Minecraft shaders are graphic mods that modify how the Minecraft world looks, making it more realistic. Usually, shaders are fairly taxing and cost your system a lot of performance, which leads to a reduction in FPS. However, there are a few that works perfectly fine on weaker system. In this article, we are going to showcase the best Minecraft Shaders for low end PCs.

1 - Chocapic13's lite shaders

Chocapic13’s Shaders mod is the baseline for many other shader mods out there - a lot of other mods use this as a foundation. It is popular among shader pack creators, as it is easy to work with and most of the simplest things have already been configured.

Unlike many shader packs, you can actually tinker with Chocapic13’s Shaders manually by modifying the .fsh and .vsh files using notepad. If you don't want to do this manually, just download the lite version of the Chocapic13's lite Shaders, unzip it and copy the lite variant to Minecraft's shaderpacks folder.

Chocapic13's lite shaders
Chocapic13's lite shader is one of the best looking Minecraft Shaders for low end PCs.

2 - Tea shaders

Tea Shaders 1.17.1 is a shaderpack for people who want something beautiful but simple, without changing the aesthetics of the game. It has features from high-end shaders, however, the creator manages to keep the game smooth even on low end computers.

Key features of this shader include waving grass, leaves, water, underwater reflection, and Nether heat reflection. The best part of this shader is probably the custom Swamp biome effect. More for other biomes are in the works. This shader is perfect to use alongside world generation mods.

Tea shaders
Tea shader is great for performance.

3 - Builder's QOLBuilder

Builder’s Quality of Life Shaders Mod 1.14.4/1.12.2 (QoL) adds a few features to make the game look nicer, without going completely overboard. Overall, this is a pretty basic shader that can run pretty well, even if you have an old PC with integrated graphics.

It doesn’t have volumetric lights, bloom, or even shadows; but it does have a handful of features that blend in quite nicely with vanilla, and are cheap to do computationally. The best features in Builder's QOL are custom water, wavy tree leaves and vines, and reflections.

Builder's QOLBuilder
Builder's QOLBuilder is one of the earliest shaders.

4 - MakeUp - Ultra Fast

MakeUp - Ultra Fast Shaders is a shader designed for performance. It does not require a high spec computer to run and all effects that come with it can be tweaked and customized. This allows players to disable excess features if they want to increase Minecraft's performance.

The best part of this shader is probably the unique features like motion blur and bluish custom water. This is perfect to use in combination with Minecraft mods that add new mobs.

MakeUp - Ultra Fast
MakeUp - Ultra Fast has great performance.

5 - Waving plants

There is no wind in Minecraft normally, and everything looks static. However, thanks to the Waving Plants Shaders Mod for Minecraft, you will have a much more immersive experience. The moving greenery looks absolutely stunning.

Leave, grass and various other vegetation will move around based on the current weather condition, ranging from smooth to violent waves. Rainy weather is the best, as the environment reacts vigorously. Additionally, the effect also varies based on the time of day, with nighttime being more active.

Waving Plants Shaders
Waving Plants is simple but effective - one of the best looking Minecraft Shaders for low end PCs.

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