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Your PC doesn't need to be a man-of-war to run Sea of Thieves


Small boats still float

All sorts of schooner-steerers are welcome on the tranquil-but-usually-also-hostile waters of Sea of Thieves. Xbox One owners already know that their standardized ships will be perfectly adequate for living that pirate life. But, PC players might be left wondering if their clunker will stay afloat.

Rare has released PC specs for Sea of Thieves, and they're surprisingly attainable if you just want to get the game in a playable state. According to the chart below, the minimum recommended rig needs something like a GTX 650, an Intel Q9450 processor (which is now a decade old), and 4GB of RAM. That will allegedly get Sea of Thieves going at 30 frames per second at 720p resolution.

However, that's just minimum recommended. While it's not ideal, Rare says players can get Sea of Thieves running at 30 frames per second and 540p with an integrated GPU, something like an Intel Iris 540, and 4GB of RAM. A press release makes it seem as if these low-end specs are primarily for people who own the game on Xbox, but want to fiddle around occasionally on their laptop by making use of the Play Anywhere functionality.

Of course, the hardware shifts wildly in the other direction for anyone looking to hit ideal settings. Attaining 4K at 60 frames per second will require an i7 (4th gen or better), a GTX 1080Ti, and 16GB of RAM. It's all in the handy infographic below, but there's one broad takeaway from all of this -- if you want to play Sea of Thieves on PC, you're probably going to be able to get it up and running in some capacity.

Sea of Thieves for Windows 10 -- Let's Talk about Specs [Sea of Thieves]

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