Minecraft GPU Analysis
Comparing Minecraft PC system requirements to all GPUs shows that Minecraft is going to need a graphics card that is capable of DX 8 or OpenGL 2.1.
Minecraft makes use of DX9 so a GPU with that capability could benefit from enhanced visuals.
To get the best visual graphical experience on Minecraft, aim to have a GPU that has at least 256 MB GPU RAM.
Most bottom end graphics cards currently available today, will probably allow you to play Minecraft
We are advised that 12 year old graphics cards should be able to run Minecraft. but there could be a few exceptions to this rule.
Note that most games do not officially support laptop graphics cards, but nowadays many laptop graphics solutions are capable of running modern games. Whether desktop graphics cards or laptop, try searching for your graphics card to compare against the Minecraft graphics card requirements chart below.