Sea of Thieves Minimum System Requirements Set Sail

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 11:25 AM
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Aaargh me landlubbers, it's time to pour yourself a flagon of that fine grog and settle down for Sea of Thieves minimum system requirements. Rare has revealed the minimum specs over the Sea of Thieves forum. It's worth bearing in mind they're subject to change, but these are the requirements Rare is aiming for with Sea of Thieves.

Sea of Thieves Preliminary Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4130T 2.9 GHz or AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 4GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 1GB or AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB
  • DX: DirectX 12
  • HDD: 60GB Available Hard Drive Space

Rare wasn't kidding when it said the intention was to allow Sea of Thieves to run on low-spec PCs. Sea of Thieves promises to be an extremely scalable title. It may mean you miss out on all that snazzy water tech and weather effects seen in the gameplay trailers, but at least you'll be able to play the game in some form.

To that end, the minimum specs are just about as low as low can be for a AAA title. Beginning with the video cards, and all you'll be needing is a DX-11 capable graphics card with 1GB VRAM. Pretty much any graphics card from the past four or five years should be able to run Sea of Thieves in some form, although you may have to drop to 720p screen resolution.

Likewise, the CPUs are also low-end. You'll just be needing a dual-core i3 clocked at 2.9GHz or equivalent. Just about any modern processor won't run into any problems running Sea of Thieves.

As it's a first-party title, that, of course, means Sea of Thieves is exclusive to the Windows Store and, consequently, only available on Windows 10. 

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Sea of Thieves System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Sea of Thieves GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Sea of Thieves Frame Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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15:32 Oct-25-2017

Nice to see FX-6300 in requirements!

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21:27 Oct-24-2017

if it has cross-platform play with Xbox at least it's considerable! no one want's to play at an empty world online game.

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18:22 Oct-24-2017

No friends. I'll skip.

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14:04 Oct-24-2017

DX12 minimum? Why?

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15:18 Oct-24-2017

Microsoft-friendly, XBox exclusive title - part of phasing out Windows 7 and shoving Windows 10 down our throats. Will not be buying this :D

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16:17 Oct-24-2017

Too bad, I think it looks awesome! Won't let it being a Windows Store game get in the way.

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17:47 Oct-24-2017

I do like the look of it, but it just feels like there's not too much to be done. It seems like it relies on you having friends to have any sort of fun. And that can get old fast. If there's any story, and is playable on Windows 7, I might check it out. Meanwhile, I'll be playing the awesome list of strategy/tactics games I've discovered on the PC :D

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12:23 Oct-24-2017

nice system requiremnt

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11:44 Oct-24-2017

It's nice to see that some devs still care about the guys who don't have the budget to build an monster PC. Hats off to these guys. If only all devs were like this.... cough Ubisoft cough

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13:37 Oct-24-2017

Well, what do you think of the requirements of the last AC? I personnally believe that, based on the visuals and gameplay we got, it is fairly nice...

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14:54 Oct-24-2017

Yeah, a fair point. Usually Ubisoft games suck ass in terms of optimization. But you have to agree, most of the games released this year have ridiculously high system reqs. And then there are some games that were released this year with pretty good graphics and significantly lower system requirements. Devs are just way too lazy...

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16:38 Oct-24-2017

This thing has to run on the Xbox One...oh...the card...no wonder you praised the game, a 650 with .8 teraflops vs Xbox one's 1.32., a little below the Xbox One even.

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