Java Edition hardware requirements

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This feature is exclusive to Java Edition.

Any computer with the following hardware should suffice for a vanilla installation of the game. However, for an enjoyable experience, it is encouraged to consult the recommended requirements.

Java 8 is required, though the game comes with its own version of Java, so no manual installation is required.

Requirements CPU RAM GPU Storage OS Notes
Minimum Intel Core i3-3210 / AMD A8-7600 APU or equivalent 4 GB

(2GB free)

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
~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. Windows: Windows 7 or later
macOS: OS X 10.9 Maverick
Linux: Any distribution from 2014 or later
Internet access is required for multiplayer, unless the server is on the LAN.
Recommended Intel Core i5-4690 / AMD A10-7800 or equivalent 8 GB

(4GB free)

GeForce 700 Series or AMD Radeon Rx 200 Series (excluding integrated chipsets) with OpenGL 4.5 4 GB Windows: Windows 10
macOS: OS X 10.12 Sierra
Linux: Any distribution from 2014 or later

1 Any graphics card supporting OpenGL 1.3 API and VBOs .