Minecraft system requirements: Minimum & recommended specs

Amitesh Dhar
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Minecraft has been around for a considerable amount of time by now so your PCs and laptops shouldn’t find the system requirements too demanding. Here’s a brief guide that will help you figure out if your device will be able to run the game or not.

Minecraft was released 13 years ago, and despite the numerous upgrades that the game has seen, its requirements haven’t changed for the most part.

The game, quite similar to Minecraft Legends, has very simple visual and graphical processing requirements that even older PCs and laptops can handle.

That said, here’s a rundown of the minimum and recommended PC requirements for Minecraft.

Minecraft minimum PC & laptop system requirements

These are the required specifications that you need to run Minecraft on your PC and laptop smoothly on the lowest settings:

  • 64-bit processor and operating system.
  • OS – Windows 10 (updated in May 2020 or higher) or Windows 11
  • Processor – Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz / AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz
  • Memory – 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics – Intel HD Graphics 4000 / AMD Radeon R5
  • Storage – 1 GB available space
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For a videogame, Minecraft isn’t visually demanding.

You can easily run the game on the lowest settings with these specifications. You will get stable frame rates and shouldn’t experience any lag whatsoever.

If you’re looking to make the most out of the game visually, then you need to run Minecraft on a device that has the specifications that are same or higher than the ones mentioned below:

  • 64-bit processor and operating system.
  • OS – Windows 10 (updated in May 2020 or higher) or Windows 11
  • Processor – Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz / AMD A10-7800 APU 3.5 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory – 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics – GeForce 700 Series or AMD Radeon Rx 200 Series
  • Storage – 4 GB available space

Even with the recommended requirements, most modern-day laptops and PCs will be able to run Minecraft without much difficulty.

The game also has a very active modding community so if you do enjoy playing Minecraft, there are a host of mods and custom maps that you can try out for yourself.

That sums up everything we have for you about the Minecraft system requirements for PCs and laptops. For more information about the game, be sure to check out the following guides:

Best Minecraft modpacks | How to change your skin in Minecraft | How to switch teams in Minecraft Legends | How to use enchanted books in Minecraft | How to breed frogs in Minecraft | How to get more Allays in Minecraft Legends | How to make a fermented Spider Eye in Minecraft

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About The Author

Amitesh started writing about video games in 2020. He previously worked at Sportskeeda, Gfinity, and Attack of the Fanboy before joining CharlieIntel in 2024. He's an avid fan of Destiny 2 and Diablo 4 and an expert on all things Fortnite. You can get in touch with him at [email protected].