Minecraft has amazing art direction, but the plain blocky loon can look a bit old after a while. For those who are growing tired of the same old visual style, then you are able to install Minecraft shaders as long as you are playing on PC.
Shader packs are able to modify the lighting and rendering techniques the game uses, giving the game a complete visual overhaul and making it look like a next-generation version of Minecraft. For those who are interested in shaders but you have low end PCs, here are 10 of the best shaders for low end PCs/high FPS.
- Werrus HFPS Basic
- DocteurDread’s Lite
- Sildurs Basics
- MrMeep’ Lite
- SFLP Lite
- Chocapic13 Better Default
- Sildurs Vibrant Lite
- Chocapic13 High Default
- SEUS Standard
Sidur’s Shaders offers an excellent visual overhaul of the game without as heavy a performance hit as a few of the other shaders on the list. This one still needs a somewhat powerful rig to run, but it is designed to be lightweight and run across a wide variety of hardware configurations. This shader does everything you would expect a shader to do, reworking the lighting and adding advanced post-processing effects, but you are able to customize the individual effects in order to save the performance if you do not have a top of the line PC.
Minecraft shaders normally come with a pretty hefty performance hit, but SFLP Shaders is designed with low-end PCs in mind. The main goal of it is to bring the shader experience to those without super powerful setups. This one is actually a tweaked version of Chocapic13’s Shaders, scaling that style down to work on less strong hardware.
Chocapic13 has been around for quite a while and that is largely due to its scalability. This one has some presets that accommodate a lot of different hardware configurations, but it still aims to deliver a quality experience even at its lowest preset. At the high-end level, however, it really shines with pretty, vibrant colors during the day and dark, moody lighting at nighttime. Mid-range GPUs are able to still get good performance out of this shader pack even using a high-end preset.
The thing called KUDA cranks the colors up to 11, offering a bold, vibrant presentation. It is clearly one of the boldest shader packs on the list, and each little detail in the environments stands out due to the saturated colors and stark contrast on display. This one still maintains the style of vanilla Minecraft, but it makes everything look an entire lot prettier. Aside from that, the performance hit is not that huge despite the pretty visuals. It is a great middle of the road shader pack that does not dramatically change things up but still tweaks enough to make a noticeable upgrade. If you think the other shades on the list are too much, then KUDA Shaders is perfect for you.