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This article is about the game requirements of the latest version of Java Edition. For the server requirements, see Server/Requirements.

Any modern computer can actually run Minecraft, even with low processor and graphics card. All these information are taken according to the Minecraft Help Center. However, for an enjoyable experience, it is encouraged to consult the recommended requirements.

Java 21 is required, though the game comes with its own version of Java, so no manual installation is required.

The below requirements are for the unmodified/"vanilla" versions of the game. Mods, resource packs and custom maps can have significantly higher requirements.

Requirements CPU RAM GPU[note 1] Storage OS
Minimum Intel Core i3-3210, AMD A8-7600 APU, Apple M1 chip, or equivalent 4 GB
  • Integrated: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Ivy Bridge) or AMD Radeon R5 series (Kaveri APU) with OpenGL 4.4
  • Discrete: GeForce 400 Series (410+) or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series with OpenGL 4.4.
1 GB on HDD Windows: Windows 7 or later
macOS: macOS Mojave (10.14.5) or later[note 2]
Linux: Any modern 64-bit distros from 2014 onward
Recommended Intel Core i5-4690, AMD A10-7800 APU, Apple M1 chip[note 3], or equivalent 8 GB Any modern non-entry-level graphics card with OpenGL 4.5.
  • Discrete: GeForce 700 Series (740+) or Radeon R7 200.
4 GB on SSD Windows: Windows 10 or 11
macOS: macOS Mojave (10.14.5) or later
Linux: Any modern distros from 2014 onward
  1. Comparing hardware models can be quite confusing, since the models usually start with a "generation" number. Entry level graphic cards ending with "10" are almost always not worth the money: just because "910M" is higher than "780" doesn't mean this entry GeForce card beats the highest-end card from the 7th gen. The "GFLOPS" number provided for almost every card can give you a quick idea how beefy it was, but for a meaningful comparison you should ask a benchmark website.
  2. Starting from Minecraft version 1.18, macOS Mojave (10.14.5) or later is required to play.
  3. Starting from 1.19 update, Minecraft brings native support of M1 (ARM64) architecture.


  1. Minecraft: Java Edition Installation Issues FAQ – Home