Sea of Thieves PC System Requirements

Figure out whether your PC meets the minimum system requirements for Sea of Thieves or whether it can run it on the highest setting.


Sea of Thieves is here which means PC players everywhere are going to want to make sure their gaming rigs are up to scratch and able to meet the minimum system requirements, but preferably the "Mythical" requirements. Rare's latest game is fairly forgiving, even allowing some "potato" system to run the game with relative ease.

Sea of Thieves PC System Requirements

In a recent Sea of Thieves news post, Ted Timmins, PC Design Lead, detailed the various levels of graphical prowess players will be able to achieve on a bevy of different gaming setups. Rare has taken it one step further, and instead of sticking to “minimum” and “recommended”, they’ve instead broken down the resolution size and frame rate players can hope to reach with each setup.

There are two ways to read this image. Players can either see where their setup lies on the scale or pick the intensity and ensure the rig is up to scratch. Want to to experience Sea of Thieves in glorious 4K at 60 fps, but are not too sure how to go about doing that? Take a moment to check out Chris’ excellent PC build guides.

Would-be players can also see in the image that there are upper and lower levels for graphics cards for each of the resolution-frame rate settings. For the recommended settings, the oldest card is listed as “GPU”, while the highest card that can be used (before being able to shift up a graphical setting) is listed as “Modern GPU”. This allows for some slight wriggle room.

Rare has ensured that even PC gamers with “potato” machine can experience Sea of Thieves to some degree. Gamers running an integrated GPU like an Intel Iris Pro will be able to experience the wonder of Sea of Thieves, albeit at a 540p resolution. This level is appropriately named “Cursed, while the top-tier ultra-setting is labelled as “Mythical”.

The recommended settings for Sea of Thieves is fairly run-of-the-mill these days, but if even that is too much, there’s no shame in jumping on an Xbox One and playing. Sea of Thieves is part of Microsoft’s Play Anywhere program and Cross-Play program, which allows gamers to play with their friends on PC while playing play on console while also giving them the option to shift between the two platforms while using the same game save.

Sea of Thieves Minimum Requirements

  • Windows 10
  • Intel Q9450 @ 2.6GHz or AMD Phenom II X6 @ 3.3Ghz
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 1GB of VRAM
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 / 1030 or AMD Radeon 7750 / R7 450
  • 60 GB @ 5.4k RPM

Sea of Thieves Recommended Requirements

  • Windows 10
  • Intel i5 4690 @ 3.5Ghz or AMD FX-8150 @ 3.6Ghz
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 4GM of VRAM
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 / 1060 or AMD Radeon R9 380x / RX 470
  • 60GB HDD @ 7.2k RPM

Hopefully you can exceed even the recommended system specs, because Sea of Thieves looks absolutely incredible on a 4K ultrawide setup. Be sure to head over to our Sea of Thieves guide and walkthrough to learn much and more about Rare's open-sea adventure.

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