Is it normal to see such a drastic battery drain while gaming?

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  1. MrSoprano macrumors member

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    Example: Booted up at 100% started playing Minecraft and was at 90% in about 10 minutes and only had like 2 hours left according to my Battery Settings.

    System also runs very hot while doing this. Nothing much else open in background.
     
  2. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Sounds totally normal, especially depending on screen brightness.
     
  3. mulo macrumors 68020

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    sure minecraft is java, extremely inefficient, so loads of cpu usage
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Of course, battery life is directly dependant on CPU and GPU usage. The more processing power you use, the more battery you use.
     
  5. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    Gaming will suck up battery pretty much faster than anything else.
     
  6. MrSoprano thread starter macrumors member

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    Figured as much. Thanks for the info guys.
     

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