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Minecraft - What you will need to know

Requirements check for Minecraft - full specifications. Can I run it? Can I have a smooth game experience with my current PC gaming setup? we'll cover that in the following paragraphs.


We got you covered - after you've read the system requirements below, you will know if your gaming PC will be able to run or not the game.


What we will cover in our guide


So, you're interested in Minecraft. On this page we will we covering all the information we have on it - from gaming minimum requirements to recommended requirements for a smooth gaming experience, videos and comments for the game.

Will Minecraft run on an Intel or AMD CPU? Do I need an NVIDIA GTX gpu to run it or a Radeon? Is the game Ryzen compatible?

What is Minecraft ?


Minecraft - System requirements - Game cover
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Minecraft is a video game developed by Mojang, published by Mojang©© 2010-2015 Mojang AB, released on 18 - 11 - 2011 It falls under the following genre categories : Action Survival


Can I run Minecraft ?


If you were wondering "Can I run Minecraft on my PC?", we will help you to get the answer.

Further on, we will explain what are the minimum and recommended PC gaming system requirements ( otherwise known as sys req ) for Minecraft

In order to be able to run Minecraft at a minimum standard for the game, you will need a CPU ranked better than Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 (K8) 2.6 GHz, more than 2GB, a GPU that is better ranked than (Integrated) , while the PC system is running on Windows XP or better, Mac OS 10.5.8 or better, Linux .

If you really want to enjoy Minecraft at a higher level of gameplay smoothness, your system must run at with a CPU at least as good as Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 (K8) 2.6 GHz, more than 4GB, a GPU that performs better than GeForce 2xx Series or AMD Radeon HD 5xxx Series (Excluding Integrated Chipsets) with OpenGL 3.3 , while the PC system is running on Windows XP or better, Mac OS 10.5.8 or better, Linux, .

Check game system requirements for Minecraft


In order to have a clearer view of what the game need in order to run, we created 2 simple lists which you can consult quickly to see if your PC gaming setup is good enough for the Minecraft.

Minecraft Minimum system specs

Firstly, these are the minimum set of gaming requirements for your PC that you need so you can run Minecraft. Some of them are necessary for the game to run but a part of them are not that important. If you meet the necessary ones, those will do. You can see which are which in the table below. Just remember these are the minimum specs to run Minecraft

Necessary PC requirements

CPU Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 (K8) 2.6 GHz
RAM 2GB
GPU (Integrated)
DX -
Operating system Windows XP or better, Mac OS 10.5.8 or better, Linux
Storage At least 200MB for Game Core and Other Files

Optional requirements

Sound -
Optical Disk Drive -
Network connection -
Screen resolution -


Recommended PC specs for Minecraft

The following requirements are what we recommend you need for your PC in order to play Minecraft the best frame rate. Again, some of them are necessary for the game but a part of them are not that important. You can see which are which in the table below:

Necessary requirements


Optional

Sound -
Optical Disk Drive -
Network connection -
Screen resolution -


Minecraft Information Card

Developer
Mojang
Publisher
Mojang©© 2010-2015 Mojang AB
Genres
Action Survival
Release Date:
18 - 11 - 2011