Hardware performance

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Instructions[edit | edit source]

Software requirements[edit | edit source]

Latest graphics drivers:

Minecraft launcher 1.6.61 or newer (auto-updates upon launch):

Minecraft 1.10.2 or newer.

  • You may use the latest snapshot or pre-release when applicable.

Nvidia Optimus[edit | edit source]

If you plan to benchmark using your Nvidia graphics unit then you should follow these steps to ensure it works properly:

  1. Open the Minecraft Launcher > Profile Editor > find Java Settings and write down the path of the Java Executable,
  2. Open the Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings,
  3. Click Add > Browse and locate the Java executable using the path the first step,
  4. Once found and selected, change the Preferred graphics processor to High-performance NVIDIA processor. Click Apply to finish.

To test this, run Minecraft, open any world and bring up the debugging overlay using F3. Your Nvidia GPU should be displayed on the fifth line down on the right side of the screen. If this did not work then troubleshoot this further before benchmarking with that GPU; otherwise, the results you post will be inaccurate.

Conditions for benchmarking[edit | edit source]

Before continuing, please note:
You must read and follow the instructions below for your entry to be accepted. Doing so will ensure that the results are as consistent and accurate as possible.
Failure to follow these instructions will result in the removal of your entry.

Requirements before you start benchmarking:

  • Use only your primary display and set it to its native resolution,
    • You may include frame rates from Eyefinity or Surround setups in the comment section.
  • Use only the official Minecraft launcher,
  • Use only the settings provided below,
  • Disable any mods before benchmarking,
    • (Optional) You may install OptiFine or BetterFps, collect frame rate results for windowed and fullscreen mode, then post them in the comments section. Example:

| comments = Windowed - 56-104, fullscreen - 43-87, using BetterFps 1.2.0

Launcher Setup In-game Options and Video Settings World creation
  • Choose New Profile, and use the options provided below:

Profile info 1.8.png

  • FOV - Leave this at Normal
  • Resource Packs - Use only the Default resource pack.

Hardware Performance Options.png

  • Game Mode: Creative (Hostile mobs won't bother you)

Create New World.png

Benchmarking method[edit | edit source]

  • When you have spawned:
    • Press F3 to display the debug screen.
    • Go to and stand at coordinates XYZ: -127 / 82 / 212. (Displayed on the seventh line from the top)
      • Looks in all directions to load all visible chunks until the chunk updates value drops to zero or a low, consistent value.
  • To gather FPS results:
    • Spin or walk around in a small circle centred around the X and Z coordinates, while keeping your head horizontal.
      • Do Not look straight up or down while obtaining the frame rate. Looking both upwards and downwards causes objects that are out of view, mainly objects on the horizontal plane, not to be rendered which increases FPS. This skews the results.
    • Get the minimum and maximum frame rates for:
      • Default window size (854×480), Maximized window (OS X users press Option and the green maximize button), and Fullscreen.
        • To change to fullscreen: Windows Users press F11, OS X users press FN + F11).
    • (Optional for Windows users, but recommended:) Use Fraps benchmarking feature to collect frame rate results. (Using the debug screen lowers the in-game framerate causing results to be less accurate.)
    • Record the highest and lowest frame rate values, not an average frame rate, to the ones place. (FPS results such as 200-100 are less accurate than 210-180 or 252-157.)

Adding your results[edit | edit source]

For your entry to be accepted, you must:

  • Add your results using only the provided link below, not by editing the results page source.
  • Follow the formatting of the EXAMPLE entry template that is provided to you.
  • Not submit an incomplete entry (e.g., leaving out your drive_model).
  • Not include bogus information; this information is for the benefit of others, not their detriment. Suspicious entries may be removed at our discretion.

By adding your entry, you acknowledge that you have read the Instructions in their entirety.

Click here to add your entry


User entries[edit | edit source]

Results for 1.9[edit | edit source]

OS CPU GPU RAM Drive Resolution Launcher
version
Minecraft
version
Framerate Comments
854×480 Maximized Fullscreen
Windows 7 64-bit Intel Core i5-4690K AMD Radeon R9 270X 1100MHz 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Crucial MX200 250GB 1920×1080 1.6.59 1.9 210-273 194-235 183-218
OS X 10.11.3 Intel Core i7-4770S Nvidia GeForce GT 750M 1GB GDDR5 16GB DDR3 1600MHz APPLE (SM0512F?), PCIe 1920×1080 1.6.61 1.9 97-136 91-125 97-136 iMac14,3 - A1418 (EMC 2742)
Windows 7 SP1 64-bit Intel Core i5-4330 Intel HD Graphics 4000 4GB DDR3 1600MHz (Hitachi Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630?) 1600×900 1.6.59 1.9 40-59 29-52 34-44 Lenovo ThinkPad L430 246529U
Windows 10 64-bit Intel Pentium 2117U Intel HD Graphics 8GB DDR3 1333MHz HGST HTS541075A9E680 1920×1080 1.6.51 1.9 7-45 10-40 6-39 512MB of the RAM is dedicated to the GPU.
Windows 10 TH2 64-bit Intel Core i5-3210M Intel HD Graphics 4000 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Samsung MZ-75E120B/AM 1366×768 1.6.61 1.9 73-125 50-97 62-97 Acer Aspire v3-571G. An improvement from 1.8.x versions.
Windows 7 SP1 32-bit Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Nvidia Quadro 400 4GB DDR2 800MHz Western Digital WD12 00BEVS-60LAT 1920×1080 1.6.61 1.9 39-56 28-30 25-32 Had to test the Quadro 400 With the old Core 2
Windows 10 64-bit AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 1920×1080 1.6.61 1.9 143-162 103-119 121-130
Windows 10 64-bit Intel Core i7-3610QM Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Intel 520 SSDSC2CW240A3K5 1920×1080 1.6.61 1.9 162-226 185-245 202-256 CPU bottleneck
Windows 10 64-bit Intel Xeon W3690 Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 12GB DDR3 1333MHz Western Digital WD500AAKS 1280×1024 1.6.61 1.9 184-246 197-246 238-304
Windows 10 64-bit AMD FX-6300 Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 1177MHz 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Western Digital WD6400AAKS 1920×1080 1.6.61 1.9 216-294 211-284 228-302
Windows 7 64-bit Intel Core i7-4790K Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Samsung MZ-75E250B/AM 1920×1080 1.6.61 1.9 350-600 380-580 380-500 average framerate in any resolution of ~440
Windows 10 64-bit Intel Core i5-4460 Intel HD Graphics 4600 8GB DDR3 (1333/1600MHz?) PNY SSD7CS1311-120-RB 1920×1080 1.6.61 1.9 75-110 47-56 50-70
Windows 8 64-bit Intel Core i3-3240 Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 16GB DDR3 (1333/1600MHz?) SanDisk (SDSSDA-240G-G25?) 1920×1080 1.6.61 1.9 50-70 60-100 55-120

Results for 1.9.2[edit | edit source]

OS CPU GPU RAM Drive Resolution Launcher
version
Minecraft
version
Framerate Comments
854×480 Maximized Fullscreen
Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit Intel Core i5-4690K Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 1306MHz 8GB DDR3 2000MHz Kingston SH100S3/120G 1280×1024 1.6.61 1.9.2 278-559 326-553 293-499 NVIDIA proprietary diver 361.28
Windows 7 SP1 64-bit AMD Athlon II X2 245 ATI Radeon HD 4650 725MHz 1GB DDR2 4GB DDR2 800MHz Hitachi HDP725050GLA360 1600×1200 1.6.61 1.9.2 55-106 54-77 60-112
Windows 10 64-bit Intel Core i5-4300U Nvidia GeForce GT 720M 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Samsung MZ-75E250B/AM 1920×1080 1.6.61 1.9.2 64-90 25-42 26-43 Dell E5540
Windows 10 64-bit Intel Core i3-3217U Intel HD Graphics 4000 4GB DDR3 1600MHz Hitachi HTS545050A7E380 1366×768 1.6.61 1.9.2 41-57 33-45 33-45 ASUS VivoBook S400CA
Windows 10 64-bit Intel Core i7-4700MQ Nvidia GeForce GT 750M 1GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Western Digital WD7500BPKT-75PK4T0 1366×768 1.6.61 1.9.2 51-114 52-72 55-78 Alienware 14
Windows 10 64-bit Intel Core i5-3210M Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 1279MHz, Mini PCIe 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Samsung MZ-75E120B/AM 1920×1080 1.6.61 1.9.2 196-300 176-290 217-307 Acer Aspire V3-571G. Using the EXP GDC v8.
OS X 10.11.4 (15E65) Intel Core i5-3210M Intel HD Graphics 4000 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Samsung MZ-75E120B/AM 1366×768 1.6.61 1.9.2 67-106 64-88 61-85 Acer Aspire V3-571G.

Results for 1.9.4[edit | edit source]

OS CPU GPU RAM Drive Resolution Launcher
version
Minecraft
version
Framerate Comments
854×480 Maximized Fullscreen
Windows 8.1 64-bit AMD FX-6300 4.32GHz AMD Radeon R9 380 1000MHz 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Seagate ST1000DM003 1680×1050 1.6.61 1.9.4 111-140 124-159 123-165 No idea why it is increasing in fps with screen size, must be GPU weirdness.
Windows 10 64-bit Intel Core i7-4700MQ Nvidia GeForce GT 740M 2GB DDR3 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Seagate ST1000LM014-1EJ164 1920×1080 1.6.61 1.9.4 78-103 57-70 50-59 HP Envy TouchSmart 15t
Windows 10 64-bit Intel Core i7-4510U Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M 4GB DDR3 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz Samsung MZ-M5E120BW 1366×768 1.6.61 1.9.4 140-200 140-180 140-170 Acer Aspire V7-582PG
Windows 10 64-bit Intel Core i7-4510U Intel HD Graphics 4400 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz Samsung MZ-M5E120BW 1366×768 1.6.61 1.9.4 45-73 38-66 34-62 Acer Aspire V7-582PG. Reason why choose HD Ready display (FPS Friendly)
Windows 7 SP1 64-bit Intel Core i7-3740QM Nvidia Quadro K1000M 14GB DDR3 1600MHz Liteonit LMT-128M6M 1920×1080 1.6.61 1.9.4 102-208 42-148 42-204 HP EliteBook 8570w
Windows 10 64-bit Intel Core i7-930 AMD Radeon R9 270X 6GB DDR3 1066MHz Seagate ST500LT012 1920×1080 1.6.61 1.9.4 96-135 89-120 90-122 Motherboard is an Asus P6X58D Premium.

Results for 16w20a[edit | edit source]

OS CPU GPU RAM Drive Resolution Launcher
version
Minecraft
version
Framerate Comments
854×480 Maximized Fullscreen
OS X 10.11.5 (15F34) Intel Core i5-3210M Intel HD Graphics 4000 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Samsung MZ-75E120B/AM 1366×768 1.6.61 16w20a 68-114 58-85 60-84 Acer Aspire V3-571G. Pretty much the same performance as 1.9.2, for now.

Results for 1.10[edit | edit source]

OS CPU GPU RAM Drive Resolution Launcher
version
Minecraft
version
Framerate Comments
854×480 Maximized Fullscreen
OS X 10.11.5 Intel Core m5-6Y54 Intel HD Graphics 515 8GB LPDDR3 1866MHz Apple AP0512J 512GB, PCIe 1280×800 1.6.61 1.10 80-103 60-101 62-82 This is a MacBook9,1 - A1534 (EMC 2991)
OS X 10.11.5 (15F34) Intel Core i5-3210M Intel HD Graphics 4000 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Samsung MZ-75E120B/AM 1366×768 1.6.61 1.10 78-113 62-85 66-85 Acer Aspire V3-571G. Last entry with this machine likely.
Windows 10 64-bit AMD A8-6600K AMD Radeon HD 8570D 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Seagate ST1000DM003 1920×1080 1.6.61 1.10 89–138 58–95 78–116 CPU and GPU are left at stock frequency settings; Turbo Core left enabled. Watch companion video here.
Windows 10 64-bit AMD FX-8350 4.6GHz AMD Radeon R9 280X 1250MHz 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB 1920×1080 1.6.61 1.10 111-284 111-447 90-333 PC used
Windows 7 SP1 64-bit Intel Core i7-4790K Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 16GB DDR3 1866MHz Samsung MZ-7KE256BW 1680×1050 1.6.61 1.10 663-730 644-745 703-753 Aero theme disabled, Only Fraps and minecraft were running
Windows 10 64-bit Intel Core i5-2450M Intel HD Graphics 3000 8GB DDR3 1333MHz Toshiba MK5076GSX 1366×768 1.6.61 1.10 35-50 25-50 25-45 Dell Inspiron N5050
Windows 10 64-bit Intel Core i5-2500K Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Intel SSDSC2BW120H6 1920×1080 1.6.61 1.10 246-385 215-315 240-366