Minecraft [PC]
Minecraft
Minecraft PC Release date
EU Release Date:
Nov-11-2011
US Release Date:
Nov-11-2011
AU Release Date:
Nov-11-2011
Official release date


Genre
Sandbox
RPG
Adventure
Theme
Minecraft is available on PC
Independent Game
Minecraft is created by an independent developer. An indie game is created without the financial support of a game publisher. These chaps need our support! They help PC gaming become diverse and brilliant. Buy their games!
MultiPlayer
Minecraft is designed to be played with other people or it is heavily bias towards that type of gameplay
Downloadable Content
Minecraft is intiailly released as a download. It is usually an expansion pack so check to see if you need a main game before getting this. Minecraft may be released in the shops at a later stage
XBox 360 Game
Minecraft is available on the Microsoft XBox 360 console
Back of the Box
Minecraft is a sandbox game which allows players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world. It is currently in development by Markus Persson, aka "Notch". The gameplay is inspired by Dwarf Fortress, RollerCoaster Tycoon, Dungeon Keeper, and especially Infiniminer. The game has two variants, Alpha and Classic, both with single- and multiplayer options. Classic includes only the building aspects of the game with unlimited blocks, while Alpha includes monsters and a much greater variety of crafting available, as well as requiring players to mine their own blocks. Alpha is currently the latest release of Minecraft, and plans to move into beta sometime in September 2010. Minecraft was developed for about a week before its public release on May 16, 2009 on the TIGSource forums, where it gained a considerable level of popularity. It has been continually updated since then.

Quoted from:


PC Minecraft User Scores
Minecraft System Requirements
INTEL CPU
AMD CPU
Nvidia GPU
AMD GPU
RAM
OS
Direct X
HDD Space
GD Verdict
Minimum Requirements
500 MB
GD RAM hardware score: 2
Win Xp 32
DX 8
1 GB
FPS
Recommended Requirements
1 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 2
Win Xp 32
DX 9
1 GB
FPS
Average Frames Per Second
Low Setting
Premium Only FPS
Medium Setting
Premium Only FPS
High Setting
Premium Only FPS
Ultra Setting
Premium Only FPS
Minecraft Gamer Feedback Results
  • Anti Aliasing
    CSAA 16x
    CSAA 8xQ
    MSAA 2x
    MSAA 8x
    FXAA
    MSAA 4x
    CSAA 32x
    CSAA 8x
    MLAA
    SMAA
    SSAA
    TXAA 2x
    TXAA 4x
    Mac OS
    Yes 100%
    Console Port
    Yes 24%
    No 76%
    Bindable Mouse Btns
    Yes
  • PC Optimised
    Yes 84%
    No 16%
    Sandbox Quality
    Great 92%
    Oculus Support
    Yes
    Frame per Sec Cap
    No 86%
  • What People Will Pay
    $25
    AMD optimised
    Yes 88%
    No 12%
    Nvidia optimised
    Yes 88%
    No 12%
    Game too Buggy
    No 98%
    Yes 2%
  • Good on Low graphics
    Yes 88%
    No 12%
    Upgrade PC for this
    Yes 62%
    No 38%
    Good Surround Sound
    Yes 82%
    No 18%
    Good Ending
    Yes 79%
    No 21%
  • Replayability
    Yes
    7.2 / 10
    Multiple Endings
    Yes 9%
    No 91%
    Time to Complete
    60 hours
    Best Control Scheme
    Mouse 94%
  • Game Difficulty
    Challenging 50%
    Sli/Crossfire Support
    No
    Non-skip Cutscenes
    No 98%
    Anytime Quick Save
    Yes
  • Worth Getting
    Yes 90%
    No 10%
8.9

Avg Member Score
The latest system requirements News for Minecraft
Oct-27-2014 Many hardened Minecraftians were understandably a little bit worried when Microsoft sensationally snapped up Mojang last month. Everyone’s thoughts immediately turned to the worst, expecting Microso...
Oct-06-2014 Did you get a look at the terrifying playable teaser for Silent Hills called P.T. that Sony released during its Gamescom 2014 conference? Were you a bit miffed that it was restricted to PlayStation 4 ...
Sep-15-2014 Microsoft’s buyout of Mojang and its Minecraft license has officially been confirmed, and Microsoft has now announced that it intends to break even on the $2.5 billion deal as early as April 201...
Sep-15-2014 UPDATE: $2.5 billion sale of Mojang to Microsoft confirmedMicrosoft’s buyout of Mojang is expected to be announced later today, and the previously rumoured fee of $2 billion has risen to an even...
Sep-12-2014 Since news that Minecraft developer Mojang is in buyout talks with Microsoft came to light earlier this week, many have been critical of studio founder Markus “Notch” Persson’s decis...
Sep-10-2014 Reports circulating today indicate that Microsoft may be in the process of buying out Minecraft creator Mojang. The potential takeover would put the 54-million selling indie sensation under the full c...
Aug-25-2014 Minecraft is set to get one of its biggest patches ever since launch in an update scheduled to arrive on September 2nd. Dubbed the Bountiful Update, it’s the end result of more than 300 days of ...
Aug-24-2014 Here at GD we do coverage of everything from hardware guides to news, reviews and previews of games and much more. Today, we want to take a look at the new backbone of the gaming industry - the humble...
Aug-19-2014 After being pretty vocal on the matter following Oculus Rift’s acquisition by Facebook earlier this year, Minecraft creator Marcus ‘Notch’ Persson has been brought back aboard the go...
Jul-07-2014 Like some sort of devious Heisenberg-esque gaming architects, the CivilizationCraft modding team are busy fusing together two of the biggest examples of gaming crack - Civilization and Minecraft.This ...
May-10-2014 The next gen console versions of Minecraft won’t have the “infinite” world of the PC version of the game, according to console developer 4J studios.The studio tweeted this week that ...
Apr-23-2014 Minecraft developer Mojang has finally taken the wraps of its incredible new terrain generation for the blockbusting creationary extravaganza, showcasing how the 44 million selling Minecraft will push...
Apr-20-2014 The world of video game fandom can be a pretty crazy place. If people aren’t doing 21-minute Half-Life speed runs, they’re recruiting a couple of million people to collectively play Pokemo...
Apr-19-2014 Games that sell well and games that are, well, actually good are not always one and the same thing. Sometimes a brilliant little title will slip under almost everybody's radar, whilst others get huge ...
Apr-07-2014 In terms of acknowledgement that Minecraft is a worldwide phenomenon, a Minecraft-themed The Simpsons intro is about as huge as it gets.The ubiquitous videogame has partnered up with the world’s...
Mar-31-2014 Another outrageously talented Minecraftian has been at it again, this time constructing a giant Steampunk city atop the back of a gargantuan turtle.Built by Minecraft player CARLOOO, this impressive f...
Mar-26-2014 Some people are over the moon the Oculus VR has been snaffled up by Facebook. Take Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey; he’s probably using hundred dollar bills to wipe away his tears of joy, before...
Mar-19-2014 Minecraft is a giant runaway cuboid juggernaut. Shifting over 35 million copies to date, it’s a once-in-a-blue-moon phenomenon that has catapulted developer Mojang into superstardom.Minecraft de...
Mar-05-2014 Here at GD we continue to be amazed by the endeavours of Minecraft fans. Over the last few years they’ve continued to outdo themselves, piecing together such mind-blowing creations as a working ...
Mar-01-2014 Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson has revealed that Mojang is currently working with Warner Bros on a movie adaptation of the wildly successful game.The project is still in the plan...
Jan-27-2014 Minecraft seems to have this habit of bringing out the best and the craziest creativity from its fervent players.In a move that could probably only be described as mad as a March hare, a man has decid...
Dec-22-2013 Only ten days remain of OSUBoarder's 365 Days Of Gaming, the epic gaming challenge where our blogger plays and writes about a different game every single day for a year. With the last few days in sigh...
Dec-18-2013 Creating a 3D printer inside a game seems like a potentially Universe-destroying paradox not seen on a scale such as this since that bunch of nutters decided to not only build a Large Hadron Collider,...
Nov-03-2013 Skyrim creator Bethesda and Minecraft empresarios Mojang have teamed up for an official content pack inspired by The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim.Speaking at Minecon 2013 today, the companies announced the...
Oct-23-2013 Minecraft’s cataclysmic ocean-swallowing 1.7 update has finally arrived for pre-release, and it promises that the Minecraft world will never be the same again.The cubic constructor has undergone...
Sep-24-2013 An intern working at Ordnance Survey, the UK’s leading mapping authority, has managed to convince his temporary employers to let him map the entire terrain data of Great Britain into Minecraft.I...
Aug-29-2013 Minecraft is set to get a new World Generator update that will drastically alter terrain generation.The 1.7 update will change the way worlds are procedurally generated in order to create more logical...
May-08-2013 There's something incredible about being at the forefront of something. Being the first to go somewhere, try something.It's what we're seeing so often with the Oculus rift, people pushing the boundari...
Apr-22-2013 Although you've been able to get a few bits of Minecraft memorabilia from their store and a few officially licensed retailers, it's been on a somewhat ad-hoc basis.Now, Mojang have signed a deal with ...
Apr-06-2013 Everyone has heard of Minecraft, the game where the story doesn't exist, the monsters are just evil, and you have to finish your chapel of Doom so you can show it off to your friends.It comes as no su...
Mar-13-2013 Minecraft is one of the biggest success stories for Indie gaming, and is now a household name; so much so that Mojang intends to develop a family friendly subscription service known as Realms.Currentl...
Jan-05-2013 Minecraft was released in 2011, and since then there have been some some crazy creations.A player called lentebriesje (which translates as spring breeze) decided to create the world on a 1:1500 scale....
All The Latest News On Game Debate
Discussion Area
The discussion area is the place where you get to chat with fellow gamers and techies.
You need to be logged in and have a GD rank of 2 or higher to join the discussion

Submit A Benchmark

Welcome. From this page you can submit a personal benchmark to GD. Once approved by GD admin everyone can search for your bench results here. The more results the more we all learn.

How To

Select a Tool in the form to the right, then select a Test. You will see a weblink appear beside your selection. Click this link to get the benchmark Tool. Try NovaBench for an all in one benchmark that is only 12Mb to download.

Run your choosen Benchmark Tool on your PC, using the benchmark tool's default setting. Take a screenshot displaying the benchmark score and information displaying your rig and submit that to us.

Full How-To Guide | Example Screenshot

Best - Recent and generally interesting topics at the top
Clear Discussion Notifications
1 2 3 4 5
0
Yungzon
17:24 Nov-22-2014
Yungzon's Rig
Saved at: Nov-22-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
3GB DDR0 0MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1366 x 768
width x height

I know I can run this, but can someone give me an estimated FPS and recommended settings?

0
Sam161
15:03 Nov-20-2014
Sam161's Rig
Saved at: Nov-20-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
3360 x 900
width x height

When I run this game I get 200-300 looking in the sky but when i start moving it drops down to 40-60??? All drivers are updated.

0
CaptainFirefly
09:12 Nov-22-2014
CaptainFirefly's Rig
Saved at: Nov-22-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR3 667MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1440 x 900
width x height
Phone

It's because it doesn't have to render anything apart from the blue sky and the white clouds.

0
DarthVaderZTB
04:24 Nov-17-2014
DarthVaderZTB's Rig
Saved at: Nov-22-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR3 800MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1280 x 720
width x height

I know I can get 60 fps but can I max this out?

0
GodorDevil
13:58 Nov-20-2014
GodorDevil's Rig
Saved at: Nov-20-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1440 x 900
width x height

Depends on your OS if it's 32 or 64 bit. U can quite much max everything out but the render distance.

0
DarthVaderZTB
20:18 Nov-20-2014
DarthVaderZTB's Rig
Saved at: Nov-22-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR3 800MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1280 x 720
width x height

I have an 64 bit

0
ShaunMiddleton
14:15 Nov-16-2014
ShaunMiddleton's Rig
Saved at: Nov-21-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
FX-6300 oc: 30%
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1600 x 900
width x height

Max settings fps with and without shaders??

0
BobbyLobby
03:39 Nov-17-2014
BobbyLobby's Rig
Saved at: Nov-20-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
3GB DDR2 400MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1280 x 1024
width x height

30 with shaders, 70+ without ^-^.

0
johnpiou20
23:07 Nov-15-2014
johnpiou20's Rig
Saved at: Nov-22-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1600 x 1200
width x height

Can i run it on my pc at max settings and god fps

0
GodorDevil
13:59 Nov-20-2014
GodorDevil's Rig
Saved at: Nov-20-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1440 x 900
width x height

If u got 64bit OS and u put bout 3-4GB memory to it than u'll be quite fine ;P

0
Robert080200402
18:59 Nov-15-2014
Robert080200402's Rig
Saved at: Nov-22-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
6GB DDR0 0MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1280 x 768
width x height

Can I run shaders on my computer?

0
j2jaytoo
06:46 Nov-21-2014
j2jaytoo's Rig
Saved at: Nov-21-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
16GB DDR3 2133MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
4160 x 900
width x height

possibly with light (less resource intensive) shaders but don't expect 60 fps with that card on any shaders.

0
TheFozam
07:58 Nov-13-2014
TheFozam's Rig
Saved at: Nov-17-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
720 x 1024
width x height
Phone

How well can I run this game?

0
GodorDevil
13:59 Nov-20-2014
GodorDevil's Rig
Saved at: Nov-20-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1440 x 900
width x height

Ya kiddin me mate? ;D

0
j2jaytoo
06:49 Nov-21-2014
j2jaytoo's Rig
Saved at: Nov-21-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
16GB DDR3 2133MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
4160 x 900
width x height

You probably need another card to run it at least 30 fps.

0
MrMooseHead
03:53 Nov-13-2014
MrMooseHead's Rig
Saved at: Nov-22-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1866MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height

Settings and fps please

0
BobbyLobby
03:41 Nov-17-2014
BobbyLobby's Rig
Saved at: Nov-20-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
3GB DDR2 400MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1280 x 1024
width x height

Go for high settings 60+ fps :D.

0
TitanGamingInc
04:35 Nov-10-2014
TitanGamingInc's Rig
Saved at: Nov-23-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR2 667MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1280 x 1024
width x height

is shaders a ingame option?
also,can i run this with a 8600? can i run this for a 9800gtx+?
fps and settings for each?

0
jpage0925
03:46 Nov-10-2014
jpage0925's Rig
Saved at: Nov-19-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1680 x 1050
width x height

My computer doesn't run shaders too well. What could I do? It certainly is good enough.

0
Creeperkillerdc
22:22 Nov-15-2014
Creeperkillerdc's Rig
Saved at: Nov-22-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
800 x 1024
width x height

it could be because of the processor but is there a message when you try and run it in-game?

0
GodorDevil
14:01 Nov-20-2014
GodorDevil's Rig
Saved at: Nov-20-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1440 x 900
width x height

You should be able to run it fine, just don't pick the very resource needing shader packs and ur all good.

1 2 3 4 5