Continuum Shader System Requirements

These are usually estimates, due to the nature of Development, and MC itself, and are meant to be used as rough guidelines. They will change as our products are developed / updated. We will update them as often as possible.

All current Shaders are ONLY compatible with the Java Edition of Minecraft. Windows 10, Pocket, etc. versions are NOT supported.

Last update: January 11th, 2021


Continuum RT Alpha

Continuum RT is quite performance intensive, and is also very early Alpha, as such, requirements are fairly high, performance may be highly variable, and there will be missing features and bugs.

Minimum spec currently aims for 720p, 30fps, at 8 chunk render distance, while recommended is 1080p, 30fps, at 8 chunks. Performance will likely improve going forward, but this is, as previously mentioned, currently Early Alpha.

Hardware Requirements

Minimum:

  • CPU: Nearly any Dual core CPU from intel/AMD made in the last 5-7 years

  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or equivalent / AMD RX 580* or equivalent

  • RAM: 4GB

  • OS: Windows 7, 64 bit or later (MacOS not supported at this time)

Recommended:

  • CPU: Quad core CPU from Intel/AMD from the last 4-5 years or better

  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 / RTX 2070 or AMD RX 5700* or better

  • RAM: 8GB or more

  • OS: Windows 10, 64-bit

Software Requirements

RT Builds 1-12 have some software requirements, including: MC 1.14.4, Optifine F5, 1x shadow quality setting (no lower or higher), and a relatively new graphics driver version.

RT Builds 13 and higher require the latest version of our Focal Engine and all of its dependent mods (installation instructions included in this post), 1x shadow quality setting (no lower or higher), and a relatively new graphics driver version.

* AMD GPU support, as of Continuum RT build 11 is greatly improved. That said, please note that we have only tested it on our 5700XT AMD GPU as of right now. 


Continuum 2.1 Alpha

2.1 in general is more optimized than 2.0, but as it is currently Alpha, it may perform unexpectedly at times or on some configs. Expect performance to ‘stabilize’ more during Beta.

Minimum:

  • CPU: Nearly any Dual core CPU from intel/AMD made in the last 5-7 years

  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 / AMD Radeon R9 280X*

  • RAM: 4GB

  • OS: Windows 7, 64 bit or later (MacOS not supported at this time)

Recommended:

  • CPU: Quad core CPU from Intel/AMD from the last 4-5 years or better

  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660/1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580* or better

  • RAM: 8GB or more

  • OS: Windows 10, 64-bit

* While we have confirmed Continuum 2.1 Alpha works well on our AMD RX 5700XT, please note that we have only been able to confirm it on that at this time. 


Continuum 2.0

Minimum:

  • CPU: Nearly any Dual core CPU from intel/AMD made in the last 5-7 years

  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750Ti/ AMD Radeon R7 270X

  • RAM: 4GB

  • OS: Windows 7, 64 bit or later (MacOS not supported at this time)

Recommended:

  • CPU: Quad core CPU from Intel/AMD from the last 4-5 years or better

  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660/1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580 or better

  • RAM: 8GB or more

  • OS: Windows 10, 64-bit