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Sea of Thieves PC specs: It can run on a potato

Just strap a cannon onto it.

Sea of Thieves PC specs have been released by Rare, with a proclamation the game is capable of “running on a potato.”

“Our rendering team set themselves the goal early on of ‘how low can we go,’ sometimes also referred to fondly as ‘getting the game running on a potato,’ which is why we want to deliver a great version of the game even for those with computers below our official minimum spec,” PC design lead, Ted Timmins, wrote.

“The game is perfectly playable at 540p, and one of the advantages of Xbox Play Anywhere is that if you own an Xbox One AND a low-spec laptop you can still take full advantage of it, and we absolutely encourage it!”

Specifications for various setups are as follows:

540p, 30FPS

  • OS: Windows 10 Anniversary (build 1607)
  • CPU: Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 or Intel Iris 540
  • RAM: 4GB
  • DirectX: 11
  • VRAM: 1GB
  • GPU: Integrated
  • Modern GPU: Intregrated
  • HDD: 60GB 5.4k RPM
  • Graphics Settings: Minimum “Cursed”

720p, 30FPS

  • OS: Windows 10 Anniversary (build 1607)
  • CPU: Intel Q9450 @ 2.6GHz or AMD Phenom II X6 @ 3.3GHz
  • RAM: 4GB
  • DirectX: 11
  • VRAM: 1GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 or AMD Radeon 7750
  • Modern GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1030 or AMD Radeon R7 450
  • HDD: 60GB 5.4k RPM
  • Graphics Settings: Low “Common”

1080p, 30FPS

  • OS: Windows 10 Anniversary (build 1607)
  • CPU: Intel i3 4170 @ 3.7GHz or AMD FX-6300 @ 3.5GHz
  • RAM: 8GB
  • DirectX: 11
  • VRAM: 2GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 270
  • Modern GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti or AMD radeon RX 460
  • HDD: 60GB 7.2k RPM
  • Graphics Settings: Medium “Rare”

1080p, 60FPS

  • OS: Windows 10 Anniversary (build 1607)
  • CPU:Intel i5 4690 @ 3.5GHz or AMD FX-8150 @ 3.6GHz
  • RAM: 8GB
  • DirectX: 11
  • VRAM: 4GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R9 380x
  • Modern GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • HDD: 60GB 7.2k RPM
  • Graphics Settings: Medium “Rare”

4K, 30FPS

  • OS: Windows 10 Anniversary (build 1607)
  • CPU:Intel i5 4690 @ 3.5GHz or AMD FX-8150 @ 3.6GHz
  • RAM: 16GB
  • DirectX: 11
  • VRAM: 8GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980Ti or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
  • Modern GPU:Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
  • HDD: 60GB SSD
  • Graphics Settings: Ultra “Mythical”

4K, 60FPS

  • OS: Windows 10 Anniversary (build 1607)
  • CPU:Intel i7 4790 @ 4GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.6GHz
  • RAM: 16GB
  • DirectX: 11
  • VRAM: 8GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080i or AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
  • Modern GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080i or AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
  • HDD: 60GB SSD
  • Graphics Settings: Ultra “Mythical”

How’s your potato shape up looking at the above?

Sea of Thieves is an Xbox Play Anywhere title that heads to both Windows PC and Xbox One on 20 March. It’s also part of the Xbox Game Pass program from day one.

 

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