minecraft fps?

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  1. theRAMman macrumors regular

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    Since I was thinking of buying a mini for normal home use and a bit of minecraft, i was wondering on what the estimated Fps would be on minecraft. Any help appreciated :D
     
  2. marzer macrumors 65816

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    On my son's 2008 iMac he can get up to 200 fps. I would imagine any of the newer machines would do at least that well and better.
     
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    200 Fps :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:?!?!?!?! Do you mean 20? Since my friend gets only 60 on his gaming pc!
     
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    No, I mean up to 200+ fps. It will drop to an average of maybe 150-175 fps as movement and rendering distance becomes more complex but he frequently gets above 200 during his game play.

    I didn't realize your friends PC was the standard by which we all abide :D Maybe he should trade it in for a 2008 iMac :D
     
  5. theRAMman thread starter macrumors regular

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    I honestly think you must be getting confused. I don't even think its possible to get over 100 Fps on ANY computer! My MacBook has the same kind of processed as your iMac (core 2 duo) and I can pull 30 Fps on a good day. Send me a screenshot of minecraft at 200+ Fps and THEN I'll believe you ;)
     
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    I was actually debating getting minecraft the other day as well. I'm sure it would run well on my mini, but I figured the massiveness of the game would be the one thing that would start to make my CPU get hot. I've never played it before, but it just looks so addictive and freakishly fun.
     
  7. RetronX macrumors newbie

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    Oh, it's possible - here's what it does on my PC, with graphics set to "fancy", draw distance to "far" and power-saving mode set to "max FPS". 60 FPS would suggest that Minecraft is applying v-sync, ie only drawing as many FPS as the monitor's refresh rate will support.

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    The PC I'm using has an i7-2600K (at stock speed) and a GeForce GTX 460.

    (FWIW, I'm planning to get a Mac Mini as soon as the new Ivy Bridge models come out - well, assuming it's relatively soon that is! I daresay the FPS on Minecraft won't quite be that high. ;) )
     
  8. theRAMman thread starter macrumors regular

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    well ill be darned. but i doubt you could get that amount of speed on a imac. What kinda speeds would you expect of the mini with ivybridge? ill be happy with 30fps on the maximum settings, any thing more is a bonus. My current computer only just pulls 20 on tiny view :p

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    i would recommend getting it! its incredibly fun and i dont think that you will overheat your mini TOO much. My 2007 macbook can handle it so you should be ok :)
     
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    I'll try to screen shot when I get home. But for now I'll give you my standard "FU(< YOU!" response that I give anyone who publicly implies I'm lying or "don't know what I'm talking about." :D

    Again, a 2008 iMac giving 200+ fps, I'm quite certain the latest Mac mini will do at least as well if not better :)
     
  10. RetronX macrumors newbie

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    My colleague at work was getting into the 30s on his 2010 Mac Mini with everything turned up, although I'm not sure what resolution he was running at. That has a low-end mobile GeForce GPU in it, IIRC.

    I'd hope that with the HD4000 graphics built into Ivy Bridge you'd be able to at least get into the 40s FPS-wise, in HD with everything turned on.

    Hopefully Apple will release some new models soon and we'll be able to find out! :)
     
  11. theRAMman thread starter macrumors regular

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    can u see why i am finding it hard to believe you? when retronX is getting effing 200fps on his PC WITH GODDAMN I7 AND EXELLENT GRAPHICS CARD while u have a GODDAMN CORE 2 DUO POWERED IMAC!!!! my macbook has the same bloody stats as your bloody computer and i get 30FPS!!!!!! SO UNLESS YOU HAVE A IMAC FROM HEAVEN STOP MAKING OUTLANDISH CLAIMS!
     
  12. marzer, Jul 9, 2012
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    I don't care what you believe, it doesn't impede my sons framerates any :D

    The 8800GS in the iMac is obviously still a very capable video card. I woulda thunk the newer integrated chips were more capable these days, guess not.

    Now you got my curiosity up. I'll load Minecraft on my 2009 i7 iMac and see what IT can do! You'll probably sh!!t your pants over those frame rates :D
     
  13. theRAMman thread starter macrumors regular

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    no need! someone elses already done it!
    so what your suggesting that the legacy technology from 4 years ago is the same if not better than the top of the line, gaming standard, overclockable ect ect i7s of today? that means, using your logic i would get about 1000 fps on my typewriter! :D
     
  14. alias99 macrumors regular

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    Is it possible that he's running it on the lowest settings possible and getting 200fps? If not seems a bit odd with the other reports in this thread!
     
  15. Panther Al macrumors member

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    You can get some really out there settings when you lowball all the options. Nice thing about MineCraft is that you can get decent performance out of some really old Hardware. On Fancy, with medium settings, I can get about 30-40 FPS on a 3,1 MBP - thats with the 8600M and the 2.2 CoreDuo.

    Bad thing is that I swear that MC has a memory leak somewhere. I have an app that shows me how much RAM I have left and the longer I play it, the lower that number gets.


    On point though, I recently picked up the i7 2011 macmini with the 6630M card - and 16gb RAM - and I have it set to max out everything graphicaly and have no issues whatsoever with framerates.
     
  16. marzer macrumors 65816

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    I don't know much about the game or its settings but here's the screen shots including settings screen:
     

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  17. theRAMman thread starter macrumors regular

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    well.... it would seem like common sense, the laws of physics and verious other things and i have been proven wrong..... I apologize marzer for doubting what seemed like impossible frame rates :( (smashes head against wall) ow my ego hurts :D

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    oh and sorry for insinuating that you are a lier
     
  18. marzer macrumors 65816

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    Accepted :)

    My son assures me he runs with high settings. Maybe the game just runs better on Nvidia cards than ATI. I still want to load it up on my 2009 i7 iMac and see how well it runs on that.
     
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    :d
     
  20. marzer macrumors 65816

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    You may be on to something, start checking Craig’s list for an IBM Seletric :)

    So I loaded Minecraft on my 2009 Quad i7 iMac (w/ATI video) and couldn't get near the frame rates that my son's 2008 C2D iMac (w/Nvidia video) achieves. With games settings identical between the two machines, my machine never approached triple digit frame rates, usually peaking in the 70’s or 80’s.

    I would suspect the game might be optimized for Nvidia. I also noticed that on my machine the game is constantly “chunking”, where on his machine it will regularly reach zero throughout the game depending on what’s happening in the view window. Probably a difference in how the cards (or drivers) handle OpenGL.
     
  21. ser3kk, Jul 11, 2012
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    On my 2010 Mac mini (Core 2 Duo, Nvidia 320m) i get 30-100 FPS with Normal render distance, Fast graphic settings, Max FPS performance, Adv. OpenGL on.
    When lots of TNT explode it drops to 1 FPS :D
    I think its very playable, i usually host Minecraft server to play with friends, I get 15-60 FPS, usually 40 FPS.
    With Optifine installed and Tiny render distance I got once 240 FPS.
    I have 5 GB RAM installed in this computer.
     
  22. lilsoccakid74 macrumors 6502

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    Minecraft is a very light game, it doesn't take a great computer to run it with high FPS. A similar priced gaming pc would obviously blow away a similar imac or mini, but any 2009+ mac should handle it pretty easy.

    Also, remember the monitor is huge as far as FPS. Turn the resolution down and anyone can run a game at 100+FPS, but the quality will suffer greatly. FPS after about 40-60 is just overkill for 99% of people, since any increases after that point are very slight.

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    Check your native and in-game resolutions. You should be achieving similar numbers with everything identical, if not higher.:)
     
  23. marzer macrumors 65816

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    How do I do that? I don't see any options for changing resolution.
     
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  25. Sharkin64 macrumors newbie

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    lol 200+ Fps only with max settings?[including far]? shuch a shame

    can run minecraft with short render distance with medium settings (with optifine) at 2245FPS proof? here ya go 2500FPS.JPG
    even tho its default texture pack 16x16 doesnt make a difference for me i usally get 300~600fps with max settings including AA's from optifine and with extreme render distance (also from optifine) and if u max out from optifine it usally decreases 60% of your original fps which means i can run 4000fps with minimum settings.
    Here to make it more clear:
    Max settings
    -Extreme render distance
    -All thing maxed such as AA and AF at X16
    -With 128x128 texture pack (sphax)
    From this i get 300~600FPS

    Kinda settings
    -Far render
    -All things maxed
    -512x512 texture pack
    From this i get 275~520fps

    And yes i allocated 8GB of ram for minecraft
     

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