

Pass Graphics card:
GeForce 700 Series or AMD Radeon Rx 200 Series (excluding integrated chipsets) with OpenGL 4.5
Pass CPU:
Intel Core i5-4690 / AMD A10-7800 or equivalent
Pass Memory:
8 GB (4GB free)
File size:
4 GB
Operating system:
Windows 10 or later, OS X 10.12 Sierra, Linux: Any distribution from 2014 or later
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Minecraft performance on your PC

Minecraft performance on your GPU

GeForce RTX 3060's performance compared to the game's official system requirements.

RTX 3060
GeForce 7950 GX2
30 fps @ low
60 fps @ medium
60 fps @ high
60 fps @ ultra
60 fps @ QHD
60 fps @ epic

Projected FPS in various settings and resolutions

Minecraft FPS calculator: average frames per second on GeForce RTX 3060 (according to our approximations). FPS may vary depending on your operating system and other factors.

low settings / 768p
170−180 FPS
medium settings / 1080p
170−180 FPS
high settings / 1080p
170−180 FPS
ultra settings / 1080p
170−180 FPS
QHD / 1440p
170−180 FPS
4K / 2160p
120−130 FPS

Minecraft performance on your CPU

Core i5-12400's performance compared to the game's official system requirements.

Core i5-4690

Community ratings

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3.4 39817 votes

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