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Instructions[edit]

Software requirements[edit]

  • Latest graphics drivers
    • AMD users: Use the AMD Driver Autodetect utility to automatically find your driver. Alternatively, use AMD's GPU support webpage to find the appropriate driver.
    • Intel users: Use the Intel Driver Update Utility to automatically find your driver. Alternatively, use Intel's Download Center to find the appropriate driver.
    • Nvidia users: Use Nvidia's Smart Scan utility (Java required) to automatically find your driver. Alternatively, use Nvidia's Download drivers webpage to find the appropriate driver.
  • Java
    • Using the most up-to-date version of Java is recommended (1.8 Update 25 as of October 14, 2014), (1.7 Update 72 as of October 14, 2014)
    • 64-bit OS users: It is highly recommended to install a 64-bit version of Java.
      • The launcher will prefer to use Java 64-bit even if Java 32-bit is installed.
  • Minecraft launcher 1.5.3 or newer
    • Launcher will update itself automatically each start-up if an internet connection is available (You may need to open your launcher twice for the new versions to take effect.)
    • To update the launcher manually, download it here
    • Entries which use third-party launchers, such as Magic Launcher, will be removed!
  • Minecraft 1.8 or newer. (Snapshots and pre-releases when applicable).
    • Entries for previous versions will be removed! Update accordingly.

Conditions for testing[edit]

Read before continuing forward!

DO NOT USE MODS. This includes OptiFine and FpsPlus, and Sonic Ether's Unbelievable Shaders),

  • (Optional) You can use OptiFine, FpsPlus and SEUS after the initial test and make a note of your FPS in your comment section,

Follow the template in its entirety when creating your entry. The less we correct, the easier it is on us!

Recommended for best frame rate accuracy:

  • Close any unnecessary background applications (These may be using up CPU and/or GPU resources while you are benchmarking),
  • Set your laptop LCD screen, or monitor, to its native resolution,
    • Laptop users: Benchmark using the internal LCD screen first, then secondary in another entry should you have one,

Doing these steps provides better results for owners of similar or same hardware to compare against.

To contribute to this list, you must use the following options/settings in both the Minecraft Launcher and in Minecraft itself.

Launcher Setup In-game Options
  • Choose New Profile, and use the settings provided below:

Profile info 1.8.png
NOTE: Enable "snapshots" if you wish to benchmark them.

  • FOV - Leave this at Normal
  • Video Settings - Use the settings provided below:

14w30c video settings.png
NOTE: Max Framerate: Unlimited and Use VSync: OFF allow for highest framerate possible.

  • Resource Packs - Select only the Default resource pack.
    • Do not use any other resource packs as this may incur performance variations.

Testing Method[edit]

  • Create New World
    • World Name: "Hardware Performance Test" (Without quotes)
    • Game Mode: Survival, Creative if you don't want hostile mobs to bother you (Please don't use commands or fly if you choose Creative).
    • More World Options
      • Seed for the World Generator: "Hardware Performance Test" (Without quotes)
      • Generate Structures: ON
      • World Type: Default
      • Allow Cheats: OFF
      • Bonus Chest: OFF
  • Once in the Test world...
    • Press F3 to display the debug screen.
    • Go to and stand at coordinates XYZ: 276.5xx / 82.00000 / 180.5xx. (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:
    • Walk around in a small circle (about 10-15 blocks in all directions - counting from the center of a circle), while looking ahead.
      • 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 the default window size (854×480), maximized to fill screen (your native screen resolution), and in fullscreen. To change to fullscreen, press F11 (OS X FN + F11).
      • (Optional, but recommended:) Use Fraps benchmarking feature to collect frame rate results. (Using the debug screen lowers in-game FPS, therefore making results less accurate.)
      • Capture frame rate to the tens place for large numbers (FPS results such as 200-100 are inaccurate whereas 250-150 are a more accurate representation.)

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User Entries[edit]

Results for 1.8[edit]

OS CPU GPU RAM Drive Monitor resolution Launcher version Minecraft version Framerate (854×480) Framerate (maximized) Framerate (fullscreen) Comments
Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz Nvidia GeForce 640M 624MHz 2GB DDR3 900MHz 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz ST95005620AS HDD, 7200rpm 1366×768 1.5.3 1.8 114-205 99-161 98-159 Acer Aspire v3-571G. Java 1.8_20. Replaced TIM as GPU was throttling.
Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 3.3GHz Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3 1600MHz PLEXTOR PX-128M5S SSD 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 140-390 130-607 100-320
Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Intel HD Graphics 4400 350MHz 8GB DDR3 HDD, 7200rpm 1600×900 1.5.3 1.8 112 80 85-87 Tested on a Dell Inspiron (3847?) desktop
Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Core i5-2500K 4.7GHz Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 1046MHz 2GB GDDR5 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Crucial M4 SSD 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 317-765 475-562 115 Had problems with getting the fullscreen benchmark to work correctly
Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.40GHz Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 405MHz 2GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3 800MHz HDD, 5400rpm 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 100-150 80-110 75-105
Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1125MHz 1GB GDDR5 4GB DDR3 1600MHz ST1000DM003 HDD, 7200rpm 1360×768 1.5.3 1.8 80-150 70-140 90-160 Java 8u20
OS X 10.7.5 Intel Core i7-2675QM 2.2GHz Intel HD Graphics 3000 650MHz 512MB 16GB DDR3 HDD, 5400rpm 1440×900 1.5.3 1.8 22-30 18-22 18-20 MacBookPro8,2 Java 1.7 64-bit
OS X 10.7.5 Intel Core i7-2675QM 2.2GHz AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB GDDR5 16GB DDR3 HDD, 5400rpm 1440×900 1.5.3 1.8 45-55 30-50 30-50 MacBookPro8,2 Java 1.7 64-bit
Windows 7 32-bit Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.88GHz AMD Radeon HD 4670 750MHz 512MB GDDR3 4GB DDR2 960MHz CL5 HDD, 7200rpm 1280×1024 1.5.3 1.8 59-148 57-143 126-145 Java 1.8u20
Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Core i7-4790K 4.00GHz Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 1150MHz 2GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3 Crucial M500 SSD 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 300-360 280-330 280-330
Windows 7 64-bit Intel Core i5-2400 3.30GHz AMD Radeon HD 6970 880MHz 2GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3 1330MHz WD10EARS HDD, 5400rpm 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 145-185 170-197 182-202 Java 1.8u20 64-bit
Windows 7 64-bit Intel Core i7-4770K 3.50GHz Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti 954MHz 3GB GDDR5 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Samsung Evo SSD 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 365-501 360-489 372-490 Using Java 8u20
OS X 10.10 DP Intel Core i7-3635QM 2.4GHz Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 900MHz 1GB GDDR5 16GB DDR3L 1600MHz Apple SD256E SSD 2880×1800 1.5.3 1.8 43-59 41-57 38-53 MacBookPro10,1 - A1398 (EMC 2673)
Windows 7 64-bit AMD Athlon II X3 445 3.1GHz Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 1059MHz 2GB GDDR5 4GB DDR3 1333MHz HDD 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 75-105 65-105 70-115 Likely CPU limited, it almost always stayed at around 85FPS at all window sizes.
Windows 8.1 64-bit AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz AMD Radeon R9 280X 850MHz 3GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3 Samsung 840 (Evo/Pro?) SSD 1680×1050 1.5.3 1.8 130-165 125-160 130-165 Slightly slower in full window mode
Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Core i5-4690 3.50GHz AMD Radeon R9 290 1040MHz 4GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Crucial MX100 SSD 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 142-269 141 -262 154-296 Plays shaders above 60FPS. Great upgrade from my old Sony Vaio Laptop.
OS X 10.9.5 Intel Core 2 Duo P8800 2.66GHz Nvidia GeForce 9400M 256MB DDR3 4GB DDR3 1066MHz HDD, 5400rpm 1440×900 1.5.3 1.8 10-12 10-11 8-10 MacBookPro5,3 - A1286, Intergated Graphics
OS X 10.9.5 Intel Core 2 Duo P8800 2.66MHz Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT 256MB GDDR3 4GB DDR3 1066MHz HDD, 5400rpm 1440×900 1.5.3 1.8 11-15 10-11 9-10 MacBookPro5,3 - A1286, Dedicated Graphics, Turn on VBO to get 40FPS
Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 1046MHz 2GB GDDR5 16GB DDR3 1866MHz Samsung 840 Evo 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 300-350 300-350 350-400
Windows 10 TP 64-bit Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz Nvidia GeForce 640M 624MHz 2GB DDR3 900MHz 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz ST95005620AS HDD, 7200rpm 1366×768 1.5.3 1.8 95-200 93-157 93-156 Acer Aspire v3-571G. Java 1.8_20. Replaced TIM as GPU was throttling.
Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz AMD Radeon R7 260X 1200MHz 2GB GDDR5 10GB DDR3 1600MHz ADATA SSD 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 300 325 300 Lower frame rates after computer issues
Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 1176MHz 2GB GDDR5 4GB DDR3 Samsung 840 EVO SSD 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 225-250 190-225 215-240
Windows 7 SP1 64-bit Intel Core i5-450M 2.4GHz Intel HD Graphics 1754MB DDR3 Spinpoint M7 HM500JI HDD, 5400rpm 1366×768 1.5.3 1.8 5-7 5-7 5-7 Java 1.8 64bit
Windows 7 64-bit AMD FX-6300 4.0GHz Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 1245MHz 2GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3 1600MHz HDD, 7200rpm 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 160-265 175-260 170-265
ArchLinux (2014.10.01 ?) 64-bit AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz AMD Radeon HD 7770 1000MHz 1GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3 Kingston SV300S37A120G SSD 1440×900 1.5.3 1.8 115-185 115-170 125-210 Java OpenJDK 1.7.0_65
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 1072MHz 2GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3 2133MHz Samsung 840 Evo SSD 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 420-500 300-370 250-300 FPS may fluctuate sometimes; results maybe off by ~10-20 fps.
Windows 7 64-bit AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz AMD Radeon R9 270X 1080MHz 2GB GDDR5 16GB DDR3 1866MHz WDC WD10 02FAEX-00Z3A0 HDD, 7200rpm 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 120-164 92-131 113-164 Java 1.7.0_55 64-bit
Windows 7 64-bit Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz AMD Radeon R9 290X 1GHz 4GB GDDR5 16GB DDR3 1600MHz OCZ Agility 3 SSD 3840×2160 1.5.3 1.8 152-178 164-178 174-185 AMD 14.301.1004.0 Beta Drivers
Linux Mint Debian Edition 64-bit Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 3.4GHz AMD Radeon R9 290 1030MHz 4GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Samsung 840 EVO SSD 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 120-240 130-230 160-250 Java OpenJDK 1.7.0_21
Windows 7 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26GHz Intel GMA 4500MHD 640MHz 4GB DDR3 532MHz HDD, 5400rpm 1280×800 1.5.3 1.8 3-71 2-31 3-49 Running 32-bit Java.
Windows 7 32-bit Intel Pentium G2130 3.20GHz Intel HD Graphics 650MHz 256MB 4GB DDR3 1600MHz Samsung 840 SSD 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 20-48 18-28 16-25
Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4GHz Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M 941MHz 3GB GDDR5 12GB DDR3 1600MHz HDD, 7200rpm 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 170-250 170-230 140-200 Asus ROG G750-JS
Windows 7 64-bit Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Intel HD Graphics 4000 512MB 650MHz 8GB DDR3 1600MHz HDD, 7200rpm 1360×768 1.5.3 1.8 80-120 69-95 70-102 Anything more than 8 chunks with HD 4000 is performance dropping.
Windows 8.1 32-bit Intel Core 2 Duo T6570 2.10GHz Intel GMA 4500MHD 533MHz 2GB DDR2 800MHz Fujitsu MHZ2160BH-G2 HDD, 5400rpm 1366×768 1.5.3 1.8 14-75 15-45 13-35 For me, It´s Acceptable
Windows 7 64-bit AMD FX-4130 4.6GHz Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 1058MHz 2GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Maxtor 6L100M0 HDD, 7200rpm 1600×900 1.5.3 1.8 120-320 130-340 130-340
OS X 10.10 Intel Core i5-4258U 2.4GHz Intel Iris Graphics 5100 200MHz 1536MB DDR3 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Apple SSD 2560×1600 1.5.3 1.8 85-105 65-85 60-70 MacBookPro11,1 (ME864LL/A*). Compared to 1.7.10, 20-30 less fps.
Windows 7 64-bit Intel Celeron E3400 2.60GHz Intel GMA 3100 256MB 4GB DDR2 800MHz HDD 1366×768 1.5.3 1.8 35-60 20-30 30-40 Sometimes laggy
Windows 7 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40GHz Nvidia GeForce 7500 LE 550MHz 256MB DDR2 4GB DDR2 WDC WD3200JS-60PDB0 HDD, 7200rpm 1440×900 1.5.3 1.8 0-14 0-10 0-10 HP Media Center PC m7767c
Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Core i7-4790 3.60GHz Intel HD Graphics 4600 350MHz 16GB DDR3 WDC WD10EZEX-75M2NA0 HDD, 7200rpm 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8 80-230 49-84 66-95

Results for 1.8.1-pre4[edit]

OS CPU GPU RAM Drive Monitor resolution Launcher version Minecraft version Framerate (854×480) Framerate (maximized) Framerate (fullscreen) Comments
Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 1033MHz 2GB DDR5 4GB 1600MHz CL9 Samsung 840 EVO SSD 1920×1080 1.5.3 1.8.1-pre4 320-400 250-360 270-390

Unfiltered results[edit]

OS CPU GPU RAM Drive Monitor resolution Launcher version Minecraft version Framerate (854×480) Framerate (maximized) Framerate (fullscreen) Comments