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Rare releases detailed Sea of Thieves PC system requirements

From 540p to 4K with 30FPS and 60FPS requirements

Rare releases detailed Sea of Thieves PC system requirements

Rare releases detailed Sea of Thieves PC system requirements

When designing Sea of Thieves, Rare has been upfront about their intention to get this game run well on low-end hardware, going so far as to offer "cursed" graphical settings and a resolution option of 540p (4x fewer pixels than 1080p) in the PC version. These settings will allow users of older Intel Integrated graphics chips to play the game, which is excellent news for low-budget gamers. 

That does not mean that the PC version will be easy to run on the high-end, as when cranked up to 4K the title will still need a Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti or an AMD RX Vega 64 to attain a 60FPS framerate. This game will be able to utilise your high-end hardware when all of the details are cranked up to the max. 

Judging from the requirements below, the title will perform best on AMD, placing an RX 460 beside a GTX 1050 Ti, an RX 470 beside a GTX 1060 and a GTX 1080 Ti beside an RX Vega 64, though this is something that will need to be confirmed at launch with dedicated testing. 

  

Rare releases detailed Sea of Thieves PC system requirements

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Below are some of the six total PC specification tiers for Sea of Thieves, offering specific requirements for specific settings, resolutions and framerates, giving gamers a great glimpse at what to expect from the title performance-wise. 
  

4K 60 fps

OS: Windows 10
CPU: Intel i5 4790 @4GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @3.6GHz
RAM: 8GB
DirectX: 11
VRAM: 8GB
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080Ti or AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
HDD: 60GB SSD
Graphics settings: Ultra ("Mythical") Settings

1080p 60 fps

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

720p 30fps

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


540p 30fps

OS: Windows 10
CPU: Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 or Intel Iris 540
RAM: 4GB
DirectX: 11
VRAM: 1GB
GPU: Integrated
Modern GPU: Integrated
HDD: 60GB 5.4k RPM
Graphics settings: Minimum ("Cursed") Settings

Sea of Thieves will release on Windows 10 PC and Xbox One on February 20th as a UWP exclusive title on the Microsoft Store. 

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