13" MacBook pro minecraft fps question

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  1. theRAMman macrumors regular

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    Hi, I'm considering buying a new mac mini (hold on) when it comes out, and, noticing the trend of how the base mbp's have similar specs to the base mini, I was wondering weather anyone has played minecraft on the new MVP and what fps you got. Thx for any help
     
  2. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

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    It is Minecraft...

    FPS will be high enough that any higher will not even be noticeable.
     
  3. Nrkid9 macrumors newbie

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    Tested in Single Player:

    First load: I get around 40fps

    Once the game stabilizes: around 80FPS

    My settings have Open GL on, Normal seeing distance, Max Performance, Fast graphics, clouds on, particles set to all, max brightness, not running optifine.

    Tested on 2.9GHz i7 Macbook Pro (Mid-2012 model) using 256GB Crucial M4 6GB/s SSD and 8GB RAM.
     
  4. yiye5 macrumors newbie

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    I find it funny that your MBP gets less fps in Minecraft than mine. I get around 300 FPS in Minecraft with all the settings maxxed out i can post screenshot for you if you want.
     
  5. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    Base minecraft I float between 50-100 fps. With Tekkit and some transport pipes, it can drop to single digits.
     
  6. Nrkid9 macrumors newbie

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    You have the same MBP that I do? Maybe it's because I run so many apps in the background... lol
     
  7. yiye5 macrumors newbie

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    my MBP doesn't have a 2.9 GHz i7, i have a 2.7 GHz i7, yours must be the 13 inch, while mine is the 15 inch.
     
  8. Nrkid9 macrumors newbie

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    I'm going to guess that yours is a quad core? That's the only way I can see it having such a high FPS. Are you sure you're not on tiny? Lol.
     
  9. yiye5 macrumors newbie

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    nope i have everything maxed so yea.
     
  10. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    Minecraft is very GPU dependent.
     
  11. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    pfft, minecraft could run on a potato
     
  12. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    So could GLaDOS...
     
  13. yiye5 macrumors newbie

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    My MBP have Nvida Geforce GT 650M
     
  14. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    Yup, you have the best GPU currently available in a MacBook, so I'm not surprised that your performance is so good.
     
  15. Nrkid9 macrumors newbie

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    I thought the Intel HD4000 was currently the best? I had that GPU on my MBA before I sold it and was only getting around 60 fps
     
  16. Pete1983 macrumors newbie

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    Ram makes a huge difference in minecraft it ran really bad until I maxed my ram now it flies.

    Pete
     
  17. blazeken996 macrumors member

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    Minecraft is heavily RAM based and CPU bound. It's hardly ever GPU bound.

    Its also a single threaded application, so the higher your clock speed, the more frames per second you will get.
     
  18. playsontheleft, Jul 26, 2012
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    The HD4000 is the best integrated chip available to Apple users right now, but the 650m is discrete, only available in the 15" models, and walks all over the HD4000.

    You probably had the HD3000 in your old MBA assuming it wasn't a 2012 one. The HD4000 should perform significantly faster so it doesn't sound like you need to worry about your graphics performance in Minecraft, assuming it actually runs off of the GPU. Which, iirc, it doesn't - it's a more CPU intensive game I think. But it's been a while so I could be wrong.
     
  19. ivoruest macrumors 6502

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    Intel HD 4000 is not nearly one of the best GPU, is just an integrated one. This game doesn´t require that much of a GPU, but it needs RAM due to the size of the worlds. Detail is very poor in this game.
     
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  21. ivoruest macrumors 6502

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    So if you have Turbo Boost you're not to worry and should run very good. Plus the efficiency of the newer processors would help, its not necessary higher clock speeds at all. But its true what you say, not entirely, but still can be proofed.
     
  22. Nrkid9 macrumors newbie

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    My MBA was the 2010 model before they made the backlit keyboards. I could take the FPS on that to 150 using optifine, but sometimes I do prefer the fancier look.

    I've always heard that Minecraft was a RAM and CPU intensive game... I'm sure that I should get a good FPS with 2.9Ghz i7 and 8gb of RAM. 80 is fine for me, I don't think making it higher would have much of a difference.
     
  23. Christian159260 macrumors newbie

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    *Apple at WWDC* We have found an innovation that can change the world. *Few seconds for next slide to appear* PoTaTo *Audience applauds* The potato is the biggest step for all you gamers.;)

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    Although... after 8GB RAM, fps doesn't have much of a difference, unless you have an AMAZING GPU and CPU
     
  24. exizeo macrumors regular

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    EDIT: Holy ****, user above me necrobumped this....

    Let's see...Early 2011 cMBP i5 2.3 dual, 384MB HD3000. I play with Fancy Graphics, 8 chunk loading (16 on 1.8), and turning off just about everything. Minimum smooth lighting vanilla, about 35% on optifine. I play with a decent amount of mob farms around, both manual and automatic.

    1.8 Snapshot 14w30c - gameplay, average 20fps on world load, during chunk loading, 35fps gameplay. No optifine for
    1.7.9 Non-Optifine - 30-40fps consistently, depending on how many chunk loaders I have active/mob farms
    1.7.4 Optifine Vanilla - 60-80 fps.
    1.7.4 Vanilla - 30 fps
    1.7.4 Optifine Bukkit - 20-40 fps (server)
    1.7.2 Optifine Vanilla - 50 fps
    1.7.2 Optifine Bukkit - 20-30 fps
    1.7.2 Vanilla - 40 fps
    1.6.4 Optifine vanilla - 40 fps

    Honestly minecraft isn't something you have to worry about, assuming single player. Multiplayer with bukkit will heat it right up if there are lots of plugins installed. Don't even think about ftb/crackpack/etc, lol.
     
  25. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    Thats a load of ********.

    Just because it doesn't look graphically intensive doesn't mean it isn't. the HD3000 in my old MBP only got around 30fps with most things reduced significantly.

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    erm 40 fps isn't really playable imo. I get 80-100fps on my rMBP and its good then.
     

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