Sea of Thieves System Requirements & Can I Run it (2023 Update)

This post lists the minimum and recommended system requirements your PC should reach to run Sea of Thieves and provides you with useful methods to check your system information and optimize your PC.

Sea of Thieves is a colorful first-person multiplayer pirate game full of sea battles and buried treasure, which is a commercial success, becoming Microsoft’s most successful original eighth-generation intellectual property, attracting more than 30 million players by June 2022. And if you are looking for a new game based on low-specs system requirements, you must try it.

sea of thieves system requirements

#1 Minimum system requirements of Sea of Thieves

  • (Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system)
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor(CPU): Intel Q9450 2.6GHz or AMD Phenom II X6 3.3 GHz
  • Graphics Card(GPU): Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 or AMD Radeon 7750
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 50 GB of available space
  • DirectX: Version 11

From the minimum system requirements, which really aren’t that demanding for the Graphics Card, Memory, and Processor, you can comfortably expect to run Sea of Thieves at 720p with the settings on low and produce a stable 30 FPS. It’s not ideal gaming, but it will get the game running.

  • (Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system)
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor(CPU): Intel i5 4690 3.5GHz or AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz
  • Graphics Card(GPU): Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R9 380x
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 50 GB of available space
  • DirectX: Version 11

Rare has announced the recommended PC system requirements for Sea of Thieves. We already knew the minimum requirements were low, but the recommended system requirements show the game will even run smoothly for those on a basic home laptop. So, we can get the fact that Sea of Thieves is really not a demanding game.

#3 System information about your PC – Can My PC Run Sea of Thieves?

Since you have come to understand the system requirements of Sea of Thieves, you must be too impatient to wait to play this game.

However, before installing and playing this game, there is one thing you must figure out, which is whether your PC can reach the system requirements of Sea of Thieves.

Manual Test:

Now, let’s find your system information about your PC.

Right-click the Start icon and choose System.

And you will get your PC’s information right now and then you can compare them to know whether your PC can run this game.

In fact, this method is only suitable for those people who are very familiar with computer. If you are a game newer, you must be crazy about them. So, there is gaming software fitting you.

Automatic Test:

Smart Game Booster is an automatic game software which can detect your system information quickly and compare your PC’s system information with the minimum and recommended system requirements of Sea of Thieves.

So, if you want to save time, you can get it to know whether your PC can run Sea of Thieves.

Step 1: Download Smart Game Booster on the official site.

Step 2: Install and run it on your PC.

Step 3: Click the choice CAN I RUN IT to enter comparing page.

Step 4: Input the name Sea of Thieves into the search box and click CAN I RUN IT.

smart game booster can i run sea of thieves

Step 5: Compare the minimum system requirements.

As the picture shows, the comparing results will be shown to you quickly. And we can know this PC meets the minimum system requirements of Sea of Thieves, so if you also meet the minimum system requirements, you can download, install, and run this game right now.

compare your pc with sea of thieves minimum system requirements

Step 7: Switch to the recommended system requirements.

From the comparing results of recommended system requirements, we can see this PC’s Processor and Graphics Card can not meet the recommended system requirements of Sea of Thieves.

So, if your PC can not reach the recommended system requirements of the game, you may not have the chance to enjoy an ultimate gaming experience.

compare your pc and sea of thieves recommended system requirements

From these two comparing results, we can get the fact easily that the configurations which can reach the minimum system requirements maybe can not reach the recommended system requirements.

And if you want to have a better gaming experience, three ways can help you to reach the recommended system requirements of Sea of Thieves.

The first one is to update your configurations. Take this PC for example, this PC’s Graphics Card and Processor can not meet the recommended system requirements of Sea of Thieves, so it is recommended to update these two configurations.

The second one is to purchase a gaming PC with high-specs. This method is suitable for you if you do not know how to change the configuration on yourself.

#4 How to boost Sea of Thieves?

If you are not satisfied with the speed of running Sea of Thieves, you can use Smart Game Booster to optimize your PC so that you have more space and resources to run this game.

Follow these steps to optimize your PC.

Step 1: Download and open Smart Game Booster.

Step 2: Add Sea of Thieves to Smart Game Booster.

You can download Sea of Thieves before, and Smart Game Booster can detect it automatically. However, If it is not detected, you can click the PLUS(+) icon to add Sea of Thieves manually.

smart game booster add game

Step 3: Set up the level of overclocking.

After checking whether adding Sea of Thieves, you can start boosting it.

smart game booster overclock gpu configure

There are four levels of boosting you can choose to super-boost it.

Click the icon on the top-right corner to choose the level of boosting.

Disable: refuse to overclock your PC.

Level 1: overclock your PC moderately.

Level 2: overclock your PC ultimately.

Customize: set up the level of overclocking by yourself.


Level 1 and 2 boost your PC based on your PC’s configurations, which means it can overclock your PC ultimately without bringing any harm to your PC.

However, if you choose Customize level, you should consider whether your computer configuration can endure that level without any harm.

Step 4: Start boosting your PC.

Return to the home page and click the BOOST icon in the center.

And when you click the BOOST icon for the first time, there is a pop-up which reminds you to update the outdated drivers on your PC. Of course, if your drivers are all updated, this notice will disappear.

smart game booster full boost

After boosting, the drivers, CPU, GPU, and Memory on your PC are all overclocked to reach a better performance.

#5 FAQ about Sea of Thieves System Requirements:

Q1: Can Sea of Thieves run on 4GB RAM?

Yes. 4 GB RAM is enough for Sea of Thieves. Of course, 8GB is better.

Q2: Can my laptop handle Sea of Thieves?

Your PC should have at least a GeForce GTX 650 or a Radeon HD 7750 to pass the minimum GPU requirement. This should enable your computer to run at a steady 30-60 FPS on minimum graphics settings.

Q3: How much money does Sea of Thieves cost?

Sea of Thieves costs $60 to buy outright, just like every other full-fledged AAA release on the market.

Q4: Can I play Sea of Thieves on Mac?

No. Sea of Thieves does not natively work under macOS.

Q5: Is Sea of Thieves offline?

No. Sea of Thieves cannot be played offline. It’s a persistent online world, meaning players must maintain a stable internet connection in order to access the game.

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Brian Peng
Brian Peng is a PC technician and network engineer with over 13 years of IT experience. He has worked in the IT industry for a long time, providing IT support and network service support for various companies. Currently, he has written over 1000 articles about computers, games, and mobile.

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