Is your PC up to snuff?

With the release of Rare’s Sea of Thieves upon us, the dev studio has finally released the official specs for the game. However, what’s interesting with the specs that they released is that they’ve gone beyond what most companies have done. While you typically only have a minimum, required and recommended spec. Rare has put out detailed specs from resolutions ranging from 540p@30fps, all the way up to 4K@60fps.

With this, its clear that Rare and Microsoft want as many people as possible, playing this game. Who can blame them? The beta for Sea of Thieves was amazing and making sure that even lower-end PCs. This could go a long way to ensuring that everyone will be able to play it. Which leads to the Xbox Game Pass, that gives gamers on box Xbox and PC a free taste of the game.

That’s right. Microsoft announced a few weeks back that Sea of Thieves will be available on Xbox Game Pass, on day one. Meaning if you have the Xbox Game Pass on Xbox, you’ll be able to play it on the Xbox One and PC. Think of it as a demo, except that demo is the full game.

Click the image to enlarge:

sea_of_thieves_pc_specs-info

Full specs for Sea of Thieves are listed below.

It’s worth mentioning taking a good look at the 1080p and 4K requirements. Those requirements aren’t as high as I expected. Especially 4K@60fps, which is playable on a GTX 1070 or RX Vega 56. And while these are preset configurations, you’ll be able to change them to add or remove performance as long as you have the hardware to do so.

540p@30fps

  • OS: Windows 10 Anniversary (1607)
  • CPU: Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 or Intel Iris 540
  • RAM: 4GB
  • VRAM: 1GB
  • GPU: Integrated
  • Modern GPU: Integrated
  • HDD: 60GB 5,400 RPM
  • Graphics settings: Minimum (Common)

720p@30fps

  • OS: Windows 10 Anniversary (1607)
  • CPU: Intel Q9450 @2.6ghz or AMD Phenom II
  • RAM: 4GB
  • VRAM: 1GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 or AMD Radeon 7750
  • Modern GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1030 or AMD R7 450
  • HDD: 60GB 5,400 RPM
  • Graphics settings: Low (Common)

1080p@30fps

  • OS: Windows 10 Anniversary (1607)
  • CPU: Intel i3 4170 @3.7ghz or AMD FX-6300 @3.5ghz
  • RAM: 8GB
  • 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 7,200 RPM
  • Graphics settings: Medium (Rare)

1080p@60fps

  • OS: Windows 10 Anniversary (1607)
  • CPU: Intel i5 4690 @3.5ghz or AMD FX-8150
  • RAM: 8GB
  • VRAM: 4GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R9 380x
  • Modern GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD RX 470
  • HDD: 60GB 7,200 RPM
  • Graphics settings: Medium (Rare)

4K(2160P)@30

  • OS: Windows 10 Anniversary (1607)
  • CPU: Intel i5 4690 @3.5ghz or AMD FX-8150
  • RAM: 16GB
  • 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(2160P)@60fps 

  • OS: Windows 10 Anniversary (1607)
  • CPU: Intel i7 4790 @4ghz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @3.6ghz
  • RAM: 16GB
  • VRAM: 8GB
  • GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080ti or AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
  • Modern GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080ti or AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
  • HDD: 60GB SSD
  • Graphics settings: Ultra (Mythical)

 Sea of Thieves is out on March 20, 2018. I don’t about the rest of the staff, but I can’t wait for it.

About The Author

Keith Mitchell
Editor-in-chief and all-around good guy!

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven. Fan of all video games and technology. Loves long walks with very long swords in hand and puppies. Oh and don't forget...DARK SOULS!