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What are the Device Requirements to run Minecraft?

Minecraft is playable on multiple platforms, each with their own version and device requirements. This article explains the different versions, the devices that they can be played onand any restrictions for those platforms. 

 

Minecraft: Java Edition 

Minimum Requirements 

CPU: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz / AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz or equivalent 

RAM: 2 GB 

OS: Windows 7 and up (Minecraft: Java Edition)  

VIDEO CARD: Integrated: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Ivy Bridge) or AMD Radeon R5 series (Kaveri line) with OpenGL 4.41Discrete: Nvidia GeForce 400 Series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series with OpenGL 4.4 

PIXEL SHADER: 5.0 

VERTEX SHADER: 5.0 

FREE DISK SPACE: At least 1 GB 

 

Recommended Requirements 

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz / AMD A10-7800 APU 3.5 GHz or equivalent 

RAM: 4 GB 

OS: Windows 10 

VIDEO CARD: GeForce 700 Series or AMD Radeon Rx 200 Series (excluding integrated chipsets) with OpenGL 4.5 

PIXEL SHADER: 5.0 

VERTEX SHADER: 5.0 

FREE DISK SPACE: 4 GB 

DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 256 MB 

For desktop and laptops, you can run either version Java or Windows 10. Minecraft for Windows 10 can be installed from the Microsoft Store or through XBOX Game Pass. Minecraft: Java Edition can be installed from our website here. 

 

Minecraft for Windows 10 

Minimum Requirements 

OS: Windows 10 version 17134.0 or higher 

ARCHITECTUREARM, x64, x86 

RAM4 GB 

CPU: Intel Celeron J4105 | AMD FX-4100 

VIDEO CARD: Intel HD Graphics 4000 | AMD Radeon R5 

DIRECTX: DirectX12FL11 

 

Recommended Requirements 

OS: Windows 10 version 17134.0 or higher 

ARCHITECTURE: ARM, x64, x86 

RAM: 8 GB 

CPU: Intel i7-6500U | AMD A8-6600K 

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 940M | AMD Radeon HD 8570D 

 

Xbox 

Minecraft for Xbox One is playable on Xbox consoles (Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X) 

Your device must meet all minimum requirements to use this product: 

OS:  Xbox One 

Minecraft can be installed from the Microsoft Store on Xbox One or through Xbox Game Pass.  

 

PlayStation 

Minecraft for PlayStation 4 is playable on PS4 consolesMinecraft can be installed from the PlayStation Store on PS4. 

 

Nintendo 

Minecraft for Ninetendo is playable on the Nintendo Switch. Minecraft can be installed from the Nintendo eShop 

Game file size: 463 MB 

Supported Play Modes: TV mode, Tabletop mode, Handheld mode 

 

iOS Devices 

Minecraft for iOS 

Size 289.4 MB 

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. 

Playable on Apple devices that have IOS 10.0 or later.  

 

Android and Amazon Kindle Devices 

Playable on Android devices and Kindle Fire TV 

Size: 95.1MB 

Version: 1.14.60.5 

Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service 

Read from external storage 

Minimum Operating System: Android 4.2 

Android and Amazon fire devices are cross platform compatible 

 

If you still need assistance, you can contact our support team here. 

Last Updated - 2020-08-03 20:51:17 UTC

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