Java Edition hardware requirements

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Any computer with the following hardware should suffice. However, for an enjoyable experience, we suggest looking at the recommended requirements.

It is also worth noting, that due to the number of modifications available, Minecraft's exact hardware requirements can be unpredictable. If you have a lot of mods running, pinging each other and passing information around, then your needs are going to be higher than for the unmodified game; although even the vanilla Hopper, with its' extremely makeshift pipe network, recently added some inefficiency. The below guidelines should therefore be considered for the base, unmodified game; although with that said, even with mods, the game itself should never require more than four gigabytes of RAM.

  • Chromebooks running Chrome OS are not supported. However, a rooted Chromebook running a Linux variant will work.

Full game[1][edit]

  • Java 8 is required to play Minecraft, however Minecraft by default ships with its own version of Java so no Java installation is required.
Requirements CPU RAM GPU HDD OS Notes
Minimum Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz / AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz or equivalent 2GB 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
At least 1GB for Game Core and Other Files Windows: Windows 7 and up
macOS: OS X 10.9 Maverick
Linux: Any modern distributions from 2014 onwards
LAN connectivity is required for multiplayer gaming. If using an Integrated graphics chip, then upgrade or allocate more Video RAM.
Recommended Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz / AMD A10-7800 APU 3.5 GHz or equivalent 4 GB GeForce 700 Series or AMD Radeon Rx 200 Series (excluding integrated chipsets) with OpenGL 4.5 4GB (SSDs are recommened) Windows: Windows 10
macOS: OS X 10.12 Sierra
Linux: Any modern distributions from 2014 onwards

1 Any graphics card supporting OpenGL 1.3 API.


  • Java Runtime Environment is required to be able to run the game.
  • Note that these requirements are for the game only you will need to allocate more resources to the OS!
Requirements CPU RAM GPU HDD Notes
Minimum Intel P4/NetBurst architecture
or its AMD equivalent (AMD K7)
(Any CPU with MMX/SSE Instructions)
256 MB GeForce 256 or ATI Rage XL and up.
(any GPU with full OpenGL 1.2 support)
At least 8 MB for game data Internet connectivity for online multiplayer gaming.
Recommended Intel Pentium D or AMD K8-Based CPUs
and better
1 GB GeForce 4 or ATI Radeon 9600 and up 40 MB for game saves + sounds


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