Stratum Resourcepack System Requirements

Software requirements: Stratum is ONLY compatible with the Java Edition of Minecraft. Windows 10, Pocket, etc. versions are NOT supported. Stratum 2048x specifically requires Optifine to be installed to be loaded, even on compatible hardware. 1024x and below can be used on a vanilla installation if desired. 

Hardware requirements: These are close estimates, erring on the side of caution, 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.

Last update: April 30th, 2021

Stratum 128x


  • 1GB VRAM
  • 2GB RAM

  • 17MB of free storage space (1.13+ version)

  • 14MB of free storage space (1.12.2 version)

Stratum 256x


  • 2GB VRAM

  • 3GB RAM

  • 66MB of free storage space (1.13+ version)

  • 54MB of free storage space (1.12.2 version)

Stratum 512x


  • 4GB VRAM
  • 6GB RAM

  • 266MB of free storage space (1.13+ version)

  • 215MB of free storage space (1.12.2 version)

Stratum 1024x


  • 8GB VRAM
  • 16GB RAM

  • 1.09GB of free storage space (1.13+ version)

  • 887MB of free storage space (1.12.2 version)

Stratum 2048x


  • About 19GB VRAM
  • About 40GB RAM

  • 4.91GB of free storage space (1.13+ version)

  • 4.38GB of free storage space (1.12.2 version)


Notes: Current tests were conducted at 1080p, default Continuum 2.1 shader settings, mipmap levels maxed, 12 chunk render distance, on MC 1.16.4, with the latest build of Stratum available at the time of posting (B11). Memory requirements will change a bit with game settings like render distance, screen resolution, your currently loaded save, and will go up as the pack is developed and textures are added. Your shader choice can greatly impact the performance of Stratum as well. Not using a shader at all or disabling normal and / or specular textures will greatly reduce the memory requirements of the resourcepack as well, at the cost of visuals / features. We recommend maxing the Optifine mipmap setting in video > quality when using Stratum, especially with a shader. It will reduce shimmering/noise on textures, and greatly improve performance.

These requirements assume you are using a shader, like Continuum 2.0, 2.1, etc.. If you are not using shaders or are disabling normal and specular textures VRAM requirements will drop by about 50%, and RAM requirements by about 25%.

PSA for AMD GPU users: Some older AMD GPU’s (RX 5000 series and older), have smaller maximum texture sizes (16K x 16K, vs most modern Nvidia GPU’s, and the RX 6000 lineups 32K x 32K), this means that while cards like the RX580/5700 etc may have the VRAM to load Stratum 1024x, they are not actually capable of it. Please keep this in mind when purchasing and attempting to use Stratum.