2011 MBA & Minecraft?

Johnpartridge

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Feb 24, 2006
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Hello,

Looking at purchasing either a new 11" or 13" Macbook Air.

Not a deal breaker but Minecraft is a nice time killer for me and curious to see how it runs on both these models.

If someone could do a test and come back with the results that would be great possibly with different Render Distances.

Thanks
JP
 

PaulWog

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Jun 28, 2011
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Hello,

Looking at purchasing either a new 11" or 13" Macbook Air.

Not a deal breaker but Minecraft is a nice time killer for me and curious to see how it runs on both these models.

If someone could do a test and come back with the results that would be great possibly with different Render Distances.

Thanks
JP
If it's not a deal-breaker, then just go for the Macbook Air right now! :D

The 2011 Macbook Air does well with Minecraft, don't worry about it. It can handle Starcraft decently. It can handle photoshop decently. It can handle lots of things decently. Minecraft is underrated at times in terms of how demanding it can be... however, the 2011 Macbook Air will do well with it.

Unfortunately I can't test it for you since I really don't have the time :( Heading to bed and then going on a trip when I wake up. Hopefully someone else can help you. But again... no need to test... it will do very well with Minecraft.
 

Davidkoh

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Aug 2, 2008
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Hello,

Looking at purchasing either a new 11" or 13" Macbook Air.

Not a deal breaker but Minecraft is a nice time killer for me and curious to see how it runs on both these models.

If someone could do a test and come back with the results that would be great possibly with different Render Distances.

Thanks
JP
I had render distance far on, ran like a charm on my 13" i5. It got REALLY HOT though, the processor was at 90-95 celsius with the fan at full according to Smcfancontrol.
 
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Davidkoh

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Aug 2, 2008
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I don't think that's normal
Im quite sure it is, I tested it on my old 2010 MBP at it was at 85 celsius and from what I've heard from others they had similar temps. Java sucks ass on any platform. I get lower temps from running Garry's Mod/CS:S on all highest settings than I do running Minecraft.

I must add though that I live in Sweden and we're having it quite hot inside, we don't really have air conditioning units here, this is most likely a contributing factor. It is probably around 26 celsius in the room atm.
 

Vazkor

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Oct 20, 2006
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It's not a matter of room temperature, every 3D game will use 100% CPU and beyond. Unless I play games my i5 is dead. silent.
 

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